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I cannot pass emissions because my catalytic converter and evaporative system are

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  • Bonnie Ya?ez
    Bonnie Ya?ez Feb 21, 2012

    are what?

  • k8lyn_20
    k8lyn_20 Feb 21, 2012

    Recently I change the breaks, and had the the air injection reactor pump and relay as well as the air shut off control solenoid replaced.

  • Bonnie Ya?ez
    Bonnie Ya?ez Feb 21, 2012

    what where the readouts of the emissions? i can let you know if its running to rich or lean. post the results of the test

  • k8lyn_20
    k8lyn_20 Feb 25, 2012

    the evap and catalytic injection just said not ready. Thanks, I think we've gotten it taken care of now. Hopefully when its done resetting, (probably another 500 miles) the light wont come on again.

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SOURCE: cant get passed by emission test. No codes are

You have to do a drive cycle, the fuel tank has to be between 1/4 and 3/4 of a tank of fuel, can not be above or below this fuel level.
To perform an OBDII Driving cycle do the following:

1. Cold Start
In order to be classified as a cold start the engine coolant temperature must be below 50ºC (122ºF) and within 6ºC (11ºF) of the ambient air temperature at startup. Do not leave the key on prior to the cold start or the heated oxygen sensor diagnostic may not run.

2. Idle
The engine must be run for two and a half minutes with the air conditioner on maximum and rear defroster on. The more electrical load you can apply the better. This will test the O2 heater, Passive Air, Purge "No Flow", Misfire and if closed loop is achieved, Fuel Trim.

3. Accelerate
Turn off the air conditioner and all the other loads and apply half throttle until 88km/hr (55mph) is reached. During this time the Misfire, Fuel Trim, and Purge Flow diagnostics will be performed.

4. Hold Steady Speed
Hold a steady speed of 88km/hr (55mph) for 3 minutes. During this time the O2 response, air Intrusive, EGR, Purge, Misfire, and Fuel Trim diagnostics will be performed.

5. Decelerate
Let off the accelerator pedal. Do not shift, touch the brake or clutch. It is important to let the vehicle coast along gradually slowing down to 32km/hr (20 mph). During this time the EGR, Purge and Fuel Trim diagnostics will be performed.

6. Accelerate
Accelerate at 3/4 throttle until 88-96 km/hr (55-60mph). This will perform the same diagnostics as in step 3.

7. Hold Steady Speed
Hold a steady speed of 88km/hr (55mph) for five minutes. During this time, in addition to the diagnostics performed in step 4, the catalyst monitor diagnostics will be performed. If the catalyst is marginal or the battery has been disconnected, it may take 5 complete driving cycles to determine the state of the catalyst.

8. Decelerate
This will perform the same diagnostics as in step 5. Again, don't press the clutch or brakes or shift gears.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011

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I have two codes come up when checking why my check engine light is on. P0447 and P0420. Any info on what these mean and what it takes to fix so I can pass my smog test??


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Definition of P0420 is catalyst below threshold. This is indicative of (among other things) a converter that is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). Catalytic converters are not normally a "wear" type item, that is they are not deisgned to wear out and need replacement. If they have failed, it is likely due to something else that caused it to fail.

P0447 Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Valve/Solenoid Circuit Open. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has detected an open within the circuit that controls the vent valve or solenoid for evaporative emission systems vapor.

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Jan 26, 2016 | Hyundai Motor 2002 Elantra

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How do I troubleshoot code P0420 and pass emissions


code p 420 refers to catalytic converter system bank 1--efficiency below threshold ===causes--- catalytic converter,--wiring---HO2S 2 sensor
could be a bad HO2S sensor or a failed cat converter
try the sensor first as they are cheaper than a cat

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Won't pass emissions test. what is the catalyst evap?


it all part of your exhaust system, replace entire thing from motor to tailpipe and be done with it. catalyst evaporator is part of the catalytic converter thats part of yr exhaust system designed to remove impurities, they wear out and have platinum in them thats y they r sooo expensive

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I have a 2000 mazda millenia s the battery keeps


you have 2 separate issues. one is a parasitic draw on the battery from an electrical component. not passing smog is an emissions related concern involving egr, oxygen sensors, catalytic converters, evaporative systems, and engine overall performance.

Aug 28, 2014 | 2000 Mazda Millenia

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Catalyst evaporative system


No such thing. Are you confusing the catalytic converter in the exhaust with the evaporative emissions system that routs fuel tank vapors to a charcoal canister and then into the engine to be burned?

The catalytic converter just takes the exhaust gas through it, and by a chemical reaction with the rare metals in the converter acting as a catalyst, it burns most of the remaining hydrocarbons (unburnt fuel) in the exhaust for a cleaner, less polluting exhaust.

Apr 10, 2014 | 2003 Lexus ES 300

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Car won't pass emissions after replacing catalytic converter


Did you scan for codes to see if there were any besides the catalytic convertor? Unless she's running leaded gas it shouldn't have to be replaced yearly. Is she using an additive that puts lead into the system? I would also check the wire hareness for the O2 sensors. It's not unusual for them to wear and rub a bare spot in the insulation. This will case a short and give a false reading to the computer. Is there any chance that there is a leak in the exhaust? If air is getting in at a joint or a small pinhole ti will screw up the O2 sensor readings.
Hope this helps.

Jan 22, 2014 | 2000 Chevrolet Malibu

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What is the emission controlls evarorative system


Emission control systems have been incorporated into automobiles to prevent pollution by limiting the amount of partially burned and evaporated gases into the atmosphere. These systems have been efficient in reducing the pollution caused by automobiles to a large extent. Automobiles were first manufactured with exhaust emissions control systems in 1966. Since then technology has undergone several changes that has increased the number of cars which use this technology. The emission released is calculated by quantity released per distance traveled. The types of emissions are tailpipe emissions, life cycle emissions and evaporative fuel emissions.
Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter was developed in the early 70's when severe air pollution was emanate, but wasn't made mandatory by the US government until 1976. The catalytic converter or "cat" for short is one of your vehicles main emission control devices. The name was derived from the operation the catalytic converter performs, it takes a catalyst and converts the unburned gases to burned gases, "catalytic converter".
EGR Valve
EGR valves are used is to lower KNOX (NO2) gases which occur when the combustion chamber when temperature reaches over 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit. KNOX gases have proven to cause brain damage and have been mandatory on most vehicles since 1976. An EGR (exhaust gas re-circulation) this valve controls exhaust gases to enter the intake manifold and flow into the combustion chamber at certain times in the operation of the vehicle. To test your EGR valve remove the vacuum line that is connected to the valve, apply vacuum using a vacuum pump to the valve while the engine is running. If the engine stalls the EGR system is working, if not, the EGR valve may have failed.
Tailpipe emissions are released as bi-products of spent fuel that is combusted inside the cylinders of the engine. These omitted gases consist of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. To control tailpipe emissions measures have been taken to increasing engine efficiency. This efficiency involves technologies such as lightweight vehicle design, regenerative braking, decreased rolling resistance, increased ignition voltage, minimizing air resistance and improving power train efficiency.


Lifecycle emissions are products which are released during the manufacturing, maintenance and disposal of the vehicle. The products include volatile solvents such as auto paint and lubricants, manufacturing plant power waste, oil filter and oil changes, heavy metals, tires, landfills, etc. These kinds of emissions are responsible for creating urban smog which consists of heavy molecular gases which pollute our environment.

Temperature change can result in the evaporation of fuel in the tank because of the development of pressure, this is known as gas tank venting. Recently fuel systems have been equipped with a closed system called EVAP, this allows the vapor to be stored in a charcoal canister until it can condense into a liquid and then returned to the fuel tank.

Another emission control system known as the air injection reactor or AIR, oxygen is injected in the exhaust manifold. This system decreases the bi-products of incomplete fuel consumption.


If the emission control system malfunctions the "check engine" light will illuminate. Scan the PCM for trouble codes, repair the problem, then clear codes to re-test system. Most automobile's have an emission system information label under the hood, or consult a repair manual.

The emission system performs regular test while the car is in use called a "test cycle". Tailpipe emission are measured in parts per million or PPM. Presently, the limit for evaporated gases is two grams of HC per hour, which is about one liter per month. At first, the idle test, which was a two-speed test was conducted in the 1980s. Then it was substituted by the dynamometer test in the late 90's, in the accelerated simulated mode or ASM three gases are tested. Various states and countries have developed unique laws about pollution testing of vehicles.

Good luck, and remember rated this help.

Mar 16, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet S-10

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Having the same problem the other guy described.


First of all, these codes are what are called "Powertrain Trouble Codes' (that's what the "P" means P=Powertrain). TCM Request (Transmission Control Module = TCM). The request was to turn on the 'Check Engine" light.
P0720 - output speed sensor circuit malfunction
P0715 - Input speed sensor (turbin speed) circuit malfunction
P0442 - Evaporative Emission System Leak (Small Leak)
P0455 - Evaporative Emission System Leak (Large Leak)
Check fuel filler cap problems - for Evap Emiss leaks
Replace the pulse generators & have the trans fluid replaced/flushed.
The Main Catalyst System Efficiency Bank 1 Is P0420, not P0442
If you had P0420 code, the catalytic converter is shot... and that's an expensive component.

Oct 06, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Elantra

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04 Monte Carlo 3.4L won't pass emissions changed gas cap still no luck. Diagnostics that fail are 1.) catalyst 2.) evaporative system 3.)o2 sensor Thanks, Joe


If the code you have is p0420, then it sounds like you mayu have a bad catalytic converter. This will inturn cause the oqygen sensor codes, It may still be under warranty. The warranty is up to 125k miles.

Jun 24, 2008 | 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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