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Old 11-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Please Help!: Won't start after replacing turbo

I just replaced a turbo (rebuilt by turbo shop) in my 03 Saab 9-5 and now the car won't start. I have checked everything I know and can't figure out what might have gone wrong in the process. This was my first time installing a turbo. I am mechanically inclined and installed by following the directions to a T.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I must have done something in the process since it started just fine before. Even with the bad turbo.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:45 PM   #2
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Usually nothing with a turbo install that would prevent it from not starting/running. Won't start as in cranks but won't turn over, won't even click or try and start? Does the tach bounce? or the SID light up?

Check electrical connections like DI, CPS, battery grounds, etc?
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Thanks so much for responding. Yes it does bounce, headlights turn on, checked wiring, tried to jump it, changed spark plugs, ect.

It does click when I try and start it. I think it started twice but as quick as it did it died. Mostly it just clicks but won't start.

I have spent the last two days and nights trying to figure it out but I'm at a dead end.

It started fine (just smoked from bad turbo) until I changed the turbo.
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I would pull the battery and trickle charge it and/or have it tested? Know that you tried to jump it, sometimes even a jump isn't strong enough. What kind of voltage are you getting at the starter?
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Did you unplug anything during the turbo swap?
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Only thing that'd cause no starts is if one of your air ducts is loose.... check the seals/clamps on everything including the intercooler end you think you may not have touched there's gotta be a leak... make sure the big hoses are as far as they go and super duper freakin tight-----



If you installed it properly you should have done the priming procedure that involves disabling fuel and cranking it over half a min.... did you do this this and remember to replace relays/fuses??
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Only thing that'd cause no starts is if one of your air ducts is loose.... check the seals/clamps on everything including the intercooler end you think you may not have touched there's gotta be a leak... make sure the big hoses are as far as they go and super duper freakin tight-----



If you installed it properly you should have done the priming procedure that involves disabling fuel and cranking it over half a min.... did you do this this and remember to replace relays/fuses??
Tapper makes a good point if you did it right step by step you should've pulled these check to make sure you put them back all the one and that none of them have an issue. If you don't see this as a problem or you didn't pull any of them then check to make sure everything is hooked up tight. Check to make sure the gasket is set correctly and its not leating from there or if its blocking the air flow. Then check all your pluming.
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