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Patty HI I HAVE A 1998 FORD EXPLORER SPORT, 6 CYL. IM Looking to have my explorer Inspected. When I use a OBD TORQUE Software I get A not pass for Catalyst and Evap. I also get the following $ readings Test report: ------------------ TID:$01 CID:$21 - Rich to Lean sensor threshold voltage(constant) Min: 543 Test result value: 65,535 PASS ---- TID:$03 CID:$01 - Low sensor Voltage for switch time calculation Min: 0 Test result value: 461 PASS ---- TID:$03 CID:$02 - Low sensor Voltage for switch time calculation Min: 0 Test result value: 461 PASS ---- TID:$10 CID:$11 - Max: 37 Test result value: 45 FAIL ---- TID:$10 CID:$21 - Max: 37 Test result value: 54 FAIL ---- Does any of the above information make sense to you. I live in New York, will My explorer pass Inspection. Please Help. Thank you RUTH

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at AskPatty.com

Hello, 

Thank you for writing in. Your specific type of scanner is giving you real time or freeze frame readings that tells you what tests the vehicle's computer is running are passing or failing. Its complex even if you do understand what each test ID stands for and what it pertains to. Typically, people use a simpler type of scanner that gives you a "diagnostic code" that is easier to decode and will help you with diagnostics and further testing. Based on the information you provided, I can see that you have only failed two of the tests, "TID:$10 CID:$11 - Max: 37 Test result value: 45 FAIL ---- TID:$10 CID:$21 - Max: 37 Test result value: 54 FAIL". Based on these tests, I can guess that there is an issue with an O2 sensor, or that you have a misfire that is causing your O2 sensors to detect a problem. You may be able to look at more data on your TORQUE app about the O2 sensors' functions to try and verify if there is a problem with one of them. You may also want to have your vehicle scanned for codes or start looking for signs of a misfire. 

Good luck!


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