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SOURCE: I had both the oxygen sensors replaced on my 2001

Converters may be bad.

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I scanned my car but got no codes. Catalyst mon INC, H/D Catalyst n/A, sec air system N/A, Oxygen sens mon INC, Oxygen sens HTR INC, ERG/VVT sys mon INC. any help would be appreciated. thanks


INC means the self tests that the ODB system runs are incomplete. N/A means those systems are not tested on your vehicle. If all codes are reset/cleared, or if the battery has been disconnected, the computer will run all the diagnostic tests to establish that the systems are working properly. In most states, most of these tests must be completed with no trouble codes detected before passing inspection. You will have to run the car through a number of 'drive cycles' to get all the tests completed.

Feb 02, 2016 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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Cant pass emissions,i need at least one of the not ready status to become ready status out of the oxygen senson, evaporative system, catalyst


drive it. I am betting you have recently "cleared" codes which also clears readiness monitors in an attempt to better control people cheating the system. After enough drive cycles are reached the monitors will pass if nothing is wrong and turn to ready. If the problem that the codes implicated where not fixed than the check engine light will again come back on and you will again fail your attempt to pass emissions.

Drive it for a week or so and see what happens.

Aug 15, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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02 sensor not ready,catalyst not ready


The catalyst is able to oxidize hydrocarbons (unburnt fuel) at about 600 degrees. The air injection pump routes fresh air straight to thecat to aid in speeding up the light off time. once there, the cat stays warm enough to oxidize at all times. The oxygen sensors have heater circuits built in (4 wire vs. the earlier 2 wire O2 sensors, this is why they're referred to as HO2S; Heated O2 Sensors) As for the term "Not Ready" this applies to one of the monitors run by the PCM the Emissions Monitor. EGR flow, O2 sensor operation, catalyst temp are all monitored by the PCM so it can decide whether it will run in Open Loop (ignoring O2 sensor inputs) or Closed Loop (adjusting fuel trim by reading the O2 Sensor input) To change a monitor status from "Not Ready" to "Ready" is as simple as driving as per TRIP guidelines. Once a TRIP is completed (a TRIP is an acronym don't remember what it is right now, but a TRIP is different than a drive cycle) then monitors will have completed and be "ready" unless there is a problem in which a DTC will be stored along with freeze frame data (Mode 6) and if enough key cycles for the individual code (Some are instantaneous, some are 3 key cycles, some are 5, and some are successive key cycles), then a MIL or Check Engine Light will turn on as well.
Hope this helps

Mar 08, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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How many drive cycles required to reset my 2009 Toyota Carolla?


Non ---with oxygen sensors-- if they work correctly

State Inspectors are not auto techs--- they have to
keep the line moving

What codes do you have & what did the insp
report say?

Nov 30, 2012 | 2009 Toyota Corolla

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I have check engine light on and whe i checked the code is p4029


P0429 Description The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors the switching frequency ratio of heated oxygen sensors 1 (front O2 sensor) and heated oxygen sensors 2 (rear O2 sensor).



A three way catalyst converter (Manifold) with high oxygen storage capacity will indicate a low switching frequency of heated oxygen sensor 2. As oxygen storage capacity decreases, the heated oxygen sensor 2 switching frequency will increase.



When the frequency ratio of heated oxygen sensors 1 and 2 approaches a specified limit value, the three way catalyst malfunction is diagnosed.
Possible causes - Catalyst Heater Control harness is open or shorted
- Catalyst Heater Control circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Powertrain Control Module

Oct 19, 2012 | 2002 Mitsubishi Galant

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Check engine lite on with PO421 code


P0421 = Catalyst System Efficiency below Threshold(Bank1) The catalyst's efficiency is demonstrated by its ability to oxidize CO and hydrocarbon emissions. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) compares the output signals of the front and rear oxygen sensors to determine whether the output of the rear sensor is beginning to match the output of the front oxygen sensor. Air/fuel mixture compensation keeps the frequency of the front oxygen sensor high due to the changes from rich-to-lean combustion. The catalyst causes the rear oxygen sensor to have a lower frequency. As the catalyst wears, the rear oxygen sensor's signal trace begins to match the front oxygen sensor's signal trace. That is because the catalyst becomes saturated with oxygen and cannot use the oxygen to convert hydrocarbon and CO into H???O and CO??? with the same efficiency as when it was new. A completely worn catalyst shows a 100% match between the frequency of the front and rear sensors.

Aug 24, 2011 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Iput a new alarm sistem on my 2005 odyssey and chek engine light came on, code p 0420


P0420 = catalyst efficiency below threshold (bank 1)

I think it is a coincidence that the check engine light came on with this code at the same time as you installed the new alarm.

the power train control module or computer checks the output of the oxygen sensors (pre-catalyst and post-catalyst) and compares them. When the post-catalyst sensor output starts to resemble the pre-catalyst sensor output with little difference, the computer sets the catalyst efficiency code. Check the output of the oxygen sensors. A worn out or lazy oxygen sensor might be at fault. If the sensors check okay, then the catalytic converter may need to be replaced. This is unusual for a 2005 unless the engine has been having misfires. Raw unburned fuel will quickly destroy a catalytic converter.

Feb 27, 2011 | Honda Odyssey Cars & Trucks

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Light just came on when started vehicle. Another code followed P0430. Vehicle seems to run fine. thanks


P0430 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2

The ECM or PCM monitors the switching frequency ratio of heated oxygen sensors 1 and 2.

A three way catalyst converter(Manifold) with high oxygen storage capacity will indicate a low switching frequency of heated oxygen sensor 2. As oxygen storage capacity decreases, the heated oxygen sensor 2 switching frequency will increase.

When the frequency ratio of heated oxygen sensors 1 and 2 approaches a specified limit value, the three way catalyst (Manifold) malfunction is diagnosed.

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Possible Causes:
- Three way catalyst converter Bank 2
- Exhaust tube
- Intake air leaks
- Fuel injectors may be faulty
- Fuel injector leaks
- Spark plugs may be faulty
- Improper ignition timing
- Engine Control Module

Possible Solutions:
The most common cause it the three way catalyst converter Bank 1.

If the P0430 is combined with other DTC's try fixing those first and this code may clear.

Jan 30, 2011 | Nissan Armada Cars & Trucks

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Check engine light on, code reads p0420


Hi and welcome to FixYa!

Code p0420 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1). This will surely needs attention to resolve the problem.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Jan 26, 2011 | 1999 Buick Century

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