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05-01-2010, 05:39 PM #1
help needed cant pass nj inspection
i have an 03 cobra and cant get catalyst monitor to run. 1st step i took was took of the bassani xpipe with cats and swapped them for the stock h pipe well no luck still. going to try to swap rear 02 sensors for new ones. Now all the monitors are on in the tune and the car has an egr delete kit so i know that monitor wont set but does anyone have any ideas how to set the cat monitor so it will show ready. please help. drove over 200 miles and never got any codes or check engine light.
Last edited by 03yellowconv; 05-01-2010 at 05:40 PM.
05-01-2010, 06:04 PM #2
I do this on my Lightning every 2 years. I just did the drive cycle for the Catalyst monitor 2 weeks ago and it closed. Went to NJ inspection last Saturday and passed. Just driving the car does not get the Catalyst monitor to be ready. You need to follow the drive cycle for the Catalyst monitor. Its pretty easy. Fill gas tank between 1/2 and 3/4. When driving the car after it reaches operating temp. use light throttle and speeds between 25 and 45 mph for at least 15 minutes or longer. Vary the speeds for the whole time. It will work. You can find the Ford drive cycle for the catalyst monitor online. Just Google it. You will PASS NJ inspection with one monitor not ready. I can never get my Evap monitor ready on my 04 Lightning but I still pass.
Last edited by 04MysticCobra; 05-01-2010 at 06:07 PM.
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05-03-2010, 07:34 AM #6
drive cycle still did not work. does anyone here have an egr delete on there 03 or 04 cobra and still get the cat monitor to set i would really appreciate the information,