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I have not ready result 2002camry smog check. What is the

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I have not ready result for obdii for my 2002camry for the smog check. What is the best drive cycle for my car
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Customer: Just trying to pass the smog test. The car had some work done recently, total clutch replacement. Needed the ignition replaced and tightened all bolt after I discovered some loose
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  john replied 9 months ago.

honestly I just drive 100 or so miles of mixed driving

below is the drive cycle to perform and as you see, it is not mileage based. but condition based. Make sure to do this exactly as described

  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 without 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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Expert:  john replied 9 months ago.

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