What's the worse that can happen to my vechile is i don't replace catalyic con
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

What's the worse that can happen to my vechile is I don't replace catalyic con

(2004 Chevrolet Malibu)
Catalysic Converter needs replacing my check engine light stayed on took it for diagnostic and this is the results, and that they don't make my model any more
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on October 15, 2016
Vehicle will not pass emissions testing! .. Visit *muffler shop* .. COMPLETE exhaust systems repair is their specialty! .. In addition they, will be *fully aware* of what is needed to pass emissions testing in your zip code !!
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on October 15, 2016
Pushrod>>> i found the remedy! IF anybody starts getting on my nerves here,i just turn the TV to CNN or NANCY GRACE,"BREAKING NEWS"21 DAYS OLD!!! they all leave for a long time,then after they gone,i CHANGE THE CHANNEL to GUNSMOKE!!! ole MATT DILLON and MISS KITTY and FESTUS!
on October 15, 2016
Lol .. I've done the exact same thing .. Works every time!
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on October 15, 2016
Vehicle will not pass emissions testing! .. Visit *muffler shop* .. COMPLETE exhaust systems repair is their specialty! .. In addition they, will be *fully aware* of what is needed to pass emissions testing in your zip code !!
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on October 15, 2016
Pushrod>>> i found the remedy! IF anybody starts getting on my nerves here,i just turn the TV to CNN or NANCY GRACE,"BREAKING NEWS"21 DAYS OLD!!! they all leave for a long time,then after they gone,i CHANGE THE CHANNEL to GUNSMOKE!!! ole MATT DILLON and MISS KITTY and FESTUS!
on October 15, 2016
Lol .. I've done the exact same thing .. Works every time!
on October 15, 2016
MAN!! they tough on emissions in Cali! very strict, i would say. i'm in NC..not real bad here,and people have found ways around certain things,which i KNOW is not legal,and carries a pretty hefty fine for the inspection station and the owner of the vehicle(if caught)! but,if no cel and all monitors or most of them are set to ready,15 minutes,$30.00 and you are done. like on my 2000 year and down to 1996,they allow 2 monitors not set to ready and it will pass! 1995 and older,NO emissions test,only safety checks>tires,wipers,lights,etc,$13.50 and you gone! 4 miles from here in SC,NO INSPECTION,NOTHING,just buy a sticker for tag once a year! if i look up a converter on any vehicle here,this is what it says,NOTE: Not legal for sale in the state of California. Not legal for use on California emission vehicles in New York. Legal for use on Federal/EPA emission vehicles in New York.
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on October 15, 2016
I'm glad we don't have to put up with that mess here! .. CEL on and won't pass .... 75% of em would fail the emissions testing cause somebody didn't get the gas cap tight enough!
on October 15, 2016
Yep,right down the road in SC they don't have it either. if you get pulled over,it's up to the SHP or County or City Police,depending on how much you flap the ole noise maker,makes your would be $50.00 fine climb real quick to around $1000.00! the more you talk junk,the higher it gets. and yes,try and run,all cop cars in that part of SC got them heavy duty bumper thingies on the front. they will do a pit on you in a skinny minute!
on October 15, 2016
We do a pretty intensive annual 'safety inspection' .. all applicable emissions equipment has to be present on the vehicle and appear to be operational but we don't test the tail pipe emissions... CEL & emissions doesn't concern vehicle safety inspections!
on October 16, 2016
they used to do the tail pipe thing here,but now they just hook up to your OBD port and the computer stores all that info..First they scan the bar code in the door jamb or the registration..then their computer starts communications with the DMV, and your vehicle,and it knows if it's your vehicle or not! when they first done away with the tailpipe deal and your vehicle wouldn't pass(cel on),they would just pull another vehicle in it's place? can't do that no more! DMV sends agents around now to spot check! when they come to check you out, their CEL light will be on,BUT they pull the CEL bulb before they come!!!
on October 16, 2016
Same trickery here with the safety inspections .. Some of the younger supervising Troopers think 'everybody's' guilty!
on October 15, 2016
What's a 'gas cap'??
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on October 15, 2016
Gas cap - Baseball cap with a clothespin attached to the bill... Very handy, in certain 'flatchulence' situations .. 'Cold' weather carpooling with someone who has a diet of beer and pork rinds .. Green Jelly on the side!
on October 16, 2016
Good memory , with the green jelly!!!
408,000!! Wife just took it down to Marshall University to visit the son!!
New tires, windshield, and front exhaust (A-pipe). Gonna have a guy at work use it for his 'field -test' for his emissions license. He'll have to 'tail-pipe' test it on the dyno, see how clean it is! I think I'll post the whole drive portion on YouTube later.
on October 16, 2016
I'd like to see that vid for sure! .... Almost forgot that t-pipe testing IS done up around that area.
on October 16, 2016
i'm gonna mess around and maybe catch that Toyota with 408,000 if i keep going like i have been in the F150,319,000 almost! i did finally change the serpentine belt last week cause it's been on it for 9 years! been carrying that Gatorback Belt under the back seat for that long too. changed the front and rear pads bout a month ago,got bout 80,000 out of em.i was down at the ZONE bout 3 months ago..friend of mine said:you need a new battery for your truck? i said no,why? said he just installed one in a Ford and the guy came right back,alternator was bad..he took the battery back out,charged it up..can't sell it as new now,so he made a used battery out of it,$50.00 for a $150.00 battery(group 65),so i bought it,1 month warranty?..been sitting in trunk of my ole Honda for 3 months.WELL,i came out of the bank friday,listened to radio a minute,blower was on,went to crank it,just did start..came straight home,left it running,14.59 VDC running..cut it off,turned lights on,open doors,blower on,not running..went from 13.01 to 11.30 in a couple minutes,put used/new one in,little low,12.24,fired right up,been doing good since..glad i bought now..they been telling me for 3 years that the battery i took out was bad,so i been telling em their f.....g tester is junk! glad i didn't get long winded!
on October 17, 2016
I'm not sure if it's good or bad , but damn , you sound 'cheaper ' than me and my Toyota! Smart man!
Probably be a few more weeks before the dyno video, I need to let the guy practice with it a couple of times before he's ready to go for his field certification. You guys will know!
on October 17, 2016
Roger That!
You will not be able to pass a smog test due to the check engine light being on. If the catalytic converter becomes plugged it can cause a lack of power to the point where the vehicle is not drivable. There are catalytic converters available for your vehicle that are California approved. Let us know if we can be of assistance.
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