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Old 18 Jan 2010, 03:34 pm
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My turbo went out on my 03 gt cruiser. I have it taken apart to the turbo and have removed all the lines, hoses, etc. I am however having difficulty with removing the turbo from the exhaust manifold. It seems like the heat has mated them quite tightly. is there anything that I am missing in removing the turbo. Do I just need to apply more pressure to break it free ?
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 11:15 am
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Try penetrating lubricant a few minutes before, if that don't work Heat the bolts with a propane torch Apply heat directly to the bolt and nut. Once the bolt is hot, try again with with a lon wrench in the worse case if it gets damage , you need new screws

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Old 11 Feb 2010, 12:57 pm
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I got the turbo off, new one back on. Now I don't remember where the vacuum lines go. The diagram on the radiator support is not helping...Anyone ? Please !
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 06:28 pm
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Default Re: Turbo replacement

did you remove them from the solenoids?
I'm guessing because I'm at work but...
Orangish one goes to the WGA
tanish one goes to the SVA
thicker hard black plastic with the fitting goes to the top of TB
and one goes to the turbo.
Like i said it's a guess by a bad memory but the hard line angles may help determine where they go.

when reinstalling the turbo, YOU DID make sure you had the shim & alignment pin in right? If not it will a huge boost leak.


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