Use the AP to pull the CEL codes, then we can help from thereOriginally Posted by LegendWRX1111
This is a discussion on 08 WRX getting check engine light at 5K RMP and loss of power... within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; ***Car info*** 08 WRX with: SPT exhaust Cobb street downpipe Stage 2 map via AccessPORT Running 16 PSI boost Car ...
08 WRX with:
Cobb street downpipe
Stage 2 map via AccessPORT
Running 16 PSI boost
Car has not been tuned
I am getting a check engine light after 5000 RPM and my car will jolt. I lose most engine response at this point, the car loses nearly all throttle and engine response like itís bogged down. This is when Traction Control is ON and the throttle is used aggressively at high to max boost levels. If I use the throttle passively the car works fine through the entire RMA range. I tried the same thing with Traction Control OFF and had the same issue but less frequent. I apologize; I have not had an opportunity to get the check engine codes so I donít have any info on that. Any advice on whatís going on and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.
I installed an AEM cold air intake the same day I opened this post and have not had any issues. I've tried to make the check engine light come on again but nothing. The cold air intake seems to have fixed the issue. Do you think the car wasn't getting enough air and was getting bogged down?
Does your traction control light, check engine and cruise light come on when this happens? If so, I am having the same problem since I installed the new turbo back exhaust
The code is:
I pulled this with my OBD2 scanner. I can reset it and the car is fine until I try to accelerate hard in fourth or fifth gear and it will do it again. Once the lights are on, I can accelerate as hard as I want to and it runs fine. Hopefully the intake helps.
can I get some help I just won $7000 and I want to put it all on my car a wrx 2006 I want it to go faster I already have coilovers on it and new rubbers what next exhast frontmount plzz somebody help me..... many thank if you can
I have the high flow cat also(basically it is just an open pipe from TurboXS) I will be installing my cold air intake tomorrow so we will see if this helps. I don't know how to adjust the boost.