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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The cam sensor is out of correlation with the crankshaft. Check both the crankshaft sensor and the camshaft sensor on vehicle. Also check the wiring to each sensor for broken or damage wires. Hope this will help you.
Posted on May 21, 2010
SOURCE: engine code p0421
Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
The catalytic converter has an oxygen sensor in front and behind it. When the vehicle is warm and running in closed loop mode, the upstream oxygen sensor waveform reading should fluctuate. The downstream O2 sensor reading should be fairly steady. Typically the P0420 code triggers the Check Engine Light if the readings of the two sensors are similar. This is indicative of (among other things) a converter that is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). It is part of the vehicle emissions system.
A code P0420 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Leaded fuel was used where unleaded was called for
* An oxygen sensor is not reading (functioning) properly
* The engine coolant temperature sensor is not working properly
* Damaged or leaking exhaust manifold
/ catalytic converter / exhaust pipe
* Retarded spark timing
* The oxygen sensors in front and behind the converter are reporting too similar of readings
To Do list
* Check for exhaust leaks at the manifold, pipes, catalytic converter. Repair as required.
* Use a scope to diagnose the oxygen sensor operation (Tip: The oxygen sensor in front of the catalytic converter normally has a fluctuating waveform. The waveform of the sensor behind the converter should be more steady).
* Inspect the downstream heated oxygen sensor (HO2), replace if necessary
* Replace the catalytic converter
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
Sometimes the mass air flow sensor will become clogged with some miniscule particles of dust or whatever else. When you open up your hood somewhere near where the air filter box is, there will be a hose running from that to the engine, the mass air flow sensor should be somewhere in near there. They are easy to remove and should be held in place with a few screws. Make sure not to touch any of the electrical connectors on the inside or allow them to get dirty. I used mass air flow sensor cleaner from the local parts place but it is a bit pricey. There may be some alternative cleaners available that are not as expensive. Take the sensor to a relatively dust free area and spray it all over with the cleaner and allow to dry. At the same time under the hood where the sensor was spray that area as well. Once the sensor has dried out re-install it and you should notice an improvement. If the problem still persists you may need to change your spark plugs, or spark plug wires.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
The sensor is located on the left hand rear side of the block (near the bell housing). It is held in place by a 10mm bolt. It's to the right of the exhaust manifold (LH - radiator side) on the V6. Once you purchase the new sensor you'll be able to identify it on the engine. The connector to this sensor is located in the illustration.
A word to the wise... replace the O2 snsr as well.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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