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Check Engine Light On

BBCatalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1 Explanation BBFaulty
catalytic converter Probable Cause
BB1- Rich Air/Fuel Ratio
BB2- Air Leak near rear H02S
BB3- Faulty fuel control H02S

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    engine light on running to rich.

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Sounds like a bad oxygen sensor. Consult a mechanic for troubleshooting.

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