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and monitoring fuel demands.
Non-Continuous Monitors -- Unlike the continuous monitors, many emissions
and engine system components require the vehicle to be operated under
specific conditions before the monitor is ready. These monitors are termed non-
continuous monitors and are listed below:
1) EGR System
2) O2 Sensors
3) Catalyst
4) Evaporative System
5) O2 Sensor Heater
6) Secondary air Injection
7) Heated Catalyst
8) A/C system

2.5 OBD II Monitor Readiness Status

OBD II systems must indicate whether or not the vehicle's PCM's monitor
system has completed testing on each component. Components that have been
tested will be reported as "Ready", or "Complete", meaning they have been
tested by the OBD II system. The purpose of recording readiness status is to
allow inspectors to determine if the vehicle's OBD II system has tested all the
components and/or systems.
The powertrain control module (PCM) sets a monitor to "Ready" or "Complete"
after an appropriate drive cycle has been performed. The drive cycle that
enables a monitor and sets readiness codes to "Ready" varies for each
individual monitor. Once a monitor is set as "Ready" or "Complete", it will remain
in this state. A number of factors, including erasing of diagnostic trouble codes
(DTCs) with a code reader or a disconnected battery, can result in Readiness
Monitors being set to "Not Ready". Since the three continuous monitors are
constantly evaluating, they will be reported as "Ready" all of the time. If testing
of a particular supported non-continuous monitor has not been completed, the
monitor status will be reported as "Not Complete" or "Not Ready."
In order for the OBD monitor system to become ready, the vehicle should be
driven under a variety of normal operating conditions. These operating conditions
may include a mix of highway driving and stop and go, city type driving, and at
least one overnight-off period. For specific information on getting your vehicle's
OBD monitor system ready, please consult your vehicle owner's manual.

2.6 OBD II Definitions

Powertrain Control Module (PCM) -- OBD II terminology for the on-board
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