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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:29 pm
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Default 03 PT cruiser Drive Cycle...

Was wondering if there was a way to get my PT to do a drive cycle. Don't really want to keep taking it back to the smog station until it finally happens. Thanks guys.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:34 pm
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Default Re: 03 PT cruiser Drive Cycle...

For those of us that are completely confused, what is a drive cycle?

See next answer.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:38 pm
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Default Re: 03 PT cruiser Drive Cycle...

Wait one, I found this on a search....

Most OBD II ("On-Board Diagnostics II") diagnostic monitors will run at some time during normal operation of the vehicle.
However, to satisy all of the different Trip enable criteria and run all of the OBD II diagnostic monitors, the vehicle must be driven under a variety of conditions.
The following drive cycle will (theoretically) allow all monitors to run on (??) vehicle. (Note: Drive cycle specifics vary by vehicle!)

1. Ensure that the fuel tank is between 1/4 and 3/4 full.
2. Start cold (below 86°F /30°C) and warm up until engine coolant temperature is at least 160° F (typically requires at least one minute; up to 3 minutes).
3. Accelerate to 40-55 MPH at 25% throttle and maintain speed for five minutes.
4. Decelerate without using the brake (coast down) to 20 MPH or less, then stop the vehicle. Allow the engine to idle for 10 seconds, turn the key off, and wait one minute.
5. Restart and accelerate to 40-55 MPH at 25% throttle and maintain speed for two minutes.
6. Decelerate with using the brake [or the clutch!] by coasting down to 20 MPH or less, then stop the vehicle. Allow the engine to idle for 10 seconds, turn the key off, and wait one minute.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:40 pm
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Default Re: 03 PT cruiser Drive Cycle...

After you disconnect the batteries to get the check engine light to turn off, the car goes through its "drive cycle" It can take up to 200 miles to get it to go through it unless you know exactly what to do ie: go 10-15 mph for 20 seconds then increase to 35 for 15 seconds and decelerate to 0 in 10. Once all the conditions are met the computers sensors will all report. That is why when people reset their check engine light it may take some time to come back on.
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:41 pm
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Default Re: 03 PT cruiser Drive Cycle...

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For those of us that are completely confused, what is a drive cycle?

Wait one, I found this on a search....

Most OBD II ("On-Board Diagnostics II") diagnostic monitors will run at some time during normal operation of the vehicle.
However, to satisy all of the different Trip enable criteria and run all of the OBD II diagnostic monitors, the vehicle must be driven under a variety of conditions.
The following drive cycle will (theoretically) allow all monitors to run on (??) vehicle. (Note: Drive cycle specifics vary by vehicle!)

1. Ensure that the fuel tank is between 1/4 and 3/4 full.
2. Start cold (below 86°F /30°C) and warm up until engine coolant temperature is at least 160° F (typically requires at least one minute; up to 3 minutes).
3. Accelerate to 40-55 MPH at 25% throttle and maintain speed for five minutes.
4. Decelerate without using the brake (coast down) to 20 MPH or less, then stop the vehicle. Allow the engine to idle for 10 seconds, turn the key off, and wait one minute.
5. Restart and accelerate to 40-55 MPH at 25% throttle and maintain speed for two minutes.
6. Decelerate with using the brake [or the clutch!] by coasting down to 20 MPH or less, then stop the vehicle. Allow the engine to idle for 10 seconds, turn the key off, and wait one minute.
Sweet man. Thanks a lot. That is for a PT cruiser right?
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Old 15 Sep 2009, 07:43 pm
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Sweet man. Thanks a lot. That is for a PT cruiser right?
Well, it says it's for a "generic" vehicle that uses the OBD II scanner which I'm pretty sure the PT does.

I plugged in "Chrysler" into the search and found this:

http://img.neons.org/archives/chrysler_drive_cycle.pdf
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Well, it says it's for a "generic" vehicle that uses the OBD II scanner which I'm pretty sure the PT does.

I plugged in "Chrysler" into the search and found this:

http://img.neons.org/archives/chrysler_drive_cycle.pdf
That is exactly what I needed. Thanks a million.
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