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.
Check Engine Light on Due to Failure of Secondary Air Injection Pump on Cadillac DeVille
Average mileage: 104,640 (10,000–190,000)
34 people reported this problem
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2004 Cadillac DeVille 75,000 mi, Visitor
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.
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?
p0401 code is on pump is bad replaced still light came on
2004 Cadillac DeVille 170,000 mi, Visitor
I replaced the pump 3 times , something else is causing the water to be injested into the pump
2003 Cadillac DeVille 121,000 mi, Visitor
same problem code shows air injection pump troble.. why does GM not recall and fix
2003 Cadillac DeVille 127,000 mi, Visitor
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: Labor Operation J6052 Secondary AIR injection Pump and Hose Assembly - Replacement Labor Time 0.9 hr* *This is a unique labor operation for bulletin use only. It will not be published in the Labor Time Guide.
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.......
po 480 code
PUMP ONE TIME VALVE ANOTHER
replace secondary air pump twice 3 months later same problem so what is it that gm not telling about this problem
2001 Cadillac DeVille 95,000 mi, Visitor
Replaced pump for 450 dollars
2006 Saturn, secondary air pump ran maby 10 seconds when car started col. is this a problem?
2004 Cadillac DeVille 140,000 mi, Visitor
I've also replaced the air pump, including the intake relocation. The light came back on, there was water in the pump, again. I think it may be a faulty secondary air injection valve (check valve) allowing water to get sucked into the system.
2005 Cadillac DeVille 94,000 mi, Visitor
Spent $800 to replace secondary air injection pump (that including the relocation kit) for my 2005 DeVille w/105k. 16 months later same problem as before, water has entered the pump and it whines like a banshee. Anybody else experienced this?
2002 Cadillac DeVille 101,000 mi, Visitor
replaced with reman pump. failed again at 128000
2003 Cadillac DeVille 96,557 mi, Visitor
Sam Swope Cadillac did not get it fixed wanted $1000 to fix.
2003 Cadillac DeVille 85,000 mi, Visitor
it first started with the secondary air pump winding up very fast so changed it and the next pump did the same thing one year later. The third pump froze up 6 months later had water in it. On the fourth one now only a month yet. Need the use the retrofit inlet kit I guess. Not wanting to spend the extra money for the retrofit.
Fan turns non 30 sec at cold start then would screech know fan does not turn on screeched about 2 months
2003 Cadillac DeVille 102,000 mi, Visitor
Check engine light comes on
loud whining noise that last about a minute, dealer said air injection pump failure, parts and labor 747.00.