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Category: Emissions System Problems and Fixes

  • Can A Bad O2 Sensor Cause Limp Mode?

    Can A Bad O2 Sensor Cause Limp Mode?

    Many people believe that a bad O2 sensor can not cause limp mode. But, little do they know that a bad O2 sensor can in fact cause a limp mode without even triggering the check engine light. This can be only known by people that spent countless hours diagnosing a car with limp mode. So,…

  • Are O2 Sensor Spacers Illegal? Everything You Need To Know

    Are O2 Sensor Spacers Illegal? Everything You Need To Know

    Many vehicle owners struggle with passing the emissions test. Even more of them opt for installing O2 sensor spacers. However, did you know that O2 sensor spaces are illegal in many states? Well, I learned the hard way. If you do not want to end up with a big fine, read on to find out…

  • Can a Bad O2 Sensor Cause a Misfire? (Answered!)

    Can a Bad O2 Sensor Cause a Misfire? (Answered!)

    Engine misfires are a common symptom of several car problems. If your car engine is struggling, the first thing you should do is check the O2 sensor. This component is responsible for measuring the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system. But, if it’s not working properly, can a bad O2 sensor cause a misfire?…

  • How To Clean O2 Sensor Without Removing It

    How To Clean O2 Sensor Without Removing It

    Does your car have a dirty O2 sensor? Did you notice any engine hesitation, bad fuel economy, a check engine light, or even a rotten smell from the tailpipe? Those are the usual symptoms when an O2 sensor is dirty. Key Takeaway What Is an Oxygen Sensor? An oxygen sensor, also known as an O2…

  • How To Get Your Car To Pass the Emissions Test

    How To Get Your Car To Pass the Emissions Test

    Navigating the process of getting your car to pass the emissions test can seem daunting. However, with the right steps and regular maintenance, you can make the ride much smoother. Emissions tests are designed to ensure that vehicles on the road are not emitting pollutants above the set limit. They are crucial for environmental protection…