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The check engine light is on due to dtc P0432 main catalyst effeciency below threshold (bank 2)

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Where should i find this sensor P0342?


EXHAUST RELATED ERROR CODES

There are 711 possible PO generic DTC error codes. Only 7 of the 711 codes are exhaust related.

PO401: Insufficient EGR Flow

PO402: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Excessive Flow Detected

PO410: Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction

PO420: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

PO421: Warm-Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

PO430: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

PO431: Warm-Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

THINGS TO ASK YOURSELF OR YOUR CUSTOMER

Have there been any driveability or performance issues with the vehicle, have there been any recent repairs or tune-up work performed, if so was the check engine light reset and were the codes recorded on previous repair orders.

Do not rely on scan tool data alone. In most applications, the customer will have the check engine light reset prior to repair. If the original cause of converter failure is intermittent, only the catalyst failure code may show up (masking the original reason for converter failure).

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What does a po430 code mean on a mercury cougar


EXHAUST RELATED ERROR CODES

There are 711 possible PO generic DTC error codes. Only 7 of the 711 codes are exhaust related.

PO401: Insufficient EGR Flow

PO402: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Excessive Flow Detected

PO410: Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction

PO420: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

PO421: Warm-Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

PO430: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

PO431: Warm-Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

THINGS TO ASK YOURSELF OR YOUR CUSTOMER

Have there been any driveability or performance issues with the vehicle, have there been any recent repairs or tune-up work performed, if so was the check engine light reset and were the codes recorded on previous repair orders.

Do not rely on scan tool data alone. In most applications, the customer will have the check engine light reset prior to repair. If the original cause of converter failure is intermittent, only the catalyst failure code may show up

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1996 taurus p420 code


The P0420 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1), and the P0430 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2).
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P0430 code


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DTC P0420 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
DTC P0430 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

Could be some electrical problem, check wires and harnesses connections (cleaning job); also check description and testing HERE.

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The P0432 means "Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2), the problem is there.
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98 gmc sierra 1500 5.7 po430 code


Below is a general description of the problem. Check the following possibilities and we can go from there.


DTC

P0430 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)

Description
Indicates Bank 2 catalyst system efficiency is below the acceptable threshold.

Possible Causes
Use of leaded fuel
Damaged Oxygen Sensors
Malfunctioning ECT
High fuel pressure
Damaged exhaust manifold
Damaged catalytic converter
Oil contamination
Cylinder misfiring
Downstream Oxygen sensor wires improperly connected
Damaged exhaust system pipe
Damaged muffler /tailpipe assembly
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Code p0432 main catalyst effic below threshold (bank 2)



  • Most of the time a P0423 code alone is the Catalytic Converter.
  • An exhaust manifold leak can cause this code too.
  • You can have a leak test performed on your exhaust and see if this is causing the code but it is more than likely your CAT.
  • If your engine is using an obsessive amount of oil or coolant this can cause that code too, a base engine problem that is.

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Check Engine light code P0432


P0432 - Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2
The ECM or PCM monitors the front an rear O2 sensors. The ECM or PCM detects Warm up Catalytic Converter when the sensors are out of specifications.

DTC is set when the ECM or PCM detects rear HO2S value difference becomes closer to value of front HO2S. The ECM or PCM monitors when vehicle speed is 25-60 MPH, load is 22-45 percent and engine speed is 1000-3000 RPM.

Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

Possible causes
- Warm Up Three Way Catalytic converter deterioration or malfunction. - Exhaust system leaks. - Loose front or rear HO2Ss. - Front HO2S malfunction. - O2 sensors harness or connectors

Possible solution
- Replaced Catalytic Converter - Replaced rear O2 sensor - Repair wire harness or connectors

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Need to know whatDTC's P0420 and P0432 mean for my 2002/3 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 ltr V8 Thanks Colin


420 is catalist below threshold bank one.
432 is catalist below threshold bank two.

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I have a 1996 Lexus LX450, engine light came on. The DTC is P0420


With that code you most likely have to replace the catalytic converter.You can try to reset the light but it will come back in time.

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