2000 Toyota Solara Q&A
2000 Toyota Solara Question: How much is a Diagnostic supposed to cost?
I passed my safety inspection here in VA but not the emissions, due to "engine light" being on (it has been for months now) The station wants to charge me $98 for a diagnostic (labor) which I think takes about 10 seconds to plug in the machine. Maybe not I don't know. They said they have "the code" indicating the problem but need to run diagnostics. Then of course whatever the problems is will be extra, I understand that. I forget what the diagnostic code is but I can find out if that will help. Thanks, you guys are so helpful!!!! Gail - gailfriend
The 'code typically points to the system affected. many codes can have any number of causes , some very simple , others well....not so simple.That $98.00 may save you hundreds in bad guesses and wrong or unnecessary parts. Northern va. emissions program has what they call a 'waiver amount' of $755.00 IF you bring your vehicle to a 'certified emissions repair facility' with your papers from the 'failed' test , they should be able and WILLING to explain the process. If applicable repair attempts are made AND documented (on the DEQ form you were given) , when the dollar amount hits at least 755 and it still does not pass , you may be issued a 'waiver'by the DMV. AGAIN I STRESS proper documentation by a 'CERTIFIED EMISSIONS REPAIR FACILITY' IS A MUST. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY TELL YOU . deq WEBSITE FOR No. Va. IS 'AIRCHECK VIRGINIA', GOOGLE THAT AND THE FIRST ONE UP ON THE LIST SHOULD GET YOU THE SITE. IT HAS CONSUMER INFO AND FAQs. - ziptie12