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vanderbaan
02-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Ok, so the van has 204k miles had this problem intermittently , but now it is permanent. No check engine light. The limp mode that I am getting is lack of acceleration and 3000 rpm max. I can drive 70. changed the air filter, ordered a fuel filter, has new glow plugs, new turbo, cleaned the egr valve. the lower intercooler hose is new. there is some sweat on the intercooler

here is a quick video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94bi0oHRwSE


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Thanks for any ideas!

lindenengineering
02-04-2014, 03:46 AM
Get it checked (scanned) for plugged particulate filter or faulty MAF sensor. Had one today just like it!
Dennis

vanderbaan
02-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Brought it to the dealer they said it had lots of codes, probably a wiring harness $3000 to change. I inspected the harness visually while doing the glow plugs and didn't see 1 cracked wire, I think it was stored codes from when I pinched the EGR valve wire (oops) after cleaning it. That only cost $271 for that knowledge and they left the intake into the air cleaner loose, quality work!

jdcaples
02-04-2014, 10:50 PM
Brought it to the dealer they said it had lots of codes, probably a wiring harness $3000 to change. I inspected the harness visually while doing the glow plugs and didn't see 1 cracked wire, I think it was stored codes from when I pinched the EGR valve wire (oops) after cleaning it. That only cost $271 for that knowledge and they left the intake into the air cleaner loose, quality work!

If you're on the original DPF, you're 204% past its projected lifespan.

Did they give you a print out of the DTC code list?

To which dealership did you take the van?

-Jon

vanderbaan
02-05-2014, 05:05 AM
no printout, took it here http://www.freightlinerfl.com/

Wouldn't the DPF give you a check engine light? Can you disconnect the DPF and see if you have no limp mode?

Will continue my fun tomorrow...

Thanks
Jan

jdcaples
02-05-2014, 04:07 PM
no printout, took it here http://www.freightlinerfl.com/

Wouldn't the DPF give you a check engine light? Can you disconnect the DPF and see if you have no limp mode?

Will continue my fun tomorrow...

Thanks
Jan

A printout of the DTCs would have helped the community help you; something to keep in mind for the future.

The DPF is the diesel particulate filter. Look up "regeneration," in the NCV3 areas of this forum.

I - and others - have had some fairly catastrophic wear-n-tear with no check engine light. In fact, my check engine light has never lit up. I don't know what conditions actually turn it on, but I do know that it doesn't illuminate under conditions that I think it should.

"Limp" can be caused by transmission or engine issues. In my experience, it's usually a sensor getting "implausible values," more than it's "something broke; replace it."

Your situation is going to require professional-class diagnosis and repair. I believe it's unlikely that this community will be able to coach you through a DIY diagnosis and repair.

-Jon

Carmat76
03-25-2014, 09:09 PM
I have the same van ('07) and the exact same symptoms... What was the problem or are you still driving like this?

Thanks!