SureTrack Real Fix: Boosting Audi Turbo

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This fix illustrates the power of the SureTrack community to quickly help a fellow tech solve a diagnosis problem. A SureTrack community member had a 2018 Audi A3 in the shop with codes P00AF and P2563. They posed the question to the community and with the help of a fellow community member, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

The following Community Fix summarizes the interaction between members of the community that led to the solution.

2018 Audi A3 2.0L Petrol

P00AF, P2563, Replaced Turbocharger Wastegate Actuator

The customer states the check engine light is on.

Connected a scan tool and found codes: P00AF – Turbocharger/Supercharger Boost Control “A” Module Performance and P2563 – Turbocharger Boost Control Position Sensor “A” Circuit Range/Performance. Performed a road test while monitoring live data on the scan tool and found the turbocharger wastegate actuator position sensor was not within the specified range. Performed a visual inspection of the turbocharger and found no faults. With the key on, and engine off, used the scan tool to command the turbocharger wastegate actuator on and found the actuator was inoperative. Performed a visual inspection of the turbocharger wastegate actuator and found the actuator was damaged. These test results verified the turbocharger wastegate actuator was faulty.

Replaced the turbocharger wastegate actuator, cleared codes, performed a road test and verified the vehicle operated properly. The check engine light did not illuminate and no fault codes returned.

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Abagail Lucero

Abagail Lucero is the Product Marketing Manager for ProDemand. She joined the company in 2011 as a member of the SocialCRM shop marketing team and has served in many roles at Mitchell1, lastly as Security and Compliance Supervisor. Abagail holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania.