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Inspector had bad news. Did not pass inspection. Asked me if had not been driven in a while or battery just replaced. Answered yes to both. He told me that some relays had not set. I could not get more info but was told to drive mixed freeway and city about 70 miles and they would re-inspect. Anyone shed any info on "relays not set"?

2001 Towncar 73,300 miles, no codes or other contra indications, after new battery set radio stations and clock filled tank with premium fuel, all looks good
 

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It’s a P1000 code, the PCM takes time to relearn adjustments to achieve steady lambda across various running conditions for optimal running and emissions control. Once achieved the error code will go away, unless there is a problem in which you will get a check engine light and other error codes. Has nothing to do with relays
 

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I figured the inspector didn't know whether it was bored or punched! Grog6, thanks, but there are a lot of NASA terms in that page that I have no idea what they mean. MIL, ECT, DTCs, Sound like let car warm up, drive it. I printed this out so DW can read it to me during..... I suppose this is for me since it's not a Villager, Probe or Escort. God forbid when I replace the battery in the Mini Cooper!!!

For all other Ford Vehicles Pre-Conditioning Requirements: · Cold soak the vehicle for 8 hours · No DTCs present · Fuel fill between 15% & 85 % Driving Procedure 1) Start the vehicle and idle for four (4) minutes. 2) Idle the vehicle in drive for 40 seconds (neutral for M/T). 3) Accelerate to 45 mph, using ¼ to ½ throttle (M/T stay in second gear for at least 5 seconds). Accelerate for at least 10 seconds and shift through to 5th gear.

Drive with a steady throttle at 45 mph for 30 seconds. 5) Stop the vehicle and idle in drive or neutral for 40 seconds. 6) Drive at speeds between 25 and 45 mph for 15 minutes. Use ¼ to ½ throttle accelerations. Include the following conditions: · At least 5 stops with ten seconds of idle time. · At least 3 steady speed sections of 1 ½ minutes duration. 7) Drive the vehicle between 45 and 60 mph for 8 minutes (use high gear). 8) Maintain a steady speed between 45 and 60 mph for 5 minutes. 9) Drive the vehicle between 45 and 60 mph for 8 minutes (use high gear). 10) Stop vehicle, idle for 40 seconds.
 

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Wow; Hi, Leslie!
 

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Okay. So the procedure calls for no Diagnostic Trouble Codes present. XR7-4.6 mentioned that it's a P1000 code. Do I need to have someone clear that code? B4 I follow the Ford Drive Cycle? I don't have any "check engine" warnings.

Thanks Brandon for the clarification on NASA terms (acronyms). I think I have a good road just north of us that I can perform that drive cycle.
 

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The P1000 will clear itself when the PCM thinks there's been enough driving; it's not a "clearable" code per se.

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