why is my turbo making a loud "blowing" noise when i accelerate?

Asked by Dec 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM about the 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have the original  2.3L, 4 cylinder turbo engine from the factory.  i starts and runs fine but when it is calling for the turbo to open, (when i accelerate), it is  losing power and i can hear a loud noise, like air blowing in the engine compartment.

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sounds like your turbo needs a rebuild kit

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