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Pontiac Torrent P0420 code

Our Pontiac Torrent 3.4 L is coming up with a P0420 code. Which has something to do with Bank one Efficiency... but i think there is only one Cat on that correct? So what are some possible problems?
Also have they fixed the intake gasket leaks that they used to have on the 3.4Ls by 2006?

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Did you have done tune up?this is related but is too late catalytic is gone I heard you can put something to gas to burn out, ask in the auto zone.If you put cheap catalytic problem will be the same difference will be less money in the pocket.

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SOURCE: Cat efficiency below threshold

the cat is bad, you will need it replaced, be sure there is no other problems that would cause the cat to go bad. IE... rich? misfiring , ect.

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SOURCE: 2000 toyota celica fault code p0420 cat efficiency

Neither it probably is the catalytic converter. It is the sensor after the cat that is throwing codes.

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i would renew trhe pair of them to be honest ,and if that didnt clear the emmisions then a new cat as well

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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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I have a 2006 Pontiac Torrent showing codes P0171, P0420 and P0420P. Any help?


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I've had a trouble code( P0420) code come up,


Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1). OK, now tell me that again in plain English please.... let's break it down: the catalyst system being referred to is your three-way catalytic converter; so the catalytic converter is not working properly (i.e. it's not efficient). Bank 1 refers to the side of the engine which contains cylinder #1. On inline engines such as 4 & 5 cylinder engines, there is only one bank. So, to really simply things let's just say that the efficiency of the catalytic converter and/or exhaust pipe and/or O2 sensor is not so great. Hope this helps.

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P0420 CHRYSLER - Catalyst System Efficiency Bank 1 Low
Possible causes- Three way catalyst converter Bank 1
- Exhaust tube
- Intake air leaks
- Fuel injectors may be faulty
- Fuel injector leaks
- Spark plugs may be faulty
- Improper ignition timing
- Engine Control Module (ECM) Tech notes The most common cause it the three way catalyst converter Bank 1 is worn out. Changing just the O2 sensor/Catalytic efficiency monitor usually doesn't repair the problem. If the P0420 code is combined with other codes, try fixing the other codes first.

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- Exhaust tube
- Intake air leaks
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- Fuel injector leaks
- Spark plugs may be faulty
- Improper ignition timing
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