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    Engine cutting out

    My EML light has been going on and off for a few months. My mate ran a diagnostics and the result was a EGR valve fault. While the light stayed on the car ran fine. But when the light goes off is when the problems start, at first the car would judder at cruising speed, but was fine under acceleration.
    But today as i was driving home from work i came up to a set of traffic lights, so i stopped and the engine cut out. It started straight back up again though
    Now everytime the car tries to idle it cuts out.
    When i start the car again the revs hover at just over 1000 for about a second then it dies.
    Is this a common fault caused by the EGR, or has my car got a more serious/expensive problem?

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    Sounds like the EGR is stuck open try blanking it with a cut up coke can, use the old gasket as a template keep the egr plugged in and take it for a short run out see if it drives any better. if it dose then its deffo your egr

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    Thanks.
    Just went for a short drive. When i started the car it would try to cut out a few times but then the revs would jump back up. This would occur 2 or 3 times then it would cut out again
    But after driving for a few minutes everything was normal.
    I went into a shop, came back out, started it and guess what - tried to cut out as few times like before. Then once again after a few minutes it was all fine again.
    Noobish question - Where is the EGR valve?
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    Thanks for you help.
    I took it off, made a blanking plate, put it back on.
    Started the engine and it still tried cutting out.
    So i unplugged the valve and now it works perfectly
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