Car

Ask a Mechanic Online and Get Answers to Your Car Questions

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Car

Went to have a NC Inspection on my MKZ. Too many unset (not…

Customer Question
Went to have a...

Went to have a NC Inspection on my MKZ. Too many unset (not ready) readiness codes (4). Tech said the OBD Drive Cycle was not completed. The battery was not disconnected in the past year. The battery was replaced in mid 2016.

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?

Catalyst, O2 Sensor Heater, Evaporative System, and O2 Sensor. Did not try reset.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your MKZ?

2009

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your MKZ yourself? What have you tried so far?

I’ve not done anything, just some research about OBDII. The info about the 4 readiness monitors came from the NC Inspection station.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I have supplied all the info that I know about

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Car
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Car Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
1/18/2018
Auto Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago
Mechanic01
Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 2,063
Experience: Owner at Baltic investments
Verified

Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started! Is there a check engine light on?

Ask Your Own Car Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No the check engine light is not on. In fact no warning lights are lite now nor did they light on during this event. I drove to FL and back during the holiday season, no problems or lights during the trip, other than low tire pressure warning, inflated tires to spec which shut the warning light off, no problems with the MKZ since then. NC Safety Inspection failed this past Monday.
Auto Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

you could have a faulty light, did hey say if the computer had any codes in it?

Ask Your Own Car Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Let’s continue with the msg
Auto Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

you could have a faulty light, did hey say if the computer had any codes in it?

Ask Your Own Car Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He said that the computer did have codes in it.
I did a startup diagnostic and did not see any faulty lights.
Auto Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

thats a new one to me, has to be something wrong with the computer on there end or yours, but I dont know so ill open this back up to the others to see if they can assist

Ask Your Own Car Question
Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 1,039
Experience: master tech
Verified

Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech of over 40 years experience here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better.I have read your notes and have a question before we proceed.

Ask Your Own Car Question
Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

Did the shop make any recommendations to fix your situation?

Ask Your Own Car Question
Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

ECU monitors are the internal components of the vehicle's ECU that read inputs from the various senors , they will not turn the engine check light on but will not allow any emission tests to be completed. Usually when these monitors are incomplete it was because the power source to the ECU was lost at one time and needs to go through a driving cycle to re set them. In some cases if they do not re set the ECU has to be replaced. I would check that the EFI & ECU fuses are ok then have a shop put a scanner on it to see if it needs flashing or replacing.

Ask Your Own Car Question
Auto Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

My goal is to give you the best experience possible! I hope I have earned a 5 star rating! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know. In the process of helping you I will use sources from all different places that I feel fit and to the point that will speed up my help for you. This may include links, videos, shop notes and procedures as well as my own personal experience of over 40 yrs in the trade.

Ask Your Own Car Question
Ask Peter Bagley Your Own Question
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 1,039
1,039 Satisfied Customers
Experience: master tech

Peter Bagley is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

The nearest Volvo dealer is 160 miles away. Best $15 bucks I have spent in a long time!

Paul MCorpus Christi, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Technician

1,243 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Ted G.

Ted G.

ASE Certified Technician

1,724 satisfied customers

20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

1,537 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Auto Service Tech

669 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Former ASE Master Tech

2,520 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

2,181 satisfied customers

ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,000 satisfied customers

12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes

< Previous | Next >

Related Car Questions
I have a 2010 Nissan Versa.doe,s this car have a timeing
I have a 2010 Nissan Versa.doe,s this car have a timeing belt,or timeing chain? and when should they be changed?… read more
George H.
George H.
ASE Certified Technician
Associate Degree
1,537 satisfied customers
Working on a paccar mx 13 getting code p102c. P102c yes i
yes i have read codes but need troubelshooting help … read more
Dan
Dan
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
0 satisfied customers
I have a 2014 IQ sicon, there is a noise when I turn on the
I have a 2014 IQ sicon, there is a noise when I turn on the heater. … read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,243 satisfied customers
Barina 2006 hazard lights flashing with engine off, taken
Barina 2006 hazard lights flashing with engine off, taken out fuse still fkashing … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
76 satisfied customers
Book time to replace inner tie rods on 04 Allroad V6 is like
Book time to replace inner tie rods on 04 Allroad V6 is like 10 hours. That seems excessive. What is the catch? Why can't you just use a tool like this http://a.co/h3umibl ?… read more
EuroDoc
EuroDoc
Owner
Bachelor's Degree
1 satisfied customers
My wife drives a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2WD, with 2.7L
My wife drives a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2WD, with 2.7L engine. She has been complaining of a burning smell when she is stopped for light/stop sign or after parking. I've opened the hood and smell it, … read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
0 satisfied customers
The code P705 keeps coming on. Reset comes right back on
the code P705 keeps coming on JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it? Customer: Reset comes right back on P705 JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota? Customer: … read more
jim
jim
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
702 satisfied customers
HOW TO REMOVE DOOR PANELS ON A 2012 BUICK REGAL. And nothing
HOW TO REMOVE DOOR PANELS ON A 2012 BUICK REGAL JA: Are you fixing your Regal yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: YES,and nothing yet JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
How do I remove dashboard? I have found only a couple of the
How do I remove dashboard? I have found only a couple of the screws. Console has been removed along with radio and climate control box. Must remove more of dashboard to access blend door actuator… read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5.9 litre gas engine. Horn does not
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5.9 litre gas engine. Horn does not work. When I push the horn switch, the right side turn signal indicator lights and the right front turn signal lights but with the parking … read more
Expert
Expert
17 satisfied customers
When driving I feel hesitation and a slight jerk. 2005
2005 Chrysler 300c, just had a new fuel tank put in and a tune up. … read more
Stephen, MBA
Stephen, MBA
Master's Degree
166 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 cadillac dts is having issues the check engine
I have a 2007 cadillac dts is having issues the check engine light just came on and its shaking I can smell it burning some were in the hood and when I accelerate the check engine light is flashing… read more
Stephen, MBA
Stephen, MBA
Master's Degree
166 satisfied customers
How can I reset the "Service Required" notice in the 2013
How can I reset the "Service Required" notice in the 2013 Range Rover Sport? … read more
Nick Gordyn
Nick Gordyn
21 satisfied customers
Security light flashing when key out of ignition. Blink
blink about every second or so... I have turned the security system off... no change … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,610 satisfied customers
I have a no start issue with my 1996 Chev K3500, 5.7L
Good morning, my name is*****: What is the make/model/year of your car? Customer: I have a no start issue with my 1996 Chev K3500, 5.7L vortec. … read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Auto Service Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
669 satisfied customers
Excessive oil consumption. Three weeks ago. 2011 GMC
Excessive oil consumption JA: When was your last oil change? Customer: Three weeks ago JA: What is the make/model/year of your car? Customer: 2011 GMC terrain JA: Are you fixing your Terrain yourself?… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Auto Service Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
669 satisfied customers
2009 Dodge Ram 1500: After jump starting my truck today, the
2009 Dodge Ram 1500: After jump starting my truck today, the auto headlights, thermostat controls (blowing hot air) and the vent controls were not working. The lights were not working as well. Headlig… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,644 satisfied customers
After repair work on Ign sw,air bag lite on. Don't know.
fixing it myself. when working on ign sw I had airbag off steering wheel and didn't know how to reinstall sw coil by centering it and I did move it. … read more
eric remington
eric remington
FORMER SHOP OWNER/TECHNICIAN/INSPECTOR
associates degree
308 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x