how to get my 2009 vibe to pass emission test

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how to get my 2009 vibe to pass emission test

Postby debradudley1 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:00 pm

I have a 2009 Pontiac vibe and before I drove the car from Hampton, vA to Atlanta, I got my alternator replaced. My car is not passing the emissions test, it says not ready for the catalyst and oxygen sensor. I have been driving it around for the past week in a half. What can I do to get the my vibe to pass and what is a drive cycle for my car?? Please Help!!!:)

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Re: how to get my 2009 vibe to pass emission test

Postby triz » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:25 pm

Are you getting any codes? Make sure everything like your 02 sensors are plugged in. Even if they look like they are push the connectors in.
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Re: how to get my 2009 vibe to pass emission test

Postby vit » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:14 pm

I think you need like 2 weeks worth of trouble code free history to pass. Disconnecting battery resets the timer.

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Re: how to get my 2009 vibe to pass emission test

Postby tpollauf » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:55 am

Move to a state where they don't require emissions testing :lol: Sorry but I couldn't resist that one. Aside from the fact that we have the most highway patrol cops on the roads in any state, they leave us alone when it comes to emissions :D Although I've been behind some "oil burners" and other not so fresh vehicles to where I'd almost welcome such a policy. Good luck :!:
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Re: how to get my 2009 vibe to pass emission test

Postby Th17kit » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:06 pm

People swear by Sea Foam for cleaning engines and helping with emissions. It sounds like you have some specific issues, but seriously go get a bottle (It's cheap!), follow the instructions and come back here and thank me. :lol: If nothing else it will help your idle and increase your proximity to passing emissions.
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Re: how to get my 2009 vibe to pass emission test

Postby debradudley1 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:36 pm

I am going to try the sea foam, I will let u know how it works.

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Re: how to get my 2009 vibe to pass emission test

Postby kaflex » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:48 am

wow, sounds like where yall live there's alot to the emission test...where I live all they do is check the gas cap for leaks. Easy way to make sure to pass is just carry around a new cap and just give it to the person doing the test.
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