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What is a turbo wastegate solenoid?

What is a turbo wastegate solenoid?

The turbo boost solenoid (a.k.a. wastegate solenoid) monitors the amount of boost generated in a turbocharged motor.

How do I fix code P0243?

What repairs can fix the P0243 code?

  1. Replacing a wastegate solenoid with an open circuit.
  2. Repairing or replacing a solenoid wiring connection with corrosion in the pins.

How do I know if my boost solenoid is bad?

If the boost pressure control solenoid fails to operate, the check engine light will illuminate, especially under hard or sustained acceleration. However, if the vehicle is always driven very lightly, it may never have a reason to actuate, but this depends on the software for the particular vehicle.

What are the symptoms of a bad wastegate?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wastegate Hose

  • Check Engine Light comes on.
  • Vehicle’s turbo does not produce boost during acceleration.
  • Oscillating turbo boost pressure.
  • Dramatic decrease in fuel economy.

What does a wastegate sensor do?

The wastegate’s job is to divert excess exhaust gases away from the turbine – controlling the speed of the turbine and preventing it from spinning too fast. By controlling and limiting the speed of the turbine, the wastegate regulates the boost pressure provided by the turbocharger.

Can you drive with a bad boost sensor?

Like any other time the check engine light is illuminated, the vehicle should be inspected and repaired immediately. Driving with a bad boost pressure solenoid can also lead to driveability issues, and these will further indicate that repair is needed.

Can you replace just the wastegate on a turbo?

You can’t replace the wastegates alone. Its whole turbo or bust, which sucks. I’m in the same boat. My car is actually at a shop right now getting turbos because of wastegates rattle.

What happens if you unplug your boost sensor?

It will still energize the T/VSV as soon as boost goes positive, it will put the fuel pump in high flow mode as soon as boost goes positive, and if you disconnect the sensor electrically, the ECU will still initiate FC at 12 psi, just like it does anyway.

How much is a boost sensor?

The average boost pressure sensor replacement cost is between $175 and $200. However, this cost can vary depending on the vehicle you drive and where you take it for repairs.