getting a 420 and a 1296 code on my 2001 Durango what do they mean?

Asked by Jun 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM about the 2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

after running a bit it loses power and won't stay running and is hard to restart is at all.  
Tried the ignition trick to pull up codes and got a P0420 and a P1296. What's up?

2 Answers


P0420 - Catalyst Sys Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) P1296 - bad Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor


You can see what all the codes mean on this site:

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