b. The exhaust emission system has been disconnected.
c. The plumbing or hoses are loose, broken, leaking, or improperly routed.
d. Air pump (air injection-type) belt is loose, removed, excessively cracked, frayed or has pieces missing.
e. The exhaust emission system has been altered in any manner to make it ineffective.
f. The catalytic converter has been removed, leaking, or disconnected on a 1984 or later model vehicle.
3. Gas Cap Testing. Every gasoline-powered vehicle* from 2-24 model years old will be checked for presence of and by a Department approved "Gas Cap Testing Device" to determine if the gas cap is missing or defective. The following vehicles are exempt:
a. Antique vehicles.
b. Slow-moving vehicles.
d. Vehicles operated exclusively by a fuel other than gasoline.
e. Vehicles newer than 2 years old and older than 24 years old.
4. Inspection Procedure.
a. Conduct daily calibration check of gas cap testing device.
b. Check for presence (all gas caps must be checked).
c. Check for correct type of gas cap(s).
d. Remove gas cap(s) and test using an approved testing device. (Gas cap present but not testable will not be cause for rejection.)
e. Any gas cap(s) failing the initial test will be tested a second time to verify failure.
5. Inspect for and reject if:
a. Vehicle not equipped with required gas cap(s).
b. Vehicle not equipped with proper type gas cap(s).
c. Gas cap(s) fails both tests.
NOTE: When a vehicle is presented for inspection and the vehicle is from a designated emissions county and is subject to the Texas Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Program an Affidavit (VIE-12) is required. (See Chapter 5, page 5-14.)