Question about 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

1 Answer

What is the 1998 Ford F150 Drive cycle - how many miles ? I need to get an emissions test, and I recently disconnected the battery so the computer "was not ready" yesterday

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 79,865 Answers

IT IS NOT A CERTAIN NUMBER OF MILES
READ THE TEST DISCRIPTION AT THE WEB LINK BELOW, FOLLOW IT TO THE "T"
http://www.obdii.com/drivecycleford.html

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I replaced battery but now it won't pass emission test because the "Drive Cycle" wasn't reading. What do I need to do to "read"?


Your vehicle needs to relearn itself, and run tests on the emissions equipment.

Your car is a rolling smog machine. The law requires that the computer test ALL of the emissions parts regularly.
Items such as engine sensors and misfire counters can easily be checked by virtue of the engine running. But SOME components aren't computer components. So to test them the car must be driven for a period of time, in a certain manner so that the computer can test them (fuel cap, catalytic converter, EGR valve, etc.).

When you disconnect the battery, the computer loses the results of the last test (pass or fail) and registers a "not ready" status during the test.

Most of the techs can manage to clear nearly all of the MONITORS in less than 10 miles or so. To see how this is done, do a "Google" for OBD II DRIVE CYCLE, and read the procedure.
If you are unfamiliar with this protocol, simply drive your car for 50-100 miles or so, but not all at one time. It needs some cold starts, some warm-up time, some stop and go and some easy freeway cruising. Then take it back for re-test.

Oct 17, 2015 | Chrysler Pacifica Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What is the drive cycle for a 1998 dodge stratus that showed incomplete on emission test?


On most models, you need to drive 100 miles after the engine reaches operating temp. The drive needs to include both highway and city travel at various speeds.

Oct 16, 2014 | 1998 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

What is the drive cycle for a 1998 Aurora, Battery was disconnected and need to reset sensors. Will not pass or fail smog test. Was told that i needed to do a Drive Cycle to reset the sensors?


This means you must drive the car long enough for all of the self-tests to run. Depending on the test it could be a single start and run to many cycles and many miles. Usually after about 50 miles of driving you have completed most tests.
I'm not sure where you are located, but in Ohio you can ask and have the car run on the dynamometer and compete your smog test this way.

Oct 11, 2010 | 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora

1 Answer

When ever m tuck sits fr a longperiod of time it


every time u disconnect the battery u are resetting the computer have the battery and alternator tested if good need to look into whats draining the battery when off or a short in wiring or a component it takes a few cycles and over 125 miles for emissions alone to reset every time u disconnect the battery and if u also drive with out the battery hooked up u chance damaging the sensors and electronic equipment as well as burning up the alternator

Feb 23, 2010 | 1998 Ford Expedition

2 Answers

1998 f150 reset drive cycle


You have to drive the vehicle after the codes have been reset to let the monitors do their tests....If every test ok it will pass inspection....Its usually about 75 miles.....

Feb 09, 2010 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

2 Answers

My 2002 Grand Prix GT 3.8L Won't pass emissions. Testing center's scanner says car was recently worked on and that the mileage driven since is not enough to recycle check engine light. The ck eng. light...


Nope, you just need more miles. When the car's computer has been disconnected from power (such as when the battery is unhooked), it'll set what are called "readiness codes" when power is reapplied. It takes a certain number of miles to clear these - some cars require 50 miles, some 100 miles, and some (such as some Isuzu models) need very specific drive cycles to clear them. Once the requisite number of miles have been driven without issues, the readiness codes will extinguish and your car should pass.

Dec 10, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

2 Answers

On-board computer not ready for emission inspection 02 ford taurus. replaced battery 1 month ago


This is the biggest flaw in emissions testing. It takes 4 tanks of fuel and 1000 miles of wasteful driving to reset the computer on the FORD TAURUS (I've got a 2000). So much for pollution control!

Sep 14, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Dashboard went dead


alternator.
the vehicle was running off the battery.
if the battery was bad,the truck would run fine off the alternator.
get an avr test done/

May 02, 2009 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

1 Answer

Arizona vehicle emission test


is your check engine light on? if not you can bring it back in to see if the monitors are ready yet, the only thing you can do is drive it until its ready or the CEL comes on good luck and please rate -jeff

Aug 15, 2008 | 1998 Honda Civic

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab Logo

831 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5687 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...