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Old 26 Aug 2010, 01:50 pm
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Question Turbo shot on 2.4 Turbo ???

Greetings!
I happened to stumble upon your group while trying to find answers about what is wrong with my 2004 PT cruiser Limited with the 2.4Turbo.

Heres what happened... We had heard a whistle from the front end for about a day, and thought it might be a hose.. (I admit both myself nor my husband are mechanically inclined) anyhow.. as we went to pull a somewhat steep grade it seemed like the power dropped about 60% and we made it up the hill and home OK.
it was when we went to get my sons that we noted smoke coming out the exhaust. it did it for a min. then stopped. We had to get home somehow, so we started back towards home on a fairly flat road when after about 10 mins. we saw WHITE smoke coming out the back.

My husband pulled the car over, turned it off, and we all got out...
smoke was again coming from the exhaust but no where else.

Next morning we had it taken to the shop we have used it the past for work and the guy is honest (I mean he seems to be)

They said it is the turbo that is shot... and that it would be about $3000 to get it fixed. With my husband and I both on SSD (him from a 1996 work injury me from an accident in 2004) we don't have that type of cash so we decided to sell it and keep the full size Dodge PU we have.
The question is this....
Does this sound like a Turbo problem??
My husband went down to show the car today and it did start .... but he didn't let it run too long but there was no smoke.
We had one offer of One Thousand and one offer of Two Hundred.
Before I just let it go.... I want to make sure I am not making a mistake.
We had to do some repairs on the truck to get it back on the road (new tires.. and a oil Pan) so between that and the rental car we are tapped.
we hit one deer on the front Driver side but that was fixed... just needs the pain in the area fixed the rest of the body is in good shape and the inside as seen normal use.
any thoughts you all might have would be MUCH appreciated.

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Willow

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Old 26 Aug 2010, 02:49 pm
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Default Re: Turbo shot on 2.4 Turbo ???

Yes it does sound like a turbo problem. The whistling sound you heard is a dead giveaway, and also the loss of power.
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 03:29 pm
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Default Re: Turbo shot on 2.4 Turbo ???

Did you use synthetic oil in it? Turbos treally need synthetic oil....
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