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Cadillac Catera t0411 air injection insuffeciant car will

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t0411 air injection insuffeciant car will not idle, can start keep rpm 2000 pwr stand at stop to keep running uses a lot of gas lately (told by my daughter)
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Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  1smartcarguy replied 7 years ago.

Well this vehicle is a hard one to work on. Not sure why the mechanic tried an air filter or fuel filter. being the code is actually p0411 you need to troubleshoot the air injection system first as this would be the most likely issue since the check engine light has come on indicating this.


Are there any other trouble codes?


here is some information in regards XXXXX XXXXX next steps that need to be taken in order to resolve this issue. Follow the flow chart


The purpose of the Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system is to reduce Hydrocarbon (HC) , the Carbon Monoxide (CO) , and the Oxides Of Nitrogen (NOx) exhaust emissions by causing any combustible gases in the exhaust to reburn. This also causes the catalytic converters and the Heated Oxygen (HO2S) sensors to reach the normal operating temperatures more quickly, which will allow Closed Loop operation to occur earlier.

When the engine is started, the Engine Control Module (ECM) commands the AIR pump relay and the AIR cutoff valve vacuum control solenoid ON, injecting clean air into the engine exhaust ports. The ECM switches the AIR system OFF when the oxygen sensors become active. The AIR cutoff valve prevents air from being drawn into the system when the AIR pump is OFF. The vacuum to the valve is controlled by the AIR cutoff valve vacuum control solenoid. A check valve close to the engine prevents hot exhaust gases from backing up into the AIR system.

The following DTCs are not set: P0110, P0115, P0116, P0130, P0131, P0132, P0134, P0150, P0151, P0152, P0154, P0171, P0172, P0174, P0175, P0300-P0306, P0412, P0418, P0440, P0442, P0443, P0446 or P0455.

  • The Intake Air Temperature (IAT) is between 5°C (41°F) and 40°C (104°F) .
  • The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) is between 18.8°C (65.8°F) and 105°C (221°F) .
  • The engine is at idle.
  • The vehicle speed is 0 km/h (0 mph)
  • The AIR system is active.

The ECM has determined that reduced or no secondary air flow is present.

The ECM illuminates the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) and records the operating conditions in the Freeze Frame on the second consecutive drive trip that the diagnostic runs and fails.










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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
what is DTC
Expert:  1smartcarguy replied 7 years ago.
diagnostic trouble code.