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Car I have a 2002 Hyundai Sonata with p0430 catalyst system efficiency below threshold what does this mean

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Your Catalytic converter is worn out... needs to be replaced.

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Definition of Diagnostic Trouble Code P0420 Category: Powertrain Definition: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1Note: This definition of P0420 is applied to all manufacturers

Definition of Diagnostic Trouble Code P0430 Category: Powertrain Definition: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2Note: This definition of P0430 is applied to all manufacturers

As the code description implies the P0430 code means that the vehicle's control module has detected that the three-way catalytic converter is not working properly (is not as efficient as the factory is expecting). Replacing the oxygen (O2) sensors may sometimes fix the code, but in most cases the catalytic convert needs to be replaced to fix the problem. If the P0430 code is combined with other codes, try fixing the other codes first.

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I get OBD codes P0420 and P0430



P0420 and P0430

P0420 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold, Bank 1

P0430 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold, Bank 2

It means that the O2 sensors are good, and the O2 sensors are telling you that your catalytic converter, in the exhaust system is not working fine, as its emissions are polluting the air too much.

The catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system. The way to test this part is by doing an emission test. The two OBD codes that you are getting are already a test telling you that the converter must be replaced, unless an emission test done at a garage says the opposite.

This kind of problem will trigger the check engine light, and your car will also waste too much fuel.
You also risk to get in trouble if the car goes through an Air Pollution control, as the car won't pass an emission test in this condition.

To conclude, the Catalyst System must be replaced, the O2 Sensors are fine.

This is a repair that should be done at a garage, however you can find DIY instructions here:How to Replace a Catalytic Converter or you can get more detailed instructions, and step by step illustrated procedure purchasing a repair manual.

on May 27, 2009 | 2003 Chrysler 300M

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Sir,help me I have 2004 Toyota sienna van XLE ..my engine light was . c1201 ,c1223, c1224, u0123 u0124 u0126 P0430 P0420 Thanks Mr felix


c1223 Malfunction in ABS control system
c1201 Brake Boost Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
c1224 Open or short circuit in NE signal circuit
u0123 Lost Communication With Yaw Rate Sensor Module
u0124 Lost Communication With Lateral Acceleration Sensor Module
u0126 Lost Communication With Steering Angle Sensor Module
p0430 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2
p0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1

you have major problems is it worth fixing???,its gonna be quite a bit

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 2.7L 2WD


P0430 is a catalyst efficiency code. If there are no leaks in the exhaust or any vacuum leaks that could affect O2 sensor operation and the O2 sensors are working properly then it's possible that you need a catalytic converter. If you have access to a scanner capable of reading live data plug it in and take the vehicle on the high way at a steady 55-60 mph. The O2 sensor should read somewhere around 700 mv give or take but should not fluctuate to much. If it does you need a catalyst bank #2. Good luck!

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1996 taurus p420 code


The P0420 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1), and the P0430 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2).
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What do these codes mean ? po430 po420 po306 for mercury cougar 1999


P0430 code is(catalyst efficiency below threshold on bank 2)
P0420 code is((catalyst efficiency below threshold on bank 1)
P0306 code is(cylinder 6 misfire detected)

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Hi on my nissan primera 2002 1.8 i have pluget in launch and the error is PO430 would you discribe what das it mean? Regards Adam


P0420 TW (Two-Way) Catalyst System, Bank 1
P0430 TW Catalyst System, Bank 2 .
most likely a new catalytic converter.

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Code PO42O and PO43O ? Anyone know what they


The meaning of: P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold on Bank 1 P0430 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold on Bank 2

Basically the Oxygen sensors ( one before and one after the catalytic converter ) have abnormal readings from the exhaust. Further diagnosing will need to be done by a mechanic to find the source of the problem. The possibilities could be the O2 sensors themselves, a leak in the exhaust manifold, a bad catalytic converter, and etc.

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2002 Hyundai Sonata code reads P0430 what does this mean Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)


That's a pretty RELIABLE code!... You have a bad CAT (Catalytic Converter). Trust it to be accurate. The conditions which set this code is when the Upstream O2 sensor's data/signal is compared to the Downstream sensor's data/signal... when they are nearly identical, that's when this code is set (unless you have an exhaust leak).. If there is an exhaust leak.. repair it, then retest/recheck.

May 08, 2009 | Hyundai Sonata Cars & Trucks

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