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Turbo mal-functioning. Shortly after, starter malfuncting. Could the two be related? I hear that the bad turbo pushed out oil which could get into the starter.. true?

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Pushed out oil that got into the starter? Not likely. The starter sits on the side of the engine block outside of the transmission and turns the flywheel or pressure plate. Unless the turbo is right above the starter and has a extremely bad leak that was leaking directly onto the starter but even then I don't think it would cause the Starter to suddenly stop working.

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