Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction on 2003 Cadillac DeVille

I just bought my car and the service ingine light came on.I had it read and it came back with secondary air injection system malfunction.Does anyone know what that means? And estimate repair cost? Thanks..Mr.Lee

by in Shawnee, KS on June 13, 2009
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ANSWER by , June 18, 2009
The secondary are injection system pumps air into the exhaust during warm up to help the catalytic converter warm up faster and reduce emissions. The system consists of an computer controlled electric air pump, two air check valves, and related plumbing. It is not uncommon for water to inadvertently enter the air pump causing damage. There are a few different codes related to the secondary air system. Having the code will help narrow down which part of the system is at fault. If the problem is due to water intrusion there may be an updated air intake hose to help prevent the problem from reoccurring.