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P1491 HONDA - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Insufficient Lift

Repair Importance Level: 2/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3 What does this mean?

Possible causes

  • Faulty Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve harness is open or shorted
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve circuit poor electrical connection
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve clogged
  • Exhaust gas leaks
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Tech notes

In some 1999–2003 Honda Odysseys and 2003 Honda Pilots, the EGR system may become contaminated or clogged. If this happens, the vehicle may hesitate or surge during light acceleration, and the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp)may come on with DTC P0401 (EGR insufficient flow) or P1491 (EGR valve insufficient lift). If DTC P0401 or P1491 is stored, or if the engine hesitate or surges, clean the EGR port, install an EGR pipe kit, and clear the code.













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