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inspection help...no not looking to get a hot sticker either

Old 07-20-2013, 06:10 PM
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I hit a deer in my car awhile back and i havent had any extra money to get it fully fixed bc i have a baby due in sept and all my money is going to that fund along with my wife and current sons needs. I put a used bumper on it and flattened the hood out as best as i could. The hood latches and sits down almost like it should and the bumper is on the car mounted but for extra security i have it tied down with a few bungee cords just to prevent it from flying up. My ?? is will it pass inspection as is what are the rules for front end damage and all that good stuff. Car has working headlights and turn signals and all that stuff works just the bumper and hood are strapped down to make sure of no fly ups.
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Just take it somewhere and get it inspected, see what they want you to do. There's no way around inspections now days, everything is on an online system. Only good thing is if they fail you for anything(s) and you fix it in less than 2 weeks, they have to pass it. They cant look for more things and reject you again. So that's a net $17 plus parts you might need. Get resourceful and fix it yourself.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: inspection help...no not looking to get a hot sticker either

im not looking to go illegal i got to much going on to worry about being hassled by cops taking days of work to go to court and all that. I just dont wanna waste time if i know its gonna fail right off the bat. I know i need to fix it sooner rather than later but if i can get it to pass as is to buy some time then thats all im looking for
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http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Safety.sh...pectionProgram

Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

The Required Official Inspection Procedure, as approved by the Virginia State Police Superintendent, is as follows:

REQUIRED OFFICIAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Each inspection consists of the following items – for further details consult the "Official Annual Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual":


1. - REMOVE OLD INSPECTION STICKER.

2. - DRIVE VEHICLE INTO INSPECTION LANE.

3. - INSPECT BRAKES FOR:
•Worn, damaged or missing parts.
•Worn, contaminated or defective linings or drums.
•Leakage in system and proper fluid level.
•Worn, contaminated or defective disc pads or disc rotors.
(NOTE: A minimum of two wheels and drums must be removed from each vehicle at the time of inspection. Consult the “Official Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Manual” for exceptions.)

4. - INSPECT PARKING BRAKE FOR:
•Broken or missing parts.
•Proper adjustment.
•Standard factory equipment or equivalent.

5. - INSPECT HEADLIGHTS FOR:
•Approved type, aim and output.
•Condition of lamps, lenses, wiring and switch.
•High beam indicator.

6. - INSPECT OTHER LIGHTS FOR:
•Approved type, proper bulbs, and condition of lenses, wiring and switch.
•Aim of fog and driving lamps.
•Illumination of all lamps and proper color of lenses.
(NOTE: Every vehicle must have a rear lamp showing a red light to the rear, a white light illuminating the rear license plate; vehicles over 7 feet wide or extending 4 inches or more beyond the front fender extremes must be equipped with approved clearance lamps and reflex reflectors. (Include load when measuring.)

7. – INSPECT SIGNAL DEVICE FOR:
•Approved type, proper bulbs, and condition of lenses, wiring and switch.
•Correct operation of device.
•Illumination of all lamps and proper lens color.

8. – INSPECT STEERING & SUSPENSION FOR:
(Jack up front end as shown in “Official Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Manual”.)
•Wear in bushings, kingpins, ball joints, wheel bearings and tie rod ends.
•Looseness of gear box on frame, condition of drag link and steering arm.
•Play in steering wheel; leakage of power steering fluid in the system.
•Wheel alignment and axle alignment.
•Broken coil springs, spring leaves and worn shackles.
•Shock absorbers.
•Broken or weakened frame.
•Broken or missing engine mounts.
•Lift blocks.

9. – INSPECT TIRES, WHEELS & RIMS FOR:
•Condition of tires including tread depth.
•Mixing radials and bias ply tires.
•Wheels that are cracked or damaged so as to affect safe operation.

10. – INSPECT MIRRORS FOR:
•Rigidity of mounting.
•Condition of reflecting surface.
•Check for road visibility 200 feet to the rear. (Truck mirrors must extend at least halfway beyond edge of body.)

11. – INSPECT HORN FOR:
•Electrical connections, mounting and horn button.
•Emits sound audible for a minimum of 200 feet.

12. – INSPECT WINDSHIELD AND OTHER GLASS FOR:
•Approved type safety glass.
•Cloudiness, distortion or other obstruction to vision.
•Cracked, scratched or broken glass.
•ALL UNAUTHORIZED STICKERS MUST BE REMOVED.
•Sun shading material on windshield displaying words, lettering, numbers or pictures that does not extend below the AS-1 line is permitted. In the absence of an AS-1 line, sun shading material on the windshield displaying words, lettering, numbers or pictures cannot extend more than three inches downward from the top of the windshield, unless authorized by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and indicated on the vehicle registration.
•Operation of left front door glass.

13. – INSPECT WINDSHIELD WIPER/DEFROSTER FOR:
•Operating condition.
•Condition of wiper blades.

14. – INSPECT EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR:
•Exhaust line: manifold, gaskets, pipes, mufflers, connections, etc.
•Leakage of gases at any point from engine to point discharged from system.

15. – INSPECT REAR LICENSE PLATE FOR:
•Illumination of rear plate.

16. – INSPECT HOOD AND AREA UNDER THE HOOD FOR:
•Operating condition of hood latch.
•Presence of emissions system; evidence that any essential parts have been removed, rendered inoperative or disconnected.
•Fluid levels that are below the proper level:
(a) Brake fluid.
(b) Power steering fluid.
•Power steering belt; proper tension, wear or absence of belt.

17. – INSPECT AIR POLLUTION CONTROL SYSTEM OF 1973 AND SUBSEQUENT MODELS FOR:
•Installation.
•No parts removed, disconnected or rendered inoperable.
(NOTE: This includes the catalytic converter and the fuel tank filler pipe.)

18. – INSPECT DRIVER’S SEAT FOR:
•Anchorage.
•Location.
•Condition.

19. – INSPECT SEAT BELTS FOR:
•Approved type.
•Installation.
•Condition.

20. – INSPECT AIR BAG AND AIRBAG READINESS LIGHT FOR:
•Any defects in the air bag system noted by the air bag readiness light, or otherwise indicated; or
•The air bag has been deployed and has not been replaced (and is not deactivated because of a medical or other exemption and a notice is posted to indicate that it has been deactivated); or
•Any part of the air bag system has been removed from the vehicle; or
•If the air bag indicator fails to light or stays on continuously.

21. – INSPECT DOORS AT THE RIGHT & LEFT SIDE OF THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR:
•Handle or opening device which will permit the opening of the door from the outside and inside of the vehicle.
•Latching system which will hold door in its proper closed position.

22. – INSPECT FUEL SYSTEM FOR:
•Any part that is not securely fastened.
•Liquid fuel leakage.
•Fuel tank filler cap for presence.

23. – INSPECT FLOOR PAN FOR:
•Holes which allow exhaust gases to enter occupant compartment.
•Conditions which create a hazard to the occupants.

24. – ISSUE STICKER:
•If approved, place completed approval sticker on the vehicle and give the receipt of certificate to the operator.
•ALL DEFECTS MUST BE CORRECTED AND THE VEHICLE REINSPECTED WITHIN 15 DAYS. THE DRIVER MAY BE SUBJECT TO RECEIVING A TRAFFIC SUMMONS FOR ANY DEFECT STILL PRESENT WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED ON THE HIGHWAY.

(NOTE: The validity period of the rejection sticker shall include fifteen (15) days in addition to the day of the inspection.)
see bold, get a hood latch.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: inspection help...no not looking to get a hot sticker either

If it's not latched, be very careful, regardless of how well you think it's bungeed down.

The steel/mesh decks on bridges can create deadly scenarios.

Real talk.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: inspection help...no not looking to get a hot sticker either

its latched down it has a oem hood latch i just have it bungied down for extra safety bc the hood is buckled up a lil bit in the front. imma just got and see what happens
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Default Re: inspection help...no not looking to get a hot sticker either

Go to an inspection station, remove bungie, and let them inspect it. They shouldn't drive it around but the removal of the bungie will enable them to check the operation of the latch. If it works properly, I dont see you having a problem.
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Default Re: inspection help...no not looking to get a hot sticker either

Take the bungees off when you take it to get inspected. From my understanding it should pass. As long as it pops up and safety locks after pulling the handle you shoikd be good. Unless its some fag happy ass hole insoector who's just trying to be a dick.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: inspection help...no not looking to get a hot sticker either

thanks for the help i will update next week when i get back from vac and take it in
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Default Re: inspection help...no not looking to get a hot sticker either

Originally Posted by boostedgst97 View Post
im not looking to go illegal i got to much going on to worry about being hassled by cops taking days of work to go to court and all that. I just dont wanna waste time if i know its gonna fail right off the bat. I know i need to fix it sooner rather than later but if i can get it to pass as is to buy some time then thats all im looking for
No one will risk their job to pass your car. I takes an afternoon to fix what you need; so do it.
You're talking about "not going illegal", but State Police don't play when it comes to inspections. They will find out if someone Okie doughks an inspection and they come after whoever's involved. I know four state inspectors, and unless you find a inspector that's an idiot, nobody is risking their career to help someone who want to be cheap. Do it right or don't do it at all. That's it.
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