Subaru turbo not kicking in

Asked by May 04, 2017 at 12:42 AM about the 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Subaru turbo is not kicking in like  should

2 Answers


Maybe the turbo bearings are worn out or the waste gate is not completely closed. I would check the waste gate vacuum lines. Here is an article explaining Subaru turbos ---- control-system-works-v1-09/


I would also check the air cleaner and the catalytic converter, anything that cuts down on air/exhaust flow can limit boost. This article might also help ---- us/articles/200025234-Boost- Issue-Diagnosis

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