Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday April 1, 2023
Home Forums Images WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Archives > NASIOC Archives > SVX Forum Archive

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2001, 07:02 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 5223
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Omaha, NE
2002 Impreza WRX
Silver Metallic

Question "Check Engine" and EGR valve

My '92 SVX is throwing an intermittent "Check Engine" light . . . my mechanic pulled the codes, and the ECU flagged both knock sensors, both O2 sensors, and the EGR valve. My mechanic suggested that the EGR is probably causing the knock and o2 codes (which, given my limited computer-geek's knowledge of what the EGR does, makes sense). There is no noticeable change in performance when the light pops on, and it usually flickers back off within 10 seconds or so.

Does anyone out there have the shop manual? What are the procedures for checking out the EGR? I have my fingers crossed that it will be as simple as pulling the valve and cleaning it up with throttle body cleaner, but fate is rarely that kind to me when it comes to vehicles

Thanks in advance for any help,

'92 SVX
'92 Talon TSi AWD (12.797 @ 107.13)
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
TortoiseAWD is offline  
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 04-12-2001, 09:30 PM   #2
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 1610
Join Date: Jun 2000

Is your mechanic a Subaru trained tech, or just a generalist?

There is a diagnostic port on the SXX that you can plug a tool into that might giver you more info.
On the 1994+ models it is next to the steering wheel, exactly where the change hold is on the earlier SVX models. (+
CRZ_MSL is offline  
Old 07-20-2001, 01:07 AM   #3
Scooby Guru
Member#: 4418
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NKY
2019 CTR


EGR is the way that your engine recirculates its own exhaust gas to lower emissions. Its like hooking a tube to your ass and connecting it to your nose and then farting.....keeps from letting the gas out and all it does is harm the engine.
Blindeye_03 is offline  
Old 07-20-2001, 05:13 AM   #4
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 906
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Austin TX

lol.. That is clearly the best analogy for what the egr does that I have ever heard...!

Last edited by Flatfour; 07-20-2001 at 06:20 AM.
Flatfour is offline  

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Check engine and cruise control light on TENAZ Engine Management & Tuning 6 03-13-2007 01:16 PM
check engine and flashing cruise Subie 45 Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.5L Turbo) 23 03-15-2006 11:03 AM
Any body ever have check engine, and cruise control blink? stealthblksti Subaru Conversions 1 08-19-2005 11:15 AM
Check engine. Tumble generator valve EPD Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 1 06-12-2001 11:47 AM
MY 2000 Check Engine, and Moonroof Vibrations Swivel1000 Technical Forum Archive 5 07-08-2000 09:34 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2023 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.