Where is the air injection pump located?
The pump lies after the exhaust manifold and before the catalytic converter of the vehicle and it can reduce carbon emissions by pumping fresh air from outside into the exhaust stream.
Can I drive without secondary air injection?
The system is critical to help cars achieve government emissions standards. So, the law says you need a secondary air injection system. Which begs the question: Does a car need a secondary air injection system to run? Strictly speaking, no, it doesn’t.
What is the function of secondary air?
The secondary-air pump draws in ambient air and injects it into the exhaust manifold downstream of the exhaust valves. There is a separate integrated air filter if the air is not drawn in from the intake system but rather directly from the engine compartment.
How does a secondary air injection system work?
Secondary air injection systems pump outside air into the exhaust stream so unburned fuel can be burned. Newer aspirated systems use the vacuum created by an exhaust pulse to pull air into the pipe. The latest systems use an electric motor to pump air. These systems are critical for the life of the catalytic converter.
How do you test a secondary air injection valve?
The secondary air valve can be quickly inspected in an easy way:
- Loosen the connecting hose on the secondary air non-return valve leading to the secondary air pump.
- If there are deposits on this side of the valve (finger test, see Fig.
- Inspect the secondary air pump and replace it if necessary.
How do you diagnose a bad check valve?
Symptoms of a Failing Check Valve For example, failing check valves will start to vibrate and even lose some internal parts when problems begin to arise. Other symptoms of check valve failure include reverse flow and excessive component wear and damage. Check valves will also emit noises as they start to break down.
What is P0411 diagnostic code?
Trouble code P0411 is a generic OBD-II DTC (digital trouble code) which indicates a problem with your vehicle’s secondary air injection system. The secondary air injection system pumps air into the engine’s exhaust stream when the engine is cold and while decelerating.