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Unread 10-03-2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default Failed emission test, need some suggestions before the second try~~!

Hi, a 2000 jetta. I didn't drive it for one or two months, and last week I just replaced exhaust clumps (15 bucks small repair, not mechanic problem right?) and spark coil (did something with engine).

And then I went to inspection directly. I didn't drive 100 miles before the test.

So, failed, because OBD monitors are not ready.

However, I am required to go to a shop and do something. In a situation like this, what should I ask the mechanic to do? Change oil? Spark pluge? Air filter? Drive 100 miles and test again? What if I fail again? Since the fist test didn't give any useful information for a possible problem.

Can I inspect somewhere else to make sure that it passes before I go back to the previous shop and test again?

Do you suggest me going to a state-registered shop? Are they expensive? I am selling the car now..

Sorry I really don't know much about cars....Thanks!!


PS, the following are OBD monitor results

catalyst monitor---> not ready
catalyst heater monitor ---> not supported
evaporative system monitor ---> not ready
secondary air system monitor-->not ready
AD system monitor --> not supported
O2 sensor monitor --> not ready
O2 heater sensor monitor--> ready
EGR --> not supported

OBD monitor results-->fail, OBD--->Fail, Emission --> Fail because the monitors can not be tested...

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Unread 10-04-2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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it has to be a G2 licensed shop to check the car I would reccommend driving the vehicle for a while so the monitors can run u may not have a emmisions problem just each monitor has it's own set of variales to meet to run it's self test.

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