Catalytic converter not ready for smog

Tiny
FRANK JORQUEZ
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  • 2000 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
I cannot get my catalytic converter to be ready for smog. I have no codes and I have completed the drive cycle. What can I do to get it ready?
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Sunday, January 21st, 2018 AT 10:23 AM

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Tiny
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What is the actual problem? I do not quite understand what the concern is, if you have no codes what is the problem?
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Sunday, January 21st, 2018 AT 11:31 PM
Tiny
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If i'm not mistaken there are 8 codes that need to be" ready" on the OBD, before they actually hook up to the smog machine. Now I know their allowed one "not ready " code
out those codes, however it can't be the catalyst. I hope u understand my? Better. Thank you for your time.
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018 AT 2:03 AM
Tiny
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What country are you in? This may be to do with local pollution laws, where I am we do not have this concern, let me know where you are and I can direct the question to someone that may have a better understanding of this problem.
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018 AT 3:58 PM
Tiny
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Yes, I'm in Riverside Ca.
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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I just took of the catalytic converter it seems to be okay inside has no smell to it nothing's broken inside it's all intact however there were two exhaust bolts loose on it and one of the sensors that were screwed into the catalytic converter was very very loose so I'm not sure if that's going to make a difference why it wouldn't be ready the sensor being loose in those bolts being loose putting it back together now when I'm finished I'll see what happens I'll let you guys know thanks
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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The loose sensor can make a difference, up stream exhaust leaks will affect the cat readings, this may be all you need to do to fix the problem.
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Friday, January 26th, 2018 AT 3:10 AM

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