So I have an intermitant problem with hesitation and inconsistant idle with my Taurus. 61,000 miles, 1988, 3.8L V6, Essex. The only code I get is 33- Egr failed to open. I checked for vaccum leaks and there seems to be none. The problem only occurs after the car is first started and dissappears after about five minutes of actual driving. Just letting the car idle doesn't really help the problem. Anyone have any ideas? Is it really the EGR? I do not want to buy a new one for 75 bucks if it is not the problem. Is there some way to check the EGR on a 1988? Winter is coming so I need to fix this issue ASAP. Any help would be much appreciated.