Saturn Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Welcome. This is not an airpump code, it is an EGR Code. Below is the information on the code.
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve consists of a pintle valve which moves by the use of an internal solenoid and an internal position sensor (potentiometer) used to determine pintle valve position. The powertrain control module (PCM) controls the solenoid by supplying it ignition voltage whenever exhaust gas needs to be recirculated into the intake manifold. The PCM monitors the EGR solenoid and position sensor circuit for correct voltage levels at certain times. The PCM also monitors the flow of exhaust gas through the EGR valve by using the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor. During deceleration, the EGR valve is normally closed. However, the PCM will run a flow test by opening the EGR valve and monitoring the change in the MAP signal voltage. DTC P0401 sets when the change in the MAP signal voltage is below a certain threshold when the EGR valve is being commanded ON during the deceleration.
DTC P0401 will set if the PCM determines EGR flow to be restricted based on engine speed and barometric pressure using the MAP sensor when:
DTC P0401 diagnostic runs once per ignition cycle for 1 second during deceleration once the above conditions have been met.
DTC P0401 is a type A DTC.
Verify the MAP sensor reads correctly at idle (between 1-1.5 volts). If the MAP sensor is skewed or faulty, DTC P0401 may set.
The most likely cause of this DTC is carbon buildup around the EGR valve or a blocked EGR passage.
Remove the EGR valve and check for a blocked passage and for carbon buildup around the EGR pintle valve. Clean or replace the EGR valve and/or clean EGR passage.
Ok, have you checked that the pump is running and the hoses from the pump to the exhuast? Have you checked the wiring? Did you check the fuse for the air pump?
Did you check the fuse in the car ?Perhaps the old pump blew the fuse and the new pump will not run because of that.
ok , thanks I will check that. Yesterday the car got a massive antifreeze leak somewhere on the back of the engine, it pours right out as fast as you can put it in, checked all the hoses and I believe it might be the intake gasket, I will check the fuse and get back to you.
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I will get back to you in a bit about the fuse.
I have a guy putting in the intake gasket, do you believe that the intake gasket may make the pump throw a code? Let me know, I have to leave for work in about a half hour. I will accept the answer, after I recieve it and if it still does it I will hop on again.
hi please read my last reply about the intake gasket, do you think a leaky intake gasket would maybe cause the code?: I will accept but could you please answer this part of question , thanks