if air pump goes out will car still drive


Asked by Jul 29, 2014 at 11:58 PM about the 2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan

Question type: General

check engine light came on with a P0410 code but went off. think pump is going out,
doesn't quite feel right when driving. Seems a little rough. If pump goes out will the car still
run or will it leave me stranded? Price of part a little more than I can afford right now and
no after market part available.

6 Answers


Go watch this video,,,www.youtube.com/Watch?V=GTJVKNK-LQM.

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If the pump freezes up it will burn up the belt. If the belt is running other accessories, you will lose those also.

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Thanks for the info. Pump is electric so no belt. Friend bringing volt meter to test volts. How do you know if relay is bad?

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Easiest way to find out is tosswitch it with a known working relay. If the air pump comes on then you know it's a bad relay.


The secondary air injection system is purely emissions related. It will not affect the performance of the vehicle. It also only operates at a cold start up for 1 minute to heat up the catalytic converters so they will work more efficiently.

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Want if it keeps burning out new relays

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