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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-19-06, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Emissions Testing

Hello All,

This may not be the most ethical questions anyone has asked but please bear with me....

Missouri is an emission testing state. In order to get your plates renewed you have to go to a testing station, pay $24 to have someone hook up a diagnostic tool to the computer and tell you, you are ok.

I think that I have an EVAP leak in my emissions system which will cause me to fail the test, thus preventing me from renewing my licenes plates. I reset the CPU today before the test thinking I could get around it but the test came back "Reject" The CPU puts out a code stating the the CPU had been reset and you have to wait for a driving cycle.

My questions is, does anyone know of a way to get around this? Is there a way to "bypass" this code which will pop up after the cycles? So that I can pass this test.

Like I said I know this is not the most ethical thing to do but......there is absolutely no reason why a EVAP leak should prevent me from renewing my plates. This whole emissions test is a complete joke anyway. It is just another way for the gov't to get money from us. Those of you who live in one of these states, I am sure you know what I am talking about.

I will post the codes in a couple of days and go from there I guess.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-06, 03:03 PM
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Re: Emissions Testing

I don't know the answer, but I have a ford contour where the check engine light came on and I had the local parts store reset the computer. I ran the car for a couple of days (a hundred miles or so) and took it to the inspection station and it passed.
I agree with you totally. It's just another scheme for the government to get money...in my humble opinion.
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Re: Emissions Testing

Sometimes a bad fuel cap will cause an Emmissions EVAP leak. Can you get a code and post it here?
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Re: Emissions Testing

Hey Guys,

Sometimes a bad fuel cap will cause an Emmissions EVAP leak. Can you get a code and post it here?
My sister-in-law gave us a Buick last year which she claims has had its "check engine" light on since she got it from a private owner 10 years ago.

My wife took it to the local E-check facility last year so she could get plates and it passed!.

The problem (at least here in Ohio) is that the results of our E-Check are mostly dependant on what's coming out of the tailpipe.

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