Went to update my inspection sticker and was told it would not pass because of an emissions issue. is this a common problem? it seems to me that an 11-year-old nissan should not be failing an emissions test. does anyone know what i might be able to do to fix this? i only plan on having this car for another year or two so i can't see putting any serious money into it.
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Re: won't pass due to emissions
O2 senser usually fail.
anything else fail??? did the inspectionstation tell you what need to be done to pass.??
do you have the print out of the inspection????
any machanic should be able to fix what ever the problem is.
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My state doesn't even do vehicle inspections, anymore. Hasn't done so in many years. If inspection places don't drive the vehicle and no check engine lite on and no codes. I don't know if they do sniffer tests? I thought inspections was mainly for emission issues? I guess you filled it up with oil? Your talking about engine oil? You didn't check anything on this vehicle before you bought it?
After reading your post, that whole vehicle has got me worried, not just the sticker. Take it to different mechanic have him give it the once over. See if it is safe to drive. I can't see anything from here. Safety is your responsibility.
I can't comment on the dealership. I don't know. I don't line in New York state, I don't know the laws?
if you only drive your car on short journeys the exaust system carbons up and you give out more emissions .the mechanic is right drive it a long distance ,and bring it back in while it is really hot to be ytested
You can try disconnecting the battery for a minute then driving about 15-20 miles on the highway while trying to stay at about 55. This will often rebalance the sensors in the emissions system. Note: you must drive the minimum distance required by your ECU, or you'll fail inspection automatically due to lack of adequate feedback from your your OBD.
hi what part of the inspections? emissions? normally if you have the engine light on and you have high emissions, this is normally due to a bad o2 sensor, but that's just a guess, you will be better off getting the code read on a diagnostic's machine to find out what the error is, the belt can and can not have things to do with it, if the timing was out that would have an effect but if the vehicle is running ok then i very much doubt that will be anything to do with it but like i said if timing is out it will...hope this helps