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2003 6L turbo

How do i tell if my turbo is still working or not? My truck does not smoke but it is low on power and I don't think there is any turbo whine, after about 2000 rpm there is a loud whooshing sound. It is low on power though, but not horrible it will still cruise at 70 mph no prob.
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get a code reader and scan it and post up the codes

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I'd also look under the hood at the CAC boots and see if one blew off or split. That would explain low boost/whooshing noises.


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I'd also look under the hood at the CAC boots and see if one blew off or split. That would explain low boost/whooshing noises.
+1. This would be my first move. Make sure that everything from the intake back is connected correctly. Also check all the boots on the IC. I blew a boot off of mine and had the same problems you are describing.

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+2 on my old 03 6.0 the hole was kinda hard to find but it was on the underside of the boot.

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You could just send me your turbo and pedistal and I'll swap you mine... Then you'd know for sure....

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You could just send me your turbo and pedistal and I'll swap you mine... Then you'd know for sure....
There are two of them on ebay right now.
eBay Motors: turbocharger ford powerstroke 6.0 (item 140261450276 end time Sep-01-08 19:23:26 PDT)

eBay Motors: FORD POWERSTROKE 2003 GARRET TURBO DIESEL 6.0 (item 270269890424 end time Sep-01-08 19:14:28 PDT)

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Found a hole on the under side of the IC line, ford has one in stock, will let you guys know if it fixes the problem, thanks everyone!!
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Found a hole on the under side of the IC line, ford has one in stock, will let you guys know if it fixes the problem, thanks everyone!!
im sure thats your problem. like i said, mine did the same thing on the underside. those boots are like $60 tho i think

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Found a hole on the under side of the IC line, ford has one in stock, will let you guys know if it fixes the problem, thanks everyone!!
Glad you found the problem! Let us know how things shake out.

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