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1998 Toyota Sienna Question: How much is it to repair a gross polluter?

 

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Tiana1, 3.0L V6, San Jose, CA, June 12, 2013, 12:37
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My van failed smog twice because of this. I am also in a low-income household.

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    A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc (35 Answers) , San Carlos, CA - (650) 204-3032
    Eric Sevim June 12, 2013, 13:01
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    You will want to check out this site... this will help - http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/01_CAP&GoldShield/Factsheets/Website%20CAP%20FAQs.pdf

    As for repairing it. You will first need a shop or someone knowledgeable to inspect what the problem is.

    Eric Sevim
    A+ Japanese Auto Repair, Inc.
    http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/ - San Carlos Auto Repair Shop

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    Tiana1, June 13, 2013, 01:01
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    I had already gotten my van diagnosed, and the problem is that it had failed the smog inspection due to the gross polluter.

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    Eric Sevim, June 13, 2013, 08:57
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    Hi Tiana,
    Do you know what needs to fixed? What component needs to be changed on the car in order to bring the emissions down to a passing level?

    Usually when something reaches a gross polluter, there is something that will need to be changed or adjusted in order to fix it. You will need to have someone diagnose what is wrong, what needs to be changed or adjusted. A smog shop will have to be the one who does that work.

    Hope that helps!
    Eric

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