I have a 2002 Acura RSX/S in which the Not Ready is indicated for the catalytic converter. Therefore, it won’t pass California smog. I don’t know how to clear this and make it “ready”. All other indicators are in the ready mode. There are 135,000 miles on the vehicle.
I tried driving about 25 freeway miles without traffic in the following conditions:
10 minutes at any speed. Then 3 cycles of 30 seconds in 5th gear between 50-62 mph followed by 1-2 seconds of closed throttle (which I took to mean, foot off the accelerator). It had no effect. The engine light still blinks 5 times upon key in start position (without turning over engine) before the engine light goes out.
I could use a solution instead of being forced to purchase a new catalytic converter. Is it possible some sensor is bad and not the catalytic converter?