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1996 Sebring emissions issue

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Old 11-05-2007, 04:52 PM
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Default 1996 Sebring emissions issue

I am having an emissions problem with my 96 Chrysler Sebring. It has had 3 inspections and failed all three times, stating it is, "not ready". It isn't sending out any diagnosis codes and AutoZone diagnostic shows it should pass. Everyone is telling me to just drive it until the system resets itself. But I have put over 400 miles on it in the last 1 1/2 weeks. Gatewayis telling me that there is something in the motor that is preventing the system from resetting itself. Any ideas?[/align]
 
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:03 PM
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THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 18-18-97, DATED
MAY 9, 1997, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. THIS IS A
COMPLETE REVISION AND NO ASTERISKS HAVE BEEN USED TO HIGHLIGHT
REVISIONS. THIS BULLETIN DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FJ PLATFORM.
SUBJECT:
OBDII Readiness Code Retention
OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module.
MODELS:
1995 - 1996 (JA) Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze
1996 (JX) Sebring Convertible
1996 (LH) Intrepid/Vision/Concorde/LHS
1996 (PL) Neon
NOTE: THIS INFORMATION APPLIES TO FEDERAL EMISSION (SALES CODE NAA)
AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION (SALES CODE NAE) MODELS BUILT PRIOR TO
NOV. 21, 1995 (MDH1121XX) AND ALL 1995 JA MODELS EQUIPPED WITH A
2.0L ENGINE AND MANUAL TRANSAXLE. THE CALIFORNIA EMISSION
MODELS ADDRESSED IN THIS BULLETIN WERE SOLD IN THE NORTHEAST
STATES. CALIFORNIA MODELS SOLD IN CALIFORNIA WERE ADDRESSED
WITH RECALL 678 DATED SEPT. 1996.
DISCUSSION:
The On Board Diagnostic (OBDII) system includes a monitor called readiness codes. The
readiness codes indicate that all OBDII diagnostic tests have been performed and that
diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's) can be read. It has been determined that the readiness
codes may be cleared upon ignition key “OFF” cycles. Absence of readiness codes may
cause owners to fail their emission inspection. To correct this condition, the Powertrain
Control Module (PCM) must be reprogrammed.
 
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:16 AM
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Default Would this aply to the 97 also?

Would this aply to the 97 also. If so is something only the dealer can do?
 
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:44 AM
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contact your dealer.
 
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