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Old 27 May 2011, 05:33 pm
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I have a 2006 2.4 turbo limited and when I accelerate I have this terrible wining noise, my husbands mechanic says it's the turbo. He does not want to tackle it so, I took it to the dealer and they said my turbo is shot and it needs replaced. He said he could not explain to me why the bearing went. Is the $2700.00 price tag the dealer wants to charge me to replace it valid or is there a better way to go?
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Old 27 May 2011, 05:54 pm
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Ask around at other shops for a price. Apparently your not going to replace it yourself so do some comparison shopping.

I'll take a guess and say that you weren't using synthetic oil in your Turbo motor. That would cause the bearings to burn out along with not letting the motor cool down a bit after a run. Dino oil can't take the heat.

I've deleted your other post as there's no need to ask the same question twice and moved you over to the turbo section for any other answers from the owners of the same kind of car.

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Old 27 May 2011, 06:06 pm
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Default Re: turbo shot help!

I have a low mileage turbo for sale. 225.00 shipped.
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Old 27 May 2011, 08:21 pm
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Thanks for your help, your right about the oil and I'll never make that mistake again. I didn't mean to post twice it was a mistake. In the meantime a friend who is a mechanic told me the turbo can be rebuilt. I believe I will try that route.
Thanks again
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Old 27 May 2011, 09:12 pm
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You can contact Turbos Unleashed for a rebuilt unit....I heard good things about them
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Old 27 May 2011, 09:21 pm
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Both Taggert and Xtrm have good suggestions. TU is run by a really great guy, he's been able to answer numerous questions and does visit the forums, and I've never heard a complaint about his products or services. As to the install, you'd save a ton by buying your own turbo and finding a mechanic who either moonlights or a shop that will do the work with you providing the parts. That $2700 is way out of line.
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Old 27 May 2011, 09:37 pm
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Definitely go elsewhere. The dealer is a rip off.
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Old 30 May 2011, 09:36 am
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