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TURBO? I was recently told that I need a new turbo for my 1999 9-5 Saab. How much is reasonable to pay to have this work done on a Saab.

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Is this the 2.2 diesel ? phone your vauxhall main dealer. its the same turbo. They do an exchange unit for roughly 268 plus vat.

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How do I change a turbo in a 1999 saab 95 2.3t?

There is a Haynes manual for Saab 9-5 (1997-2004) which covers most tasks.

May 21, 2015 | 1999 Saab 9-5

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Repair manual for a saab 95 1999 2.3t. need to replace the turbocharger.

It is fairly difficult to remove especially if there's a lot of rust. Bolts tend to break instead of coming loose. The 2.3t turbos are known for failure, they are the smaller of the two turbos. The Saab's with the larger turbos are labeled 2.3T -notice the capitol letter T instead of t. They are interchangeable and I highly recommend installing the larger if you want the repair to last. Get you practice removing the one at the junk yard before you work on your own. Oil lines and coolant lines will require some slight re bending/shaping to fit in place of the smaller turbo but it will be well worth it. Instructions could be handy but not necessary for most mechanics. Online Saab forums would have detailed instructions.

May 21, 2015 | Saab 95 Cars & Trucks

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My 99 9.5 4cyl saab blows blue and white smoke . i ve been told it is a turbo replacement fix. the car has 161k. Is it really worth fixing the turbo? The car is in good condition, new h2o pump,tires,good...

I would replace to turbo. To make sure it is the turbo and not the head gasket, remove the air intake to the turbo (not a hard job) and then (with engine off) grab that turbo shaft. Try and pull and push it and move it up and down. If there is ANY play, it's the turbo. If you got 161k out of one turbo, that is VERY GOOD. Normal is 120k or less. There is a guy on ebay that sells rebuilt for about $300. If you do the work yourself (Experienced Tuner) you can save $1k. Else you will have to have a shop do it, usually about $1,200 or so for everything. If you are in the WI area, we could work something out.

Aug 21, 2010 | 1999 Saab 9-5

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Hi turbo blown on saab 9- 5 2001 Y

The part number is on a plate which is normally situated on the side of the turbo or between the inlet and outlet where the oil feed pipe is so either you can get it cleaned and see it in a small mirroror you need to remove the turbo. Otherwise you can get a motor parts shop to check it for you from few softwares available to them.

Jun 01, 2010 | 1999 Saab 9-5

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Can i you drive without turbo on saab 9-5 2000

No. Turbo charged engines have been designed to have the turbo. The turbo uses exhaust gas to spin a dual air compressor to push additional air into the intake, without it the car probably won't even run. There are numerous electronics monitoring pressures and temperatures. Sorry turbo has to be fixed for car to run properly.

Apr 01, 2010 | 1999 Saab 9-5

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I would like some advise on my saab se turbo please my car is blowing blue smoke ive been told it is my turbo if so could it of done any damage to my engine

IS the smoking extremly heavy ? Extreme heavy smoke where you cant see behind the car would indicate turbo. If this is the case no engine damage should have occured. The turbo on these cars are oil and water cooled, The heavy smoke indicates a worn seal in the turbocharger is leaking oil directly into the exhaust system and burning there. Catylitic and oxygen sensor damage may occur but engine damage is unlikely.

Oct 17, 2009 | Saab 9 5 Cars & Trucks

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1999 saab 9-5

Depending on the overall condition of the engine, it could have worn or frozen rings, worn valve guides or the turbo you installed is worn out. These are driven by exhaust pressure and if their bearings are worn, you may be getting a mix of compressed air from the turbo and oil that is seeping past the compressor's internal seals.

Sep 06, 2009 | 1999 Saab 9-5

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How to bypass the turbo on my saab 93 2.2 tid

No you can't.Internal damage will be done to the engine.Sorry to tell you this.

Aug 01, 2009 | 2008 Saab 9-3

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99 Saab 9-5 going on its third turbo in 3 months?

turbo oil return line could be stopped up causing pressure to build up blow the seal in it.

Apr 24, 2009 | 1999 Saab 9-5

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change air filter.check waste gate actuator make sure its open the waste gate.look at the actuator rod make sure its not stuck.there should be movement.

Apr 21, 2009 | 1999 Saab 9-5

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