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Received trouble codes p0410 and p1599. The car has trouble staying started and sometimes stalls at a stop. It also seems to idle up and down even when engine is running but, is in park.

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P0410 Secondary AIR System Performance

P1599 Engine Stall Detected

Leave it to GM to use a computer code to tell you your engine died. The AIR system was a mistake they felt like was best corrected by continuing to use it. The system is similar to EGR function where it injects air into the exhaust for emissions. When it screws up, and it does often, it makes the car run horrible and is usually expensive to fix because the parts are hard to find. I would call a local GM dealer, give them the codes and see what they estimate the cost to fix it is. You might consider trading it in after that.

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Circuit Description
The diagnostic test checks for an engine stall or near stall and sets DTC P1599 if a stall condition is detected. A partial start where engine RPM exceeds 400 RPM and the engine does not start, will also cause DTC P1599 to set. This DTC is designed to capture snapshot data of the stall condition.

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I believe you have 2 different problems here. P0410 is the secondary air injection, which only turns on when the engine is cold at first start up for about 20 seconds. All it does is blow extra air into the exhaust to reduce emmisions. There are 3 fuses and items that run this system: Check Valve ($125), Air Pump ($280) and Relay ($50). Prices came from Napa, so I'm possitive you'll find any of these much cheaper elsewhere. My guess is the relay since you have dimming.

Did you recently have the battery disconnected? Trying to address the stalling while at idle. If so, it's your throttle body, needs to be cleaned. If you want instructions on how to do this yourself, let me know, will only cost you about $4. I know the dealer charges about $85 to clean this where I live, which is outrageous! If you do have a shop do the work, make them remove the throttle body to clean it, don't just clean the outside of it.

Even if you don't do this work yourself, at least you know the lingo and shouldn't be surprised.

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