Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Help on smog

(1996 Acura TL)
in Bakersfield, CA on April 17, 2010
my acura will not pass the readyness test so i can get it smoged help
Displaying 1 answers & 1 comments
Popular Answer
on April 17, 2010
This may sound strange, but if your battery is over 4 years old, replace it. Here are some articles I wrote on Monitors and Drive Cycles that explain why.

http://repairpal.com/Drive-Cycle-Issues read section 4 about the Oxygen Sensor readiness Monitors and how it needs a good Battery or it won't run, I have replaced lots of Honda and Acura Batteries to deal with with this Monitor Problem and with really good success. I do Smog Failure and Smog Problem Diagnosis in a Gold Shield Station in California.
on February 17, 2011
Hello... I have a Hyundai Sonata. The battery was replaced 8 months ago (or at least I hope it was b/c I paid for it). It was recommended by the dealership where I had my car serviced.
Anyway, fast fwd to today Feb. 2011... I've taken my car in for its first smog test - and it failed due to 3 monitors not being ready. One monitor is the Oxygen Sensor. I've got the Drive Cycle from the dealership - and tired that. Per the smog station.... the 3 monitors are still 'Not Ready'. I tried driving it prior to getting the Drive Cycle diagram -as has been recommended here on RepairPal. That didn't work. Now, the Drive Cycle didn't work either. It's impossible to do it exactly b/c I don't have a stop watch to time for 15 seconds & 1 minute requirements in driving, slowing down, speeding up. But I did the best I could. Please tell me if your Gold Shield station can help me. I live in the Bay Area, but I'm willing to drive an hour or two for the right mechanic who can resolve my problem using a dyno & who really knows about these type of monitor problems.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westie camper. My boss had it for 5yrs and it has been sitting for the whole time. He had tri...
I went to go get my 2000 Mazda B 2500 smog it failed because check engine light didn't come on I replace the bulb it ...
Didn't find what you were looking for?