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Old 08-24-2010, 07:56 PM
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My truck with a 6 speed manual transmission will be traveling along just fine, then lose power, almost like a governor has been placed on it. I can downshift and it will hesitate for a couple of seconds, then the power will come back. This happens often. A friend asked if my truck was a turbo, and when I told him yes, he just shook his head as if it was a turbo problem. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks for any help y'all can provide!

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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Yes it could be the turbo . Do you hear any hissing when the turbo is making boost ? Check all the hose connections also in the induction system . If your lossing boost , you'll drop power . Do you have any pictures of your truck ? Have you done any mods or have plans for any ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you! Unfortunately, I don't have any advice for you, either, but hopefully with the help of others on here, you can get it figured out and fixed, so good luck and be sure to keep us posted and in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the site!

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Hello Frank and welcome aboard the ForumZ. Great to have you! I have a diesel, but I am not a diesel doctor. The best thing I can think to recommend is to post this problem in our Diesel section, where it has a better chance of our tech seeing and responding to you. I'd start here first:..........best of luck and keep us posted.
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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks,; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

Caveat - The following suggestions are coming from someone that has never owned a diesel Ram, but has owned a few diesel engined machines/vehicles. The suggestions here are based solely on the experiences witnessed over the years on 'other' diesel engines.

Look in the turbo direction. Check all hoses/pipes/clamps/etc from the turbo to the intake manifold. Check the exhaust connections to the turbo, and the exhaust system for restrictions like dented pipe,etc. Check the air cleaner, or better yet, if it hasn't been replaced recently, it's worth replacing, and while checking it, make sure the inlet to the air box is not restricted/plugged. Listen for the 'turbo whine'.....if you can't hear it, or it sounds 'different', consider having a diesel/turbo mechanic check it out. The system is quite simple, but there are many little things (and few bigger ones) that can reduce it's performance and display the symptoms your experiencing.

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