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Wastegate Stuck Open (Signs & Symptoms)

Updated: Feb 1

A wastegate is an exhaust bypass valve that regulates the flow of exhaust gases in an internal combustion engine. It is an important component of an engine's turbocharging system, as it prevents the turbo from over-speeding and damaging itself or other engine components.

When a wastegate becomes stuck in the open position, it can lead to multiple issues, such as reduced turbo boost pressure, acceleration and throttle response. It can also cause the check engine light to come on.

In this article, we will discuss what can happen if the wastegate becomes stuck in the open position, including the signs and symptoms, as well as how to diagnose and fix the problem.

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