Turbocharger Basics

The responsibility of the turbocharger is to bring air into the combustion chamber of a diesel engine. Turbochargers are forced induction systems powered by a vehicle’s exhaust gas, which rotates the turbine wheel (one of many components within a turbocharger system). A compressor wheel is spun by the turbine wheel which sucks in large amounts of dense air from outside and compresses it. If you think you need turbocharger repair in Knoxville, TN or the surrounding area, call People’s Choice Auto Repair at (865) 272-3379.

turbocharger repairBecause the air that comes in through a turbocharger is hot, it must pass through an air cooler in order to be compressed. In the cooler, the air becomes even more dense before it enters the engine. Once there, the compressed air allows for a greater amount of fuel to be added into the combustion chamber, and the engine burns fuel more efficiently. Not only do turbochargers produce less CO2 while improving fuel efficiency, they have the added benefit of allowing for higher speeds.

Do You Need Turbocharger Repair?

If you are noticing problems with your turbocharger, the professional repair technicians at People’s Choice Auto Repair can help. Warning signs of a failing turbocharge include a whining sounder that grows louder as your turbocharger enters its boost phase, the smell of burning oil, a noticeable decrease in power, or an excessive amount of smoke. If your turbocharger isn’t receiving an ample amount of lubrication, carbon buildup can cause your turbocharger to fail as well. Small debris or contaminants may also enter your turbocharger and damage various components.

If you notice any of these problems with your turbocharger, let People’s Choice Auto Repair help find the problem and make the necessary repairs! Our team of professional technicians is equipped with the right tools to repair your turbocharger quickly and efficiently. For turbocharger repair in Oak Ridge, TN or the surrounding area, call People’s Choice Auto Repair at (865) 272-3379.