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My 2004 tundra shows code PO420.truck runs fine of the 4 possible listed causes which is the most common problem?

Truck runs fine even with check engine light on. clears itself after several cycles

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SOURCE: 1997 toyota camry check engine light on,code po440,po420,po441,

P0420 is catalyst system efficiency below threshold (bank 1)

P0440 is evaporative emission control system malfunction

P0441 is evaporative emission control system incorrect purge flow

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Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: PO420

Not just a faulty catalytic converter will trigger this code. Many other issues can trigger this code.

  • 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
  • Delayed spark timing
  • The oxygen sensors in front and behind the converter are reporting too similar of readings
Possible solutions:
  • Check for exhaust leaks at the manifold, pipes, catalytic converter.
  • Replace Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • 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 the catalytic converter
  • Have timing adjusted


Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 corolla with trouble code po420

If the code has cleared on its own then you need to disconnect the battery and re-connect it. This will clear the codes out of the memory. If you don't want to do this you can go to an auto parts strore and have them hook the little computer up to your car and they can clear out the code as well.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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