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I have 2001 vw jetta manual transmission. Recently the turbo no longer kicks in as i accelerate. When I 1st purchased the car it was pushing 10psi of boost now it has dropped to below 5psi and suggestions?

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  • jillian_r May 25, 2010

    This solution is like most of the advice I received from others. Thanks alot this has been very helpful. I will follow the instructions you have given and hopefully I will solve the problem. Thanks Again



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You're looking at either a leak in they exhaust or intake for the turbo system, or a bad turbo(usually bearings). Check all connections going from the turbo to the intake, but usually these are issues with the bearings in the turbo. Have you ever shut the car off immediately after finishing driving? This will often cook the bearings, as the turbo needs time to cool before sitting. The oil going through the bearings keeps them cool, and this is what usually does a turbo in.

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  • jillian_r May 25, 2010

    Along with the previous problem there is also a rattling noise that I think is coming from the cars exhaust. It sounds like its loose. Do you think this is also related to the turbo problem? Also how long do you wait before you turn the car off to allow the bearings to cool?

  • Dustin May 25, 2010

    There is a good chance that the rattling in the exhaust has something to do with it. Could be a separated joint, where you will lose your pressure, or could be the turbine rattling in the housing. Check the exhaust for leaks first, and then suspect the turbo. You should always wait about 2 minutes minimum with the car running at idle to let the turbo cool to answer your previous question.



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