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P0420 p0430 p0750

Im not sure what to do i know that 420 and 430 is bank 1 and 2, but i dont know much about cars and im trying to larn but idk what all i need to do. Also i cannot find anything on po-750

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Code 750 is a problem with one of the shift solenoids inside the transmission.
Code 420 is for the catalytic converter performance bank one and code 430 is the same thing for bank two. The codes mean the cat is not performing up to standards based on the data coming from the O2 sensors. Sometimes it a sensor problem, and sometimes its a cat problem or something in the fuel system.

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SOURCE: 1997 lincoln town car 4.6 with a p0430 fault code

I will make an assumption here, we know what the root word means. This code was extracted from the computer by? What this is telling you one of 2 things: The Bank 2 oxygen sensor down stream of the catalytic converter (there are 2 converters, one for each bank of cylinders on the 4.6ltr engine) is bad and/or that the Bank 2 catalytic converter is no longer doing the job it was designed to do. Simply, Catalysts wear out. They are good for approx 100,000 miles (as required by Federal Law). Again, I assume that the reason the intake manifold was replaced was because it had a crack in one, or more, of the runners? (part that feeds the head of a manifold). It may have taken a while to find this as being the cause of why the car running incorrectly, maybe rough. This means, that during the time the car was being driven with the problem, the amount of unburned, or not within spec exhaust gases, coming off the side of the engine affected by the intake issue was higher than normal. This out of balance level of exhaust gases were being dumped into the converter on that side of the engine, thus causing the converter to have to run hotter, work harder, or even at the time the gas was being processed through, causing deposits to be formed in the converter, thus shortening it's life span. The Bank 1 side of the engine, apparently, did not have the issue and it's catalytic converter's life was not affected. I hope this makes sense to you.

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SOURCE: code reading p0420 bank 1 on 2006 lincoln

bank 1 is the side were the #1 cylinder is. po420 catylist below threshold ( bank 1 ). if your check engine light is on for a P0420 code( bad converter ) and you decide not to fix it, another more serious code could be triggered and you'd never know. it could the back 02 sensor also, behind convertor. have a mechanic check it out.

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SOURCE: 2003 Lincoln ls, v6, 3.0L

The number 1 spark plug is in bank one. ineffective cat's is a hard code to dianose correctly as thiers many things that can cause the code to set and many temporary things that don't last long that can set the code. I won't try to fix this code if it's the on;y one untill it has been reset more than a few times and no othe codes come up. The oxagen seners can fail, There's four! And they conpare readings with each other to set this code. running though water and cooling one or some of them will set the code. changing to a newq tank of gas that some different burning qualities will set this code ( and once resetr might not reset again till the next seasoal chnge in the fuel mixture from Summer to winter gas happens as it cools or warms again or even going from one staste to another to but fuel as thier polution laws are different or even some areaas that require special fuels like E85. Your car can run on it just fine if all systems are in good order but it might set the code as the system retunes to the differeent fuel. Code 420 also follows this same story.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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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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How to replace p0420 and p0430 sensors


p0420 and p0430 are codes for bank a and bank b catalyst efficiency below threshold. there are 2 sensors on each bank. you dont say if its a v6 or a v8, if its a v6 they are easy to get at from the underside. one has a green connector the other blue, both sides the same, and screw into the exhaust one before cat one after, if its a v8 there not so easy. the connectors are at the back of the cylinder heads one grey one black. my advise would to get it on to some diagnostic equipment to monitor live data to identify the culprit, you dont get both sides going down together. from my experience with these cars if one bank of cylinders has a emission related problem the ecu uses the other bank to compensate which can confuse diagnostics. also one of or both catalysts may be faulty

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What can i do to fix p0420 & p0430 code.. 2005 ford expedition 5.4 ,,,, can you please tell me where is located p0010 code, A camshaft position actuator circuit/open bank 1... Same truck .. Thank you


p0420 and p0430 both indicate a clogged catalytic converter. 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. The p0010 indicates camshaft sensor. The camshaft sensor may be the main problem, as it will affect your timing and fuel/air ratio, which in turn can effect what your Oxygen sensors detect, throwing the p0420 and p0430.

Make sure your car is timed correctly by the timing chain/belt, reset light, then if it dont' solve the problem, change oxygen sensors, if those don't help, catalytic converter is clogged.

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P0430 code


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DTC P0420 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
DTC P0430 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

Could be some electrical problem, check wires and harnesses connections (cleaning job); also check description and testing HERE.

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I have p0420 on my 06 pont gp gt. it mostly comes on after I slow down after highway


Here is the trouble tree for that code it is most likely a bad cat but follow the trouble tree to see where it lead's you.
DTC P0420 or P0430

Diagnostic Instructions

* Perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle prior to using this diagnostic procedure. See: Testing and Inspection\Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview\Diagnostic Starting Point - Vehicle
* Review Strategy Based Diagnosis for an overview of the diagnostic approach.
* Diagnostic Procedure Instructions provides an overview of each diagnostic category.

DTC Descriptors

DTC P0420

* Catalyst System Low Efficiency Bank 1

Important: A new converter with less than 100 miles on it may set DTC P0420 or P0430 due to out-******* of the internal matting. Operating the vehicle at highway speeds for approximately 1 hour may correct the condition. Hope this helps

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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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