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    Hello All,
    My name is Matt and I just purchased an '06 Subaru WRX from a reputable dealership yesterday. I love Subaru's and I have been working hard to save up for one just short of 2 years. Last night, I was coming home and the cruise control light began to blink and the check engine light came on. The car is running fine just wondering if this has happened to anybody and if so do you know what the problem is? I am bringing it back to the dealership on Monday and I dont want them to mislead me so if anyone knows about this issue please help so I dont go back there clueless and blind
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    You have a Check Engine Light....you can always go to autozone and get the CEL read and post it to let us help you figure out the problem. What kind of mods are done to it?!
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    The dealership will likely charge you a $20+ diagnostic fee. Many of the auto parts stores (Autozone, Pep Boys, etc.) will lend you a code reader and let you DIY free.

    When you read the code, make note of the P#### value, then post it here.
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    Hello All,
    So I did what you said took it the Auto Parts store and they gave me the codes. Now between the last time I posted and now, the lights have turned off the mods done to the car that I know of are a new air intake and a accessport thats sappost to boost the hp from 230 to 250? Maybe an exhaust? Anyway, here are the codes

    P0244
    TURBO WASTEGATE SOLENOID A RANGE/PERF.

    P1410
    MANUFACTURER CONTROL AUXILIARY EMMISION CONTROLS

    P2442
    SEC. AIR INJECTION SYSTEM SWITCHING VALVE STUCK OPEN BANK 2

    Do you think the dealership can make this right? Is it worth it to keep the car?????

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    Hello All,
    So I did what you said took it the Auto Parts store and they gave me the codes. Now between the last time I posted and now, the lights have turned off the mods done to the car that I know of are a new air intake and a accessport thats sappost to boost the hp from 230 to 250? Maybe an exhaust? Anyway, here are the codes

    P0244
    TURBO WASTEGATE SOLENOID A RANGE/PERF.

    P1410
    MANUFACTURER CONTROL AUXILIARY EMMISION CONTROLS

    P2442
    SEC. AIR INJECTION SYSTEM SWITCHING VALVE STUCK OPEN BANK 2

    Do you think the dealership can make this right? Is it worth it to keep the car?????

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    Wait....a new air intake and an accessport? Maybe an exhaust? Well I am guessing that you don't have any sort of custom tune.....what MAP are you running with that accessport? Stage 1? What kind of air intake?

    When you run the Cobb AP you need to follow the map notes are you are gonna mess things up...

    You really need to try to figure out what kind of mods you have done to it. Maybe post some pictures of the engine bay and the turbo/downpipe area...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lytlec View Post
    Wait....a new air intake and an accessport? Maybe an exhaust? Well I am guessing that you don't have any sort of custom tune.....what MAP are you running with that accessport? Stage 1? What kind of air intake?

    When you run the Cobb AP you need to follow the map notes are you are gonna mess things up...

    You really need to try to figure out what kind of mods you have done to it. Maybe post some pictures of the engine bay and the turbo/downpipe area...









    The intake is COBB, the exhaust is SPT (Subaru's performance parts company?) and I dont know how to tell what kind of mapping it has it came with the car it's a COBB Tuning Access port and the dealership told me that the cars horsepower is boosted to 250hp also, I'm reading the box, I have a mac and the software is for pc.

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    P.S. Are those codes catastrophic? or is it something that can be fixed?

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    What are the codes? That's where we need to start. The exhaust isn't an issue, the intake might cause some minor issues (Cobb is the best out there and most likely won't), but the codes are what really means something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    What are the codes? That's where we need to start. The exhaust isn't an issue, the intake might cause some minor issues (Cobb is the best out there and most likely won't), but the codes are what really means something.
    P0244
    TURBO WASTEGATE SOLENOID A RANGE/PERF.

    P1410
    MANUFACTURER CONTROL AUXILIARY EMMISION CONTROLS

    P2442
    SEC. AIR INJECTION SYSTEM SWITCHING VALVE STUCK OPEN BANK 2

    Do you think the dealership can make this right? Is it worth it to keep the car?????

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    P0244 is from over boosting. My guess is the car probably has a catless downpipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    P0244 is from over boosting. My guess is the car probably has a catless downpipe.
    He took the catalytic converter off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyQ610 View Post
    He took the catalytic converter off?
    No, he probably tried to save money and installed a cheap downpipe without a cat in it. Many of them out there. Some people can use them fine, but some cars just don't like them.
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