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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 Question: Why do I have to fix mytransmition to pass smog

 

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lameals, Banning, CA, June 27, 2012, 10:31
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I took a smog test and I failled. NOT because of my emissions but because my transmition error code was registering

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12248 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper June 27, 2012, 13:01
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    ask the governor that question.

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    ziptie12 June 27, 2012, 13:59
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    FORGET the governor , unless the governor in the trans has failed. "SMOG" test ---what comes out of the tailpipe. JUST for an extreme example . trans has a failure causing it to start out in second gear but works fine otherwise , (I'M jus' sayin') that extra load created by starting out in second is affecting the tailpipe pollutants.If the torque converter lock-up clutch isn't working properly or it doesn't go into overdrive.....get it? all trans problems not engine ..yet they affect the tailpipe (in the end) (get it?)

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