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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 %CO2 = 14.8 %O2 = 0.1 HC (PPM) = 53 (max 66) CO (%) = 0.24 (max 0.57) *NO (PPM) = 755 (max 487) (Failed) 25mph - RPM = 1705 %CO2 = 12.7 %O2 = 3.0 *HC (PPM) = 60 (max 49) (Failed) CO (%) = 0.24 (max 0.55) NO (PPM) = 678 (max 774)

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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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Try an additive called " emission pass" sold at most reputable auto parts dealers. for about 8-10 bucks a bottle. Add to about a half tank of gas and drive for a few days and run the inspection again. I have 245k miles on my 1991 Chev p/u and have good results with it. The engine has never been opened on it. For ten bucks it's worth a try to buy another year on the inspection. Good luck!!

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