Failed emissions inspection because of computer communication failure

Tiny
HIIDYHONEY
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  • 2000 SATURN SL2
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,420 MILES
I wrote you two days ago and even sent in a donation but didn't get an answer just a receipt. How long does it take to get an answer? My car's Texas Safety Inspection was aborted because my car was not communicating with the Inspection computer. It did this at two Firestone's. The O'Reilly tool readout for the PCM is no codes found. The check engine light was on three week ago. I had the gas cap, -02 sensor and Purge Solenoid replaced as well as the air filter. I always turn the gas cap five or even seven extra clicks. The tail light was out and it took three hours to change it because the light kept going out when I snapped the socket back into the lens cover. The car battery went dead on Wednesday because of that. On Saturday It aborted inspection at Firestone for the second time. All the lights worked. The car drives fine. Inspection is due this month. What should I do to get the car to pass inspection? Will driving it on a bunch of highways help?
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 AT 9:18 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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So where are we at now?You need to set the monitors is that what your trying to do?
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 AT 9:26 PM
Tiny
2CARPROS MIKE
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Hi,
We appreciate your donation. Here is the link to your donation question you posted yesterday and our Experts response.
http://www.2carpros.com/questions/pcm-wont-communicate-to-pass-texas-state-inspection

You can work with either expert and we will be glad to help. Use the reply to question link at the bottom of the question page to go back and forth with your expert. You can find all of your posts by clicking your member name to view your questions and responses.

Thanks,
Mike
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
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I haven't done anything else except look at newer cars and left my driving pillow at the car place. I want the car to pass inspection without spending lots of money because I just put five hundred dollars in this car in the last three months. I was hoping it was something simple.
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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 AT 8:35 PM
Tiny
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I want to help so is it setting codes still?Or are you just trying to get the monitors learned?
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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
2CARPROS MIKE
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Once your trouble codes have been cleared you need to drive around 50 miles to reset the monitors before the check engine light will reset enough for the test station to allow it to pass even though it is not showing the check engine light on your dash.
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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 AT 10:40 AM

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