Water may be drawn into the secondary air injection (AIR) pump causing the pump to fail and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from General Motors to relocate the air intake for the pump which should prevent future damage from water intrusion.Google+
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Cadillac DeVille Water Drawn into Secondary Air Injection Pump May Cause Pump to Fail
Cadillac DeVille Problem
Average Mileage: 105,031 mi (10,000 mi - 190,000 mi)
The dealer told me secondaryair pump was bad. I found the air intake hose disconnected both ends. I installed new pump and intake cleared the code and the next cold start the light came back on. Now what?
Visitor, 2003 Cadillac DeVille, 121,000 mi
same problem code shows air injection pump troble.. why does GM not recall and fix
p0401 code is on
pump is bad
replaced still light came on
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac DeVille, 170,000 mi
I replaced the pump 3 times , something else is causing the water to be injested into the pump
Visitor, 2003 Cadillac DeVille, 127,000 mi
Technical Service Bulletin 02-06-04-024G covers this problem. I was charged $249 for the pump and $250 for the labor. I will be returning to the dealership because it appears I was overcharged for labor. According to the TSB, the labor rate should be 0.9 hrs, which wouldn't approach the $250 I was charged.
The bottom of the TSB states:
Secondary AIR injection Pump and Hose Assembly - Replacement
*This is a unique labor operation for bulletin use only. It will not be published in the Labor Time Guide.
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac DeVille
PUMP ONE TIME VALVE ANOTHER
Visitor, 2004 Cadillac DeVille, 75,000 mi
Water has filled the air pump and it has been replaced 3 times. It now has filled for the 4th time and no one seems to be able to tell me where the water is coming from.The pumps are Delco pumps I'm ready to trade the car.
Visitor, 2001 Cadillac DeVille, 95,000 mi
Replaced pump for 450 dollars
GM DEALER STATED PROBLEM WAS SECONDARY AIR PUMP.....WHICH WAS NOT UNDER THE GM VALUE GUARD WARRANTY....
COST $ 599 FOR PARTS AND LABOR........GM GUARANTEES REPAIR FOR 12 MONTHS OR 12,000 MILES, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. 14 MONTHS LATER......CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON....INDICATING IT WAS THE SECONDARY AIRPIMP...
GM REFUSED TO REPLACE IT UNDER THE WARRANTY AS IT WAS OVER THE WARRANTY PERIOD.....GM DEALER WOULD REPLACE IT FOR ANOTHER $ 599.....HOWEVER.....A MONTH WENT BY.....CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT OUT....WENT BACK TO SAME DEALER'S SERVICE DEPT......WAS OLD THAT THE VENT VALVE MUST HAVE BEEN STUCK AND GOT RELEASED.......
WHY GENERAL MOTORS, THAT HAS SUCH A VAST NUMBER OF PROBLEMS WITH THE DECONDARY AIR PUMP DOESN'T LIST IT
ON THEIR RECALL LIST TELLS ME THIS UNIT WASN'T PROPERLY DESIGNED...AND AS A RESULT OF PERMITTING RECALLS
GENERAL MOTORS DECIDED TO LET THE CUSTOMER PAY THE HEFT BILL.......
replace secondary air pump twice 3 months later same problem so what is it that gm not telling about this problem