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#29 of 43 Re: LOSS OF POWER - 2008 DODGE SPRINTER 2500 [marklorenz]
Jul 26, 2010 (6:57 am)
I have a 2003 Freightliner badged Sprinter with 65000 miles on it. The same problem described by Mark Lorenz has been happening to my rig starting at 30000 miles. I found that by turning off the engine, the system would reset and I would be good for several days until the turbo derated again. At first the techs could not find anything wrong (because when you stopped it would reset) and it was difficult to duplicate. At 40000 miles they found some codes to reset but that did not stop the problem. At 63000 miles and a week before a major trip (it is a Leisure Van Mtr Home) Stopping the van would not reset the system anymore. Took it in and they replaced the electronic brains at $1100 (told them it should be under warranty since it started at 30000 miles and just because they could not figure it out). So now I am on my way to Houston, from Portland, OR, and in UT the turbo derated. You turn off the engine, wait 10 seconds, and start, and it is good again until the same thing happens. This is happening now 2-3 times a day, and our last day to destination in TX it happened 3 times. My Mtr Home was build in Canada, and the tech said that chassis made for Canadian market did not require a turbo dampner(?) which is an electronic module that helps regulate the turbo. He would have to order for abt $80 plus install, but events had already delayed my departure plans, so it is scheduled for when I get back. Very disappointed with the problems experienced. Transmission was replaced for vibration issue in Oct 2009. Thought that would cure the turbo problem but did not. Not sure I will buy another Sprinter.
#30 of 43 Re: LOSS OF POWER - 2008 DODGE SPRINTER 2500 [marklorenz]
Oct 01, 2010 (4:53 am)
egr valves will go down before 80000 miles or it may be the hoses on eather side of the inter cooler they burst cousing turbo loss.
#31 of 43 Re: LOSS OF POWER - 2008 DODGE SPRINTER 2500 [marklorenz]
Apr 25, 2011 (1:05 pm)
I noticed this problem a few weeks ago up at abouty 7500 feet and attributed it to altitude. Today it did it on the freeway at sea level and I took it to the dealer in Irvine, and so I hope they can figure it out. Just what was the issue with yours, and did they know how to fix it?The dealer also told me that Mercedes has taken over responsibility for Sprinter warranty issues.
#35 of 43 Re: LOSS OF POWER - 2008 DODGE SPRINTER 2500 [slavik247]
Mar 07, 2012 (6:08 am)
The initial limp mode problem was caused by a crack in the turbo hase. Some super glue and monster duct tape fixed it for a year, then I had to replace the $95.00 hose. The second limp mode problem was caused by a blown-out resonator. I replaced the blown-out resonator with the aluminum one made by Riordan. My Sprinter has never ran better! At least the resonator problem is fixed; hopefully for good!
#36 of 43 2006 dodge sprinter code P0299 Low boost pressure
May 17, 2012 (2:20 pm)
The MAP pressure is good 29.5 The turbo resnator and intercooler hose's are good .It was put on a smoke test and passed.I did notice the EGR valve humming which never did before.It is has a $597.00 list price.WOW!If I disconnect the EGR valve it seems to run fine.iIf I hook it back up it gives me code P0299 and goes back to limp mode.If I clear code it runs good for about 1 mile and goes back to limp mode.The EGR valve gets its information from the mass flow and the charge air pressure sensors could one of this be my problem .The EGR valve is s humming can they be taken apart and cleaned .I havve never worked on aEGR valve before.I would appericate any input .Thanks
#37 of 43 Re: LOSS OF POWER - 2008 DODGE SPRINTER 2500 [autocosmedic]
Jul 05, 2012 (6:44 am)
I have the same problem with a 2008 Sprinter, looking for an Aluminum Resonator, but have found nothing. Could you let me know where I could get it?
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#38 of 43 Re: LOSS OF POWER - 2008 DODGE SPRINTER 2500 [fmsorlando]
Jul 05, 2012 (10:58 am)
Fred........the website for the aluminum turbo resonator is riordanco.com. You will need to ask them about a replacement resonator for the '08. Also be sure to check your turbo charger hose. I had a very small hairline crack in mine and it caused me to loose power. I had to squeeze the hose to see the crack. I temporarily fixed it with super glue and Gorilla tape and eventually bought a new $95 hose. Good luck!
I have driven 35,000 miles since replacing the plastic resonator on my 2005 Sprinter and it has performed flawlessly. I am also getting 24-26 mpg. Every 5 or 6 tanks of diesel I add a bottle of Lucas gas treatment. Seems to really help the mileage and the performance. When the Sprinter is good, it is great. But when it is bad, you want to go shoot it........