9 3 turbo how to tell if turbo has gone

Asked by Apr 26, 2012 at 02:57 AM about the 2000 Saab 9-3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

driving along then noticed a lot off smoke comining from exhaust it has stop now any ideals

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What type of load was on the engine when this happened? Some things to check....catalytic converter, turbo bearings, check the coolant level, check oil level. The only thing on a turbo that can go bad really are the bearings. This you can hear as soon as it spools up.

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I've had a turbo go on me as well and the invcredible amounts of smoke (usually white-ish/blue-ish in color) is usually the tell tale sign that your turbo is shot. I can't imagine it stopping though,

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