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Old 01-16-2020, 06:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Faild smog due to readiness status

I think you need to talk to a more helpful smog check station. The "unsupported" will NOT be fixed by more driving. The problem many folks run into is emissions monitors that are "incomlpete" (NOT "unsupported"). All those monitors should say one of 3 things: "ok" or "complete" or "closed" or some variation on that theme, "incomplete", or "N/A". On my 2005, my $50 generic code reader shows emmissions monitor status no problem and I think there are 3 "ok" and everything else is "N/A".

Unfortunately I know very little about 2002s - either 2002 doesn't speak OBD2 (which is possible since I don't think OBD2 was legally reqired of diesels in 2002) or the place you went doesn't have the equipment to talk to your van. Hopefully someone here with a 2002 can weigh in, but if not I'd call smog places (or search the CA BAR website) and ask what is required to smog a 2002 DIESEL. Again, it doesn't sound like there is ANYTHING wrong with your van based on that printout.

Edit: yours is not the first post on this issue. See: I found the document that user referenced on the BAR website and it is attached - see page 16. As long as your check engine light turns on and then goes out, your cats, egr, etc are present and not removed, and your exhaust doesnt pour black smoke you are all set. Unfortunately you may need atrip to the BAR referee to find someone knowledgeable enough to pass you. There's nothing wrong with your van.
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