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Old 04-29-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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i have a 1997 jeep and it is my first car. it needs to be inspected soon in june. there are somethings that i need to get fixed like horn,e-brake,left blinker, ect. what all do they look for while inspection the car so i know what i need to replace first?

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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This will be dictated by your state's laws, so you'll need to ask someone familiar with LA requirements.

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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Driver must present:
Valid driver’s license
Current vehicle registration
Current valid insurance
All items to be inspected are required equipment and must operate correctly. This equipment may not present a safety hazard.
The vehicle must be test driven to inspect the following items:
Brakes - The vehicle shall be driven at 20 MPH and the brakes applied slowly.
Speedometer/Odometer
Mirrors, outside and inside rearview
Seat Belts
Steering Mechanism - Must be original type steering wheel with no excessive play, binding, or tightness
Floor Pan - No holes or rusted area are allowed in the passenger compartment
Parking Brakes
Other items which must be inspected are as follows:
Horn
Headlamps - Maximum Overall Height: 5' 4" Minimum Height: 24"
Parking Lamps - May emit white or amber colored light only.
Turn Indicator Lamps - Front - May emit white or amber colored light only.
Turn Indicator Lamps - Rear - May emit red or amber colored light only. Lens cannot be broken and no white light may be allowed to show to the rear of the vehicle. Must have original type lens. No tape allowed.
Tail Lamps - May emit red colored light only. Lens cannot be broken and no white light may be allowed to show to the rear of the vehicle. Must have original type lens. No tape allowed. Maximum Height: 72" Minimum Height: 15"
Stop Lamps - May emit red colored light only. Lens cannot be broken and no white light may be allowed to show to the rear of the vehicle. Must have original type lens. No tape allowed.
High Mount Brake Lamp - Must have at least 4 1/2" of exposed red light. Cannot be obscured by any aftermarket item.
Back-up Lamps - Must emit white colored light only when the vehicle is placed in reverse gear.
License Plate Lamp
Overhead Lights - Aftermarket lights installed on the roof of a vehicle or on a roll bar intended for off-road use must be covered at all times on streets and highways.
Windshield Wipers
Windshield Washers - Vehicles six years old or older are exempt.
Windshields
Acute Area (directly in the driver’s line of vision) - cannot have any cracks and no more than 2 stars, nicks, chips, bull's-eyes, or half moons in excess of 1/2".
Critical Area (area other than the acute area which is cleaned by the normal sweep of the windshield wiper blades on the driver’s side only) - cannot have any star larger than 2" in diameter, 2 or more stars larger than 1 1/2" in diameter, or 2 or more cracks which extend more than 8".
Sunscreening and Glass Coating
Windshield - no more than 5" from the top of the windshield and must be transparent. Cannot be red or amber in color.
Front Side Windows - must have at least 40% light transmission
Side Windows - must have at least 25% light transmission
Rearmost Glass - must have at least 12% light transmission
All window tint must be checked with approved light meter and no sunscreen may have more than a 20% light reflectance.
Body and Sheet Metal
Fenders - Tire cannot extend more than 1" beyond fenders.
Bumpers
Doors and Windows
Hood Latch
Wheels and Tires - Must have at least 2/32" of tread measured in any 2 adjacent major grooves. No knots, bulges, sidewall cracks or tread exposure allowed.
Suspension and Shock Absorbers
Exhaust System - No excessive noise, smoke or fumes
Emission Items
A visual inspection must be conducted on the following items:
1980-1983 Passenger cars and light trucks
Catalytic Converter
Air Injection System
PCV Valve
EGR Valve
Choke System
Thermostatic Air Intake System
1984 and later passenger cars and light trucks
All of the above as well as:
Oxygen Sensor
Misfire
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:27 AM   #4
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wow... move to Michigan, we don't have no stinkin' inspections. (or any jobs available at the moment... DOH!)
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:39 AM   #5
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Here in MO they just check your emissions and all your exterior lights
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:40 AM   #6
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Be glad you don't have to get it inspected in Texas. The laws are so tough here that my last jeep, 94 Cherokee wouldn't pass the emissions test. I didn't have the money to fix it, so I just ended up taking the inspection sticker off the windshield. Never was stopped for it, out of sight out of mind! From what I understand about the LA inspections, as long as your Jeep is in working order i.e. headlights, horn, windshield wipers, tires, etc, you will be fine.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:46 AM   #7
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yeah 1 my horn does not work 2 left blinker needs to be replaced 3 need new window wipers and 4 no A.C. :/ but dont think that last one will matter.... oh and need new air intake
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:47 AM   #8
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In Oregon they test for Emissions by checking Codes and they check for Noise and thats it. Some Southern parts of the state still do not have Emissions laws so they do not have to go through any checks, they just mail in their registration renewal and pay their money and get their stickers that are good for 2 years.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:17 AM   #9
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Yeps, you need to have ALL your lights working (except 3rd brake light)!
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:20 AM   #10
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damn thats a long list. in jeresy its pretty much if you pass emissions and ur check engine light isnt on. ur good
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:57 PM   #11
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In Canada, well Ontario at least they E-test every two years. Safety when you buy. If I was worried about the safety I could always go to a questionable mechanic and get a "hot safety". But being the law abiding citizen that I am, I would not do such a thing. Nor would I recommend someone else to do it either. Only mentioned it so, you would know your options. The way I see it, I'm going to be in this vehicle I want to know what is and isn't wrong with it. Plus I might find out there is something wrong with the suspension, that would give me the perfect excuse to replace the suspension with a 4" lift. Hell ya!

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