How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask OnlineHelp Your Own Question
OnlineHelp, Mechanic
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 3423
Experience:  Mechanic
Type Your Car Question Here...
OnlineHelp is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

1999 infiniti: the service engine soon indicator lit up and I..rough

This answer was rated:

I just got a 1999 infiniti G 20 that I love so much. i have 35000 miles on it. Recently the service engine soon indicator lit up and I noticed the engine is rough when idle(on but not moving). I searched and found it may be the exhaust recircualtion valve. Is this a defect that can be fixed, and i mean premenantly fixed or it will keep coming back every few months and cost me a lot of money. is there an upgrade or a recall regarding this issue.

Hello and thank you for choosing Just Answer.

Actually the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve can be fix permanently. The EGR valve costs only $73.99 and it does come with a 2 year warranty. Also the EGR valve is not very hard to replace (only about 1hour of labor at most shops which is about $100 for installation). Once you replace the unit it will not keep going out on you on a monthly bases.

However, prior to changing any parts. I would strongly suggest that you do an OBDII scan on the car. Take the car to autozone and ask for an OBDII, this will tell you why the light came on and what needs to be fixed/replaced.

OnlineHelp and 9 other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks a lot. Excellent, focused answer and advice. I am so happy .
Not a problem, thank you for accepting and using Just Answer!

Related Car Questions