Emission Test: Is Beatiable :-)

Check Engine light on a 1996 Dodge Caravan.

Check Engine light on a 1996 Dodge Caravan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So how to pass that annoying Emission Test from hell. It’s actually a very simple procedure, doesn’t need a lot of knowledge and it is pretty straight forward. So first you will need to 2 items, one is a “Scanner” (Code Reader) which can be used to reset your car’s computer.

Now if you don’t have that trusty rusty “Sears Craftsmen Scanner”, then the second item that comes into play is a wrench. Yea a simple “Wrench” can be used to unscrew your positive battery wire, or (Terminal the red positive connector that is connected to the battery) you need small wrench to unscrew the small bolts on either side the positive connector and remove the positive terminal from the battery for 5 minutes.

And then connect it back again to the battery after the 5 minute lapse, which will reset the computer. Then you want to drive your car(Take a note of how many miles you drove) say 20 miles to see if the check engine light reappears. If it does, then rinse and repeat the process (Revert to the steps above, and drive the car 20 miles again). After driving that lovable rust bucket, LOL I mean Lexus, Taurus, Chevy, etc.. You should then go straight to the emission test facility, and take it through the test then (A buddy of mines told me this little trick, but i knew about the battery disconnect LOL and most people do) just follow what the instructor tells you to do from there.

Now if the light comes back on after the test right… LOL who gives a dam, because you pass the E-Test from H@#! you see haha.. But you can follow up on the issue of the “Check Engine” light (If you have the scanner of course and used it to give you the code readout), then you just simply type in the code into your address bar by Googling it (Or use the address bar on Google Search and type in the words so if the is code “P0455”  then type that in that area of the Google Search Bar).

And it can give you info on what might need to be replace to correct the issue or even help you to locate a shop to take it to etc.. I did what my friend was telling me when i had to take a emission test, i follow his advice, I passed but the light was annying so I did wind up going to a near by mechanic shop. And the guy used his scanner and came up with the same code like I did when me and my friend used his scanner on my car.

I explained to the mechanic that I used a scanner already and the dam light still comes on LOL. And he told me that, it nothing wrong with the car basically or it just could be a dirty sensor that might need to be cleaned but that can make the check light come on.


But never the less I just wanted to share that with you guys, because I know how important it is to get around to a job, or you just want to drive on the highway like “MadMax” or what have you :-). And hopefully this can help a fellow Motorist out and get you back in the fast line. (And not to go back into “RoadRage Mode”, remember the RFID chip story that I posted on about keeping us in line the dirty “Government Tricks” LOL).

Till then My Motto: Stay clam, cool, collective, knowing that the only thing that keeps you from making a difference is yourself strive for the best!

(By: Jaye Irons)

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