How to Change DPFE Sensor on a Ford Explorer Sport Trac Check Engine Light EGR
Our local shop wanted $381 to do this job and I have read online that some Ford dealerships charge upwards of $600. Total cost for me was $38 for the part, and about 5 minutes of easy labor. The part changed was a DPFE sensor, which effects Exhaust recirculation.. It was malfunctioning, so our check engine light would not go off. We were getting a light error code. P1400
How To Clean A Ford MAF Sensor - Simple & Effective
Cleaning a Ford mass air flow sensor. This procedure should work on most
Ranger Mustang Taurus F150
etc. from the 1990's and 2000's. After doing this, my truck performed much
better. Smoother running, and more responsive. I used paint thinner and
denatured alcohol with a cotton swab.
Wells Ford EGR DPFE Training with Sgt. Tech P0400, P0401, P0402,
http://www.wellsve.com/ This video demonstrates how a Ford EGR, with a DPFE
sensor, system functions. It also shows specifications for testing the
system and sensor. Including check engine light codes P0400, P0401, P0402,
P1408 what they mean and common causes. Why wells EGR valves and DPFE
sensors are the best.
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diagnostic case and might not directly apply to the vehicle you are
repairing. We do not represent or warrant that the information presented
is complete or error free. Please take all safety precautions. We
disclaim any and all liability for losses, injuries or damages in
connection with your repair."
P0401 EGR Insufficient flow test
Here is how to test code P0401 and the DPFE sensor. Sure, the DPFE has a
high failure rate, but do we "throw" the part at it, or do we test it to be
sure it's actually failed. AND, this is a great way to confirm the
repair to prevent a "come back"
Clear check engine light for less than 5 dollars
More Tutorials on my CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/moccina
*This video is an EXPERIMENT I wanted to try on my car, and is for
INFORMATIONAL purposes ONLY. This fix is for off-road use. The content
shown in this video is not intended to encourage emissions test cheating.
I enjoy the process of testing theory because you always learn something
new, regardless of the outcome.
Using a spark plug defouler kit, I install a "buffer" in between the
downstream oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter. Quite often,
frustrated car owners get the P0420 code for reasons other than a bad cat.
I have heard of people getting the code just because they removed the
converter and reinstalled it. It can also happen if you run your vehicle
out of gas etc... etc...
It is also common for car owners to get the P0420 code, replace the
converter, and both o2 sensors-- only to have the code come back after 1000
miles or so. This can be a very frustrating, time consuming and of
course-- expensive venture. Here is one way to resolve the issue. Good
luck and have fun!
P0401 EGR Valve Port Cleaning
This is my DIY for clearing the CEL code P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow) on a
98 Honda Prelude.
In cars with OBD2 if the EGR valve is restricted by carbon deposits it will
detect that and throw a CEL. To get rid of that CEL you must clean out the
carbon to allow flow.
After combustion occurs within the engine it creates Exhaust. Gas from the Exhaust straight from the engine is very bad for
the air. The EGR valve recaptures that Exhaust and runs it through the combustion
process again, which lowers the temperature of the fumes (Exhaust gas) and lowers the amount of pollution
exiting into the atmosphere.
If you don't fix it you won't pass SMOG in California. You may experience
rough idling and poor acceleration.
Get your "EGR port plugs" from Honda. They will have it.
Removing the injectors are important to allow clearance to the port plugs.
When you pull out the injectors you might as well clean them since they are
Slide hammers make pulling the port plugs out easily.
Drill with a bit the size of your tap. Drilling halfway through the port
plug to should be enough distance to fully grab the port with the slide
If after you clean your ports and valve the CEL has not been cleared, you
EGR valve maybe faulty and needs to be replaced.
How to replace an O2 Sensor and save money.
I show you how to replace your O2 Sensor. This is being performed on a 1997
Chevy Tahoe. Automotive oxygen sensors, colloquially known as O2 sensors,
make modern electronic fuel injection and emission control possible. They
determine if the air fuel ratio exiting a gas-combustion engine is rich
(with unburnt fuel vapor) or lean (with excess oxygen).
How To Install Replace Front Hub Ford Explorer Sport Trac Mercury Mountaineer 95-05 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a worn
out, vibrating or groaning front wheel bearing hub. This video is
applicable to the 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, and 01 Explorer, the 99, 00, 01,
02, 03, 04, and 05 Sport Trac, 97 to 03 Explorer Sport, and 97 to 01
Mercury Mountaineer models.
How to Change the DPFE Sensor on a 2001 Ford Focus
Changing the DPFE Sensor (Delta/Differential Pressure Feedback EGR Sensor)
Most shops in Dallas will charge $280 for parts and labor, but the Ford
Factory part is $61 and can be changed in less than 5 minutes without any
tools. Some DPF Sensors are a different shape and location, even though you
may have a 2001 Focus with the same specs. The other type is $61 from
Ford Dash Lights & Shift Indicator Repair
This is a video of a 1997 Ford Explorer with burned out dash lights & an
inaccurate gear select indicator. I show how to remove the instrument
cluster, change the bulbs, & replace the shift indicator. While editing
the video, I noticed that I couldn't stop saying "now". Sorry. You'll see
what I mean at the end of the video.
Ford explorer engine trouble
(SOLD) but feel free to watch or comment
I have been getting worse gas mileage and a "ticking" noise in the engine
since I used supertech oil. I used to get 400 miles per tank now I get 200
per tank. runs alright, changed plugs, wires, coil pack, put in new
valvoline oil, fuel filter, air filter, nothing. just looking for some feed
back. let me know thanks!! dave please let me know what you think, cheers!!