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1996 Maxima - Emissions (Diagnostic)Testing isn't reading

6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 190000 miles

About 2 months ago my "Check Engine" light came on, and when I had it checked out it revealed a problem with the O2 sensor & Knock sensors; I've had both replaced. After having that replaced and driving another 400 miles to allow the computer to reset, and another 5 trips to the emissions testing facility, the computer is still not registering to give the emissions a reading. I had the catalytic converter replaced and that did not fix the sensor problem either. I've had idle air control, but the problem still persists. The "Check Engine" light is now off, but the computer still does not give a reading.

HELP!!! How can I get the computer to provide an emissions reading to get my otherwise dependable car back on the road? Please send the response back to my email ...Along1000m@yahoo.com

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  • along1000m Jan 08, 2009

    Clarification....Let's see:
    The Knock Sensor & Idle Air Control indicators were replaced, catalytic converter checked, and now the thermostat replaced just 2 days ago upon the recommendation of someone at Nissan. We're due to do a drive test again to hopefully reset the computer for the emissions reading. Will update w/in the next few days.

  • dan May 11, 2010

    did you have both o2 sensors replaced?

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There is a section inthe manual that tells you how to prepare the car for emissions test which can take less than 2 hrs without driving 400 miles normally if there still a problem the check eng light will come back on shortly after the preperation. if the eng light comes on in acc position on igition switch and goes off the computer is fine.

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