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The nox was high, told new cats would probably make it pass on emissions test for 1994 Mercury Villager but the numbers went instead of down.....any ideas on what else to do??

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Can you remember how many miles you have driven since the engine was installed? What I mean is that if you have a good running engine and have a new converter, sometimes the easiest things are the ones overlooked. Check your air filter to make sure it isn't dirty and restricting air flow. Also check your spark plugs to see what kind of shape they are in and if they are burning clean. Spark plugs can tell a lot. If you had transfered any emission related parts from the old engine to the new, maybe one of those items has an issue or is clogged. I hope this helps. Good luck.

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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.

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C15001993 truck 4.3 v6 Failed Emissions HIGH CO again


Sounds like you lost O2 Control

Check fuel trim & data with professional
scanner & such

You done as far as working at home, you did all
you can

You have a rich condition (CO)

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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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1994 cadillac sedan 4.9 engine will not pass smog. Noxious too high.i replaced egr, erg solenoid,changed oil, still nox is high.hc and co pass


The HC is high because the CO is high, CO is caused by to much fuel being delivered. You will want to check the Oxygen sensor and make sure it is functioning properly. You will want to check the fuel pressures, including rest pressure. We have seen leaking injectors cause this problem. You will want to make sure the thermostat is working correctly also.

First thing to do is check over the sensors that control the fuel mixture as it sounds like you're runnign too rich. This could be due to a faulty water temp sensor. If this is the problem then the ECU (Engine Control Unit / aka computer) will be leaving the car constantly 'on choke' and not reducing the fuelling as the engine warms - so unplug the sensor and clean the contacts on both sides with some switch / electrical cleaner (not WD40) and inspect the wiring for any signs of damage to the insulation especially where it runs over other components and through the bulkhead

If the engine is running well and the state of tune and ignition timing is good (15 degrees BTDC) then most likely the converter itself is bad. Usually NOx readings will go down as HC and CO readings go up, and as a result it is extremely rare for a car to fail an emissions test with all three things if the Catalytic Converter is working properly.

A bad oxygen sensor can also cause a failure similar to this, but will usually cause HC/CO readings to be high (but NOx readings would be low), or the opposite - high NOx but low HC/CO readings. The O2 sensor is located in the exhaust manifold just before the bulge of the catylst and at the point where the 4 pipes join together.

Unfortunately there is no good way to test the Cat. Highly specialized equipment is necessary to do this, however a temperature test might clue you in to one that is bad.

After driving the vehicle for several miles, immediately check the temperature of the converter at the very front and the very rear of the unit itself. The rear should be at least 100 degrees (F) hotter than the front. If the two are close to the same temperature then it is proof the converter isn't working very well.

I have to note though that temperature testing is far from conclusive. I've seen converters that pass test with flying colors but still ended up needing to be replaced.

Aftermarket converters tend to be less effective than factory converters because they are not built specifically for your vehicle. Instead, a universal unit is welded into some exhaust pipes so that it will fit. Generally this isn't an issue, but if you live in a 'green' state such as California where emissions standards are very strict, it could pose a problem.

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SMOG test passed ALL except "NOx" results were 696 Limit is 585. Any easy fixes ??


I've had good luck using CRC's "Guaranteed to pass" fuel system cleaner. Follow the directions exactly. It should bring all the smog numbers down--perhaps get your NOx number low enough.

If the EGR valve is not working properly, it will lead to high NOx. Check for a leaky vacuum diaphragm on this valve. It will not only keep the EGR from working when it should, but also lead to a lean mixture that burns hotter, thus generating even more NOx.

Check for vacuum leaks. Any extra air that makes the mixture lean will contribute to high combustion temperatures and high NOx--even if the EGR valve is working.

Finally, if those steps don't work, it could be your catalytic converter is getting old and inefficient. Don't be surprised if you need a new 'cat.

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Failed emissions....high nox


Sticking egr will raise everything except nox. Bad o2 bad cat hard to give an accurate diagnosis with out checking it

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Emissions failing with high NOx


Change the lambda/oxygen sensor in the exhaust.

May 21, 2009 | 1994 Mitsubishi Galant

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Emissions failing due to high nox


NOx emissions are the result of high combustion chamber temps pure and simple. NOx readings go up whenever there are hot spots that exceed about 2400 degrees. Things like lean mixtures contribute to high chamber temps, as does over-advanced ignition timing.Lean mixtures are usually caused by some failed components or by air (vacuum) leaks in the intake.
Poor fuel quality contributes to detonation, another cause of high chamber temps.
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  2. Try a full tank of high octane fuel(run at least half a tank through before testing)
  3. Have the tester do the rolling tests with the trans locked in first gear.
  4. Make sure the oxygen sensors is working.
If you have done all of this and still fail, You will need a new catalyst

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