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I have trouble code P0420 catylast bank 1 below thresh hold what does this mean

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The computer uses data from the front and rear O2 sensor to monitor catalytic converter activity. The sensors are probably telling the computer the cat is not functioning correctly.
The problem could be the cat, or something else including the fuel system or cooling system.

Posted on May 01, 2013

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OK. The Code bank 1 or 2, have to be acompained with a especific code number.
Because Bank 1 or 2, is Left side or Right side.
On windstar Bank 1 is at the firewall side, and Bank 2 is at the radiator side.
But the number of the Code will give the especific problem on any of the Banks. After that you gonna know what you have to fix.

OK I hope this information will help on your question.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: P0420 Catalyst System below threshold (Bank 1)

Replace the O2 sensors . they have one in the front and one in the back of the Catalytic Coverter pipes.Scan the SUV again to see if the codes were cleared.Meaning no "check engine light" on.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Having trouble bank 1 @ 2 sensors dont know which

many o-2 sensors go bad after about 60,000 miles they will cost you gas mileage,they tell computer engine is lean and causes more fuel to be dumped in when not needed--go to autozone if it is 96 and above they will scan it free give u possible causes and explanations! (former autozone manager) most fords o2 cost from 50-80 dollars jsmiles4012

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: trouble code 1131 lack of ho2s bank 1 sensor 1 switches sensor

if sensor indicates lean check the fuel trim if long term fuel trim is above +7 them test sensor with a piko lab scope or watch scan data and create a rich condtion by snping the throttle wide open and watch the sensor if it start to read around 700to 900mv its ok, then create a vacume leak and the sensor should read 100to 300mv i your sensor is in this range quickly its good with in 1to2 sec.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: catalyst efficency below threshold

The code Im assuming is po420, or po430. In either case it means the catalytic converter is inert and no longer has the ability to convert hydrocarbons to CO.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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