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Q: Need to pass smog test

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The AC does not work, and my car won't pass a smog test.

A: The AC on this car is known to have failure...

The AC on this car is known to have failures from the compressor such as leaking lines, control module problems, and evaporator issues; there are too many possibilities to give a good diagnosis without checking it first. The smog test can fail you for many reasons, and a diagnostic report on the AC would need to be seen to know what the cause was. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come by and do a thorough AC system diagnostic check.

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