Question about 2004 Suzuki Forenza
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
Testimonial: "Very helpful,I got charged twice for a smog check last time I replaced the car battery."
The question is even wrong. (it not miles or time)!
we have no idea at what works on you engine or not, or the transmission.
There are 2 classes of monitors.
catastrophic if engine sensor and trans.
and smog systems. (EPA class monitors)
There are many mandated monitors.
each and every one HAS PRECONDITIONals
That must be satisfied,to even begin the tests.
The FSM book is clear on that as is the operators guide telling you all monitors must be run out and passing before any smog test.!!!
auto clearing DTC errors are trips. not miles or time.
facts all. here.
1: CEL lamp out. running.(aka SES or MIL)
2: no DTC errors from engine or TRans or FAIL you will.
3: ALL MONITORS MUST BE RUN OUT AND PASS.
(some states do allow 1 to be pending status!)
the monitors can and will stall, in fact, if the precondidtions are wrong. a fact!.
even a full gas tank stalls the EVAP monitor , fact.
only owning a scan tool or asking your mechanic
to check it can you in fact know if car is ready for the state smog test. a hard cold fact.
Sorry, i dont make the laws, i deal with it.
the EGR will run out (run and pass) if you drive fast hot, engine, then cost to a stop, from fast.
this clears 2 EGR monitors, (for dead egr and stuck open, monitors)
there are more,, but im not telling the full FSM book here, why would I.?
why not, buy the tool and learn to use it
or let you mechanic do what you can't or refuse to do. there is no other way.
most shops will scan it for free, this line here
posted like 1billion times on all car forums.
it's no secret,
runs out means
the Monitor (a test) begins
runs with no errors
and completes and passes.
and the clears the PENDING status to complete.
new more fact, have them,.
Posted on May 29, 2016
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