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Old 02 May 2012, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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P0420 CAL Help Please

Hi!

Hope you are guys well.
I`ve got lovely Impreza 2001 AWD Nopn Turbo and I`m struggling with one problem.
I am getting the following error:
`p0420 catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1`
I am trying to troubleshoot the problem as the code keeps coming back after the while (I reset the code myself using wicked app called Torque Pro https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en alongside with Bluetooth OBDII OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner Bluetooth OBDII OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner, Scan tool: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics).

Until now I have done (trying to sort the problem out):
1. Full service including new belts, filters, plugs (NGK), oils (Enos),
2. Replaced front Lambda sensor with original one (Denso),
3. Replaced cat with brand new high flow type,
4. Replaced all exhauts pipes under the car (apart from my titanium exhaust which is excellent).

But the code still keeps coming... I have been to many garages but nobody seems to tell me what`s wrong. I am thinking about replacing rear sensor now as there is nothing else I can think of.. It is really annoying as I spent already quiet lots of money but nothing has sprted the issue..

Can you please help me out what to do or point me somwhere with a friendly advice?

Thanks so much in advance!
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 08:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: P0420 CAL Help Please

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the P0420 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold
typical code for a de-catted zorst, I charge 25 to remove the code for ever.
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the P0420 means Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold

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Hi, yes I know that is what the code means. but the problem is I replaced so many parts (listed in my post above) including catalytic converter and lambda sensor but code still keeps coming back..
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stop wasting you money and whip the hex rom off the ecu and turn the code off and reflash the image back, job done and saved you a stack of wasted cash,
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I would love to do that but I dont know how.. Can you please link me into step by step guide please?
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