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 Freightliner turbo boost cuts out

djordan
Joined: 4/23/2008
Location: Hallstead, PA
Posts: 2

Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:12:54 AM

I have an 04 Freightliner Columbia. When I first get on the road my turbo boost will cut out for 15-20 min at a time, then will come back on and work good until I stop for fuel or food etc.  Then when I start it back up and get back on the highway it acts up again.  Its been in several shops several times and replaced sensors, blower, solenoid, v-pod, wiring harness, ECM. Can anyone think of anything that may have been missed? Thanks! Dave J.

pttrucking
Joined: 5/27/2008
Location: Ocklawaha, FL
Posts: 1

  

RE:Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:14:09 AM

  

We also have been having the same problems, We replaced The Turbo, sensors, wiring harness, Next we are goinhg to try the thermostat. Where the turbo cuts out blows black smoke chokes up coughs then snaps out of it . It's not the injectors, where it does not do it all the time.  But when this happens the engine gets hot.  Everytime we go to put it on the computer, each mechanic tells us something different. 

truckn6063
Joined: 7/31/2008
Location: fairgrove, MO
Posts: 3

    

RE:Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Fri Aug 1, 2008 3:25:41 AM

    

Hi Pttrucking. I have a 2004 freightliner 60s detriot and have the same problem you have. we have been in 4 shops no one can fix it. If by chance you got yours fixed please let me kmow what it was I have spent thouands on this truck and no fix yet. Thanks Larry.......HELP...

djordan
Joined: 4/23/2008
Location: Hallstead, PA
Posts: 2

  

RE:Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:31:00 PM

  

I am replying to my own post, for anyone that is interested. The problem is finally resolved after many months of misery, at a Detroit shop in York PA.  It had to do with an extra air line going into the air line that went into the V-pod.  We went to other Detroit shops and spent thousands of dollars and they couldnt figure it out, but the one in York got us fixed up in no time.  I recommend this shop highly and cant praise them enough.
Dave Jordan

3brotherstruckingllc
Joined: 7/29/2010
Location: GOODYEAR, AZ
Posts: 3

    

RE:Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:02:01 AM

    

Please send shop contact info to me at burrellc@cox.net.  My truck has been in and out of the shop 3 times in last week to the tune of $6500 and back in shop as I type waiting repair Oklahoma City.  Turbo, EGR, VPOD's for each, exhaust manifold and much more have been replaced.  All work done by Freighliner dealerships to boot.   Loade enroute to Hatfield, PA so a detour to this shop might solve the problem.HELP!!!

prock84
Joined: 1/21/2012
Location: Fairfax Station, VA
Posts: 1

    

RE:Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:50:46 PM

    

Can you please send me the name of the shop in York.  I have been having the same problem and spent thousands of dollars and still have the same problem. 


Thanks for your help. 

Pitman Rock

conrey
Joined: 6/4/2012
Location: wrightsville, GA
Posts: 1

      

RE:Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Mon Jun 4, 2012 9:35:45 AM

      

has anyone tried to lock the adjustment rod on the variable turbo open to build boost when v pod is not working properly? I would like to know if this will cause any damage to be able to limp one in.

rider3254
Joined: 4/18/2010
Location: tulsa, OK
Posts: 3

  

RE:Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 9:15:01 AM

  

What is and where is the v pod? Thx.

rider3254
Joined: 4/18/2010
Location: tulsa, OK
Posts: 3

    

RE:Freightliner turbo boost cuts out
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 9:24:32 AM

    

My 06 series 60 is doing all kinds of sequences of turbo boost on and off back n forth then off, but then all at once started real throaty exhaust sound , like muffler fell off with absolutely no power, just touching gas pedal any at all. Pours it black smoke and heated up immediately. Just kept limping it in and it all came back then went away every different sequence u could imagine. Last 30 miles. Turbo boost back but constantly boosting and half throaty sound. Acted like I had load but was empty. At freigjtliner shop now . Just said need v pod



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