Engine-Codes - Saturn - P1406 SATURN

P1406 SATURN - EGR Valve Pintle Position Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 2/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P1406 SATURN Possible Causes

  • Faulty Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve
  • Carbon blockage of the pintle

How is the P1406 SATURN code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

The P1406 code means that the EGR valve is 10% of the expected position by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), usually caused by carbon built up n the EGR valve. Start by cleaning the EGR valve.

What is the cost to diagnose the P1406 SATURN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1406 SATURN code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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When is the code detected?

The EGR pintle position was ±10% of the expected position.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P1406 SATURN Meaning

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) determines that the EGR valve is stuck open if the actual Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) position and the learned closed EGR position vary by more than a predetermined value. The PCM tests for a stuck valve when the desired EGR position is at 0%. The PCM commands the EGR valve to 100% during certain driving conditions in order to clear a possible restriction from the EGR valve if the PCM determines that the valve is stuck open.

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