Date registered: Aug 2008
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New question about P0410 (Secondary Air Injection Pump)
So back in 2006, my Air Pump started smoking one day when my fiance had the car out. Literally the thing just melted right in the engine compartment. Had the car towed, the dealership replaced the Pump and I'm guessing the relay. (under warranty)
A few months ago, the CEL came on, and I pulled the code myself this time, and of course it was P0410. I read a lot about it this time, and realized it was just emissions, so of course I just put it off until I needed the emissions inspection. As it got closer, I tried to do a little bit of diagnosis myself, and checked for the pump to come on after starting it. Of course, the pump came on and was blowing air, but it had a strange whining sound.
I figured it was going to be a sensor or something trivial, but of course the dealer said the relay and motor needed to be replaced. I'm long past the warranty, so of course, it was supposed to be almost $1000 to fix it. Mercedes decided to throw in the parts for free given my circumstance and so I had to pay 490 for labor.. (Yeah I don't get it).
Anyways, since I want to keep the car for a long time, and don't want to deal with this apparent problem (over and over and over and over) like some people, what would be the problem of just unplugging the relay and disconnecting the air pump for that rainy day when i need my emissions inspection every two years? ANY THOUGHTS?
(of course besides being an anti-environment scumbag)