Mechanics

OIL LEAK?

2003 SAAB 9-5 • 95,000 miles

I have a 2003 Saab 9-5 Linear. When I was driving it today, I noticed a sugnifigant flutter in the turbo. Then my Car just sorta died. All the gauges zero'd out and I had a bunch of lights come on. I lost my power-steering, and my brakes locked up. I pulled over and shut the car off and then restarted it. The only light on was the check engine light, but when I shifted it into gear it was very shakey. I was close to my house so I drove it home and parked it in my garage. When getting out of my car I smelled a burnt smell. I popped the hood and checked the oil level. I seemed fine but smelled burnt. I then looked under my car and saw I was leaking a considerable amount of oil. Any idea's on what could be wrong with my car?
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HansonSkyler
August 26, 2012.



What you need to do here is first identify what the code is that is indicated by the check light and also identify the source of the oil leak, check all fluid levels are ok not just engine oil, if you have the ability wash down engine and run and watch for fresh oil leaks, if not and you are unsure, best to get it towed into your mechanic for further diagnosis, with out being able to See it first hand, I would err on the side of caution and refrain from driving until this is check out.

Mhpautos
Aug 26, 2012.