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Engine chock. checked with actron auto scanner and says 1 catalyst monitor incorrect 2evap system monitor incorrect 3 oxygen sense monitor incorrect 4 oxygen sense htr incorrect 5 EGR system monitor incorrect

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Just replace the oxygen senser

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2006 CTS 3.6 getting code P2097. What is the cause please?


DTC P2097 Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System High Limit Bank 1
Circuit Description
The wide band heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) measures the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system and provides more information than the switching style HO2S. The wide band sensor consists of an oxygen sensing cell, an oxygen pumping cell, and a heater. The exhaust gas sample passes through a diffusion gap between the sensing cell and the pumping cell. The engine control module (ECM) supplies a voltage to the HO2S and uses this voltage as a reference to the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system. An electronic circuit within the ECM controls the pump current through the oxygen pumping cell in order to maintain a constant voltage in the oxygen sensing cell. The ECM monitors the voltage variation in the sensing cell and attempts to keep the voltage constant by increasing or decreasing the amount of current flow, or oxygen ion flow, to the pumping cell. By measuring the amount of current required to maintain the voltage in the sensing cell, the ECM can determine the concentration of oxygen in the exhaust. The HO2S voltage is displayed as a lambda value. A lambda value of 1 is equal to a stoichiometric air fuel ratio of 14.7:1. Under normal operating conditions, the lambda value will remain around 1. When the fuel system is lean, the oxygen level will be high and the lambda signal will be high or more than 1. When the fuel system is rich, the oxygen level will be low, and the lambda signal will be low or less than 1. The ECM uses this information to maintain the correct air/fuel ratio.
Fuel trim biasing is used by the ECM to keep the post catalyst HO2S voltage within a range of 580-665 mV as possible. This allows optimal catalyst efficiency under light load conditions, such as at idle or a steady cruise. The ECM constantly monitors how lean or rich the fuel trim bias is commanded. If the ECM detects that the fuel trim bias is commanded rich for more than a calibrated amount, DTC P2097 or P2099 sets.


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Sep 01, 2016 | 2006 Cadillac CTS

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What means catalyst Efficiency below normal


      Got it scanned and it's P0420: Catalyst efficiency below thresholdbank 1. They said it could be a bad catalytic converter or oxygen sensor. I borrowed a scanner and tried to measure the oxygen sensor readings over time.Sep 8, 2011

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Jan 26, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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I have check engine light on and whe i checked the code is p4029


P0429 Description The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors the switching frequency ratio of heated oxygen sensors 1 (front O2 sensor) and heated oxygen sensors 2 (rear O2 sensor).



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 malfunction is diagnosed.
Possible causes - Catalyst Heater Control harness is open or shorted
- Catalyst Heater Control circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Powertrain Control Module

Oct 19, 2012 | 2002 Mitsubishi Galant

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CHECK ENGINE CODE: P0421 Def: Catalyst efficiency low-bank 1 Exp: The oxygen sensors monitor the Catalytic Converters ability to store oxygen. 1. Cat Conv defective due to 2,3,4 2. Engine misfire...


Boy you had better go back and read more about what a catalytic converter does, remember in chemistry a catalyst is a thing that facilitates a chemical reaction but is not directly involved in that reaction? Ring a bell.

Jul 03, 2017 | Audi A6 Cars & Trucks

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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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Check engine light on. took the car to auto zone to put it on a scanner. trouble code p0420. catalyst system efficiency below threshold. probable cause; large vaccum leak, fuel system fault, ignition...


Diagnostic code produces P0420 catalyst system efficiency below threshold-Bank 1. Probable causes are listed as follows:
1-air leak in exhaust before rear 02 sensor, 3-Fuel system fault,
4-faulty catalytic converter.

May 31, 2010 | 2001 Nissan Altima

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Code p0332 and p0420


16716/P0332 - Knock Sensor 2 (G66): Signal Too Low Possible Symptoms
  • Irregular rpm
  • Drivability problems
  • Loss of power
  • Engine damage
Possible Causes
  • Circuit G66 short to Ground
  • Circuit G66 open
  • G66 improperly torqued
  • G66 damaged
  • Control Module damaged
16804/P0420/001056 - Catalyst System; Bank 1: Efficiency Below Threshold Possible Causes
  • Leakage in Intake and/or Exhaust System
  • Catalyst faulty
  • Oxygen Sensor(s) faulty
  • Oxygen Sensor(s) Control faulty
Possible Solutions
  • Check Intake and Exhaust System for Leaks
  • Check Catalyst
  • Check Oxygen Sensor(s)
  • Check Oxygen Sensor(s) Control
    • Perform Oxygen Sensor(s) Aging Check

May 03, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Vsc and check engine light is on . Had it read and code p0420 came up. Autozone said it could be an air leak in exhaust, AF sensor error, fuel system fault or faulty catalytic converter. Is there a cheap...


DTC P0420: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threashold (Bank 1)

The ECM uses sensors mounted before and after the three-way catalyst (TWC) to monitor its efficiency. The first sensor, and Air Fuel ratio (A/F) sensor, sends pre-catalyst A/F ratio information to the ECM. The second sensor, a heated oxygen sensor (O2S), sends post-catalyst information to the ECM. The ECM compares these two signals to judge the efficiency of the catalyst and the catalyst's ability to store oxygen. During normal operation, the TWC stores and releases oxygen as needed. The capacity to store oxygen results in a low variation in the post-TWC exhaust stream as shown below.
If the catalyst is functioning normally, the waveform of the heated oxygen sensor slowly switches between RICH and LEAN. If the catalyst is deteriorated, the waveform will alternate frequently between RICH and LEAN. As the catalyst efficiency degrades, its ability to store oxygen is reduced and the catalyst output becomes more variable. When running the monitor, the ECM compares sensor 1 signals (A/F sensor) over a specific amount of time to determine catalyst efficiency. The ECM begins by calculating the signal length for both sensors (for the rear oxygen sensor, the ECM uses the output voltage signal length). If the oxygen sensor output voltage signal length is greater than the threshold (threshold is calculated based on the A/F sensor signal length), the ECM concludes that the catalyst is malfunctioning. The ECM will turn on the MIL and a DTC will be set.
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Oct 19, 2009 | 2005 Toyota Highlander

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1997 toyota camry check engine light on,code po440,po420,po441,


P0420 is catalyst system efficiency below threshold (bank 1)

P0440 is evaporative emission control system malfunction

P0441 is evaporative emission control system incorrect purge flow

Mar 29, 2009 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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