Drive cycle for OBD II Trouble Code test

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Richard Steinfeld, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. This continues the prior thread "Innova Code Reader first try"
    regarding downloading stored codes with the Innova/Equus 3100
    code reader.

    Vehicle: 2000 Sonata 6 cyl.

    The car's computer is reporting back on all systems except two:
    catalytic converter and oxygen sensor. The code reader displays
    blinking icons "C" and "O", which mean that the monitors have not
    been run or completed.

    I called the code reader's manufacturer this morning. The tech
    said that the car's computer won't give a complete result if the
    car has not been put through the appropriate drive cycle. He
    referred me to the Hyundai shop manual for a description of the
    drive cycle. I can't find anything about a drive cycle on the
    Hyundai tech web site. When I told Innova's technician that
    Hyundai posts the complete shop manual on their web site, his
    reply was, "If the drive cycle isn't in the manual, it's not a
    complete manual."

    I need to know the drive cycle sequence for each of these
    monitors for my car. Where can I find this information?

    This brings up another question: if the manual on the web isn't
    complete, will I get a better manual if I buy the printed version
    from the dealership? I assume that this is the same book that's
    marketed by Helm -- is this correct? (Actually, two books,
    including the electricals).

    Thanks.

    Richard
     
    Richard Steinfeld, Mar 22, 2005
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  2. Richard Steinfeld

    hyundaitech Guest

    What you see on the website is what's in the manual. The drive cycle isn't
    in the hard copy of the shop manual, either. There was a period of time
    when it was important for Hyundai America to find out info about the drive
    cycle, so they did their own digging. But Korea wouldn't tell them. They
    had to find it out for themselves. To my knowledge, there is no published
    drive cycle for your vehicle. The report I hear is that Korea wants to
    keep this quiet for proprietary reasons.
     
    hyundaitech, Mar 22, 2005
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