Im getting a p0420 and 430 codes, should I try cleaning my oxygen sensors
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2004 Chrysler 300M Question: can oxygen sensors be cleaned and how do you clean them?
Answer #1cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, December 22, 2013, 18:40Master
No they cannot be cleaned and neither can the convertors. With catalyst codes check for any exhaust leaks upstream of the O2 sensors. Check the fuel trims and make sure they are not making more than a 15% total correction. Have someone pull the current software level in the PCM and check for updates. The last thing you can check is the O2 sensors for maximum and minimum voltages and the length of time that it takes to switch from rich to lean, and from lean to rich. If all of that checks out then you will be facing replacing the catalysts.
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper December 23, 2013, 05:53Master
seek a diag and est to EXACTLY what the cause is,poss sensors or catt.