Question about Chevrolet Malibu
Keep in mind that not always the things can be repair, anytimes need be replaced; this occur with a code P0410 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Water may have collected in the AIR pump or the vent solenoid and frozen or corroded the pump
* Blown AIR pump fuse due to freezing up
So, the possible solutions are in a technical service bulletin (TSB) regarding this code for a number of GM models. The TSB calls for the replacement of the AIR pump and the installation of a new secondary injection hose. The TSB can be found on this ACDelco site.
Additionally, if you simply replace the AIR pump the problem may return again (and again). If you replace the pump, also clean out the hoses and replace the one-way check valve. If this is on a GM model that the TSB applies to, follow those instructions in the link above. In a few cases, people have put a small hole in the rubber cover on the pump which allows any water to drain out.
Also, please note that this may be covered under the emissions warranty on the vehicle. If your vehicle is out of bumper-to-bumper warranty, check if the emissions warranty is still valid!
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Posted on Jul 07, 2010
The Secondary Air Injection System is a pump under the drivers side fender. It pumps air into the exhaust to lower fumes. GM has a problem with most of them. If your car is under 50,000 miles it should be coevered by the Emissions warranty. The problem is somehow the pump becomes filled with water and they do not how. It may cause the Air pump fuse (located under thehood,the black box under the grey box on the passenger side, a yellow 30 amp fuse) to blow. In the winter froze the pump damaging it. Made a hole in the rubber cover on the pump allowing the water to drain to it fixed the problem.
The famous P0410 error code. Now the reason why you would get this code is really quite simple this is what happens in the northeast, the pump shorts out because the water that naturally forms in the exhaust it will back feed pass the check valve now come winter the pump might have enough water in it for it to freeze stopping the pump. Now if the pump is in good shape as it will still turn after it thaws then we maybe almost in the clear. You will have to replace the 30 amp fuse because the pump will pull the max amps to try to make it self turn thus popping the fuse. The location of the fuse in on the passenger side under the hood right next to the horn and the battery inside the fender well its not really hard finding this fuse its in a black plastic thing that's literally attached to the same metal plate that the battery sits on.
Oh and as for the location for the pump, the plastic piece that covers your oil filter if you were to take that off (don't be shy there's only 6 bolts) you're looking for a black rubber bulb that for me anyways was soft to the touch. That is your pump and the plastic flatish round thingy that is your check valve.
(what your looking at for parts:
the air pump(smog pump) - somewhere 95 to 130 bucks depending on were you go
the check valve - around 20 bucks
and if you read the statement that ACDelco sent out they recommend that you change the hoses).
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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