I initially took my 2004 1.8T GTI in for state inspection at a chain store tire and repair shop. They would not pass it on emissions because an idiot light and code indicated a possible problem with the catalytic converter.They reset the codes. However, we cannot get the codes to come on again, even after a month of driving and three return trips. I only have two weeks left to get this car to pass emissions testing. Should I take it into a VW dealer? I hate to spend money on a cat.
Country: United StatesMake: VolkswagenModel: Golf GTI 1.8TYear: 2004
I don't know the code
All I know is the dealer said that the engine light that was on was caused by a possible faulty catalytic converter
Then they reset the codes but the codes have not come back up so they won't pass it
yes, the only sensor that can trigger the code is the oxygen sensor
Can you go to another inspection machine?
I could. Don't they have info that my car failed the code check?
I thought it was all computerized
they won't record the code.
but the machine will know you failed.
Won't another computer tell them the codes have been reset?
Or the codes won't show on the other computer
What state do you live?
In new york - once you failed. You fix the code then go back to the station and they will check it again.
I need you to go to Autozone
Ask them to scan your OBD2
Yes, they cleared the codes but say they have not reset
Ask them if the code still there.
Take it to a different inspection shop?
if the code is still there... then you will need to fix it.
if the code exist then you should fix it.
If there is no code then go to another inspection center.
So, then I would need a new converter if the code is still showing
Or what else could it be?
No get the code first.
Sounds good. Thanks
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