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P0430 OBD-II Trouble Code

2000 5.3 silverado_Bank 2 below threshold
replaced all 4 o2 sensors and plugs still recieve code but the one thing that I have noticed is the code will only appear once the engine is warm and I have sat still at a traffic light. If I put the truck in park, no code only if I idle in drive.

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Try the mass air flow sensor had same problem and replaced all o2 sensors, did not fix. Took to shop they changed mass air flow sensor runs good now.

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