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Volvo C70 Check engine light is on due to secondary air injection system

Volvo C70 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 88,500 mi (52,000 mi - 125,000 mi)


If the check engine light is on and diagnostic trouble codes point to the air pump system, then the entire system needs to be checked.

There are a few issues that arise from the vacuum lines becoming plugged or disconnected but the most common issue is the air pump itself fails. The reason the air pump often fails is from a defective air pump check valve that allows exhaust gasses to contaminate the pump.Replacement of the air pump and check valve is necessary to address this issue.

One thing to be aware of: If the problem is not addressed eventually these exhaust gasses can contaminate the MAF Sensor and Oxygen Sensors as well, causing the engine to run very poorly and cost much more to fix.

  • dsltonk, , 52,000 mi

    My engine light is on all the time hardly ever goes off have had it looked at by the Volvo dealer but still happens. Have had the car for 3 yrs and it still is on

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