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Old 11 Nov 2010, 07:28 am
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I have a 2002 PT Cruiser crd LMT
When I am at high speeds(motorway of course) the engine block sign comes on. I checked on line and was told to get the error code witch I did.

The code is PO243 Turbocharger, Wastegate, Solenoid 1,

Does anybody know about this problem, Is it expensive to fix!

Please help!! Cheers
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Old 12 Nov 2010, 11:34 am
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I have a 2002 PT Cruiser crd LMT
When I am at high speeds(motorway of course) the engine block sign comes on. I checked on line and was told to get the error code witch I did.

The code is PO243 Turbocharger, Wastegate, Solenoid 1,

Does anybody know about this problem, Is it expensive to fix!

Please help!! Cheers
How did you get a 2002 with a turbo? The GT began in '03. What are we talking about here?
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Old 12 Nov 2010, 12:26 pm
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How did you get a 2002 with a turbo? The GT began in '03. What are we talking about here?
hes talking about the Europian 2.2 model

diesel fuel
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Old 12 Nov 2010, 12:34 pm
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because you have a different motor then us because your from the UK it will be very difficult for us here to help you troubleshoot it. here are some sites that will probally help you.

UK Cruisers Club web site dedicated to the Chrysler PT Cruiser

PT Cruiser Club UK - PT Cruiser Accessories - Photos - Forum - Events & More
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3 in intake, Stage 1 PCM, Stage 2 WGA, ported turbo@21psi, 682cc, 160 deg T-stat, Check valve, Ngk 4306 plugs, 10mm spark plug wires, 3in O2, 3in DP, 3in Y-pipe with E-cutout, 2.5 in catback exhaust, upper/lower hardpipes, HKS SSQ bov, block off plate, Energy Suspention MM inserts, NSRT hawk HPS front/rear pads, NSRT Drilled/slotted rotors, NSRT steel braded front lines, Mopar 26mm Swaybar, NSRT energy suspention swaybar bushing, NSRT energy suspention swaybar endlinks, APC Non-turbo strut bar, Black housing headlights, Tinted rear tail lights, Schroth 4 point harness, Perrin catchcan, 3 pod a-piller, boost guage 30/30, oil pressure gauge, volt gauge
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Old 14 Nov 2010, 11:25 pm
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How is it 'very difficult' for us to help him? He gave the DTC.

'P0243 - WASTEGATE SOLENOID CIRCUIT OPEN OR SHORTED IN TURBOCHARGER'

Even a QUICK search on THIS site shows that someone else posted here with the same issue. Wound up being an electric/ground issue with the harness.

Check that first.

If not, a quick search over on UKCruisers.net shows that apparently there is a common issue with a hose splitting on the turbo CRD models. What happens is when the hose splits, the ECU searches for a trouble code that fits the symptoms that are occurring. It may be pointing to the wastegate solenoid being bad, but it's a result of another failure. Check all of your hoses and vac lines, in addition to the harness for the wastegate solenoid.
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hes talking about the Europian 2.2 model

diesel fuel
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