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This is a discussion on Air Pump Question within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So my air pump is not working on my 2001 TA. My dad wants me to replace it, but i ...

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    Air Pump Question

    So my air pump is not working on my 2001 TA. My dad wants me to replace it, but i here its not really needed. Is it worth replacing or should i just remove it?

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    It's for emissions compliance only. If it is not on already, your Service Engine light will be on soon. That could be how you found out it is bad, the light came on.

    My vote is spend the money on a lid instead.

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    Did you check the fuse and relay?

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    Just tune it out. Its not needed. I just pulled mine out of my car and tuned it out with HP Tuners.

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    Yeah consider this a blessing

    Get race style LTs and remove then tune out the pump.

    I ripped mine out. It look less than 20 mins total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Chops View Post
    Just tune it out. Its not needed. I just pulled mine out of my car and tuned it out with HP Tuners.
    I did the same - no issues. It made my header install a little easier (later on) since I didn't have to rip out the air components.

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    It also makes it easier to change the plugs.

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    If you intend to maintain the future collectibility of your ride or if you live in an area where the inspector may care then fix it right. If not then remove it and tune it out. It may be as cheap as a $10 check valve or as expensive as an $90 pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Chops View Post
    It also makes it easier to change the plugs.
    Exactly. If you dont have emissions, delete everything

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    my air pump has been disconnected (actually all removed) for a couple of days now and no dashboard lights.

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    take that baby off....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettosled View Post
    my air pump has been disconnected (actually all removed) for a couple of days now and no dashboard lights.
    Either someone has already tuned it out, or your light will come on, sometime soon.

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