4.6/5 (14,322 Views . 31 Votes) BUT – some places will require you to simply pass the emissions tests for the age of the vehicle. So, if you can get the emission levels low enough without a Cat converter, then it will pass. One way is that it just has to be built before Catalytic convertors were mandatory equipment.
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Will a car pass inspection without a catalytic converter?
Answer (1 of 12): Sure it will. One way is that it just has to be built before Catalytic convertors were mandatory equipment. The dates are: USA were 1975. It is a different date in other parts of the world, in my home state I think it was sometime in the early 80’s. BUT – …
The upstream (before the catalytic converter) O2 sensor is the primary input to the powertrain control module (PCM) for fuel control. That being said, the PCM often uses the downstream (after the catalytic converter) O2 sensor to fine-tune the air-fuel mixture. So, yes, driving without the catalytic converter can lead to reduced fuel mileage.
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Can a car pass emissions without a catalytic converter?
BUT – some places will require you to simply pass the emissions tests for the age of the vehicle. So, if you can get the emission levels low enough without a Cat converter, then it will pass. One way to do that, might be to convert the car to electric power, for example.
Can a car pass a California smog check without a catalytic converter?
For example a car with no catalytic converter will pass both a brake system and lighting system check here in California. On the other hand, a smog check? Not so much.
What happens when a car catalytic converter fails?
Typically a catalyst that has failed so that it affects the way the vehicle performs deteriorates slowly enough that it may not be noticeable at first. Some people will ignore a mild loss of power and/or even an illuminated check engine light and continue to drive until the failure becomes severe.
Can you pass emission inspection with no cat installed?
Even still, youwon’t pass emissionsever with no catinstalled. They check your exhaust and even the dumbest guy there willbe able to tell youhave no catjust by smelling the exhaust gasses and hearing the excessive noise it willmake.