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My car failed it's smog test. There is a broken wire in the evaporative purge solenoid pigtail. I've tried to find a used one since they don't make them anymore. No luck. Is there any way I can replace the wire inside or stick it back together. The guys all say the wire is too short. If I knew the connectors and the wire sizes, could I construct a ...
I recently did not pass the emissions portion of my smog check (CA). Specifically the "HC (PPM)"section failed at 15mph. It measured 101 with a max allowed being 61. To remedy this, I had my mechanic replace the oxygen sensor (which was a previous problem months before) as well as a major tune-up and fuel injector cleaning. I went back to retake the smog ...
I had a Smog test in California on my Dodge Dakota Truck 3.9L Engine. Because of high NOX, it was at 15 on the MPG test portion. The mechanic said it needs to have the injectors cleaned. What is your take on this? All other parameters of smog test passed.

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