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Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus


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dusto74
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Feb 19, 2011, 2:43 PM

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Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus Sign In

I have a 2003 ford taurus the code that comes up is po430 I have cleared the code and it does not come back on for a while but it does come back on i am woundering what it is that would most likely make this come on ''? would it be the O2 sensor or a pluged Cat ? Unimpressed thanks


Hammer Time
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Feb 19, 2011, 2:46 PM

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Re: Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus Sign In

It's going to be a bad Cat but not because it's plugged. it just chemically, is not doing it's job any more.



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dusto74
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Feb 20, 2011, 1:57 PM

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Re: Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus Sign In

Is there anyway to clean it out ?


Hammer Time
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Feb 20, 2011, 2:04 PM

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Re: Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus Sign In

No, replace it.



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dusto74
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Feb 20, 2011, 5:13 PM

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Re: Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus Sign In

What sucks is it comes with two cats on it but only one is bad but to replace the one you have to replace both and that cost 400.00 but i guess thats cheaper then a new motor ''thanks for your help


(This post was edited by dusto74 on Feb 20, 2011, 5:18 PM)


Hammer Time
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Feb 20, 2011, 5:24 PM

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Re: Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus Sign In

That's cheap. the dealer gets a lot more than the exhaust shops.



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dusto74
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Feb 20, 2011, 8:02 PM

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Re: Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus Sign In

yea 400.00 is just the part 'but ill work it out Angelic


Hammer Time
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Feb 20, 2011, 8:06 PM

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Re: Code PO430 on 03 'ford taurus Sign In

Here are the dealer prices

Catalytic Converter Catalytic Converter Front 4F1Z5F250A------------ $1800.00

Rear From 5/24/01 3F1Z5E212B---------------------------------------- $1333.33



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Feb 20, 2011, 8:07 PM)






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