by the drive cycle system check how do I fix this the van has no codes but he wont smog it cuz of those two drive cyclr test are not complete HELP!!!!!!!
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager Question: smog tech says that the O2 cold start heater and the cat. are not being received
Answer #1ziptie12 April 29, 2013, 16:50Master
Bring it to an independent garage (prefferably one you know , or has good reputation) and have them scan it to see what's happenning.
Replymrshadey, April 30, 2013, 00:46Enthusiast
thats what he said >>> I need to know if I actually run the exact drive cycle recommended by the dealer will it fix the O2 sensor heater and cat not being sent to the drive cycle check list that's my????????????
Replyziptie12, April 30, 2013, 06:19Master
Drive it a few hundred miles and see if the readiness codes all set...................IF they don't , then there is a problem , that would most likely need to be diagnosed and repaired before the monitors will set. You don't have a shop in your area you trust , do you?
Replymrshadey, April 30, 2013, 08:49Enthusiast
the shop is my driveway I am the master shade tree mechanic
Replyziptie12, April 30, 2013, 17:52Master
How many leaves does your scanner have? Maybe you can get a copy of the factory service manual , but I would just drive it 'til the monitors set (that you CAN check with just a simple code reader). Remember , it may be a few hundred miles , depending on driving habits and conditions.
Replymrshadey, April 30, 2013, 20:18Enthusiast
thank you it has thousands
Replyziptie12, May 01, 2013, 05:34Master
Oak or Maple??... Seriously , could you get your hands on a scanner that will give you 'live' data? That would really help your situation especially trying to knock it out yourself. Even if you got a little 'code reader' to watch the readiness monitor 'status' it would still help. Those run maybe $50.00-$100.00 for one compared to several hundred at minimum for one that reads live data (reliably).
Replymrshadey, May 02, 2013, 05:59Enthusiast
tea I know the only one that the smog tech used to check them was just a hand held obd2 test only flashing
icons on it codes ?? Oh hey maple is a very pretty tree but im a hard head so ive got to say oak
will the real scanner help determine the problem