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Drive cycle

You don't

First you need to know what work was done
that would require a drive cycle

The repair shop should have that info & only they do
drive cycles

Once you make a repair, you surely have to verify your work,
by doing the proper test drive, before returning the vehicle
to the owner.

This seems to be a common problem

So my personnel opinion is -- that too many shops don't care,
or do not have the info requires to be in the business, or don't
have vehicle knowledge either

I will assume you had transaxle work done
If so, it should relearn your driving habits

Have to find out if you need to do a drive cycle
or if a scan tool is needed as well

Again,nothing you can or will know how to do

Only the shops you deal with, have the info,
unless you own factory service manuals

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Need to know Alero 2002 drive cycle

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Drive cycle for 2000 toyota tundra

Drive Cycles are only in factory service manuals,
few people buy & in the repair shops data bases

No vehicle owner needs to be involved with that.

It is a function of the repair shop to know if a drive
cycle is even needed, before any repairs are performed

Apparently shops do not road test & confirm there work &
blow off the customer with telling them to drive in a certain manner,where it appears from what I see on this site that the shops fail to even make the correct repairs if any as I seldom
see the questions where work was done & even need a drive

You going to have to use Google & the codes or problems
to find out if drive cycles or scanner relearns are nec

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What is a drive cycle and how long is it

Generally speaking, the cycle consists of about 50 miles of regular driving that includes stop and go, freeway, and idleing.
You can do an internet search to find out what the recommended trip is for your state testing.
The engine has to be at operating temp and go thru the routine phases of driving for the computer to decide if all of the sensors are working correctly.

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How to reset the drive cycle on a 2001 lincoln towncar

Shouldn't have any issues just changing a battery on a lincoln

No drive cycle requires much in the way of any miles

Usually two runs to 60 & back to 35 without touching the brake
Something like that.

Normal driving you shouldn't even have to know anything about
drive cycles

When your not accepted at inspection you got other issues

The Evap System is the last to run on my lincoln & may only
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Really need to look at professional scan tool data before
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A drive cycle is what allows the on board computer to test and verify all is working correctly. Here is how you do a GM drive cycle. Click this LINK

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When a repair is done on a vehicle, it takes 2 drive cycles for the ECM, ( electronic control module/computer ) to recognize that a repair has been made.
A drive cycle covers many things that you normally do when you drive the vehicle, including low speed driving, highway speed, braking, idleing. Turn the key off and then do it again.
Dealeships have the equipment to just update the ECM.

If you haven't made two drive cycles you may find the light will go off after the second drive cycle is made.

Without knowing the original symptoms I can't help you beyond this, although you may check your gas cap to make sure it's tight, if it's not it can, and often does cause the check engine light to come on.

I hope this helps you.

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