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Is turbo working???

Got a 97 7.3 psd. How do I check if my turbo is working? Haven't had the truck long but it seems sluggish and I can't hear any turbo winding. It's a big son of uh, super cab 8' box so I know it's pushing some weight, but I know just enough to think something ain't right. Could use any tips, thanks.
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Pull the intake off the turbo check for shaft play, sticking, and pitting on the impeller wheel

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Can I also check it when it's running to see if its even spinning? Sorry if these are stupid questions I'm a contractor not a mechanic.
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I wouldn't run it with no filter, that turbo will eat anything, but you could also have an exhaust leak pre turbo, look for soot on the firewall, and the exhaust manifolds, and where those connect to the up pipes and where up pipes connect to the turbo

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I'll check. Also don't know when fuel filter and injectors were changed last. Keep ya posted, thanks.
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You don't really hear the turbo with a stock intake and exhaust. Get yourself an aftermarket 6637-based intake and a 3" round downpipe (and cat delete / straight pipe if you're inclined), and you'll start to hear her whine.

You could always hook up a scanner or AutoEnginuity and monitor MAP.
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