Question about 1989 Toyota Pickup SR5

1 Answer

What will it take to get my 89 p/u OK for CA smog check? currently in WA state

Posted by on

  • adhebert Oct 02, 2009

    My truck is 1989 and I do not believe that just because someone says Emissions is a scam that I can get out of it. My question still remains.

    thanks for the info about the 'check engine light' -

  • adhebert Oct 02, 2009

    Thanks. So far the check engine light is fine! have a great day!


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 59 Answers

If your check engine light is not on or has not been on recently you will pass emmissions, you vehicle and ALL vehicles manufactured after 1996 have OBDII on board diagnostics, Emissions ia a scam!

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

  • tgc6324 Oct 02, 2009

    Just to clarify, I Didn't say that you can get out of it, I said that if your check engine light is not on you will pass.\Thanks


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to check is my Hyundai is CA emission or the other 49 states?

How many O2 sensors are the best way. On a 4 cylinder, you are good everywhere. On a 6 cylinder if you have 3 O2 sensors, it is federal, 4 O2 sensors is CA. It should also be marked on the under hood tag. Most don't say CA. But the do say Fed.

Mar 24, 2015 | 2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS

1 Answer

Can you run headers on a 1996 z28 camaro and still comply with the Emission control.

It depends on what state your in, but there are lots of companys that make headers that are 50 state legal. If you are in CA just make sure it says that it specifically states CA legal. CA is the toughest state on smog so some headers are made just for CA smog legal. Or just pick your favorite and pay someone 100 bucks to pass you. Here is an example. As long as it doesnt eliminate your cats. You can also run like High Flow Magnaflow Cats. Those will pass smog in all 50 states.

Sep 01, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

Battery was disconnected for a repair job and after completion car computer cannot be scanned at WA state smog check. How many engine starts are required to recycle computer back to normal or what can be...

you hav to go out and do city driving and highway driving and get the monitors to say "Ready"

This is to prevent soemone with an emissions sytem failure from cheating by disconnecting the battery & clearing codes just before the test

Aug 09, 2011 | 1998 Jaguar XJ8L

10 Answers

Where can i get anew smog decal for a 1987 elcamino 305 v8 code ZCW for california smog??????????????

You can get an emisson decal for your El Camino at the following link Just enter the vehicle's info to order your decal.
Here is a sample of the decals they sell for $5.99

Good Luck!! A HELPFUL - 4 THUMBS - rating for this solution would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for using FixYa.

Mar 16, 2011 | Chevrolet El Camino Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have an 89 civic hatchback si and sometimes when i accelerate it bogs at first then it accelerates.whats the matter with it?

Check the air cleaner, plug wires/plugs/ca[ & fuel filter. They are the common user friendly items to r&r before submitting to the professionals for scan tool information. The biannual smog test would show some of the problem's or even loss of gas mileage.

Aug 19, 2010 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 89 chevy c1500 did not pass CA smog..any help?

So.... did they tell you why? You will need them or a qualified repair shop to ck it out and tell you why it wont pass, and then they can recommend what needs to be fixed.

Mar 12, 2010 | 1989 Chevrolet C1500

2 Answers

What does my 77 gmc K20 need to pass CA smog

As far as I know. Anything 1994 and under don't have to go through emissions anymore, just safety. But, like countrysi248 said, it might depend on what state you live in. Best wishes to ya.

Jan 26, 2009 | 1983 Chevrolet Silverado

1 Answer


If it was originally intended for Texas, it's probably been made as a 49-state-compliant vehicle (CA has stricter emissions). To pass in CA, you may need some new parts for the truck in order to get it to pass. Or you may find that the best course of action is to sell the truck and buy a CA-emissions car.

The CA DMV may well have information available on how to get non-CA-compliant cars to pass the CA emissions testing.

Aug 25, 2008 | 1997 Nissan Pickup

1 Answer

2002 Hyundai Sonata wont pass smog

CA you can take the car to a referree and get a one time waiver if you have spent a minimum of $450 on repairs not including smog fees. Gives you two years to get it fixed. Smog Referee Call Center
Toll Free: 1.800.622.7733
You can also sell the car to the state for "up to" $1,000

Aug 19, 2008 | Hyundai Motor 2002 Sonata

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

98 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts


Level 3 Expert

75197 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7782 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides