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Old 05-22-2020, 11:32 PM   #1
Akame
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Question Trying to work on my own car

Iím new to this so just let me know if I am posting this in the wrong place.

Hello, Iím very new to working on my own car I have a 06 wrx with some mods. My car has been sitting for 6 months, before I stopped driving it I was getting multiple codes.
P0244 Turbocharge wastegate solenoid A range/performance
P2441 Secondary air injection system switching value stuck closed bank 1
P2443 Secondary air injection system switching value stuck closed bank 2

I know my wastegate is getting stuck closed at times, I have checked my actuator and think I should check my solenoid next but am unsure how I do that. I do have a ohm meter, do I have to take the solenoid out of the car? And I have no idea how to fix/check the air injection system, I did clear the codes and drive the car a little today to see if Iíd get them again and I got nothing but I also didnít push my car at all.
Thank you all so much
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:01 AM   #2
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06? do yourself a favor and look into removing the air injection system if you (if not in emissions nazi state). Totally worthless system. (functionally and from an emissions standpoint even)
You can remove a bit of it or alot of it, i'd recommend as much as you want to go through with the work for.

Don't quote me, but iirc, 244 code is generating by over-boosting (according to ecu settings). Is your car tuned? might want to find out if you don't know. Back off your wastegate performance a bit if so. Or adjust other parameters to account for that kind of boost if thats what you want to run. WG solenoid is easy enuf to get to, but they dont go bad often, more likely WG acuator or part of the vacuum system. For instance if we're troubleshooting a stock car, i'd be checking/just replacing the vac lines between the solenoid and WG acuator. They get brittle and crack to easy with the heat where they're at.

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Old 05-23-2020, 01:24 PM   #3
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Trying to work on my own subie too. Best of luck!!
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:07 PM   #4
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Fought with my spark plugs last week. Good luck hope you get it sorted
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