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How to fix asm emission test failure hc( ppm) max 61 gp 274 meas 690 at 15 mph, at 25 mph max 36 gp 224 meas 804

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This is easy,, it can be 1 or 2 problems.

1: CAT is dead or weak, new cats can in fact hide a crappy engine.

2: bad engine. runs like junk and does not burn all its fuel.



any good shop can find this is minutes.

what I DO (no 5gas mach)

i check for (scan tool costing me $9 whole bucks) ask)

i check for closed loop status, idling

if ok then at 15mph and then 25mph , just racing motor in neutral.

if all 3 tests pass, im good.

if any fail, i fix that. bad fueling, bad spark or whatever.



if all 3 pass, its NEW CAT TIME



easy huh? a binary answer.

bad cat, bad motor. (or both)



when i say bad motor that means,every inch of the EFI/engine system.

every drop.

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SOURCE: 1991 Honda Accord LX failed EVAP test. The ASM

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If you are getting a Check engine Light let me know, it will make things easier to diagnose.

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i can be, only 2 things, or both.
1: engine running way too rich.
2: dead cat.
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replace the cat, might be cheaper that full engine diagnosis and repair.
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Jose, I don't know if this will give you the answer you are looking for because there are many things to consider here. The exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR) is one of the main things involved in reducing NO emissions. This valve is controled by the power control module. (PCM) This is your vehicles computer. The PCM monitors the vehicles speed and will command the EGR to open when the vehicle attains a certain speed, which is why the ASM test being done is recorded at two different speeds. At 25 MPH your vehicle failed the hydrocarbon (HC) emissions limit and this could be for a number of reasons. When is the last time you car was tuned up? Old spark plugs, wires, clogged air filters, oxygen sensors, leaking injectors (personal experience) or the PCV valve could be contributing to the results of the test. I guess that the easiest way to go is to tune up the engine replacing the spark plugs, wires, air filter and the PCV valve and don't forget to have the oil changed at the same time. Only then should have the vehicle retested and see what the results are. Should it fail again you may have to consider having the EGR or the catalytic converter replaced depending on what portion of the test fails. If the NO fails I would consider the EGR. If the HC fails then I would consider the catalytic converter. Good luck with this.

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You did not post the odometer reading on the van but base on the year it should has over 85,000+ miles on it.

The most likely source of the high Hydrocarbon (HC) is clogged or drippy injectors.

Change the fuel filter if it is over 48K miles.

Ran two or more tanks full of Chevron gas will help clean out the fuel system.

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The air fuel ratio can be off is the air filter is clogged or the mass air flow sensor give incorrect data to the computer (ECU).

Change the air filter is it over 20,000 miles or you can see sunlight though it.

Use CRC Mass Air Flow cleaner or electronic part clean to gently clean the mass air flow sensor.

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Change the oil to 20W50 or one grade higher to prevent blow by.

You current motor oil is soak with HC from blow by.

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Make sure the tires are at 32 psi

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Do the smog test is a COLD morning?

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REMOVE excess cargo off the van.

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These are little things that I would do.

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