smog tech says that the O2 cold start heater and the cat. are not being received on 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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!!!!!!!

by in Fresno, CA on April 29, 2013
1 answer 7 comments
ANSWER by on April 29, 2013
Bring it to an independent garage (prefferably one you know , or has good reputation) and have them scan it to see what's happenning.
COMMENT by on April 30, 2013
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????????????
COMMENT by on April 30, 2013
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?
COMMENT by on April 30, 2013
the shop is my driveway I am the master shade tree mechanic
COMMENT by on April 30, 2013
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.
COMMENT by on April 30, 2013
thank you it has thousands
COMMENT by on May 01, 2013
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).
COMMENT by on May 02, 2013
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

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