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05-07-2009, 08:42 PM #1
check engine light????
So every once-in-awhile i get a check engine light, i put my OBD2 scanner on it and it give's me the same code every time- "catalyst effieciantcy below threshold" , I'm not sure what that means.
99' Chevy Tahoe
5.7 Litre Vortec
Flowmaster true dual exhaust
Super sport fog lights
Pioneer stereo W/ 12"sub
bike & kayak rack
stock 03' tahoe wheels
05-07-2009, 08:51 PM #2
check engine light???
Looks like your cat took a dump.
05-07-2009, 10:21 PM #3
Yep, bad cat or bad O2 sensor. You don't state the code number or which bank, when I got that code (P0430), I switched the post cat O2 sensors to see if the code followed the sensor or not. Once I determined it wasn't the sensor, I replaced the cat.'98 K1500 Suburban LS 5.7 L 4L60E NV246 ARB
'92 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 4.0 L A4LD BW13-54 Trac-loc rear
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05-08-2009, 06:50 AM #4
Honestly, i dont even have a cat, it didnt have them when i bought the truck. could the previous owners wired something wrong when installing the dual exhaust?
05-08-2009, 09:36 AM #5
If there is no cat, that is why the computer is telling you the cat is inefficient. You will have to put cats in to make it go away.Gary
99 K 1500 Suburban
78 Silverado Big 10 w/factory 454
00 S-10 Blazer
1976 Trans Am
1980 Honda CB900 Custom
05-08-2009, 09:05 PM #6
well i can erase the codes with my scanner. and after i erase it, the code comes back in about a month. so i'll just keep erasing the code
05-08-2009, 09:10 PM #7
check engine light????
When you clear the code it take a few cycles before it throws the code again. The truck doesnt know if the cat is removed or bad, it just sees dirty O2.
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