Check Engine Light Due to Failed Secondary Air Pump on Volvo V70

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The secondary air pump may fail causing the check engine light to illuminate. The cause is often a failure of the air pump check valve that contaminates the air pump with exhaust gas/moisture.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 156,550 (90,000–225,000)
3 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000
7 people reported this problem
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We just bought a v70 in great shape with high mileage. Check engine light is on and we have checked the OBDii codes 4 times and had a local Volvo dealer also spead an hour checking things and this item has been ID'ed as the reason for the fault code/light. Dealer said pump & valve had both failed and needed to be replaced.

The Dealer cost for this was estimated to be $900 for the pump and 1.5 labor hours. Total cost was said to be over $1,200.

On the web I have found a new Volvo parts pump for $600 and an OEM pump for $400. On Ebay I found a rebuilt one for $140 (2 yr. warrenty) and a used one foe $132 (1 yr. warrenty).

We need this to work so it will pass annual state inspection. We plan to buy the re-built one and a new valve and have our local shop install it.

The V70 itself runs great now and I hope this pump does not effect the operation of the car.
check engine light is on and one of the code saids something about gas just bought this car in tenn, now cant get it licensed in n.c.