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Failed emissions test,no ppm level too high.What should i be checking to fix this problem,olds ciera 3.3L 1993

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SOURCE: My 1993 Saturn SL2 just failed the Smog Check

change your O2 sensor.

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SOURCE: My 1991 4runner failed emissions test with high CO and HC levels.

Not sure, but did you replace the oxygen sensors. Is your catalytic converter still good?

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SOURCE: Failed AZ emmisions test

On the side of the dome shape intake manifold closest to the belts, there is either a sensor with a 3 wire plug going to it or just a vacuum hose (it depends on what engine you have in your car as some have the valve visible while others have it hidden). If you have the dome, remove it and you'll see something that looks like a lid. take the lid off and the pcv valve will be behind the lid

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: FAILED EMISSIONS

possible but could be head gasket or valves , or worn rings and is by passing the pistons going straight out the end ...or maby settings are wrong ? try carb cleaner and inspect visually air-filter etc.

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SOURCE: ASM 2525 NO ppm TAILPIPE EMISSIONS failure

I have a 94 Tbird with a reading of 790 NO ppm at 1871 RPM, I put about a liter of water into the intake at about 2000 RPM and changed vacum lines to EGR valve,(may have been cracked), now the reading is only 214 NOppm at 1348 RPM. This much change I don't understand. Maybe this info may help someone.

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Failed hc ppm


Use Google & study Vehicle Exhaust Emission
You'll be there for weeks,if you even understand it all
Could type in: High HC Exhaust Emissions or vehicle
hydro carbon problems
When a vehicle gets that old your close to mechanical
issues that aren't worth fixing

Jul 18, 2013 | 1993 Nissan NX

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Failing emissions testing due to high NOX (oxides of nitrogen)


I have seen several people posting emissions failures due to high NOX (oxides of nitrogen). Nox is created when the engine's internal combustion temperature gets to high.

Two reasons this can occur is improper coolant levels and a malfunctioning egr system. The egr system injects exhaust gas from the exhaust and uses it to line the cylinder walls.This in turn reduces the combustion chamber size and internal combustion temperatures. Ultimately this reduces the amount of NOX created. These systems functioning properly can be the difference in passing or failing your emissions testing because of high NOX ppm.

on Jun 18, 2010 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks

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Emission test failed HC (PPM)


i can be, only 2 things, or both.
1: engine running way too rich.
2: dead cat.
(both happens, too)
replace the cat, might be cheaper that full engine diagnosis and repair.
in a real shop we test the cat. using up and down stream tests.
with the 5 gas analyser.
but the truth is a new CAT can hide a very filthy running motor.

Mar 12, 2013 | 1995 Geo Prizm

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Fail smog test


fist i would like you to post the year make and model of the truck along with the HC ppms and NOX ppm it would be very helpful but high hc and nox can be attributed to a faulty EGR system nox is produced when the combustion chamber temperature gets too high so a small amount of exhaust is cycled back into the air stream to help cool them there are other causes but without looking at the levels its much harder to say

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1993 S10 Chevrolet Blazer DID NOT PASS THE EMISSIONS TEST FAIL HYDROCARBONS, CARBON MONOXIDE passed NO ppm limit 1500 ,reading 0 , failed CO%limit 0.50 reading 0.84, failed HC ppm limit 90, reading...


what about the air filter is it clean ,silly question i know but you would be surprissed ,does this vehicle have one O2 sensor or two one after the cat as well or is it too old for two O2 sensors ,i know most europeon market vehicles didnt have cats till 1992 and most didnt have two sensors till around 2000 ,also check the two white or two black wires on sensor for 12v these are the heater feed wires for the sensors

Jan 03, 2011 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks

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1991 olds Cutlass Ciera. 3.3l, failed the NO emission test. Results: HC ppm 12 .......limit 62 CO % 0.09 ..... limit 0.35 NO ppm 948 ..... limit 700 Before testing changed plugs, wires,PCV,oil. Also had...


Since your cat was replaced you should be looking at fuel problems...even gas cap seal....check fuel pressure,fuel regulator,and evap system.>canister or purge solinoid,o2 senser...high nox is caused by the cat or fuel problems on these engines...high pressure in the combustion chamber...lean condition>air leak on hoses,or high compression caused by carbon build up ...there is no EGR on this car so don't waste time looking for it...hope this points you to your problem

Mar 14, 2010 | 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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ASM 2525 NO ppm TAILPIPE EMISSIONS failure


have you had the the engine codes pulled and reset?
and if so what are your engine codes?
i dont know of any car that will pass emissions test with the engine light on.
we cure your trouble that caused your engine light to come on and you will pass your test.
later
paul

Nov 24, 2008 | 2002 Toyota Sienna

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High NO Level During Emissions Test


Try a new cat converter and you should be good to go

Jul 19, 2008 | 1993 Subaru Justy

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Emissions level HC (PPM) too high in truck. How to fix?


Do an oil change with 20W50 oil (or one grade higher) to prevent blow by during the test.

You current oil has HC from blow by though the rings.

Do a fresh oil change will lower the HC.

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Change spark plugs,wires,cap and rotor if they are over 24,000 miles
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Make the smog check appointment for the EARLY MORNING. Colder air will help the fuel burn better.

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Clean or change the air filter and pcv valve.

Clean Mass Air Flow sensor with CRC Mass Air flow cleaner or electronic part cleaner.

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Do a quick wipe down on the wires and cap to take the moisture off.

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Check spark plug wire contacts for corrosion.

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Fill the tank to around 3/4.......just in case your fuel pump is weak.

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Ran the truck for 20+ minutes on highway before the test.

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Do not carry excessive cargo on the truck bed.


These are the little things I would do to get the HC and CO down.


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Jul 16, 2008 | 1990 Ford F250

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