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SOURCE: 420 code catalyst system efficiency below

You could have an enefficient converter. Question is what caused it to go bad? I have attended seminars on code 420, Possible causes are lack of spark or clogged fuel injectors. there have been times where the spark plug wire lays on the engine and over time it wears a weak spot in the side of the wire, its not enough to throw a miss fire code but it keeps the full amount of spark from getting to the plug and not burning the all the fuel in the cyl. A leaky injector would also cause to much fuel to be deliverd into the cyl and not get burned.

Hope this helps.

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Where should i find this sensor P0342?


EXHAUST RELATED ERROR CODES

There are 711 possible PO generic DTC error codes. Only 7 of the 711 codes are exhaust related.

PO401: Insufficient EGR Flow

PO402: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Excessive Flow Detected

PO410: Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction

PO420: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

PO421: Warm-Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

PO430: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

PO431: Warm-Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

THINGS TO ASK YOURSELF OR YOUR CUSTOMER

Have there been any driveability or performance issues with the vehicle, have there been any recent repairs or tune-up work performed, if so was the check engine light reset and were the codes recorded on previous repair orders.

Do not rely on scan tool data alone. In most applications, the customer will have the check engine light reset prior to repair. If the original cause of converter failure is intermittent, only the catalyst failure code may show up (masking the original reason for converter failure).

Nov 04, 2012 | Chevrolet Epica Cars & Trucks

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What does a po430 code mean on a mercury cougar


EXHAUST RELATED ERROR CODES

There are 711 possible PO generic DTC error codes. Only 7 of the 711 codes are exhaust related.

PO401: Insufficient EGR Flow

PO402: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Excessive Flow Detected

PO410: Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction

PO420: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

PO421: Warm-Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

PO430: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

PO431: Warm-Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

THINGS TO ASK YOURSELF OR YOUR CUSTOMER

Have there been any driveability or performance issues with the vehicle, have there been any recent repairs or tune-up work performed, if so was the check engine light reset and were the codes recorded on previous repair orders.

Do not rely on scan tool data alone. In most applications, the customer will have the check engine light reset prior to repair. If the original cause of converter failure is intermittent, only the catalyst failure code may show up

Nov 04, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Got code po 421


Hi there,

P0421 = Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

This means the HO2 (Oxygen) Sensor downstream of the catalytic converter on bank 1, is detecting that the converter is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). It is part of the vehicle emissions system.

Sep 19, 2011 | 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The obd II code is po 430. what does that have to do with the catalyst system or emmission?


PO430--Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

On your vehicle ,that would be a bad exhaust converter
on the drivers side

Bank 1 would be where the #1 cylinder is
Bank 2 the opposite on a V6 or V8

Your converter is about 12 or 13 years old
They should last about 12 to 15 in my opinion

I would replace both converters and both O2
Sensors--if they have 100,000 miles on them

The Catalyst is the material inside that converts
the exhaust gases to Water Vapor, H2O, and reduces
HC,CO,and NOX

Feb 14, 2011 | 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis

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PO 420 This is the code that showed up. How do I check it and tell what is wrong?


P0402: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1

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 is the three way catalyst converter Bank 1. Changing just the O2 sensor usually doesn't repair the problem.

Jan 15, 2011 | 2005 Honda Accord

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Hi, I need to take my 2001 Mazda 626 4cyln for SMOG check in CA. But its check engine light is on, diagnosed as code P0421. Appreciate your help to fix this problem, or just to pass the check. Thank you.


CODE P0421. DEFINITION-CATALYST EFFICIENCY LOW-BANK 1. EXPLANATION-THE OXYGEN SENSORS MONITOR THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS ABILITY TO STORE OXYGEN. PROBLEM CAUSES- 1. CATALYTIC CONVERTER DEFECTIVE (FAILURE POSSIBLY DUE TO #2,3, OR 4) 2. ENGINE MISFIRE OR RUNNING CONDITION. 3. LARGE VACCUM LEAK 4. ENGINE OIL LEAKAGE INTO EXHAUST-VALVE GUIDE SEALS, PISTON RINGS. THE PCM HAS DETERMINED THAT THE WARM UP CATALYST EFFICIENCY FOR BANK 1 IS BELOW TRESHOLD FOR THE CURRENT ENGINE OPERATING CONDITION. (BANK 1 IDENTIFIES THE LOCATION OF CYLINDER #1, WHILE BANK 2 IDENTIFIES THE CYLINDERS ON THE OPPOSITE BANK).

replace O2 sensors, or your Catalytic Converter.

Oct 06, 2010 | Mazda 626 Cars & Trucks

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Need to know whatDTC's P0420 and P0432 mean for my 2002/3 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 ltr V8 Thanks Colin


420 is catalist below threshold bank one.
432 is catalist below threshold bank two.

Oct 20, 2009 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Have a code po 430 catalyst efficiency below threshold (bank 2) is it an o2 sensor ,and if it is where is it located


You def have a catayst problem. Before changing the converter i would recommend changing both up and down stream oxygen sensor on bank 2. If they are old thats what the computer determines if the catalyst is good or not. Most of the time after changing the sensors and resetting the light the problem is solved.

Aug 26, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Emission system codes


P0421 - Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
P0171 - Fuel System Too Lean - (Bank 1)
P0446 - Canister Close Valve Malfunction
P1191/P1193 - Limp Home Valve - Low RPM
Before replacing the catalytic converter (bank 1 next to the firewall, Bank 2 is near the radiator), you'll want to verify it is bad (most likely is it sinse you also have a 'lean' code for Bank 1 - probably clogged). This can also cause misfires and engine stumble (low RPM) that's probably where the 1191/1193 occurred. The final DTC, P0446 - Canister Close Valve Malfunction, could be the valve itself, or the wiring between it and the PCM. Check the connector & pins for any damage/corrosion.
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Mar 30, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai XG300

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