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I HAVE A 97 PLYMOUTH NEON,WHAT IS THE DRIVE CYCLE?

TOOK MY 97 PLYMOUTH NEON TO EMISSIONS, AND IT READ NOT READY. THEY TOLD ME IT NEEDED THE DRIVE CYCLE.

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A drive cycle is a test that the on board computer performs while you drive the car to prove out all the systems on the car that control tailpipe emissions, if it finds a problem it will trigger a check engine light and and the drive cycle will not complete. The correct name of this is the "OBD2 ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL DRIVE CYCLE TEST". "OBD2" is short for On Board Diagnostics generation 2. The test is just driving the car at various speeds, stop and go traffic and idle time, make sure you have at least 5 gallons of gas in the tank as well. Many folks disconnect the battery to clear a Check Engine light when a smog is due, this resets the computer (known as the PCM) and then you must complete a OBD2 drive cycle, which of course will turn the Check Engine light back on.

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SOURCE: where does the vacuum hose go to on a 97 plymouth

There are several vacuum hoses on your Neon.
You need to be specific.
Is it as big as your finger or small a a pencil?
front or back of the engine?
Top or bottom, etc...?
When you open the hood, thee is or should be an Emissions hose routing sticker stuck to the underside of the hood.
If not, find another Neon someowhee and ask to see the sticker or go to the dealer to maybe get one..or...look online for one by Googling it in IMAGES.
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SOURCE: I have a 97' plymouth neon and it wont start, it

Sounds like a timing belt has broken. If you are lucky it has not done more damage. Best to hook up a code reader and see if it is reporting missing cam sensor. If it is, the timing belt is broken.

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