So the check engine light on my 2005 Chevrolet Classic (Malibu) has been on for a while. I really didn't care until now I'm close to my emissions test deadline. The only other issue with the car is that when I try to put more than 4 gallons of gas in the car, I have to pump the gas pedal a few times to start it after ignition. I have about 150,000 miles on the car. I commute about 80 miles round-trip to work everyday,and not in a position to just get rid of the car and get a new one.
So the Auto Zone guy gave me the codes: P0130 and P0496. He also cleared the light. It came back on after about 60 miles. I would like to know:
1. If I need to get this fixed, any idea what this is and how much its gonna cost me reasonably?
2. Ok, this is bad, but if I can get the light cleared again, and take it over for the emissions test immediately, will it pass or can the test facilities get past the "clear?" I'm in Northern Virginia.