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GRAND CANNOT PASS EMISSIONS TESTING

1987 Mercury Marquis • V8 2WD Automatic • 132,000 miles

1987 Mercury Grand Marquis mileage: 132,000. I cannot pass emissions testing. I first brought my car in and failed on HC and CO. About a week later I tried again burning premium fuel and after adding some emission system cleaner. I was still high on CO and HC. So then, I changed the air filter spark plugs and ignition wires. I then went back and tested again. I added some rubbing alcohol to my fuel tank to try to get it to burn a bit cleaner. My CO and HC jumped about 50% each. I do not want to sink too much money into this car. What should I do? Oxygen Sensor? Get the computer checked?
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2CarPros-Archives
November 19, 2010.



After reading your question and test results, we would suggest installing a new catalytic converter.

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2CarPros-Archives
Nov 19, 2010.