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P0420 catalytic 2005 rx 330 engine light and vsc light stays on, took to auto zone gave a code po420

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SOURCE: LS430 check VSC light on after check engine light on

My car (06 GS430) began giving me more frequent "Check VSC" warnings. (Code P0455 in my case. Really glad I bought that OBDII tool--resetting the codes is a snap!)

I knew that a loose gas cap could cause this, so normally I just give it a twist and it tightens. Now I found that no matter how many "clicks" I tightened the gas cap, it would not cinch down snug. The lightest turn the opposite way would open it.

I was all set to head over to CarQuest for a replacement filler cap. But I thought I'd inspect mine first just to see why it stopped holding. Upon inspection, I saw that what holds the cap in place is compression of the rubber O-ring at the back of the cap, which compresses against the filler neck. That apparently was no longer happening.

I carefully removed the O-ring from the cap--using screwdrivers to lift it over the edge of the groove it sits in. Like removing a bike tire from the rim--work your way around. Then I cut a strip of electrical tape about 10" long, and 1/4" wide. I wound this into the curved groove where the O-ring normally sits, just to build up a little thickness. Put the O-ring back in place. Done.

Now the cap tightens like it's supposed to, and thus far, it has stopped the VSC error codes. Don't know if it will fix your issue or not, Good luck.

Posted on May 09, 2009

SOURCE: VSC/ Check Engine Light

My 2000 Lexus GS 400 just had the VSC/VSC off light and the check engine light come on. I would have to push the accelarator peddle all the way down to get it to go. Took it to the Toyota dealer and the code pulled up as the Throttle Position Sensor was out. Purchased one and having it put in. Will update if this fixes the problem.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: TRAC OFF, VSC, and check engine lights are on in my 2004 Lexus ES

Often caused by a loose gas cap or fouled or failed air fuel O2 sensor. Check your gas cap is fully ratcheted, Drive a day or two. If lights don't clear you will need a code reader attached to the car to diagnose.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 07 lexus rx 350 with check engine light code p0304

Hi, did you ever get an answer? I have the same issue. Thanks.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Jammed cds in my RX 330

I also have a 2005 Lexus RX 330. Hold down the eject button with the car on. When you completly turn off the car the cd's should eject. You may have to do this a few times before it works. I also had this same problem with my 2003 Honda Accord. I clean the cd player regularly but I have found that it does not always eliminate the cd errors. I purchased a cassette adapter for my I pod for $12.99 and have been happy and error free ever since! Good Luck

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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code p0420 refers to catalytic converter system bank 1 --efficiency below threshold ===causes -- catalytic converter ---wiring---HO2S 2 sensor
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One or the other. Before I would change out a catalytic converter, I would want the old one tested first to make sure it is bad. Or you might just try a new oxygen sensor on bank 1. Bank 1 would be the driver's side, or whatever side of engine has the number one cylinder-that is bank 1.
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Hello and welcome. the code P0420 is for a bad cat. converter. replacing 02 sensors wont repair this code. the code simply's means that thje cat. converter is not working as designed and will need to be replaced.

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