Mazda Protege Fails Inspection

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Mazda Fails Inspection

Q. I need car I have a 1996 Mazda that I can’t get inspected in Carolina. It keeps showing different readiness codes as not I’ve taken it to four places including the Dealership.

The hooked it up to diagnostics and couldn’t anything wrong with it.

A days later the check light came on. It was misfiring. I replaced the plugs and wires. The hasn’t come back on and been about two weeks.

This was when I took it to be for the fourth time.

Again came out and told me that the codes weren’t ready. called the DMV and they’ve recommended it inspected by a world-wide machine. I the business that has one of these and he said I just need to it longer.

He then recommended me the drive cycle for my car and follow it to a T. I seem to find this on the Can you help with the drive or any other recommendations?

Thank you,


A. I may be something here, but I never of Drive Cycle as they to it. And the Readiness Codes they to has me confused also. While not the brightest bulb in the marquee, I in close to 40 years I would heard of them.

It would be to know what these codes are. If they are to an OBD-II DTC, then it be fairly simple to find out the problem is and get it fixed.

If your dealer can do the State (which I believe they are in Carolina) something to consider is to it to them for inspection and tell you will pick it up after it

Added 8/21/03

I just read your titled Mazda Protege Inspection. I feel for Kristen who get her vehicle ready for an inspection.

The On Diagnostic (OBD-II) system of the is used for the emission test for or newer vehicles in North In order to have an emission the vehicle must be ready. is, all of the supporting Readiness Monitors be in a ready state. (North does allow two monitors to be not set and allow the 1996 vehicle for

A vehicle can have up to eleven monitors: Misfire, Fuel Component, Catalyst, Heated EVAP System, Secondary A/C System Refrigerant, Oxygen Oxygen Sensor Heater and In order to set these monitors, a must be driven in a manner to set monitors as ready.

A few days of around town or highway usually is sufficient to set the monitors. manufacturers have designed OBD monitors to become ready if the of their drive cycle are There are several publishing that provide these cycles for a cost.

However, the dealership should be to provide or at least drive the to set the monitors. If monitors are not setting after conducting the drive to a T, something could be wrong the OBD-II system or one of it’s A dealership should be able to the problem and repair it.

Additional provided courtesy of ALLDATA

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