Turbocharger

Asked by Feb 09, 2009 at 07:14 PM about the Saab 9-3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Mechanic told me I have a coolant leak by the turbo. How hard is this to locate and how hard to repair? We just bought it used. First time Saab owner.

1 Answer

45

What engine do you have? If it's a 4 cylinder than it's not very hard to locate the leak (Don't know much about V6, cuz I didn't worked much on them). What comes to fixing it.. it depends where the leak is. If it's only leaking through the banjo bolt copper washers then you could just replace them or tighten the banjo bolts (only if they're loose!!). You can change the lines if they are damaged, which is not too hard either. Worst case (not very likely though) that your turbo's centre part (rotating assembly housing) is cracked. You'll have to replace the turbo then.

Your Answer

Saab 9-3 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    880
  • #2
    Mark Grignon
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saab 9-5
7 Great Deals out of 263 listings starting at $2,750
Used Saab 9-3 SportCombi
4 Great Deals out of 71 listings starting at $3,199
Used BMW 3 Series
1,117 Great Deals out of 32,970 listings starting at $1,200
Used Saab 9-7X
4 Great Deals out of 151 listings starting at $3,995
Used Audi A4
318 Great Deals out of 12,674 listings starting at $1,899
Used Saab 900
55 listings
Used Saab 9-2X
42 listings
Used Ford Mustang
599 Great Deals out of 39,962 listings starting at $1,895
Used Saab 9-5 SportCombi
17 listings starting at $5,995
Used Volvo C70
29 Great Deals out of 501 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
1,121 Great Deals out of 74,854 listings starting at $1,100
Used Volkswagen Jetta
657 Great Deals out of 36,218 listings starting at $995
Used Saab 9-4X
11 listings starting at $10,970
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
714 Great Deals out of 22,877 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
170 Great Deals out of 17,441 listings starting at $3,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.