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Roy Belding, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Nissan
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Experience:  41 years expierence on all cars and trucks to 2014
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Maxima: 1996 Nissan Maxima will not pass inspection in the

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1996 Nissan Maxima will not pass inspection in the state of Wisconsin because vehicle has too many OBD monitors not ready. Monitors not ready (EGFR, Catalyst evap, O2) I see there is a NTB 98018. What can I do to get it to pass?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 years ago.
good afternoon my name is ***** ***** I will assist
what recent work was done??? was there an issue with the check engine light??? if so, what were the codes and what was done to correct it.
Roy
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
New battery, struts, and front axle. Check engine light had an issue 5 years ago, but that was fixed by Nissan via a recall notice.
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 years ago.
ok, assuming there is no other issue, a drive cycle needs to be done. it is not just driving the car. it is a very specific way of driving the car to make the monitors run or test themselves and set. you could drive your car 500 miles and not set a monitor because conditions have not been met.
http://www.lyberty.com/car/96-nisssan-drive-cycle.gif
you need to follow the drive cycle exactly for the monitors to run. we never give the car back to the customer and tell them to drive it. we charge 79 to perform the cycle and it will set the monitors unless there is another failure somewhere.
Roy
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
That Drive pattern is for a stick shift. This is an automatic.
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 years ago.
that is still the drive cycle that must be done for the motor. I was reading it over that what I do when I run these cars whether it is an automatic or stick shift.
Roy