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Old 01-31-2012, 12:52   #1 (permalink)
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check engine light codes cat converter and evap control??

have a 96 thunderbird 4.6l close to 200,000 miles and i'm getting a check engine light.. can't pass emissions inspection. Car runs fine, idles fine, and doesn't seem to have any power loss at all.

so it looks like i need to replace the catalytic converter but i don't know what the 3rd code (below) is about.

any help with what that code means would be much appreciated and any ideas where i can get a cheap cat converter.

I saw a previous post in here from summit racing for a converter for around $390....looks like i might be able to make an offer for one on ebay and maybe get it a little cheaper.

getting these codes:
p0420: catalyst system below threshold bank 1
p0430: catalyst system below threshold bank 2
p1443: Evaporative Emission Control System, Vacuum System, Purge Control Solenoid Or Purge Control Valve Fault

thanks for any help
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Re: check engine light codes cat converter and evap control??

Check Rockauto, one of our sponsors for the cats. They give our members a discount too. Check the sponsors forum for the info.

I think P0443 for the last code is similar. If so this may help. OBD-II Trouble Code: P0443 Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit
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Re: check engine light codes cat converter and evap control??

thanks, Bert

the rockauto price looks to be cheapest so far....thanks

I'll check that similar code and see what comes of it.

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