88 Lebaron GTS 2.2L Turbo hissing noise

Discussion in 'LeBaron' started by Ken, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Hi gang, My 88 LeBaron GTS 2.2L makes a loud hissing noise (like a steam
    engine) when accelerating. I know air pressure from the turbo caused the
    noise. but how do I know which hose? the airbox to turbo hose or turbo to TB
    hose? Also, is the turbo by pass value suppose to be inside the airbox?

    Ken, Oct 25, 2004
  2. How could you possibly still have a GTS Turbo? My 86 LeBaron GTS Turbo
    died 10 years ago, the turbo siezed at 112,000 miles. Midway in it's life
    I asked the mechanic who replaced the head gasket at 50,000 miles what the
    life expectancy of the turbo was an he told me 75,000 so I felt pretty
    good that I got 112,000. You must have 250,000 miles on that thing, how
    many times have you replaced the turbocharger?
    General Schvantzkoph, Oct 25, 2004
  3. Stupid question.
    Daniel J. Stern, Oct 25, 2004
  4. Ken

    Kenny Guest

    Hi, I have over 250K miles on my LeBaron (aka The Beater). It's my wife's
    car and she bought it in 1989 with 6000 miles on it. Still have the original
    turbo, original 3 speed Transmission, original Exhaust, doesn't leak any
    fluid at all.......However, I do need a new head gasket put in. That car was
    the most dependable car I have ever owned. Abnd it's great in snow.

    I also have a 1998 Camry (120K miles) that car has more problems than the
    LeBaron... believe it or not.

    Kenny, Oct 26, 2004
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