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2000 Saturn "NOT READY" for emissions

2000 Saturn comes up as "not ready" when I take it to emissions. No work has been done in quite a while. Since the first "not ready" I've driven it over 400 miles. Help!

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Solution?.. Go to Saturn's web site

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