Did you fail your emissions test? Having auto emissions problems? Emissions laws can be very strict depending on the year, make, and model of your vehicle. If you don’t pass, you don’t drive, well eventually. If you don’t pass your emissions test eventually they’ll suspend your plates and or in some cases your license. Hence the importance of making sure your vehicle gets a pass from the emissions testing center. Wondering why you failed?
Typically many of the most common emissions problems are relatively simple to fix. If you failed an emissions test don’t stress about out about it, call Last Chance Auto Repair, we have your emissions problems and issues covered. Depending on the issue, there is a good chance that will be able to get it fixed at a relatively affordable price for you.
Common Causes Of A Failed Emissions Test
Wondering why your vehicle failed emissions? The emissions test is a test conducted on a vehicle that checks for pollutants hence emissions that is produced by the engine of your vehicle. Depending on the year, miles, and condition of your vehicle there are times that you may fail this test. Now to find out why you failed, how to resolve this issue, and get back to rolling down the road green and clean. Here are some causes of a failed test.
EVAP Problems (Evaporative Emission Control System)
One of the most common problems that results in a failed test is actually the easiest to fix. The vehicles evaporative emissions control system, or EVAP, prevents gasoline vapors from evaporating and being released into the air but it won’t be able to do its job if your car suffers from a broken, cracked, or loose gas cap. But besides the gas cap there is much more that can be broken, cracked, or faulty. Want to fix your emissions problem? Call now!
Faulty O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)
Are you having oxygen sensor problems? A failing oxygen sensor will not be able to properly monitor exhaust fumes in order to help calculate the correct air-fuel mixture to keep your car running right. Not only will a bad sensor lead to a failed emissions test it can also cause overheating, poor acceleration & fuel economy, a loss of engine power, hence a whole in your pocket that could have been prevented with a little preventative maintenance.
Rich or Lean Fuel Mixture
Are you having a rich or lean emissions problem? Rich mixtures are caused by too much fuel or not enough air. Engines that run rich or lean will create excessive exhaust emissions. If the engine is starved for fuel (too lean), or getting flooded with fuel (too rich) it will fail to start and run properly, get poor fuel economy, will fail the emission test. The major pollutant produced by gas burning vehicles is carbon monoxide. If your vehicle is burning too much gasoline, which is called running rich, it will in return create an increase in this harmful gas which can cause the car to fail the emissions test. These issues are typically associated with a bad mass air flow sensors & vacuum leaks. Want to get it fixed? Call our team today!
Is your check engine light on? Does codes P0171 and P0174 system too lean (bank 1 & bank 2) sound familiar? Did you fail your emissions test Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, IL? Don’t worry, Last Chance Auto Repair has you covered.
Incorrect Fuel Metering
Your vehicle is constantly monitoring fuel & air use in order to ensure the engine is running smoothly and getting optimal fuel economy. If the fuel injection system or computerized engine control (ECU) fails and or isn’t working properly, you’ll typically will notice that your vehicle is using an excessive amount of fuel, running poorly, your check engine light will more than likely be on and in some cases flashing resulting in a failed emissions test.
Faulty Catalytic Converter
Are you having catalytic converter problems Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, IL? Does P0420 or P0430 sound famiular? To make it short and sweet these codes indicate that the converter on bank #1 or #2 has failed. Why did it fail is another question.
Before replacing the old converter(s), it is a good idea to figure out why the original converter failed. Typically a fuel management system failure is to blame. Some vehicles have a history of converter problems due to design defects or faulty programming which in some case may be covered under warranty and or through a recall. If not don’t worry Last Chance Auto Repair is the local catalytic converter expert, hence we have you covered.
Vehicle Emissions Problems, Repair, Service
Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, IL
Having emissions problems Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, IL? If your vehicle has failed an emissions test it will need to be serviced by a certified auto repair center before it is retested. For emissions testing or emissions repairs bring your domestic or foreign vehicle to Last Chance Auto Repair. Our friendly, highly skilled team of mechanics, are here to help keep your car healthy, on the road longer, aka to make sure your investment lasts! Call our team to schedule an appointment today and or if you have any questions!