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Old 01-09-2009, 09:51 AM
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7.3 turbo Loss of power

I have a 2001 powerstroke 7.3 that had a sudden loss of power. I went to start the truck this morning and it fired up as usual. I was in a hurry and didn't let it warm up for very long before i left work and when i pulled out into the street there was a loud noise, the "Service Engine Soon" light came on and i lost almost all power. The truck continued to run but at a very rough idle and i had no power when i gave it some gas. I am new to owning a diesel and don't know a lot about them. I am open to any suggestions cause i cant afford to take it to the dealership to get fixed.

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Old 01-09-2009, 09:54 AM
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Intercooler boot popped off??
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:09 AM
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yea thats just what i was gonna say but mine always idled ok when that happened but its a start
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:13 AM
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We really need a better description of the noise...
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:28 AM
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its hard to explain the noise cause it happened right when i started to accelerate but it was kinda like a pop noise and then no power and rough idle
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:40 AM
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I can't think of anything but a intercooler boot. But like goldie said it still idles fine. I bet you threw the belt. That could throw a code and make the truck run rough. I bet if you popped your hood it's gonna be easy to see.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:48 AM
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the belt is still intact and doesn't look like it ever came off. the weird thing is that the "service engine soon" light is on but there are no codes to be found
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:49 AM
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a friend of mine says wastegate stuck open?????
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:52 AM
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Nah, I don't see how the wastgate could make a noise like that. Did you check your intercooler boots?
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:03 AM
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check the IC boots and report back
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