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I think my secondary air pump or the vacuum control valve is bad

I have a check engine light on and the fault codes mention low air flow. I dont hear any noise from the pump. How can I check to see if its the pump or the Vacuum Control Valve that is bad?

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  • Freddy Martinez Aug 08, 2009

    Thanks. But my check engine light is on and i didnt pass smog here in california... :( I got it taken care of though. thx

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Don't worry about it.
The air pump is not good for the car or the environment. It just dilutes the percentage for passing DEQ.
But it is easy to check the control valve just by taking off the small control line, and sucking on it manually. You should be able to feel the air flow in the large hose turn on and off, as you **** and release.

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I HAVE THIS CODES P0410-P0412-P042-P0411-P0491 COMING OUT WHEN I DID A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TEST AND HOW CAN I FIX IT PLEASE HELP ME BEFOR I GIVE UP AND JUNK IT AND I DONT WANT TO DO THAT TO MY CAR.


codes p 0410, 0411, 0412 all refer to the secondary air injection system--malfunction, incorrect flow detected and circuit malfunction ===causes are --wiring--sir valve---air solenoid--ECM--air pump, air hose/s--ECM
code p 0491 refers to secondary air injection bank 1 --malfunction or insufficient flow=== causes are the same with a mechanical fault added
so to analyze -- the most common cause is air hoses, followed by valve or solenoid of the air injection system followed by ECM which be as little as a bad pin connection in the wiring

Apr 10, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

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Got a po0491 code replaced the air pump now it kicks on sometimes and what would cause that


P0491 - Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow Bank 1

Possible causes Intake leak Damaged AIR system components Faulty AIR Solenoid Valve Faulty AIR system relay

Possible symptoms Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light) P0491

Description An air pump is used on the vehicle to lower tail pipe emissions on start-up. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) grounds the Air pump relay control circuit which energizes the Air pump. The PCM also grounds the Air combination valve vacuum control solenoid circuit, which energizes the Air vacuum control solenoid. Vacuum is then applied to both Air combination valve diaphragms which opens the shut off valves. The PCM enables both circuits simultaneously when Air system operations is desired. When the AIR system is active, then Air pump forces fresh air into the exhaust stream in order to accelerate catalyst operation. The AIR combination valves replace the conventional check valves. When the AIR system is inactive the shut off valves prevent air flow in either direction.

Jan 28, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a service engine soon light on and have hooked up an OBD11 reader to it and got code P0410 pertaining to a secondary air injection problem. hoses are fine, pump is new.


P0410 Oldsmobile - Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction

Possible causes: - Faulty Vacuum hoses damaged
- Faulty Air Pump inoperative
- Air bypass solenoid harness is open or shorted
- Air bypass solenoid circuit poor electrical connection
- Air bypass solenoid leaking/blocked or stuck open/closed
- Air diverter valve leaking/blocked or stuck open/closed

Tech notes: Visually inspect AIR pump and AIR bypass valve harness and connector, if connector are OK, then replaced AIR bypass valve.

When is the code detected? The secondary air injection system does not detect the presence of air in the exhaust when introduced by the secondary air injection system.

Possible symptoms: - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Engine hesitation

P0410 Oldsmobile Description An air pump is used on the vehicle to lower tail pipe emissions on start-up. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) grounds the Air pump relay control circuit which energizes the Air pump. The PCM also grounds the Air combination valve vacuum control solenoid circuit, which energizes the Air vacuum control solenoid. Vacuum is then applied to both Air combination valve diaphragms which opens the shut off valves. The PCM enables both circuits simultaneously when Air system operations id desired. When the AIR system is active, then Air pump forces fresh air into the exhaust stream in order to accelerate catalyst operation. The AIR combination valves replace the conventional check valves. When the AIR system is inactive the shut off valves prevent air flow in either direction.
P0410 Oldsmobile Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction

May 30, 2015 | 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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P0410, p2101 and p0014 codes


Possible causes
- Faulty Vacuum hoses damaged
- Faulty Air Pump inoperative
- Air bypass solenoid harness is open or shorted
- Air bypass solenoid circuit poor electrical connection
- Air bypass solenoid leaking/blocked or stuck open/closed
- Air diverter valve leaking/blocked or stuck open/closed
help.jpg What does this mean? When is the code detected?
The secondary air injection system does not detect the presence of air in the exhaust when introduced by the secondary air injection system.
Possible symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Engine hesitation
P0410 Description
An air pump is used on the vehicle to lower tail pipe emissions on start-up. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) grounds the Air pump relay control circuit which energizes the Air pump. The PCM also grounds the Air combination valve vacuum control solenoid circuit, which energizes the Air vacuum control solenoid. Vacuum is then applied to both Air combination valve diaphragms which opens the shut off valves. The PCM enables both circuits simultaneously when Air system operations id desired. When the AIR system is active, then Air pump forces fresh air into the exhaust stream in order to accelerate catalyst operation. The AIR combination valves replace the conventional check valves. When the AIR system is inactive the shut off valves prevent air flow in either direction.

Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0410.html#ixzz31FMsMMLJ

Mar 27, 2014 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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I replaced my secondary air check valve on my 2001 chevy tahoe but code 1416 still comes up. what else can i check


here is what i found on p1416.



P1416 Chevrolet
P1416 Chevrolet - Secondary Air Injection System Bank 2
Possible causes
- Faulty Secondary Air Injection (AIR) pump
- Secondary Air Injection check valve bank 2
- Secondary Air Injection (AIR) pump electrical circuit fault
- Blocked Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system

When is the code detected?

The P1416 code is set when no O2 sensor voltage change is detected by the Engine Control Module (ECM).


Possible symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)


P1416 Chevrolet Description
An Secondary Air Injection (AIR) pump is used on this vehicle to lower tail pipe emissions on start-up. The PCM supplies a ground to the AIR pump relay, which energizes the AIR pump. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the HO2S voltages to diagnose the AIR system. During the AIR test the PCM activates the AIR pump during closed loop operation. When the AIR is activated, the PCM monitors the HO2S voltages and short term fuel trim values for both banks of the engine. If the AIR system is operating properly, the HO2S voltages should go low and the short term fuel trim should go high.

Jan 23, 2014 | 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Service Engine Soon light came on. Took the car to Auto Zone the code P0410 popped up. What does this mean?


This is a secondary air system malfunction code.....

The Secondary Air System pumps outside fresh air into the Exhaust System during cold engine start up. This additional air helps burn up the highly rich exhaust emissions that are produced when the engine is warming up. The Secondary Air System typically has an Air Pump and some tubes or plumbing to route the air. The system also has a solenoid and Check Valve(s) to control the air flow.

Common Problems That Trigger the P0410 Code
  • Defective Check Valve(s)
  • Faulty Air Pump or Air Pump Relay
  • Faulty air control solenoids or vacuum lines
  • System may be restricted or plugged
Let me k now which direction you want to head in and we will check further

Feb 21, 2011 | Oldsmobile Bravada Cars & Trucks

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Car is choking out and dying. Reads P 0411 code. How do I know if its the motor or just the solenoid valve? How can I check to narrow down what actually is causing the problem? It's on a 2000 VW jetta VR6


16795/P0411/001041


if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } 16795/P0411/001041 - Secondary Air Injection System: Incorrect Flow Detected Possible Symptoms
  • Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) ON
Possible Causes
  • Fuel Pump Relay (J17) faulty
  • Hoses/Pipes to/between Components faulty/clogged
  • Secondary Air Injection Pump (V101) faulty
  • Secondary Air Injection Pump Relay (J299) faulty
  • Secondary Air Injection Solenoid Valve (N112) faulty
Possible Solutions
  • Check Fuel Pump Relay (J17)
  • Check Hoses/Pipes to/between Components
    • Check Secondary Air Injection Hoses/Pipes for Carbonization
  • Check Secondary Air Injection Pump (V101)
  • Check Secondary Air Injection Pump Relay (J299)
  • Check Secondary Air Injection Solenoid Valve (N112)

Apr 28, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Have an engine code for a check engine light 1423 and 1411 for an Audi A6 Quatro 2001


P1411 - secondary air injection system flow too low Bank 2.
P1423 - secondary air injection system flow too low Bank 1.
Check vacuum hoses to combi valves ,
most common split air injection pump which is riveted with aluminum rivets,ck rivets if they coming out ,pump doesn't build enough pressure.
In this case take pump out and put bolts instead of rivets all around pump case.Repl. all rivets not only broken one.Bolts sold at HomeDepot , just find a needed size.

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Hello i have a 2000 AUDI A-6 2.7T the engine light is on had it checked it is a p1411 code can I fix it myself


Code is - Secondary air injection system, bank 2 flow too low.

Check fuse for sec. air injection pump.
Check vacuum hoses
Check piping from pump to sec. air injection valve. (combi. valve)

Sep 18, 2009 | 2000 Audi A6

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1996 saab 900-s


There's a black plastic valve below the battery that fails frequently on these cars. It has a vacuum line and 2 thumb-sized hoses going to it. A lot of times the valve will be broken in half and obviously bad. This will cause a secondary air injection code. Also the vacuum hose to it needs to be intact. Check this stuff first.

Oct 28, 2008 | 1996 Saab 900

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