Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Turbo losing power

asked by on

My turbo charger is losing power.

If the turbo bearing is starting to go bad, then the turbo may be noisy. The turbo should be inspected for fin damage or a binding waste gate operation. Also, the intake tubes would need to be checked for holes or cracks in the tubes. If you need help with this, I recommend having a certified mechanic diagnose why your turbo has loss power. From there, they will be able to recommend the appropriate repair to resolve this issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Overdrive stuck on OFF

Hello. The button itself might be damaged. Every switch and button accessible to the driver will have a way of being serviced. It's just a matter of what panels or access points you have to get into in order to...

Q: My car rumble when you give it gas 2011 Acura RDX

Hello - your observation that the noise only occurs when you are adding power is very helpful! This probably means that worn gears in the transmission or worn CV joints in the axles are the cause of this noise. Check...

Q: Engine & turbo stutter at 60mph

If you are having an issue with the engine sputtering at highway speeds, it may be related to your fuel system. I would recommend having your fuel system checked by a qualified professional due to the fact that gasoline is...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...