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

ruth bates-siney

Problem added: Aug 16, 2011 (8 years ago)
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 details
Car: Saab 9-3
Variant: turbo diesel
Model Year: 2004
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

Recalls: Saab 9-3 Recalls
More: Saab 9-3 Problems
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Aug 16, 2011 (8 years ago)
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 .
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Sep 12, 2013 (6 years ago)
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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