2004 Saab 9-3 - Smoking, loss of power, have been told its the inlet manifold

9-3 turbo diesel Problem
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ruth bates-siney
Joined: 8 years ago | Profile

going to cry, just sold my alfa with engine management problems, purchased a saab 1.9 turbo diesel, 2004, 150bhp. Noticed it had been loosing power under load and smoke coming out of the exhaust and under the bonnet and diesel consumption reduced. Had it towed away to a garage that said its the inlet manifold and will cost me about £5-600 to fix. Is this right or could it be some other fault?, I have had no lights on the dashboared showing any faults, having owned alfas for years I should have learnt my lesson. Im car-less unless I pay this to have it fixed, quick responses would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Ruth

Car Saab 9-3
Variant turbo diesel
Year 2004
  All Saab 9-3 Problems
Category Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 12,136 | Profile
There is a known and common fault with the inlet manifold on that car .Whether that is your fault , cant say for certain as there are other possible causes . If in doubt about garage or diagnose , get a second opinion ,but hard to do if car not mobile .
Joined: 6 years ago | Fixes: 1 | Profile
hi have you had your injectors checked? had same problem found out it was leaking seal in one of the injectors garage repaired had no problems since. Does it smoke all the time or randomly? hope this helps
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