Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Saab 9-3 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 119000 miles
i purchased a 2002 saab from a dealer as is. Car was smoking excessively with no turb boost apparent. I cleaned the oil pan and upper inside of engine to remove sludge some but not alot present. I replaced old turbo with a new factory turbo. Everything looked good and the car ran great for about 3000 miles. It now has little boost again and is smoking badly when it does boost and I back off. Sound like a bad turbo again, but I am not going to throw the money away if there is another issue I should be looking at? A turbo should last more than 3000 miles. The car started going into "limp mode" out of nowwhere about 3weeks ago, the idle will drop to about 500rpms and I have to dis connect battery terminal to restore idle. A code was set p1251 but my parts shop could not decode the number for me. Could all of this be related?
have the same problem?
Friday, October 29th, 2010 AT 9:14 AM