2004 Toyota Sienna P0420 MIL on

Tiny
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  • 2004 TOYOTA SIENNA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 104,000 MILES
My check engine light comes once every month. The code is P0420. Can I test the rear cat by checking the inlet and outlet temp of the converter?How do I do that?
What else could I check?
Thanks!
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Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 12:59 PM

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Tiny
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If you have access to a high temperature digital pyrometer (or an oven thermometer will do), check the converter's temperature fore and aft. A good converter will usually run 100 degrees F hotter at its outlet than its inlet. Little or no temperature change would indicate low efficiency, or a problem with the converter's air supply. Converters need supplemental oxygen in the exhaust to reburn pollutants, so if the air injection system or aspirator valve isn't doing its job the converter can't do its job either.

Check the oxygen sensor/s
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Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 1:27 PM
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Thanks for your input.
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Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 1:32 PM
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Thanks for your input.[/Quote:94f3ae7a03]
Upon further investigation, I noticed codes:Po171, P0174 and P0430 and notP0420!
I did some reading and came to the conclusion that it could be a dirty Maf sensor. Could that be triggering the wrong codes?Thanks.
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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P0171/P0174

A lean fuel condition can be caused by:

* Low fuel pressure due to a weak pump or leaky fuel pressure regulator. (Use a fuel pressure gauge to check fuel pressure at idle)

* Dirty fuel injectors. (Try cleaning the injectors)

* Vacuum leaks at the intake manifold, vacuum hose connections or throttle body. (Use a vacuum gauge to check for low intake vacuum)

* Leaky EGR valve. (Check operation of EGR valve)

* Leaky PCV Valve or hose. (Check valve and hose connections)

* Dirty or defective Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF). (Try cleaning the MAF sensor wires or filament with aerosol electronics cleaner. Do NOT use anything else to clean the sensor, and do not touch the sensor wires)
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 AT 6:25 PM
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Thank you, I will look into it.
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 AT 3:02 PM

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