Starts but turbo wont kick in

Tiny
BEV BROWN
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  • 2006 VAUXHALL ASTRA
  • 1.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • MANUAL
  • 126,000 MILES
Endless starting issues; starts but turbo will not kick in. I tried checking all valves and vacuum solenoid. The only way I can get it to start is by removing vacuum pipe from turbo. Checked throttle body valve. Also smoke when revving. Done pedal test actuator sticking.
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 AT 12:37 PM

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KEN
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Hello Bev,

This is a classic case of the turbo being worn out. Remove the turbo to see if the impeller is loose in the housing showing you the bearings are worn out. This is a common problem.

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Friday, October 7th, 2016 AT 12:25 PM

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