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P0420 low bank 1 Coupe

P0420 DTC low bank 1, cel on. just bought 3wks ago. really cant afford catalytic converter. Slight jerking at acceleration and deceleration unsure of what that means.

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SOURCE: Trouble shooting P0420 code, bank 1, OBD II for 2000'?

misfiring can cause a P0420 code.
I would recommend a set of honda plug wires and plugs if the P0420 code returns.
I have used bolt in aftermarket bolt in catalytic converters but don't remember the brand name they fit ok and i have had 1 or 2 return with a P0420 code out of about 20. I have never replaced the oxygen sensor on a civic like yours.
I always fix the misfire problems, reset the computer, and have the customer drive it and see if the code p0420 returns. 50% don't have the P420 code return. drive it and see what happens and go from there.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Honda - New Catalytics & O2 sensors -- new 0420/1739/1456

I would send the car for a smoke test for the emissions leak...Find out where the leak is comming from..Repair it..Reset the codes, then do a drive cycle and see what happens...

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

SOURCE: Troubleshooting P0420 OEM Brand Honda A/F

P0420 indicates the computer thinks the catalytic converter isn't working as well as it should. This is determined by the PCM evaluating the switch rate of the front and rear o2 sensors. Once the rear o2 sensor switch rate reaches a point close to the front o2 sensor it sets the code. This can be a result of degenerated catalytic converter, or in some rare instances, bad o2 sensors. In most cases repairing this condition requires replacing the catalytic converter with an OEM unit. Aftermarket converters don't have the same quality and quantity of the precious metals that make up the substrate found inside. This usually results in the code setting again in just a few months.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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SOURCE: code P0420 is it an oxygen sensor or the catalytic

The code po420 is the cat efficencey which means the cat is bad but it could be a bad sensor, you will need to have the o2 sensors checked to see but lots of techs say a good tech should know if an o2 is bad but i will tell you i have had some that test good and end up being bad. they tested good at the time i checked them, a good rule that i follow any car with over 80,000 miles on it with a bad converter gets new o2 sensors, this is to help customer and us from comebacks, a weak or slow o2 will destroy the new converter, it may test good at the time of the new converter but then a few months down the road it gets lazy and after a while some ones not going to be happy having to buy another converter after just doing one a few months ago or even a year ago, seen it ,done it, many times,if i were you i would replace the o2 sensors and reset the light and go from there , if light stays out good if not replace the converter, all you are doing is doing it in two steps and you may get lucky and not have to replace the converter good luck.

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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P0420 Chevrolet - Catalyst System Low Efficiency Bank 1 Repair Importance Level: 2/3 Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3 alt="What does this mean?"> alt="PDF"> alt="Share Code"> 3 alt="P0420 Chevrolet Comments"> ' Add Comment alt="Close Selection"> http://engine-codes.com/p0420_chevrolet.html Forum Code Possible causes - Three way catalyst converter Bank 1
- Exhaust tube
- Intake air leaks
- Fuel injectors may be faulty
- Fuel injector leaks
- Spark plugs may be faulty
- Improper ignition timing
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alt="What does this mean?"> What does this mean? Tech notes As the code description implies the P0420 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 P0420 code is combined with other codes, try fixing the other codes first.
alt="What does this mean?"> What does this mean? When is the code detected? If a condition exists which causes the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to detect excessive Bank 1 HO2S #2 activity outside of an acceptable range for an extended period of time, the PCM will set the P0420 code. This indicates that the three-way catalytic converters oxygen storage capacity is below a threshold considered acceptable. Possible symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light) P0420 Chevrolet Description In order to maintain a reasonably low emissions of Hydrocarbons (HC), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), the engine controls system uses a three-way catalytic converter. The catalyst within the converter promotes a chemical reaction which oxidizes the HC and CO present in the exhaust gas. This reaction converts them into harmless water vapor and Carbon Dioxide. The catalyst also reduces NOx, converting it to Nitrogen. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors this process using Bank 1 HO2S #2. Bank 1 HO2S #2, located in the exhaust stream past the three-way catalytic converter, produces an output signal which indicates the oxygen storage capacity of the catalyst. This determines the catalysts ability to convert exhaust emissions effectively. If the catalyst is functioning correctly, the Bank 1 HO2S #2 signal will be far less active than that produced by Bank 1 HO2S #1.


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P0420 GMC - Catalyst System Low Efficiency Bank 1 ' Add Comment
Possible causes
- Three way catalyst converter Bank 1
- Exhaust tube
- Intake air leaks
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What does this mean?
When is the code detected?
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