- Nov 3, 2019
- Ontario Canada
The term is incrementalism.The premise that you should have to pay to find out how to get the car they designed to behave is appalling. We can justify that under all sorts of reasons but it doesn't change the bottom line - they have laid out yet another way to pick your pockets. Don't forget, they have zero cost in telling you their procedure. Zero.
The term 'gaslighting' has come into vogue as of late, and is used incorrectly in most cases by people who are trying their damndest to sound smart. But, gaslighting is exactly what automakers (and many other businsses) have adopted as a way of operation. They slowly make changes over time, knowing the public won't notice or care when it's done in small increments. 50 years ago only a few idiots would buy a car knowing they can't fix it...nowadays, people just accept that.
I don't know how to say this in Japanese. But in English it comes out as Tundra...please, in english.
Must be a money making racket. Strip off the smog equipment and transfer your fumes to another set of people in another state.We had this happen on a Nissan once. Couldn't get the car smogged / registered (California) because the sensors wouldn't reset. We went through the drive procedure a couple dozen times, no luck. Dealer didn't know what was going on but politely offered to replace the ECU for a few thousand bucks (more than the car was worth).
Ended up shipping to car to a relative in another state.
please, just pay a mechanic to look at it.......... I can tell you obviously have no idea what you are doing.I don't know how to say this in Japanese. But in English it comes out as Tundra...
The vehicle computer has to be reset every time there is a repair on one or more sensors. If the battery is disconnected you get your reset that way.
I don't know if there is a textbook way to do it. Regardless of that, now the vehicle has to run a period of time for the sensors to become recognized.
At this time most of them will be displayed as not ready on the under-dash connection-to-readout. This is a small box with a LCD display. Another
foreign car I have has the diagrams of the serial bit streams that come out of the computer. I was planning to build a project to display the codes.
But at this point the vehicle (CA) cannot be smog tested until all the monitors become ready.
This document in front of me looks like it was fished out of a bunch of customer problems and possible fixes.
"How to Perform a Chevy Drive Cycle"
condition on and rear defroster on.
accelerate to 55 mph
hold steady for 3 min
decelerate, coast to 20 mph
accelerate at 3/4 throttle to 55 mph
hold steady for 5 min
Then there are individual procedures for CAT, EGR, O2.
The above steps are just bits and pieces of those three pages.
Well....it's hard to argue against the stupidity of humans but certainly the frog's decision to jump out of the water is less expensive and more clear-cut than buying a new car.Frogs are smarter than humans. They avoid the boiling failure - sometimes humans just give the fuck up.
The dealer is doing all the work. Later my smog guy shows me the readout on his handheld instrument.please, just pay a mechanic to look at it.......... I can tell you obviously have no idea what you are doing.
monitors run automatically when criteria is met. criteria that sounds like you havent fixed anything yet.
also have not explaned anything of exactly what is wrong with it, maybe because you dont have an actual scan tool to read specific sensors and values.
chevy has specific drive cycles and sounds like you are just trying to get the catalyst monitors to pass, disconnecting the batteries in a car now wont reset anything as they have a permanent memory as compared to years past. some codes retest after etc 3 key cycles, others only reset with an actual scan tool, which makes all monitors not ready when reset.
so what about the readout on it? lacking a large amount of information here still.The dealer is doing all the work. Later my smog guy shows me the readout on his handheld instrument.
So much for you assumptions.
Bottom line in Kalifornia is a smog test is required for a license sticker and the registration sheet for the glove box.so what about the readout on it? lacking a large amount of information here still.
still doesn't say they are fixing it now or?
what exactly are you looking to accomplish or gain?