Check Engine Light Due to Restricted Secondary Air Injection Check Valve on Chevrolet Silverado 1500

One or both secondary air injection check valves may become restricted causing poor air flow resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. It is often recommend to replace both check valves even if a fault code is set for only one bank of cylinders. Replacing only one valve may result in a return trip to the repair shop.

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Average mileage: 127,954 (26,000–282,700)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: Gasoline
10 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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engine light keeps going on and off on occasion... no loss of power, but its annoying to pay over $100.00 to be told there is nothing wrong with the truck...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 112,556 mi,
vehicle has a miss in the engine, when it rain the miss in the engine get worse,when riding about 70mph the engine jerks,at stop lights the vehicle surge forward.
check engine light - digital trouble code P0449 says a malfunction of vent solonoid valve and my on board dash says i have a loose gas cap - has this been a common problem? this vehicle has 56,000 miles
Mine was the right side air check valve. $35 & an easy fix.
P1416 DTC code "Check engine light on"
my truck dyies while i am driving
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 172,000 mi,
Thanks check engine light came on said it was 1415 code drivers side air injection check valve. I replaced it.
engine light comes one, I take it to the dealer and they don't know what's wrong. they shut it off and a few days later it come on. I don't take my truck to the dealership.
Check eng light came on and can't get it to go off on 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500. Have replaced gas cap, canister and Holes Lines, filters,
Check engine light is on. Was told this was the problem. Not fixed
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 250,000 mi,
Service engine soon light went on. Took it to Pep Boys. Diagnosed that both air injection valves were bad. Being the start of the Labor Day weekend I opted to get it fixed and not wait. They charged me $121.17 a piece for the two valves. Was running fine before, and running fine now but without the check light on. If I had known that I could have waited and driven my truck without causing damage I would have put off the repair and shopped for a better, much better price on the parts. The problem did not effect the driveability of the truck, but at this age and milage I kind of get spooked about letting anything go for any time. Last month I ignored the check light for a week waiting for a better day, and the fuel pump gave out at an intersection. Argh!
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 150,000 mi,
runs well when first stsrted then it will misfire after i go around the block, and the check engine lt. comes on