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My engine light came on. i had an OBD2 scan done and the code P0430 popped up. it's nthe catalyst system low efficiency bank 2. on the way home tonight my truck started shaking and vibrating a little at 55mph. what does that mean?

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The low efficiency bank 2 means that the material inside the catalytic converter is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. FYI. Bank 2 refers to the side of the motor with cylinder number 2 on it.

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