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Posted on 11/07/2018 2:50:41 PM PST by knarf
FIVE incomplete readiness tests for vehicle inspection
'96 GNC Sonoma 4WD, owned three years and inspected by the same mechanic with no problems ever.
Need Emissions inspection in Pa. and the machine won't even begin because here are 5 incomplete readiness status results.
My mechanic is baffled.
Truck runs good, no code violations, no problems etc.
I haven't disconnected the battery or asnything.
I have to the end of the mjonth to get inspected.
Are there any automotive magicians here that can help ?
Fuel leak somewhere? Faulty gas cap?
Check your Air Cleaner? Is it running rich?
Pour rubbing alcohol in gas tank.
Gas cap passed, and I don’t smell anything ... I’ll look tomorrow in the daylight.
A friends Isuzu Trooper will get a check engine light if the gas cap is not securely tightened. It’s part of the whole EGR, etc system.
Evidently this was counted as cheating in Cali, so I had to have my engine retuned in order for it to pass in Cali.
If PA is a new place for this vehicle then you may want to check what's different between where you are and PA.
South Main Auto(Eric), New Level Auto(Keith)...lots of great mechs and techs on YouTube
Do You fill the Fuel Tank ALL the wat to the top of the Filler neck so that You can see the Gas up where the Cap is ? Even 1 or 2 times ?
Check your fuses.
vacuum hose missing?
Most likely culprit is a weak battery. Follow the advice in this article.
It sounds like these systems aren’t reporting to the DMV computer. Try taking it to another location.
A gas cap will give you a light and an eye code.
Had to pull the bed, etc.
Putting it back on, we bent the filler tube more than what it should have and consequently caused a crack in the filler tube so I can't top off my tank automatically .... about 1/2 gallon leaks out. When I fill up, I use the guage on the dash and stop the fill at the perfect, almost topped off point but below the crack
My mechanic friend said BINGO .... that crack prevented the "closing" of the closed loop system.
I'll chew some bubble gum tomorrow and fix it, drive off the "faults" and get inspected
Clogged catalytic converter? (Yeah, I know it’s a stretch but I had one fail for that reason).
Get a new mechanic.
I would check EGR passage.
Is it a 3.1 litre? They plug easily.
Maybe its running rich. It may be timing, plugs and wires need changed, rotor, cap. Id definitely check those first if it was
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