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Old 03-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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On my 01 Park Avenue the Service Engine Soon light came on. Tested it and code P0420 Catalyst Effiency Low. My mechanic cleared the code it lasted for a little while because he said he has had a few GM'* that have popped up with this code when nothing was wrong. It came back about 2 weeks later. His car is due for smog next year. He wanted to know if the code is cleared before the test will the car still fail? I think it will but I don't want to look like an idiot.
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It may be that your rear O2 is on the fritz. Try changing that out first, then see if the problem returns.
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already changed that when the problem started.
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Mind me asking what brand of )2 you put in it?

This could also mean your cat is dead. And I am pretty sure the federal mandated warranty on the converter is past the time and mileage limit.
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If you chose an aftermarket, be forewarned there can be out of the box issues!! More common place than most believe; I would stick with AC Delco/GM if at all possible.

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