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Just changed the electric air pump. What is the drive cycle

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Just changed the electric air pump. What is the drive cycle needed for the check eng lamp to go out?
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Customer: 52 yes old , 5-7 divorced, live in reno nevada
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Customer: Had a code po410, already cleaned out carbon, there is electric power to the pump, on humid cold mornings it didn't work,except sometimes when I tapped on it. So I just got another pump. I want to know what the drive cycle is to clear the code, assuming it's repaired.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Didn't I already tell you,I cleared the exhaust passages and replaced the air pump?
JA: Is there anything else the Saturn Mechanic should be aware of about your Saturn?
Customer: No,just need to know what the drive cycle is to confirm the repair.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  George H. replied 9 months ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

What is the year, model and engine size of your Saturn?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
99 sc2 1.9l vin 7
Expert:  George H. replied 9 months ago.

You should be able to do two Idle to warmup cycles, you don't need to drive it.

Did you erase the codes?

Only code set was the P0410?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No I didn't clear the codes.
Expert:  George H. replied 9 months ago.

Sorry, I was not notified of your response.

You should clear the codes, you can disconnect the negative battery cable for 30 seconds or if you have a code reader use that.

Does the pump run now when you first turn the engine on cold?