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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Turbo Cuts Out

I have an '06 OBXT with just under 90K miles. About two weeks ago while driving on the freeway I was giving it some gas and it seemed like someone had pulled the engine out for a second and the CEL came on with flashing cruise light. I took it in to my regular mechanic and he told me the code was for a waste gate sensor which he replaced and the problem happened again on the way home from picking it up. I took it back and he looked at it again and stated that there was a problem with a valve (he said it was more like a diaphragm) and was holding sometimes and sometimes it wasn't. Told me that that can't be replaced but the entire turbo would need replaced. I went and picked it up.

Drove it to work today and hammered it as much as possible to try and duplicate the condition. It seems to happen when the RPMs get to around 4000. Any suggestions? Should I take it back to my regular mechanic and get a new turbo, or should I take it to the dealership and let them have a crack at it?

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what are the codes?

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what are the codes?
I don't know. The mechanic only told me that the code was telling him that it was a problem with the turbo. He didn't tell me what the code was though.
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