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Pass smog test


change your oil and oil filter. Add a bottle of octane boost to the fuel tank then top off with fuel. Drive vehicle for about twenty minutes then have emissions tested. Unless you have a bad catalytic converter, you should pass emissions.

Apr 15, 2014 | 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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1990 GMC Sierra 5.0 TBI doesn't pass emissions high hydrocarbons. Tested 3 times 1st test 2.02 second test measured at 2.04 and the third test measured at 2.14. I have passed all other test but can't


other than changing the identified parts ,which i imagine are expensive ,check all air intake pipe work as a split or worn hose can cause irregular air intake thus giving a false exhaust reading

Mar 28, 2014 | 1990 GMC Sierra

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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


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.

Dec 27, 2013 | 1994 Honda Civic

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My 1997 Honda Civic failed it's Emissions Test. See below the ASM Emission Test Results. What do you suggest I do to get the car to pass the smog test? ASM Emission Test Results: 15mph - RPM = 1587...


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.

Apr 05, 2011 | 1997 Honda Civic

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1989 f150 302 V8 fuel injected emissions problem. Installed new engine from Ford, blew SKY HIGH on low and high idle emissions. Emission numbers were 10-20x max legal limit (over 3000). Replaced the...


the O2 sensor works on one volt .5 is around the running voltage, i would refit the air hose as it will run the converter hotter at idle.

Apr 26, 2017 | 1989 Ford F 150

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Failed smog check


How well does the vehicle run?

Assuming that the engine did pass the EGR function test on the emission test results, and the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) or check engine light is not on when the engine is running, and if you are not sure when the last time it was that the engine had a complete tune-up, with distributor cap, ignition rotor, spark plugs, spark plug wires, air and fuel filters, then a complete tune-up would certainly help, and if the engine oil and oil filter have not been changed in a while, then they should also be changed before an emission test because long used engine oil traps carbon and it will show up as higher CO on the emission test because the emission analyzer will be able detect the higher CO from the engine oil through the PCV valve.

However, it would seem from those HC readings that there is a vacuum leak, and carefully inspect all of the vacuum lines for any cracks or damage, (especially the vacuum line to the fuel pressure regulator) because cracks in the vacuum lines seem to like to hide underneath the lines.

The emission label under the hood should have the vacuum line routing diagram printed on it, and the vacuum lines should all be checked to be certain that they are all connected correctly.

Here is the firing order diagram for that vehicle to help assist you tune-up the vehicle.


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Jul 09, 2010 | 1997 Honda Civic

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My car just failed smog emissions test, had high nox count, at 15 miles about double max allowed, at 25 mit iles per hour, triple max allowed. The car is a 91 plymouth voyager.During the test it smoked...


i would put a good tank of gas in the system. like 93 super.drive the car for about 1 week or at least 100 miles. i would also go to a good auto parts store.u should be able to buy a bottle of engine cleaner to pass the smog test.also when u bring the car in for the inspection.take it for a rideand get it nice and warmed up.

Mar 10, 2009 | 1991 Plymouth Voyager

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Failed Smog Test Close to CA-HC Limits


You can try some over the counter solutions per say. Some of the mechanics in a bottle. They sell some products This will probably be the cheapest router. If this doesn't work then you need repairs.

Pass your emissions test.

Jan 03, 2009 | 1992 Honda Accord

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