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    NCV3: 2006-2018 2012 Freightliner Sprinter Van 3500 170WB EXT For Sale

    2012 Freightliner Sprinter Van 3500 170WB EXT 128,534 miles 3.0L V6 $20,000 Valrico, Florida One owner, only serviced at Freightliner Dealership, New Turbo at 108,000, New Torque Converter at 128,000 Alcoa Wheels, Brand New Hankook Tires, Alpine Radio with Navigation/Hands Free/Back Up Camera...
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    HELP : Black smoke under 2000RPM but fine at higher RPM

    Hi guys, 
 First time posting here. I recently purchased a Sprinter 2500 2004 (T1N) with a "broken turbo". The previous owner has replaced some parts to try to fix the turbo but with no success. After analyzing, I've found that the turbo actuator was not moving at all. The previous owner...
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    What would you do? Turbo, EGR control positioned error

    Hi, I have a 2007 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 Base V6 3.0L with 157,342 miles. I made the mistake of taking it to a local mechanic to diagnose a turbo leak and he ended up replacing the turbo. Now, 6 months later, there is still a leak and the turbo will intermittently stop when going down the...
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    Runaway diesel after oil cooler fix!!!

    Hey all, I've been having problems with excessive oil loss from the oil cooler in my 2007 NCV3 for a while, and after changing the purple seals 3 times ended up fixing the problem by carefully rethreading all of the oil cooler bolt holes - voila, no more oil leak! Turns out that the old threads...
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    Chasing an elusive Limp Home Mode - underboost and overboost codes

    I've been chasing the cause of LHM in my 05 T1N 3500, 130,000 miles. I figured I'd dump my progress so far here and keep everyone up to date for when I find the solution, and for the ones on here with much experience with this common problem, I could really use some help. Here's how things...
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    08’ turbo replacement

    My 08’ NCV3 2500 needs a new turbo, according to my mechanic. The symptoms: loss of power, and a rattling/clicking noise coming from the engine bay/turbo area. Said to be an actuator or wastegate solenoid of some sort. My mechanic suggests replacing the entire turbo, which is fine but, they say...
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    Turbo problems, no diagnosis

    Hi all! I'm currently in the middle of Peru with my 3500 2006 Sprinter and after doing quite some looking around, seeing a few mechanics and not getting any accurate diagnosis I figured I'd throw a collection of symptoms I've been having here to try and get some advice. - Fairly strong air flow...
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    T1N: 1994-2006 Used engine parts

    04 5cyl. Had 260000 miles when rear main bearing failed. All engine parts for sale. No damage seen inside engine besides block and crank. I have no use for engine or fuel system parts as i am swapping in a m113 gas v8. Shipping possible if you want to pay/arrange. Located in Rocklin, CA.
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    How bad is this turbo leak?

    Hi Forum, I have a new-to-me Sprinter, 2002 high top, 158", former FedEx I'm making the rounds, doing maintenance and trying to get a feel of what's alright and what's all wrong with this particular van. In my search, I have found a oil leaking from the turbo. It's not a TON, and I'm not...
  10. quillaja

    Loss of Turbo/LHM solved!

    Hi. I had previously posted (almost exactly 1 year ago) a desperate plea for help regarding a case of LHM / loss of turbo that was incredibly hard to diagnose. The thread relating to that can be found at https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62456 I'm happy to report that my issue...
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    Turbo Issues - LHM

    I have a 2007 V6 3.0L Sprinter with approximately 253,000 miles. I drive this daily. I had an issue a couple months ago where I went into Limp Home Mode (LHM). When I had previously done an oil change and fuel filter change I noticed that the air intake hose going from the air filter to the...
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    Troublesome limp mode on 2006 315CDI

    Hi everyone, I am experiencing serious issues fixing a limp mode happening with my NCV3 10/2006 315CDI sprinter here in Europe (Belgium). Maybe there will be some suggestions out there about what to do? It has 210,000km and is equipped with the OM646 engine (2,148 cc, 148 hp). This model is...
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    Replacing Turbo Actuator

    I have a 2011 Sprinter and all engine codes, smoke test, etc. are pointing to an issue with my Turbo. Research suggests that it's most likely the Actuator. I found a service that sells refurbished actuators. I am trying to figure out if I am setting myself up for failure. Shop wants $4000 to...
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    Turbo Actuator Repair

    If your dealer requests $4K to replace your turbo because they find multiple codes for boost pressure and a code for the turbo actuator you may want to consider having your turbo actuator repaired. My 2005 T1N with 250K miles my mechanic tells me the turbo is fine. Spins freely, no rubbing but...
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    2003 Sprinter Turbo Noise

    My 2003 started making a loud hard high pitched sound. It changes with rpm and sounds like bearings or metal to metal under pressure. After driving 5 miles it went into Limp Home Mode and started smoking. Restart was still in LHM and smoking, but without noise. Several on/off key cycles got it...
  16. quillaja

    desperately need help diagnosing loss of power/turbo

    I'm really at my wits end. I've been attempting to get this issue resolved for 2 years now with apparently no lasting success. POS van is a 2004 140" high roof 2500. The basic problem is that the van inconsistently loses power, and gets almost no boost (-0.15 psi on idle, maybe up to 5-6psi...
  17. quillaja

    faulty fuel injector as potential cause of loss of turbo?

    Just want to see if there is any merit to this theory or not, and check with folks who are (much) more knowledgeable about diesel engines, and the one on a T1N specifically. Lets say that a fuel injector was getting "stuck" either open or closed intermittently. When stuck closed, would this...
  18. theOMsound

    Canadian Autoparts?!

    Anyone know of a good online autoparts site with lots of random parts in CANADA? Shipping and exchange rate from the US is lame, but I can't seem to find any Canadian online stores that have what I need. (I need a parking brake lever assembly and a Turbo oil return pipe with the gaskets on...
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    Stuck in Limp Home Mode (LHM) - multiple DTCs

    This started a week ago on my way up to Oregon to see the total eclipse. The too long/didn't read version is this: my tailpipe emitted some black smoke, and I lost almost all my power (no turbo) while trying to get over the Sierras (I-80/Donner Summit). I made it back home in limp home mode. Now...
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    2002 Freightliner Sprinter loss of power

    Hi guys I have an 02 sprinter that all of a sudden would not build boost. I can manually depress the turbo actuator and it will build boost then, so I know its not the turbo. I can also suck on the vacuum hose and make the actuator go down so I know its not the actuator. I replaced the vacuum...

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