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Where are the O2 sensors? I found one directly behing the spark plugs on the back.

Po420 and p0102

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The O2 sensor (2 on V engines) are in the exhaust system pipes before the catalytic converter, the next sensor is the efficiency monitor for the catalytic converter system it looks like a O2 sensor but performs a much different function as far as testing goes. The codes you have follow.

P0420 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1
What does this mean? In most cases it means the catalytic converter is worn out and that is sensed by the catalyst monitor I spoke of earlier.

P0102 - Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input
Faulty mass air flow sensor
- Dirty mass air flow sensor (located in the air intake hose to the engine from the air cleaner)
- Dirty air filter
- Mass air flow sensor harness is open or shorted
- Mass air flow sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Intake air leaks

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03 Nissan Altima showing codes P0304,P0102,P0154,P0113 what are they and how do i repair the problems.


Hi Chris.

p0304 = Number 4 Cylinder Misfire Detected

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The P0304 code means that the cylinder 4 is misfiring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks an if no leaks are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs on cylinder 4.


p0102 = Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input

Faulty mass air flow sensor
Intake air leaks
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Dirty mass air filter
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Mass air flow sensor circuit poor electrical connection

Before replacing the mass air flow sensor, try replacing the air filter and cleaning the air flow sensor with low compress air or mass air flow sensor cleaner.
Reset code and drive vehicle.
If the code comes back, it may be necessary to replaced the mass air flow sensor.


p0154 = O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected Sensor 1 Bank 2

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Replacing the Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 usually takes care of the problem.


p0113 = Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High

Faulty Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor
Dirty air filter
Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor harness is open or shorted
Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor circuit poor electrical connection

The Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor is built into mass air flow sensor or in some vehicles mounted to the air filter duct housing. The sensor detects intake air temperature and transmits a signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM).The temperature sensing unit uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change in temperature. Electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases in response to the temperature rise. The Intake Air Temperature signal is used as an input for various systems in the vehicle.



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I eplace all o2 sensor and cat ,can not get rid of engine code po420


Well you have done everything. check wiring or replace the ECM. If you took this to a shop. Find another shop.

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Should have lasted another year or two

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Your fuel trim & ignition issues over the years ruined it

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http://www.tankota.net/repair/Repair_Manual/03tacoma/di/eg5vzfe/cip0420.pdf

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Catalyst system efficiency below threshold


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basicaly code is only triggerd when engine is hot and the front o2 sensor and the rear o2 sensor read the same voltage when conv is working the front o2 sensor will fluctuate rapidly from 0v to 1v and rear o2 sensor will remain steady at 0.5v

try to explain best i can plz vote comment or reply if you need more help

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sounds like O2 sensors to me. I havent changed one on a mustang yet but I havent had any trouble with any others that I have done, they screw in like a spark plug but you will need a special tool, I hope this helps you.

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