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I have 1996 Honda Accord and failed the smog check with a

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Hi, I have 1996 Honda Accord and failed the smog check with a code P1457. Have a mechanic who can make the fix but I need to provide the materials. what should I ask for? tks
JA: What specifically didn't pass the test? When was your last oil change?
Customer: will go to car to get the precise problem reported.. back in one sec
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: honda accord 96
JA: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Smog check report indicates FAIL for OBD system checks; P1457 manufac specific code
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no have trained mechanic who just needs parts to make the fix
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  justinsbg replied 9 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help. The P1457 codes can be complicated to diagnose, but fortunately I have lots of experience with this and other EVAP codes. Do you still need help?