1996 Ford Escort Q&A
1996 Ford Escort Question: Smog fail
This may be because you have a fault stored in your engine computer. RepairPal has some detailed articles on Smog in CA. There's a lot of help out there for you. http://repairpal.com/smog-check - matte
A car will fail CA Emission test if the Check Engine Light bulb doesn't illuminate when the ignition key is turned on, or if it stays on when the engine is running. A car will also fail if the car's computer has not run all emission monitors. The "monitors" are a test to see emission components are all present and have past a performance test. - patrick mannion
Ford will not pass smog due to monitors not set and no codes are avilable. Tech told me to drive it as much a possible. I put 4000 mi on it still no codes. California wont give me another extentio...