Emissions control label is under the hood.... either on the bottom of the
hood or on the rad support. There will also be a calibration label somewhere
near the VIN label on the drivers door or B pillar.
If you have the original window sticker it might list it as an option,
California or Federal. The calibration stickers won't give that up,
just some cryptic stuff that you have to look up. Try googling the
Look at the emissions sticker on the radiator surround.
Where can I find a label on the car or something to that effect that
would tell me if my 90 grand marquis is california emissions or not?
You should be able to go to the parts counter at any Ford dealer and
give them the VIN to decode. It will say for sure.
Normally the emissions sticker under the hood will say something like
"Federal" or "50 state" or California, etc. If it only says Federal
emissions, then it probably was not tuned for California.
That said, it doesn't matter! California is no longer allowed to
penalize you for bringing in a used non-California certified car.
The only time it matters is when you are replacing parts and the part is
different for a California certified car.
California can mandate that new cars meet it's emissions requirement,
but the old program where they used to charge an "impact fee" for
bringing non-CA certified vehicles into California was tossed out by the
California Supreme Court and they had to refund the money to people who
had been charged the fee. I believe it was 1999 or so when this
decision was handed down. I am familiar with it because in 1996 we
moved to California with our 1993 Volvo. Even though it passed the smog
test with flying colors we were charged a $300 "impact fee". In 1999 we
finally got that $300 back.
California may have halted that program, but they can still require
that a car be equipped to meet the emissions equipment requirement for
the particular model year. One of the guys from Mustangs Plus was
trying to be\ring in and register a Mustang (forget what year and
model) and CA refused to allow the registration because he could not
prove it was CA emission equipped, even when Ford said that for that
year the same equipment was used for all 50 states, and CA equipment
was no different. And that took place within the last couple of years.
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
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