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WileyCoyote
07-31-2017, 05:58 PM
Iíve had an issue before where the MIL would come one for a low boost code and my boost was seemingly completely drop off after the MIL illuminated. Like the boost was 20/21 PSI and the light would come on and it would drop to 5 PSI. I could reset it by using an OBD II reader to clear the code and it would work fine again for a little while and eventually do it again. Never took it in because it was just out of warranty (convenient) but it stopped throwing the code so I thought nothing of it.

Now with the back story out of the way, recently it has been doing something similar. Except now I can be driving along just fine hearing the turbo spool and dump to atmosphere and it will just stop giving me more than 5 PSI but no code or MIL. So because thereís not code thrown I canít use the OBD II to reset it. The only thing that did it was time (so I thought heat soak) however I also noticed that detaching the negative terminal for 10 secs and restarting the car would fix it. So Iím not sure if itís something to do with the lines and solenoid the operate the wastegate actuator or something else.

I was hoping someone else may have had this same issue and knows a fix because my other option would be try removing the whole wastegate solenoid system and plugging in a bleed valve to do the same but Iím not sure how that would mess with the computer. Any ideas?

500Ltrekkie
08-02-2017, 09:13 PM
Iíve had an issue before where the MIL would come one for a low boost code and my boost was seemingly completely drop off after the MIL illuminated. Like the boost was 20/21 PSI and the light would come on and it would drop to 5 PSI. I could reset it by using an OBD II reader to clear the code and it would work fine again for a little while and eventually do it again. Never took it in because it was just out of warranty (convenient) but it stopped throwing the code so I thought nothing of it.

Now with the back story out of the way, recently it has been doing something similar. Except now I can be driving along just fine hearing the turbo spool and dump to atmosphere and it will just stop giving me more than 5 PSI but no code or MIL. So because thereís not code thrown I canít use the OBD II to reset it. The only thing that did it was time (so I thought heat soak) however I also noticed that detaching the negative terminal for 10 secs and restarting the car would fix it. So Iím not sure if itís something to do with the lines and solenoid the operate the wastegate actuator or something else.

I was hoping someone else may have had this same issue and knows a fix because my other option would be try removing the whole wastegate solenoid system and plugging in a bleed valve to do the same but Iím not sure how that would mess with the computer. Any ideas?

Yes. The dealer replaced my turbo. Loose wastegate arm was the cause on mine.

WileyCoyote
08-03-2017, 12:33 AM
Yes. The dealer replaced my turbo. Loose wastegate arm was the cause on mine.

Good news is I’m not alone then. Bad news is I bought the 2014 model very late 2015 with 46k miles. In the 19 months I’ve had it I’ve put 17k on it so I’m out of warranty and probably out of luck. Definitely can’t pay deal pricing to put on a new turbo.

NGEN
08-03-2017, 08:04 AM
Good news is I’m not alone then. Bad news is I bought the 2014 model very late 2015 with 46k miles. In the 19 months I’ve had it I’ve put 17k on it so I’m out of warranty and probably out of luck. Definitely can’t pay deal pricing to put on a new turbo.
Find a used turbo online and replace it yourself. It is a job but can be done in your garage. I have step by step instructions that I can send you if you need them. I also offer an install kit that gives you all the necessary gaskets and lines for a proper installation. You can also take this time to replace it with an upgraded turbo:

http://shop.ngencustomsandperformance.com/NGEN-Performance-Turbo-Upgrade-by-G-Pop-Shop-Turbo-Specialists-NGENTURBO.htm

WileyCoyote
08-03-2017, 11:20 AM
Find a used turbo online and replace it yourself. It is a job but can be done in your garage. I have step by step instructions that I can send you if you need them. I also offer an install kit that gives you all the necessary gaskets and lines for a proper installation. You can also take this time to replace it with an upgraded turbo:

http://shop.ngencustomsandperformance.com/NGEN-Performance-Turbo-Upgrade-by-G-Pop-Shop-Turbo-Specialists-NGENTURBO.htm


I’m handy enough that if I find a used one I could install it. Lookin at your link, I would 100% love to upgrade it to the one there but the minimum $1325 (turbo with mandatory kit) blows my budget out of the water especially since on fiat parts direct the new OEM turbo is like $325. However, I do think that if the wifey can get on board, I may be game for the upgrade...