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Buy an ODB reader for $40 and find out if your car pass before taking it to get it officially inspected.


Every car's OBDII diagnostic is going to be slightly different (between manufacturers, anyway), but you should not be dismayed. You have five days until you fail your test, which is more than enough time to ensure your vehicle will be OBDII ready. This of course, does not mean if there is an underlying problem it won't cause you to fail for a different ...


To perform an OBDII Driving cycle do the following: Cold Start. In order to be classified as a cold start the engine coolant temperature must be below 50°C (122°F) and within 6°C (11°F) of the ambient air temperature at startup. Do not leave the key on prior to the cold start or the heated oxygen sensor diagnostic may not run. Idle. The engine must be run ...

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