okay, if your state is anything like missouri, do not ask the people who test emissions about how to fix your car. they are not mechanics. they are paid to test, not know how to fix cars. talk to your mechanic. if he's good, he'll know what to do.
you have no idea how many complaints i get (i work at the DMV) about how retarded the people at emissions are. one lady had to replace $2500 worth of "recommended" parts and then it still didn't even pass.
i'll never forget what she said: "you know, if i had a weapon, we'd be on the news."