what is the fix for a smog test failure

Asked by Jul 28, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

what is the fix for a smog test failure aside from replacing the catalytic converter? I have to have my car but have limited funds

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A good tune up. Is your CEL on?

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If the smog guy says it needs a new catalytic convertor, , and you trust him, there is no way around a new cat..especially if you are in California or a State with similar standards. I am sympathetic about the cash output, do not mean to sound callous about it. Trust me I know how it feels ..but if you answer Tom, and let us know if you have any OBD codes thrown maybe we can help

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Yes please post any trouble codes. Advance or Autozone auto parts stores will scan your computer for free. Many things can cause a smog test failure. Not just the catalytic converter. Year, make and model of the vehicle will help too. HTH. -Jim

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what did you fail on, it could be many things just let us know if there are any codes, and what category your car failed on.

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