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Why do I have to fix mytransmition to pass smog

(1996 Mercedes-Benz C220)
in Banning, CA on June 27, 2012
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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of Greg's Orange Auto on June 27, 2012
ask the governor that question.
on June 27, 2012
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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