Come along with Eric O. at the SMA shop as he shows how to track down, diagnose and repair the infamous check engine light on this 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan that has a code P0404 "Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Range/Performance" stored in it. Sure you could slap an EGR valve on it but let's be 100% certain!
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49 thoughts on “Dodge caravan / chrysler town country egr code p0404”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Blosser says:

    You are making this so complicated it is basically useless. I do not have a DRB tool so this is not helpful

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Caesar Rivera says:

    Do you know what a P1682 code on a 2002 Caravan 2.4l would be? I've been trying to figure it out, but I'm no mechanic. Can you help me so I don't go spending any more money? I drove from Alabama to Connecticut with no problems, but can't drive in town without it shutting down.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Wilson says:

    Had code P0404 on my 05 Ram last year and replaced the EGR with an aftermarket EGR that I bought at O’Reilly’s. Here I am a year later with the same P0404 code. It had 89k miles last year when I replaced it and it now has 98k miles. So yeah, go with OEM when it comes to the EGR valve on a Dodge/Chrysler vehicle.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Demitris Haldeos says:

    Might you recommend a cost effective bi-directional scan tool for 2010 and 2011 G. Caravan?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benny DeJesus says:

    Hello . Maybe you can help me out . 2005 grand caravan 3.3 . Cleaned trottle body , hoses all good , Idles rough when i have the pcv valve hose attached to intake , but when i remove it runs well , but of course a bit accelerated . Any suggestions ?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oscar Gonzalez says:

    Another tremendous video I'm learning from you guys thank you for you time.God bless you.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rich Jacobs says:

    What would be the cause that your EGR valve is not getting any power? Also have code po404

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Quintero says:

    What is that air power tool you used to remove the bottom bolts?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G Zuk says:

    4 years later, wonder how long that BWD lasted. Mine lasted a total of 13 months, no luck finding the receipt and it was not in their system, $85 smackers down the crapper. Go Mohair only, got 7 yrs out of it

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ArthurUSMC scott says:

    My 06 T&C just shuts off while driving doing the egr cam sensor and crankshaft sensor

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ben There Done That says:

    I bought an 05 caravan 3.8 with a jasper reman engine. Do they all tick like hell? Can you please tell me what that is?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars locked nloaded says:

    EGR is that emergency gas regulator?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Mason says:

    I put 3 on my 05 they do give me a life time warranty

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DashCamAndy says:

    Thank you for this video, our '05 T&C (3.3L) hit 212k a few days ago, and surprised me with a double-whammy of stuck-closed throttle and P0405 on the way home tonight. Just a few days after I popped the radiator in my Camry (340k) and figured I'd fix the exhaust system while waiting for the radiator to come in… And snapped two of the 3 studs at the manifold flange, so the radiator arrived before the new exhaust manifold that I now had to order. And a few weeks before that, my '01 4Runner punched a shock right through the shock mount. MERRY FREAKIN' CHRISTMAS TO ME, 2020 can't end soon enough!
    (And yes, I just ordered a MOPAR EGR valve for the van, because I prefer to make repairs ONCE.)

    And you're right about BWD. In a matter of three months, I went through 7 – SEVEN – BWD mass airflow sensors. Some of them lasted a few days, some a week or two… Bought Delco and drove that car another 80k until the intake manifold gaskets blew at 238k.
    And my '88 Cutlass Ciera? Oil pressure gauge sending unit, from BWD, lasted four days before it made my gauge do some crazy pinwheel actions, and I pulled the plug on it. BWD Park-Neutral switch? Dead on Arrival – no backup lights unless I went from Neutral to Reverse – never from Park to Reverse. Sometimes the backup lights would flicker if I shifted to L1. BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor? Well, I fixed that issue with always running Open Loop for a few months, before that failed too. Before I could fix it again, a drunk driver totaled me out.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dom D says:

    Next time show us what we r lookn at pls n thanks..isnt tht the point of these kind of videos

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Ingalls says:

    My 09 3.8 T & C sets a P0404 every time Mama drives it because she treats the gas pedal like a kick drum. She never uses cruise control.
    Whenever I drive it this P0404 code never sets ?
    Not sure whether to investigate the EGR or not ? I just clear this code & drive on.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobby U says:

    I have an 05 town and country trying to buy an egr they say there are two different egr valve and they look the same and only the dealer can tell me which I have any other way to tell ?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marshall The Vaping Trucker says:

    So what happens when u replace 3 egr valves and it still throws codes and has no pkwer

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars YouSpamTard says:

    Thanks. Between you, scanner danner, wells, go tech, fordtechmakuloco, and that russian guy with the adhd (haha), I have learned a ton. Recently I got a hantech scope. I have learned to graph with our snap on solus and save the files to a pc desktop for study at home. I got a killer ford explorer with the same symptoms as a taurus you worked on that I can't figure out. I am not even sure if its a misfire, an engine airflow problem, or maybe even a transmission problem. EEEk. On the Caravan we have in our shop now, I did all of what you have done here and everything was good, so I put in an egr valve. It did not respond so I cleaned the old one and re plugged it in and it did respond at least some. Its a made in china part bad right out of the box is what it is. You buy two egg rolls and you buy two egr's. My usual google search would be something like "tps repair south main auto". In the last month I nailed three correct diags for pcm replacement. I got a buick enclave or whatever it is to work on tomorrow and it has a key code p3055 and a no communication with ecm u0100 and I bet I know what "direction", as you say, to go. Description of operation first and code setting criteria second. I learned this from you. Thank you sir.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lonnie Wilson says:

    Very good explanation thank you quite helpful keep up the good work and you’re kind of funny broke when delivered

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brighid Injeski says:

    Idk if I'll get a response but I have a 2000 Dodge Grand caravan. Where everyone sees the cgr valve is I see a coolant resavware…. Now I know I can be slow sometimes. But pleas tell me I can do this and not have to take it to my machanic….. I literally can't even see the EGR valve! 😭😭😭 And this van has bin taken care of really good…. This is my second car in one year…. She needs love and I can't afford a toe.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mytwistedvoices says:

    Does the KOEO and step on the gas pedal reset work instead of pulling the battery cable?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ruben Garcia says:

    Lol duralast is the same way I put one in my 08 grand caravan it’s bad again 😩

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Spranger says:

    I just get the p0404

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Prudencio Ramirez says:

    I have a cuestión where are you bussines in what city or state please

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nightlightabcd says:

    Where do you get those wiring diagrams for the EGR? They're not in the Haynes manual! So, that's brake cleaner where you scraped off the gasket residue? I guess throttle body or or carburetor cleaner would also do?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Moffatt says:

    Thank's man !!!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Felix Gange says:

    Awesome job 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul labrecque says:

    On my 2006 Dodge Caravan I change my EGR and it was ok for awhile and code came back, so put in a factory EGR. And that lasted for two weeks brought to a shop like yours and he said it was a block exhaust system that was making the EGR. Act up,found the. Blockage in the cat replace it been good ever since.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Isael Mercado says:

    Thanks for the great video on troubleshooting the EGR on the 2005 TC van, have a great day Sir.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blue Ocean says:

    This guy is the best. Totally the best. Definity worthy to subscribe, bar none. How can a person test the solenoid without a scanner, bench test etc?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blue Ocean says:

    How can a person bench test that EGR valve 2005 town and country? Can a person supply 12 volts directly to the solenoid wire (6) and ground (4) to the body? Would that cause the valve to open, just to check to see if the valve opens or not? I am wondering how could I bench test it?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars andy Depot says:

    on a 2010 dodge grand carevan the egr valve is on the back drivers side of the engine

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Guzman says:

    I replaced the EGR valve like 7 months ago. The same p0404 code came back again today. What would you do in that case?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trublue2319 says:

    Have a code p404 replace EGR valve after market signal position don't match output disconnected harness signal wire has erratic voltage connect to EGR valve steady voltage 0.78

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 8power0 says:


  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Aune says:

    Awesome video! Lots of helpful info

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    You sounded exactly like a torque wrench, very good. As always a pleasure to watch the vids.. Thanks.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kirk Matheson says:

    DRB-III? I thought that all vehicles made from 1996 and later were using ODB-II.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! dot com says:

    hi eric i got chrysler 2005 grand my b.c.m was faulty and i placed new one bur the serial number was not the same .i notes that the central lock is not working by the key but it works when i use the switch.what is the problem.
    and also the revers light too

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marty Stevens says:

    Isn't there some kind of cleaner that the car owner can put in the tank to clean the EGR while driving?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marty Stevens says:

    On a Dodge Caravan, remove the top cover and unstick the valve. Bend the tabs over on the top. File down some of the bracket on the back of the alternator bracket to make it easier to remove the EGR bolts later.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dj Zorro Reno says:

    Very professional diagnostics.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Snake Skin Productions says:

    Where on earth did you get that bad mama jama 1/4 inch torque wrench? Bwahahahaha… Always informative and entertaining…

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Guy Wood says:

    Wow, that's a piddly little EGR valve! I drive a 1.5L turbodiesel and the EGR is way bigger and beefier.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GraeMatterz says:

    I have a 2005 Pacifica that is throwing a p0404 that the dealer's mechanic can't fix (I just bought this car and the last time their 3rd party mechanic tried to work on it, they had it for 3 weeks and called me to come get it as they can't fix it and are refusing to work on it anymore as the dealer isn't paying them after multiple misdiagnosed "fixes", including replacing the cat). One quirky symptom is that the code will sometimes clear when I gas up the tank. I got it to clear one time just by taking the cap off and putting it back on again. The clear on fillup only works when the system is cold. Someone mentioned to me about a similar problem in Nissans that requires dropping the tank to fix. Also, this Pacifica has the problem of the saddlebag gas tank going from half full to empty (something about a crossover pump or hose not working or plugged so it's not transferring gas to the pick up on the "top" half of the tank). Does this sound familiar?

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carlton Wilson says:

    Nice job ! I need to do mine now. I think I'll take it to my local independent auto repair shop with the oem part of they can get it. Keep the videos coming.
    BWD (Broke When Delivered) I like that…sad ,but true not the best parts.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eddie's Game Room says:

    I did the key cycle trick on the Town and Country 2010 and there were no codes but the money light was on.. last code before cleared was when I change the EGR myself it was the same for 04 code

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rich E Rich says:

    how long should you disconnect the battery so it doesn't remember old number ?

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