A. Many 1968 and newer model vehicles are equipped with an air injection system which supplies air to the exhaust ports to extend the combustion process in the exhaust system. The system may be equipped with an external air pump. The pulse, aspirator, suction, or reed injection systems are not equipped with an air pump. Newer model vehicles may be equipped with an air pump which supplies air directly to the catalytic converter.
|Procedures:||Reject Vehicle If:|
|(1) Inspect for presence of air injection system.||(1) Air injection system is required and any part is missing.|
|(2) Inspect for condition of air injection system.||(2) Hoses, pipes, tubing, fittings, manifolds, or valves are disconnected, plugged, crimped, cracked, leaking, or improperly connected.|