Is a Malibu 6 cylinder?

Is a Malibu 6 cylinder?

A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 259-horsepower also carries over. The Malibu comes only with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. It has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors that have a combined output of 182 horsepower.

When does something go wrong with GM EGR valve?

Vehicle runs great, just the annoying check engine light is on with one of the above diagnostic trouble codes stored in the PCM’s memory. When something goes wrong with the EGR system, you usually see one of the following: Chunks of carbon blocking the EGR valve’s pintle from fully seating in its seat.

When does the Check Engine light come on on an EGR?

Check Engine Light comes on. An illuminated Check Engine Light is another symptom of a bad or failing EGR control solenoid. If the computer detects an issue with the EGR solenoid, circuit, or system, it will set off the Check Engine Light to notify the driver of the issue.

Where is the entry port for the EGR valve?

Clean out the entry port. The entry port is where the valve tubes connect to the engine (usually the intake manifold) while the EGR valve is off. Reinstall the EGR valve.

How many wires are in an EGR valve?

There are 5 wires sticking out of the EGR valve’s connector, in this section we’ll explore what each one does. Most of the EGR valves will have the letters A thru’ E molded onto the EGR valve’s connector. I’ll be using these same letters for the circuit descriptions below: Ground circuit for EGR valve solenoid. Gray with Black stripe wire.

Can a bad EGR valve cause poor acceleration?

Answer: The EGR could be stuck open. If the engine is fed exhaust fumes continuously, this can overheat the valve, cause poor acceleration. Check the EGR system and see if a bad vacuum solenoid is keeping the valve opened. Check the control circuit as well.

What causes a rough idle on an EGR valve?

A rough idle may be caused by a faulty ignition coil, a vacuum leak, or an ignition system problem. So before spending money and replacing parts, troubleshoot the EGR valve and other system components to try to narrow down the problem.

What to do if your EGR valve is leaking?

Answer: The EGR valve gasket is probably leaking, allowing exhaust fumes to escape. Remove the valve, clean buildup around the valve and passages, if any, and replace the gasket. Remove the valve, clean buildup around the valve and passages, if any, and replace the gasket.

What are the problems with a GM 3.1L engine?

#4 EGR Problems. The 3.1L engines use a variety of different electronic EGR valves. The common problem here is a buildup of carbon under the EGR valve that prevents the valve from fully closing when EGR isn’t needed. A leaky EGR valve will act just like a vacuum leak, causing a lean fuel mixture, rough idle and misfiring.

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Ruth Doyle