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2013 Chevy Cruze 46000 mile check engine light keeps going on and off every couple days went to AutoZone and had them pull a code for me. was reaching out for some help is this covered under 100000 powertrain warranty? does this mean I need a new turbo charger? Is it bad to drive around like this if feels fine to me I don't notice anything different. Thanks guys
 

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Usually wastegate pivot pin wear and the turbo will no longer build enough boost to satisfy the car. Wait for the CEL to come back and take it in; it is covered by powertrain.
 

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wouldn't the light stay on until the code is cleared...? Or I like when you have a misfire it flickers when computer senses misfire..
 

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wouldn't the light stay on until the code is cleared...? Or I like when you have a misfire it flickers when computer senses misfire..
No. Certain conditions are calling for more boost than it can deliver. Just like it takes multiple instances to set a check engine light, after multiple cycles of NOT seeing a condition reoccur, the car will turn the CEL back off and delete the code.
 

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Would using some type of high temp grease on the pin such as break caliper grease prevent this?
Might prolong its life a bit. It seems like the Cruzes ECM is very busy battling knock and trying to advance timing most of the time, and it flutters that wastegate a lot under acceleration.
 

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it turned off on me again before I could bring it in. I have the paper AutoZone gave me but I have a feeling they're going to say they can't do anything unless the light is on so I guess I'll wait for it to come on again
 

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Guys I just got my car back from Chevy I can't believe it they had to replace the whole turbo charger at 47000 miles and all the gaskets and seals thankfully it was covered under Powertrain
 
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