Thanks, one more question...
Thank you very much, I'll give Autozone a try.
OK, I went to Autozone and, sure enough, they have the analyzer. They are not allowed to do the check anymore themselves, because the mechanic's bar association, or some such organization, got pissed at them for taking business away from mechanics. So now they give you the analyzer for a deposit of about $169.00. It comes with instructions and you get all your money back when you return the analyzer. I think you can buy it for about the same price, the guy at Precision-Tune told me he’d have to hook up my car to his $10,000 machine to analyze the problem for a small fee of $90.00.
Now I have another question: After resetting the light there is another test to check I/M monitors. There are about seven or eight monitor probes inside the engine. When you do the check it tells you if that monitor is either: not installed, ready or not ready. My check engine light (CEL) came on because of the O2 sensor probe and after resetting the CEL I now get a “not ready” status for O2 sensor, EGR, and Catalyst system.
Does anybody know if I have to replace the O2 sensor to get the status changed back to ready? Or if it will not now pass the smog test? Or is that a normal status for those probes? Nobody knew anything at the Autozone. I’ll appreciate any help.
Last edited by capnpat; May 1st, 2004 at 05:19 PM.
Reason: I have another question