In this video I have a loot at a Dodge Nitro 4.0 that came in from another shop and they told the customer that the vehicle had a broken wire in the harness that runs the EGR. Although it did have a high voltage code stored in it I show how a few simple checks quickly proves out the wire and determines that it is just a bad EGR valve. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Dodge nitro: egr valve problems”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vern Toad says:

    You make look so easy

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny S says:

    I am convinced that professional mechanics are brain surgeons for cars. And by the way, I could not do it. 😀

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kelvenguard says:

    WHERE did you unplug the connector from ??? at the beginning of the video you should POINT this is your EGR Value… Some of us have been doing Autobody and sniffing Gun Wash for 40 years…

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesse Hembree says:

    Honestly I’ve tested the same 5 wire egr on my dodge nitro. I’m having the same code, 3 egrs later and a new pcm still have the code.
    Blue/velvet I’m getting full 12v

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dearic Payne says:

    Awesome post.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ping Pong says:

    You are a good mechanic…. good diagnosis skills.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MacGyver 2 says:

    Youve got a good logical thought train.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris creek says:

    I sure wish more mechanics where like you.You're smart and technical. Awesome.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars matt8863 says:

    What is the probability that a PO300 code is a result of a failed or failing EGR Valve?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars riblets1968 says:

    So the one time their parts cannon would have worked, they miscalculated and shipped it to you anyway.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Manuel says:

    Hello
    I have a question
    Why the duty cycle on the multimeter was display on off time instead of on time

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Jarvis says:

    Where do you get your wiring diagrams from?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nelson Garcia says:

    Question. Im thinking to buy a scan tool. What can you suggest me. Im considering bosch or autel.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Huber says:

    thanks

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Goultek says:

    EGR valves, I hate those on some cars, mostly PSA group cars with the HDI engine, a real pain to get those out

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FastenDeezNuts says:

    It's easy to learn from your videos

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FastenDeezNuts says:

    What scan tool are you using?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kyle Young says:

    Makes me really happy to see that you're steadily making your way up to a half million subscribers. When I first started watching, you were at about 180k and I couldn't understand why that number wasnt higher. I think a lot of it may be because people see that the video is 20-30 minutes long and they aren't willing to commit that much time. And I'm not saying you should be making shorter videos either, a 30 minute SMA video goes by in the blink of an eye because of how entertaining and informative they are. Just saying it makes sense that your viewer base grows more slowly than certain other hack mechanics who put out 5 minute videos that are pretty much worthless. But I think once somebody watches a whole video they cant help but get hooked on the channel.

    Funny story, theres another shop called South Main Auto in the town where I went to college. They're absolutely terrible and they screwed me over more than once, so for the longest time I never even bothered watching an SMA video on the off chance that it was the same shop

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Tobler says:

    Clear as mud.Are you trying to confuse me or what!!! Show me like you would a child.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawson Thursfield says:

    Awesome video as always 👍

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Lemaster says:

    Dodge Nitro AKA Jeep Liberty

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan's Learning Curve says:

    BONUS FOOTAGE!!!!
    PHAD?!! LoL 😂

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Papa Jon says:

    Who do you send the bill to?Was the 'other shop' your brother?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Bailey says:

    Hey. Need some help
    Got more crankcase pressure after replacing sparkplug wires and pcv and valuecover gaskets and spark plug gaskets in a 2002 Honda accord 2.4 4 cylinder.
    Any ideas why this might be happening had almost none before switch pcv before was clogged. Getting better mpg now then before which is cool but more pressure in crankcase should I be worried

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shauns auto repairs says:

    quality….everydays a good day when you get a new SMA video to watch

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timo Wallin says:

    Maybe they couldent find sensor ground while testing it unpluged, so they thinked its wireing problem…

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan says:

    Parts cannon would have fixed this junk nitro

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Berenguer says:

    egr delete

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thomas m. tordel jr. says:

    big thmubs up! Erci OH strikes again!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Travis says:

    Maybe someone can help me I have an 06 Chevy colorado I replaced water pump, themostat, and fan clutch because it was running hot and now running hotter

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joseph prosser says:

    Eric, “if you can do it, just give it to Jason to do it”. Can Jason’s be ordered in bulk?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Quantum Leap says:

    I think the other shop saw where that little guy is located and shifted the job to you Eric!  That looks like a bear to get to.  Great troubleshooting, as usual.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Wilder says:

    Even non-eventful videos are fun to watch! Another great job Eric!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Stockton says:

    Good video Eric O.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mdcorman D says:

    yea dealers…they couldn't find the problem on a 2016 chevy Malibu…(it needed a battery) had it towed back to them and viola they replaced it car works great….but because of the battery being low it they 3 codes…but now they are gone

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Padraig Donnelly says:

    Main is spelt wrong at the bottom of the screen 😄😄🤭

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Strein says:

    Did Bosch send you the scanner. Those are expensive

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wyattoneable says:

    I'm really happy you have some help so you can focus on diagnosis, teaching and the business of running a very successful shop.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kowboy USA says:

    Just cut the firewall out with a sawzall.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smitty Smithsonite says:

    Remove EGR, slide new vehicle underneath. Fixed! 😁

    Great stuff as always, brother! 👍👍

    Next time, just misspell the entire watermark, and just see what the comments section does … 🤣😜

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Upallnight says:

    The sticker on the box was made in the United States, the egr valve itself was made in Mexico.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars seeya205 says:

    I hope you didn't loot it too bad

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Strakovsky says:

    Great Tutorial Video. …Paul (SD) can refer it for his students in Rosedale TC! Eric – You are definitely better educator in some cases.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ross Brumby says:

    What! Only one thing wrong on a Nitro?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    They said broken wire and that shop didnt even check it's a bad egr valve shaking head

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Great Video Eric O

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Graeme Cocard says:

    As always, positive diagnosis!