2005 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 40000 miles
I recently purchased a 2005 Ford Ranger and took it to get the TX state inspection. It will not pass and the analysis is that the O2 sensor and heater as well as the catalytic converter is not reading as "ready." The check engine light is not on, however. I took it to a shop and they ran another analysis and stated that these parts appear to be working but the computer is not registering the information from the sensor, heater and catalytic converter and the system is not resetting in order to reestablish communication. I was told that the in order to reestablish communication between these components the vehicle needs to be started and run when the outside temperature is 60 degrees or higher and then turned off for at least 4 to 8 hours and then restarted and run again during which all the time the temperature needs to be above 60 degrees. Being that it is January this is a problem. First of all is that accurate information and secondly and more important can you give me a solution to the problem so that I can get the truck inspected? By the way it runs very good and the mechanic states that the components are working properly even though not showing up as ready.
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 9th, 2010 AT 9:27 PM