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Ford Explorer Won't Pass Emissions

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by thephotohound, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. keyman512us

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    ..."I'm by no means an expert on Fords (or much of a 'fan' either)" ...but I do have "friends" that 'turn wrenches' and a 'few that inspect vehicles'...

    ...The "broken filler neck" could very well be causing the trouble code. Depending how the EVAP system is setup on the explorer if it isn't properly 'pressurized' it can cause trouble codes...so yes my advice to you figure out a way to fix it so your fuel system is 'pressurized'...

    Part of the 'Mass TRACE 99 inspection program' as originally proposed... had a process to check the fuel EVAP system (although no inspection stations ever really did it and it 'fell by the wayside' so to speak...and IMHO rightly so...hooking a sensor to the fuel filler neck with wires and hoses??? It's a car...not a hospital patient...WTF!!!)


    As far as "Driving with an expired rejection sticker"... If you are a "gambling man"..... Go for it!!!!

    One word of advice though: Pay real close attention to who is following behind you...lol That cop in the rear view mirror???

    ...The cops have laptops right in the car these days...AND your vehicle info thru the RMV tells them EXACTLY WHEN your vehicle was inspected...The sticker on the windshield doesn't mean squat anymore....

    You would be surprised "how often the cops run your plates in Massachusetts" (I have 'a friend' ..."run my plates every so often just out of curiousity" since I travel so much of the state...and to see if there is any info "in the remarks section"...)

    It's a 'bold new world post 9/11'....

    Believe it or not...MSP cruisers are equipped with a camera that snaps the plate and runs a 'query' to see if you "are of interest (use your imagination WHY...it has to do withsomething that happened in 2001)"....

    How lucky are you???

    I guess it all comes down to the odds...and "how bored the cop is"....

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  2. keyman512us

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    Snap some pics and post them...of the "broken filler neck"...you got me curious.
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