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2007 Mini wont pass smog. Had a co sensor that would not…

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2007 Mini Cooper wont...

2007 Mini Cooper wont pass smog. Had a co sensor that would not clear so we had it replaced. That sensor still won’t clear after more than 100 miles of driving it. Help please.

Mechanic's Assistant: What specifically didn't pass the test? When was your last oil change?

Co sensor. Oil is new. Maybe 500 hundred miles on the oil.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not fixing myself. After replacing the sensor the smog place said to just keep driving it. The last place told me to research a drive cycle.

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So you still have a check engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It’s not so much a check engine light as it is a device that the smog place plugs into the on board computer. It has cleared 3 of the 2 sensors and the 3rd does not seem to be clearing. So I cannot pass somg
UK Auto Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

but do you have a check engine light on now?

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UK Auto Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

you can drive it as far as you want but with the light on it will never pass, you should leave the repair shop with the light off, it seems to me they dont know what they are doing or are in over there heads on this one, there is a issue with whatever is associated with that code and needs to be addressed and repaired

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UK Auto Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

hows it coming?

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