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2000 volkswagon turbo stop working at 250,000 miles

The vw runs good only want kick in

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If you mean the turbo won't kick in, you could have an air leak in the intake before the turbo. i don't remember if these have an intercooler or not but an air leak in the system would cause this.

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Try an air flow meter

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It's a turbo problem of sorts. Have a look on the following link which will give you access to more information:

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To be quite honest, there's nobody on Fixya who will be able to give you a definitive answer. Turbos can suffer from a number of faults and those faults can sometimes be quite difficult to track down.

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It may be worth your while actually contacting a turbo specialist and asking their opinion. What you don't want to do is fit part after part in hope of curing the problem. Your first course of action should be to ask a turbo specialist or good workshop. Yes, it may mean paying for somebody to check things out for you, but it really does save money and bother in the long run.

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