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Mholleywould

Limp mode common causes?

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I traded last year for a Canadian 

05 cdi and in October it went into limp mode.

yes its limp because it runs strong to 3000-3200 then flat

if im going down hill ( 3000-3200)

up hill (3000-3200) and it feels strong till then.

i know your gonna ask why ive waited till now.

my wife took the car from day 1

it happened while my wife was in the hospital and i was out for a refreshing drive. Yes i was tunning it kinda hard.

My wife is in bad health so it dont get drove much And only local.

but now she has a new ride so its time to address my issues.

Seams like every time i search for info i find something different.

I have pulled the EGR

it was not stuck and did have a little build up so it got cleaned.

also checked the wast gate

free and adjusted. But the boost feels good to 3000-3200 then she’s limped 

i do have a water in fuel light but no CEL. PO told me the filter had been changed but i probably need to address that.

And havent had much luck finding an afordable code reader that should work with my cdi.

my question is.

is there a list of things to check?

ive read about wiring plugs

turbo fuel pressure excetra....

Hate to post and run but gonna loose service for a couple days.

going fishing in the mountains and wrote this wile riding.

again sorry but i will check back and answer anything i can.

my smart just turned 100,000 ml

and i dont want to go to MB lol

im in 

Hurricane WV 25526

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Overboost? Check to see if your waste gate rotates with a wrench or large pilers with the bumper removed.

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1 hour ago, Mholleywould said:

And havent had much luck finding an afordable code reader that should work with my cdi

 

look into delphi 150e or wow wurth snooper

 

with the delphi you can read/erase codes including brakes and airbags...and read live data....i think the wow wurth snooper is slightly better some people says it can reprogram keys but im still struggling to get mine connected

 

either ones are available for around $50 online from overseas

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