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Q: Time needed to replace turbocharger

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I ordered a replacement turbocharger. How long does it take to replace it?

My car has 105000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in. The turboc...

Hi there, thanks for writing in. The turbocharger itself takes approximately 2.5 hours to remove and replace. Of course this will also depend on the expertise of the technician and may slightly vary from vehicle to vehicle. If you need assistance with this repair, have a local expert guide you through the repair or perform the repair for you.

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