First off I know the very basics about cars and that's it so please deal with me. I need an inspection done. My check engine light was on. I went to a friend who was able to turn it off. He told me to drive at least 40 miles before getting the inspection done. I drove almost 50. I failed. The receipt says: Readiness fail; Monitor catalyst not ready; Monitor evap not ready; Monitor O2 not ready. From what I'm reading online if I'm correct the monitors in my car weren't reading the information because of what my friend did and that's why it didn't pass. Not necessarily because I need to get anything fixed on my car to pass. But if that's correct why did the mechanic tell me that if it wasn't for the O2 I would have passed and that what I need to do is put crc guaranteed to pass in my fuel tank with a full tank, drive it till almost empty then go back and it will pass? I'm so confused over this. Is this something that will make that monitor go on?
have the same problem?
Monday, February 1st, 2016 AT 6:20 PM