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I took the van up to be inspected on Saturday. It passed the mechanical inspection but not the emissions, but, we knew that going in there and the p0430 is still haunting me.
The code calls insufficiency on bank 2 cat. The misfire was on bank 1. This is very strange to me and a very expensive fix.
The dealer ordered the part, $1600 and some change for crying out loud and I'm due in on the this week for install.
I have watched a video where a failed cat was repaired by poring a gallon of lacquer thinner into 4 gallons of gas. The cat was fixed but then there were problems with the fuel delivery, so I'm not trying that method.
I am going to disconnect the battery to clear any codes. The P0430 is now permanent and can't be erased by my OBD scanner. I will reconnect the battery and hopefully the P0430 code will not be there.
I will drive and most likely code again on the P0430. I will remove the up stream 02 sensors on both cats (while warm) and spray the opening with Sea Foam and let soak for 20 minutes. Then reinstall the up stream 02 sensors and start the engine with any luck the Sea Foam will clear the cats and the code will disappear.
And if that doesn't work I'm in the hole for about $2300 sheckles....
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Maybe try getting a second opinion from an independent?
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Hola,
Looks like last posted on the 14th. Y'all probably wondering what was the outcome of the bad cat. Well,

$3600 to get the cats replaced. I was first quoted $2300 but they have to rip apart the sub-frame to get to the cats and the bolts snapped off requiring surgery to remove those and the control arms didn't survive the surgery and what a **** show. Two days because they had to get a special tool from Snap-on to get the frame pieces apart. The mechanic I trust and is very knowledgeable says the design sucks and the cats are junk !!!! Ford is using the bare minimum pollution grabbing metals in the cats. Junk, junk, junk. The mechanic says he is doing a cat replacement every three weeks. So, my conspiracy mind starts humming and I think Ford has this thing planned from the get-go. They put an engine in that'll fail in less than 100,000 miles, destroy the cats and design a frame around it that'll cost thousands to replace. A win-win for the dealership and Ford the manufacturer from making the extra money off the replacement parts.
My 1997 250 econoline had 169,00 before giving me a problem and I believe that repair was around $600
My 2003 250 econoline got 289,000 miles without any major headaches, hmmm, not much after market profit it that, huh ???? My grandfather always told me,if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, must be a duck !!!!
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Looks like I last posted on 4/15, and I think I quick replied so I'm typing this again for y'all to see !!!!

$3600 to replace the cats in my 2015 3.5L ecoboost transit. I was first quoted $2300 but the bolts snapped when they tried removing the sub-frame to get to the cats which required advanced surgery to extract the bolts and the control arms didn't survive the surgery. Two days to get this done because they had to get a special tool from Snap-on to get the sub-frame apart. What a **** show....
So the mechanic who I trust and is very knowledgeable told me this is a bad design. He's doing these doing one on a Transit right now that has only 20,000 on it. He also says that Ford is using the bare minimum pollutant grabbing metals in these cats. Junk, junk, junk....So now my conspiracy mind starts to hum a little louder....
My 1997 250 econoline had 169,00 miles on it before it gave me a problem and I think that repair was around $600.
My 2003 250 econoline had 289,00 miles on it without a bit of trouble.
Not much after market profit in those vehicles, huh ???? Ford builds an engine that is fouls up the cats at a 100,000 miles or less, then they design a frame around it that costs thousands in parts and labor to replace. Hmmm....My grandfather always told me, if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck....
I am researching NIssans and Chevy's right now and unloading my Transit !!!!
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oops, sorry for the second post, I didn't wait long enough for the first to post....
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