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Smog Check Inspector Exam CA
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What are two types of TSI (Two speed idle tests?)
2500 rpm and Idle
What are the two types of Acceleration Simulation mode tests?
50/15 and 25/25 test
What does DAD stand for ?
Data acquisition device
Smog check program divides the state into 3 areas determined by the air quality.. what are they ?
Enhanced, Basic, and Change of Ownership
Biennial smog checks are required in which program area?
Enhanced areas ( these areas do not meet federal or state air quality standards for ozone and carbon monoxide)
If the VIN on the vehicle doesn't match the registration documents what should the inspector do?
Use the VIN on the vehicle to inform the customer that it doesn't match the registration document. DMV will not accept the test results
If VIN and plate entries are correct and communication failure continues what should the tech do? How do you proceed?
Complete the inspection as promoted by the EIS.
The CARB EO parts listing contain information about what ?
Part manufacturer catalog, part listings, catalytic converters, the applicable vehicles for which it can be ínstalled
What are Grey Market Vehicles?
Vehicles that were manufacturered for sale outside the u.s and imported into the US
In the two speed idle inspection which test comes first?
2500 RPM run for 30 seconds
vehicles 1976-1999 MY are subject to what kind of emissions tailpipe test ??
Two speed idle
On Bar 97 EIS selecting "G" or "government" will chase the EIS to ask for what to input into the system ?
BAR FILE # (thereby preventing a certificate of compliance from being issues) N/A
What is required under visual inspection for gasoline vehicles from 1975-1999 ?
All of them (Crankcase emission controls, TAC, EVAP, EGR, computers, sensors, switches, visible smoke, liquid fuel leaks, ignition spark controls,
Star Station certification allows test and repair stations to..?
Issue certificates to gross polluters, perform repairs, perform initial inspection, issue certificates to directed vehicles
What are directed vehicles?
Bar directs a portion of the enhanced area fleet to star certified stations for certification
Required tests for Tailpipe inspection? (2)
ASM or two speed idle
Bar referee label provides what information on the label for kit cars ? (2)
Certification type and emission control requirements
If a vehicle is not at normal operating temperature the vehicles may either be ___ or ___.
Idled or driven normally as necessary to achieve normal operating temperature
Which type of vehicles excluding hybrids (electric) must be tested for visible smoke?
Gasoline and Diesel
What is the BAR snap test ?
Quickly push and release the accelerator pedal from idle position to between 2,000- 3,000 RPM then immediately allow the engine to return to idle.
What is an under hood emission control label? Indicates the vehicles ___?
Certification type ( California or Federal)
Does a missing or ilegible emission control label constitute in an inspection failure?
No, you can proceed with the inspection provided that the required emission controls can be determined using other sources
For gasoline powered vehicles with stop-start systems, the inspector shall visually inspect for ___? And in what position ?
Liquid fuel leaks and key on engine off (KOEO)
A SPCNS vehicle may be built from ? (3 things )
Kit cars, new or used parts, dismantled vehicles that are reconstructed but do not resemble the original make
Vehicles 95' and older are tested on which machine ?
Vehicles 96' and newer are tested on which machine ?
Gasoline vehicles 76' to 99' are tested on which machine ?
2000 and newer are tested on which machine ?
98 and newer diesel vehicles are tested on which machine ?
What does the crankcase test consist of? 👀💨 and for how long?
Observe the engine crankcase for 10 seconds
A certification of compliance is not required for which type of vehicles ?
Government fleet vehicles
Who qualifies for a waiver ? 🇺🇸
Change of ownership area 76' to 99' MY vehicles are subject to what kind of emissions test ? Hint: tailpipe
2 speed idle test
No repairs or diagnoses can be performed at a TEST ONLY station except for minor repairs such as ..?
The reconnection of hoses and vacuum lines
When applicable a directed vehicles may also be certified where ?
Bar referee facility
If a vehicle fails smog, and get the needed repairs done, which station should they refer back to ?
Any STAR certified station
Directed vehicles can only receive a smog check certification from which stations ??
Star test only and star test repair
A certificate of compliance is required whenever a vehicle changes ownership except when the vehicle is being transferred between ?
Family (parent,child,spouse,) companies, lessor and lessee
What are three main reasons to reject a vehicle from performing an initial initial inspection ?
Excessive fluid leaks, engine overheating, unsafe drive axle tire or wheel (dyno test only)
While performing a visual inspection an inspector observes there is no EGR amplifier even though one is shown on the under hood emission label. The EGR valve is connected to the ported vacuum. What EIS analyzer entry should be made?
Which of the following actions should be taken if a vehicles timing reads 5 degrees BTDC and the specification of the vehicle is 8 degrees ?
Enter "PASS" into the analyzer for ignition timing and 5 degrees BTDC for the timing reading
Which of the following is a primary purpose of the smog check referee ?
Perform inspection dispute resolutions
What action should be taken when a 23 month old car with 22,000 miles on its odometer fails an emissions inspection because of a failed emission component?
Refer the customer to go to a dealer for the repair
What is the difference between a three wire oxygen sensor and a single wire oxygen sensor ?
A three wire allows earlier closed loop operation
are smog check inspections and or repairs allowed to be sublet
No but there are a few exceptions
Is sales tax included on the estimate?
No only on the invoice
Functional tests are procedures that consist of
EGR systems, ignition timing, MIL, OBD, LPFET, fuel cap (following manufacturer procedures, smog check manual and as prompted by the inspection system
Under functional which two tests does gasoline powered vehicles from 96 to 99 require?
OBD AND MIL
What are the two required tests do gasoline powered vehicles from 75 to 95 require?
Tailpipe and Visual and everything comes with it
On government vehicles if the odometer is missing or illegible enter ___?
Inspect a dual/ bi-fuel vehicle using the ⛽️
Fuel in which the vehicle was operating on when it arrived to the station
The ASM emission inspection includes two loaded mode sequences known as ___/___ and ___/____?
50/15 and 25/25
If the BAR referee label is missing what should the technician inform the customer ??
To contact the bar referee for inspection information
An SPCN, grey market or vehicle with an engine change without a bar referee label it must be first inspected where ?
If no liquid leak is found what should you input into the EIS OR OIS?
If a liquid fuel leak is detected what should you input into the EIS OR OIS?
"F" for fail , defective
If a vehicle is equipped with parts that modify the original emission control configuration, inspectors must verify if those parts are exempted or ?
If any required emission control system are found to be tampered or defective then the vehicle shall ..?
Fail the inspection
The fan must be used when ambient temperature reaches how many degrees ?
72 degrees and above
Do not inspect kit cars unless they are equipped with ?
Bar referee label
When inspecting a vehicle equipped with a referee label, enter ?
"r" for the vehicle certification type
Kit cars are a group of what type of vehicles ?
SPCNS, grey market and vehicles with engine changes
For government vehicles do not enter "E" preceding the plate number instead enter ?
The last 7 digits of the plate number
What are the three required tests for gasoline powered vehicles from 96-99 ?
Visual functional and tailpipe
What if a SPCNS vehicle doesn't have the BAR label?
Then you must send it to the state referee to be inspected
SPCNS vehicles MUST be equipped with what label ?
BAR Referee label
When should a written estimate be provided ?
Before and after the repair is conducted
Who cannot sublet smog check inspections or repairs
Test only stations
What does sublet mean ?
Send vehicle to another shop after diagnosing it
What is the station license duration ?
What does the state referee provide ?
Special test services including unique services not performed in conventional smog check stations
Which areas are LESS polluted than enhanced areas?
Older vehicles from 76-99 are subject to what kind if emissions test ?
Dyno- OBD I
When inspecting a government fleet vehicle what vehicle information is needed ?
Bar file number
What should the tech do if the VIN # on the bar code is illegible ?
Then you must input it manually
Diesel vehicles that are 98 and newer require which two functional tests ??
OBD and MIL (malfunction indicator light)
The visible smoke test consists of ?
3 bar snap tests
Bio diesel kits installed on 98'-03' model year vehicles are acceptable without an ARB EO exemption
An aftermarket intake replacement manifold may be made of different material than the origin such as ??
Aluminum instead of cast iron
What is an Add- On part ?
Any aftermarket part which is not a modified part or a replacement
The number of incomplete monitors allowed to pass OBD test on Gasoline vehicles 96-99 is..?
Number of incomplete monitors allowed to pass the OBD test for 2000 and newer gasoline vehicles is ..?
Number of incomplete monitors allowed to pass OBD test for 98-2006 diesel vehicles is ?
Number of incomplete monitors allowed to pass the OBD TEST for 2007 and newer diesel vehicles is ?
Who is responsible for the sublet repairs ?
The dealers- need customer consent of course
The smog check sign shall be how many inches wide and how many inches tall? (Measurements for the sign)
24 wide x 30 height
If a vehicle is registered in the enhanced area but it garaged in s basic area it must undergo ..?
An enhanced area inspection
If a vehicle has tampered emission control equipment then what cannot be issued to them ? They don't qualify for a ..?
Repair cost waiver
All 95 and older equipped with EGR and are subject to a two speed idle test must undergo the EGR functional test
If the MIL does not illuminate at all in the KOEO position or if it continuously flashes with the engine running then this indicates that
Pass fail determination - bar snap test??
Pass the vehicle if the vehicle does not emit smoke during the idle test, crankcase test and both of the final two bar snap tests. Fail if smoke does come out on either of the final two bar snap tests
Diesel- a visible smoke plume observed 5 to 15 feet from the tailpipes that lingers for more than 3 seconds on either of the final 2 bar snap tests. Pass or fail
Pass or fail? Any visible smoke observed during the idle test ?
What is the crankcase PCV test?
Continue to leave the engine running, go to vehicles engine compartment open the good and determine whether any smoke is coming from the crankcase pcv system (observe for 10 seconds)
What is the EVAP test ?
Detects any leaks for vehicles 95' and older
What is the Bar snap test?
It's part of the bar 97 tests older vehicles 99 and older. Ensure that the RPM falls in between 2000 and 3000observe the tailpipe exhaust plume for 10 seconds (3 times)
When calibrating the bar 97 which gases does it have ?
Zero, high, and low
When calibrating the EVAP machine what do you need to do ?
Attach the red hose to the machine need ti open up the compressed nitrogen
What is the PCV system ? Reduces which two gases
Contains the flow of crankcase fumes (blow by gases) into the intake manifold to reduce hydrocarbons (HC) and Carbon Monoxide (CO)
TAC (thermostatic air cleaner) need to make sure everything is present and installed properly. Make sure that the air filter element is..?
Not oversized and that there are no additional holes in the air cleaner housing
When was OBD II required to be on vehicles less than 14000 lbs GVWR?
Why was OBD originally introduced on vehicles ?
To lower emissions and help with vehicle repair
MIL will typically display :?
Service engine soon and check engine
A smog check on 1996-1999 gasoline vehicles with OBD II and California emissions certification consists of ?
Visual, Functional, OBD II system test, and a Tailpipe test
What is a readiness motor ?
A monitor that evaluates emissions components and systems to make sure they have been tested
A malfunction indicator light is designed to let the owner know when ?
A vehicle has an emissions system concern
DLC locations can be found where ?
In an ECS application guide
True or false : a source for locating a vehicles DLC is the BAR 97 EIS ?
What are the four strokes in the four stroke cycle ?
Intake, compression, power and exhaust
Which of the following acronyms defines TDC? And BTDC?
Top dead center and before too dead center
Timing specification use which of the following measurements for setting ignition timing ?
True or false : the timing doesn't matter as long as the spark plug fires at some point before too dead center ?
What best describes the phrase "Top Dead center"?
A point when the pistón has reached the top of It's travel
In older model year vehicles timing is adjusted by rotating which of the following components ?
Two types of timing controls ?
Electronic and mechanical
At what engine idle speed should the engine timing test be performed ?
Engine idle must be within plus or minus 100 rpm of the manufacturers specifications
Who is correct? Tech a or tech b: emission control label and emission control manuals can be used to research after market parts, or CARB has a searchable database for aftermarket parts ??
Tech b only is correct
The EGR system works by recirculating a portion of an engines exhaust back into the combustion chamber to reduce peak combustion temperatures. Excessive combustion temperature increases ____ which contributes to the formation of photochemical smog and ground level ozone.
Which of the following describes the acronym NOX?
Oxides of nitrogen
Inspector A says that aftermarket air intake systems on 95 and older vehicles that do not alter or relocate emission control components are not required to have a CARB EO #. Tech b says that OBD II equipped are required to have a CARB EO # for aftermarket air intake systems. Who is correct ?
Both are correct
Motor homes and dual tanks do not require which test ?
The CAP program offers what two options to assist customers?
Repair assistance- may receive up to $500 in emissions related repairs and low income eligibility- consumers whose household income is at or below 225% of the federal poverty guidelines may qualify for repair assistance
How do customers apply for this ?
A consumer may complete the CAP application online at bar.ca.gov
In general a customer may qualify for a repair cost waiver if their vehicle fails to meet the biennial smog check standards after the customer has spent a minimum of ..?
$650 on repairs at a smog heck station (some exceptions apply for visible smoke test failures)
Which test requirement applies only to motor homes under 8501 GVWR?
The functional test may be performed prior to the emissions test portion true or false ?
The inspector enters the test mode of the emissions inspection system (EIS) analyzer using ??
His or her inspectors license information and confidential access code
Which of the following gases are reduced by the Air injection system ?
HC and CO
Which of the following is NOT considered a sub system of the computerized emission control system ?
Antilock brake module
What gases does the PCV system reduce ?
HC AND CO
On a vehicle equipped with a TAC, it is acceptable to flip over the air cleaner lid for better intake air flow. True or false ???
During which portion of the smog check inspection should an inspector inspect the fuel injection/ carburetor system ??
Where is the oxygen sensor located ??
Which of the following functions is controlled by the spark control system ?
Which component is NOT included in the category called Other emission components of the visual inspection using the EIS ?
Timing gears and pulleys
Which of the following entries is not allowed when entering visual inspection results into the EIS ?
Catalytic converters are generally located just after the muffler to ensure correct temp. True or false
Which of the following is NOT a reason to fail the MIL or Check engine light ??
The light stays on steady for a few seconds after start up
Which vehicles are required to be tested for the Fuel cap test ??
95 and older
What is an OBD II drive cycle used for on a 1996 and newer foreign and/or domestic vehicle ??
The drive cycle is a particular driving sequence needed to run a vehicles emission monitors to completion
When you are performing a smog check inspection and find that the vehicles under hood label is missing or illegible or you find discrepancies in the vehicles emission control system, what is your next step to determine the correct emission control system ??
Refer to the emission controls application guide
Canister has transparent tubes is that modified pass or fail?
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