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Drive cycle for emission test

I recently put an exhaust on my 1997 eclipse 2.0 turbo and reset the codes and put 132 miles on the car and the emission test still has 5 incomplete
what am i diong wrong and what should i do right

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I've gotten the test done twice with the same results, after driving for about 100 miles in between tests. Whats wrong?



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The links below should tell you exactly what you need to do.

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