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Need Help With Drive Cycle(s)

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Hello there,

I got a sensor change a while back, end of October last year. The OBD2 codes were reset.
Now last time they were reset i just went back and forth to the grocery store and maybe a few other places and the monitors all became 'ready'. This time i hardly drove at all do to covid and some other problems so i stayed home for 3 or 4 weeks at a time using various grocery delivery services for food and water and other supplies. This means even though it has been some time since the codes were reset since the car has not be driven very much at all some of the monitors are not ready.

Now i have read about the drive cycle for the 1998 v70 Volvo but they are a bit complicated and for other reasons also i dont think i can do a drive cycle myself, so i was wondering if there is anyone or any service that would do this for you for a fee?
This would help A LOT as this is more difficult for me than most repairs or other things about the car.

If you know of anyone or any service or service station in the central Jersey area that can do this please let me know.

Thanks a hell of a lot in advance :-)
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Post by abscate »

Which ones aren’t ready? If it is evap you can force that one in VIDA, I’m not sure about VOL FCR
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Depending on car, year etc you might not have to have all monitors cleared. I can smog my S70 in CA even though the evap monitor is not ready.

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abscate wrote: 06 May 2022, 02:41 Which ones aren’t ready? If it is evap you can force that one in VIDA, I’m not sure about VOL FCR
Hi,

Thanks for the reply.
There are 6 not ready only 3 are ready.
1. secondary air system
2. cat mon
3. oxygen heater
4. oxygen sensor
5. EGR/VVT sys mon
6. evap sys

I probably drove less than 20 miles since the sensor replacement back in 2021.
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kallekula wrote: 06 May 2022, 05:33 Depending on car, year etc you might not have to have all monitors cleared. I can smog my S70 in CA even though the evap monitor is not ready.
Hi,

Thanks, i am aware of the exceptions and that does help but there are 6 not ready so that's too many for this car/year.
I just havent driven much since the last repair when the monitors were all cleared.
I believe the repair last time worked because it does not throw that trouble code anymore, and that would happen the first drive after clearing.
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Well, Brandon needs a car to drive while he does his power steering rack. Maybe you guys should Volvo Tinder?
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abscate wrote: 06 May 2022, 15:56 Well, Brandon needs a car to drive while he does his power steering rack. Maybe you guys should Volvo Tinder?
Hi again,

Not sure what you mean. Do i know Brandon?
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User Sonic Adventure here. Lives about 30 minutes North of you
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abscate wrote: 08 May 2022, 03:21 User Sonic Adventure here. Lives about 30 minutes North of you
Ok thanks.

But BTW, you know i have read about the "drive cycle" ride a few times and it's a bit complicated but does it really work?
I mean, if you follow the instructions given for a 1998 v70 will the monitors run and (possibly) becomes ready?

I ask about this because i see different drive cycle exercises that work but probably for different cars, so how do i know i have the right procedure?

Thanks much.
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It does work but these three conditions have to be met, too.

Do not exceed 60 mph
Ac must be off
Fuel tank between 1/4-3/4 full
(No full throttle acceleration , too)
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