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Trouble codes PO174,PO401,PO420 NEED TO FIX SO I

Trouble codes PO174,PO401,PO420 NEED TO FIX SO I CAN GET IT SMOGGED IN CA.

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P0174 means Fuel Trim too Lean (Bank 2)

P0401 means Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected

P0420 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

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It actually sounds like your EGR valve or its controller are bad and setting all these codes. Take it of and clean out some of the carbon build up, check all the hoses going to it for leaks. It Is a cheap easy way to start even if you have to replace the Egr. Lee

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You will need a shop repair those items, I know a p0420 will need a new cat converter.

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