Will not pass emissions High NOX GPM reading 2.1 but need 1.5. Checked codes said O2s sensor changed. Changed oil. Still failed now has code 0328 knock sensor 1 circuit high Input (bank 1 or single sensor). Also the car when you fuel has hard time starting. Runs good all other times
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
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First I recommend changing spark plugs, air filter, and change the oil & filter. If these are dirty or fouled up it will kill your millage and help to fail smog.
You can reduce both NOX and CO emmissions by adding denatured alcohol to the gas tank. Run it down to a bit under 1/4 tank and add 1 1/2 gallons. It makes the engine run a bit rough, but really clean.
If you still fgail SMOG then you need a new catalytic converter.
I used to "trick" my 86' with alcohol, but just rebuilt the engine so I put a new Cat on it. It passed emissions with WELL BELLOW numbers.
Probably something in the wiring harness or the engine computer.
A mechanic would watch the data stream from the O2 sensors to troubleshoot. You should also have trouble codes for the sensor in question.
Are you burning oil? Does this car still have a catalytic converter? Have you changed spark plugs or air filter recently. There are many causes for a high hydrocarbon reading: burning oil due to rings or valve stem seals; catalytic converter malfunctioning or missing; vehicle in need of a tuneup or air filter replacement. Poor combustion results in high hydrocarbon levels. Good luck with it.
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
Borrow or change the MAF completely,you have a LEAN combustion condition.The MAF could very well be the problem as it is the most common source lean combustion.
You will need a catalytic converter in good shape.
if the engine computer says that you have a slow O2 sensor what it means is that the sensor does not react as quickly as it should and it needs to be replaced. nox is oxides of nitrogen, a product of too lean combustion which causes cylinder temps to go too high. it sounds like replacing O2 sensor will make it happy. engine computer is having a hard time controlling lean/ rich fuel mix because sensor is slow to register changes, needs to have response time in milliseconds or engine computer can't operate properly. O2 sensors do wear out, normal service item. hope that helps