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(1999 Ford Crown Victoria)
in Rogers, AR on March 11, 2009
ok i have a code P0430 i know what it means...ok what would cause it...would leaking fuel injector do it?...ok i have a ex-police car well the 99 crown vic and i just replace the egr vavle and now it's smokeing if you stomp the gas it just started doing this after i replaceed the egr vavle? it has alot of power and ever thing so i don't know....oh and by the way when the code P0430 set's in the computer then it starts to use more gas so i don't know if that helps but i thought i tell please let me know if you can help me....OH AND ONE MORE THING MY AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON. WHEN I START THE CAR THE AIR BAG LIGHT COME'S ON AND IT FLASHES 3 TIMES THEN A PAUSE THEN 2 MORE TIME'S IT DOES THAT LIKE 3 TIMES IN A ROW AND THEN IT STAY'S ON WHAT DOES THAT MEAN???? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP...
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on March 12, 2009
P0430 is a when the CAT efficiency threshold is to low for the bank 2 CAT. How many miles are on your car. Since it was an ex-police car, I am sure that it has been 'ridden hard and put away wet' many a time, which would wear out the CATs. A leaking injector would generally trigger a fuel trim code for the system being to rich. ( P0172 etc ) Be sure you do not have any misfire counts or these can trigger CAT codes on a Ford, usually from the Coils misfiring so be sure to check each cylinder for its misfire count numbers. If they are near zero, it is typically the CAT.

Your Air Bag Light is transmitting a trouble code. Does your horn work properly and does your cruise control work? If not, it is usually a problem in the steering wheel/air bag module. Code 32 or B1932 means that the system has lost its ground. ( often a clock spring in the steering wheel that connects the Air Bag to the system as well as the Horn.
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