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No matter whether your vehicle is old or new, it may not pass the simplest of emissions test. If that happens, you will be unable to register your vehicle until you have any needed repairs taken care of. It could mean your vehicle is needing a simple engine repair, exhaust system and muffler, or possibly a transmission repair. However, problems associated with failing the emissions test often points towards the engine having an issue.

As you look into engine service, arm yourself with a little knowledge of what could be happening. The following highlights some of the issues that you may run into, and reasons why your emissions test may be showing failure:

Engine Exhaust Leak

The first major issue that you may find is that you have an exhaust leak. This could be a direct result of your engine not running properly, or hoses that are loose, cracked, or broken. You may also have a catalytic converter that is malfunctioning, and oxygen sensors that are not working properly. Figuring out what the main problem is starts with the engine, how it runs, and whether or not exhaust is going through the right channels.

Ignition Failures

Your engine may have a "hit or miss" situation. When you try to start your car, you may find that it skips, struggles, and sometimes won't start unless you hold the ignition for a second. This can mean a number of things. But if your vehicle failed the emissions test, chances are that you have an ignition switch problem. If this switch isn't fixed promptly, eventually your engine won't start at all. The connection point here is critical, needing a fix right away.

Fuel Metering Engine Control Problem

Today's modern cars have a computer system in place that monitors fuel. It not only monitors fuel, it focuses on metering, and controls the engine, carburetor, and even the fuel injection. Failing a test could mean that you have a sensor that's faulty, sending the wrong signals to your engine. Left alone, you could burn out your engine, transmission, or fuel injection unit because it's not metering properly and going too far or too little. If this is the case, see an engine repair as soon as possible!

The above simple issues are just a couple of the common problems of failing an emissions test. However, they are just the tipping point; there's a lot more to explore, which is why you should get a professional engine service technician to check out your car with knowledge of your make and model's maintenance schedule.

In need of engine repair because your vehicle failed the emission test? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about engine service and to schedule an appointment. We specialize in auto repair services on all makes and models of domestic and imported vehicles, using the latest technology and offering a leading warranty. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN and surrounding areas.

Keep your car driving strong with engine service. If your car does not pass the emissions test, find an engine repair shop to check out your car's engine
20
Apr
2017

No matter whether your vehicle is old or new, it may not pass the simplest of emissions test. If that happens, you will be unable to register your vehicle until you have any needed repairs taken care of. It could mean your vehicle is needing a simple engine repair, exhaust system and muffler, or possibly a transmission repair. However, problems associated with failing the emissions test often points towards the engine having an issue.

As you look into engine service, arm yourself with a little knowledge of what could be happening. The following highlights some of the issues that you may run into, and reasons why your emissions test may be showing failure:

Engine Exhaust Leak

The first major issue that you may find is that you have an exhaust leak. This could be a direct result of your engine not running properly, or hoses that are loose, cracked, or broken. You may also have a catalytic converter that is malfunctioning, and oxygen sensors that are not working properly. Figuring out what the main problem is starts with the engine, how it runs, and whether or not exhaust is going through the right channels.

Ignition Failures

Your engine may have a "hit or miss" situation. When you try to start your car, you may find that it skips, struggles, and sometimes won't start unless you hold the ignition for a second. This can mean a number of things. But if your vehicle failed the emissions test, chances are that you have an ignition switch problem. If this switch isn't fixed promptly, eventually your engine won't start at all. The connection point here is critical, needing a fix right away.

Fuel Metering Engine Control Problem

Today's modern cars have a computer system in place that monitors fuel. It not only monitors fuel, it focuses on metering, and controls the engine, carburetor, and even the fuel injection. Failing a test could mean that you have a sensor that's faulty, sending the wrong signals to your engine. Left alone, you could burn out your engine, transmission, or fuel injection unit because it's not metering properly and going too far or too little. If this is the case, see an engine repair as soon as possible!

The above simple issues are just a couple of the common problems of failing an emissions test. However, they are just the tipping point; there's a lot more to explore, which is why you should get a professional engine service technician to check out your car with knowledge of your make and model's maintenance schedule.

In need of engine repair because your vehicle failed the emission test? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about engine service and to schedule an appointment. We specialize in auto repair services on all makes and models of domestic and imported vehicles, using the latest technology and offering a leading warranty. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN and surrounding areas.

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