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What is the Drive Cycle for a 2005 Merc Mountaineer?

Transmission recently replaced. Failed emission test in AZ. OBDII system is NOT READY as repoorted by the vehicle's on board computer. How can this be corrected and what do I do to pass this test?

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Check if there is any obstruction in the path of the pulley or the belt is too tight or this may not be correct one get it fixed by using a correct belt.............

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SOURCE: Failed Emissions test. OBD

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The trick to setting all the monitors is:
Make sure you have more than 1/4 tank of fuel but no more than 3/4.
Clear codes then Do Not cycle key off. Start vehicle and drive,make sure you do at least 2 minutes of steady spead between 40-50 mph and at least 2 minutes at 50-65 mph, usually about a 20 to 25 mile drive will set them..
If you turn the ignition off before the monitors complete then EVAP will have to see a 6 hour cold soak before it will attempt to run again.

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could be ur o2 sensors or clogged catalytic converter these have a lot to do with emmission sometimes its a bad gas cap number one problem evap get a new one and check code again the cap has a seal that if it leaks gives you evap code

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The fuse for the horn would be in the power distribution box located under the hood in the engine compartment (see picture below). Also below is a diagram of the fuse layout. The fuse you want to check will be the fuse in the number 10 position and should be a 15 amp fuse. There is a horn relay as well and the is the relay in that same box in the number 7 position. I hope this helps and good luck.


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