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I have Mazda CX-7 2008. How can I replace the turbocharger?

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Hi, I have Mazda CX-7 2008. How can I replace the turbocharger?
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Customer: I need to replace turbocharger.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I need all steps that I need to do also the things before I start to replace it.
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** is a 6 hour job book rate, the intake manifold needs to be removed. Here are instructions to replace from manual, let me know if you have more questions. Thanks.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/k7zob276rbb2sk3/tr1.pdf?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/rl5aksqxm7ylpv4/tr2.pdf?dl=0

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can you tell me which tools I need?
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

A basic socket set, screwdriver set, pliers, and torque wrench should be pretty much all you need. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What do I need to do before replacing the turbo?
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Disconnect battery otherwise there is nothing else you need to do besides follow the steps. It is going to take awhile but you should be able to get it done. I wouldn't recommend trying if you have never worked on a vehicle before. Let me know how it goes or if you have more questions, thanks.

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