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Changed both o2 sensors and front catalytic converter 2001 v6 tacoma 4wd dbl cab check engine light came back on initial scanner diagnosis catalytic efficiency bank 1 any ideas? could it be back converter

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If the converter was bad the engine would loose power . alot of times the check engine light will come on for the emmitions check youre gas cap some vehicles will send a signal to the computer if the co is not right and by changing the gas cap solved the problem .

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If the rear O2 sensor is to the rear of the back converter, then yes, it probably is. If the rear O2 sensor is forward of the back converter, then no, look elsewhere.

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