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Old 09-09-2010, 10:49 AM
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Failed NYS emissions inspection-computer failure?

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About 2 weeks ago, my original battery died in my 05 Altima. (2.5L, 5spd) Replaced it, then went for an inspection later that day. (New York State) Passed the safety inspection, but the OBD readiness status came up Not Ready for testing. I was told to drive it for a week to reset the computer & bring it back. 8 days & 1000 miles later, it still shows Not Ready for testing. Anyone else deal w/this? Do I have a bad computer? How can I tell? My 10 day inspection extension is almost up & I need to get this done.

Sorry about the long(ish) post.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Mike

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Hello

About 2 weeks ago, my original battery died in my 05 Altima. (2.5L, 5spd) Replaced it, then went for an inspection later that day. (New York State) Passed the safety inspection, but the OBD readiness status came up Not Ready for testing. I was told to drive it for a week to reset the computer & bring it back. 8 days & 1000 miles later, it still shows Not Ready for testing. Anyone else deal w/this? Do I have a bad computer? How can I tell? My 10 day inspection extension is almost up & I need to get this done.

Sorry about the long(ish) post.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Mike
There is a driving cycle you need to follow thru for all the rediness tests to be completed its more than just putting on a bunch of miles. Usually they have the exact cycle in the owners manual I don't have mine in front of me. Usually its like drive at 50 mph for 5 min coast to stop, turn off the car, turn on car accelerate to 40 mph slow down using the brakes etc. Just vary your driving. If you google OBD readiness drive cycle you can find some generic ones and have your car ready in like 12 miles in 30 mins. You might want to get OBD2 scan tool and usually they have readiness check feature instead of depending on the the shop that you take your car to.
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Thanks for replying batxel. I thought I had varied my driving; (about 500 highway miles/900 stop & go miles.) I just got some info from a local shop which sounds familiar with what you just described. The hardest part is finding a place to do this, as it requires (as you stated) to drive 55-60 for 5 minutes, then come to a stop w/o using brakes. I did it last night @ 11pm on the New York State Thruway, using a rest stop as my starting point. I'm heading for inspection after work today, so hopefully it worked!

Thanks again for your reply.

Mike
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