General Auto Related Help Area Good at troubleshooting? Have a non specific issue? Discuss general tech topics here.

cold induced turbo trouble?

 
Old 01-21-2009, 10:11 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Default cold induced turbo trouble?

I have a 2001 Saab 9-5 with a manual trans and 88,900 miles. As of lately, the temps has been far below 32F and there is a noise that sounds like something is spinning, but off balance, coming from the engine bay. It has a high pitch when the engine is idling, and changes as the revs change. It looks like its not coming directly from the enginge block, and instead it seems to be produced from the turbo area. Any ideas? Thanks.
saabroshko is offline  
Old 01-21-2009, 01:05 PM
  #2  
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kiev, UA
Posts: 2,030
Default RE: cold induced turbo trouble?

(WARNING, HAVE THE ENGINE OFF WHEN DOING THIS). Take the intake pipe off the turbo inlet, grab the compressor by the nut and try to wiggle it side to side. If there's play than it's time to rebuild the turbo.
Roto is offline  
Old 01-23-2009, 07:29 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: indianapolis
Posts: 262
Default RE: cold induced turbo trouble?

at 88000 miles i hope the turbo isnt shot that would mean someone didnt change the oil enough
boostpowered is offline  
Old 01-23-2009, 12:08 PM
  #4  
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kiev, UA
Posts: 2,030
Default RE: cold induced turbo trouble?


ORIGINAL: boostpowered

at 88000 miles i hope the turbo isnt shot that would mean someone didnt change the oil enough
My colleague's 9-5 had to have the turbo replaced at 90K miles.
Roto is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SaabTT22
Saab 9-3
1
10-03-2010 11:41 PM
rallyking13
Saab 9-3
1
07-27-2010 03:03 PM
Little_buster
Saab 9000
0
07-19-2010 10:46 AM
Chief_Darkcloud
Saab 9-3
3
05-22-2010 05:56 PM
92xowner
Saab 9-2
4
10-30-2006 10:52 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: cold induced turbo trouble?


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.