Hi - I have a stock 2002 WRX. This is the first winter in 8 years that I ever encountered check engine code "P0244 *Wastegate control solenoid valve malfunction (high input)". It happened on at least 4 separate occasions at 3500-3600 RPM in 4th or 5th gear > 60% WOT. The engine is 100% stock.
I'm assuming the boost control solenoid is bad. I don't want to mess around with tuning. I'd prefer at this point to stick with OEM part replacement unless there's an equivalent aftermarket option that requires absolutely NO TUNING.
In Ottawa Canada, my local dealership quoted me $264 CAD for the boost solenoid. Is there a better OEM price in North America? After searching for several hours, I can't find this part online. As a reference, Grimspeed's is about $100 - $110 USD.
Could anybody please point me to a source for this part?