Dodge Sprinter 2500 Parts And Dodge Sprinter 2500 Accessories
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Dodge Sprinter 2500: Understanding the Loss of Engine Power Issue
Several complaints were already made for the sudden stalling and loss of engine power in the Dodge Sprinter 2500. Unfortunately, with the Mercedes-Dodge tie up having ended, vehicle owners just find it more difficult to get the vans checked and repaired under warranty. The engine, which is the primary culprit, allegedly has a faulty part which needs to be replaced completely with another type and not just with a new piece made from the same material.
The Dodge Sprinter 2500 has a turbo diesel engine that requires a turbo resonator to somewhat lessen the noise coming from the turbocharger and to act as a muffler for the intake air delivery system. This turbo resonator is a two-piece plastic assembly which is connected to a long and heavy intake rubber hose, which by nature is in constant vibration and tensile motion. You can just imagine all the heat, pressure and vibration that the plastic turbo resonator is being subjected upon, especially during uphill climbs, acceleration, or hauling of heavy load, which almost always are what triggers that causes the assembly parts to separate from each other, allowing turbo boost air to escape.
If you bring your Dodge Sprinter to a credible dealership or auto shop, you\'ll be hearing the same thing regarding your stalling or loss of power issue.it\'s a common problem. The turbo resonator failure isn\'t a matter of \"if\" but a question of \"when\". And with that in mind, you couldn\'t help but wonder if you\'ll ever be able to drive your van without the bugging thought that you might get hit by another vehicle once yours suddenly stall or decelerate without warning. The turbo resonator failure isn\'t just an inconvenience but a serious threat to safety so you better have it fixed immediately.
You can either do one of two things: have your current turbo resonator replaced with the same make, or have it replaced with a turbo resonator made from a more durable material. The former option would almost certainly be the fix that would be pitched at you if you\'re going to have it repaired under warranty. The problem is, if you\'re going to replace the turbo resonator with an identical one, then it would just as easily break down and cause you engine troubles. Whereas if you choose the latter, you can have a metallic turbo resonator instead, which is more durable and can withstand constant heat, pressure and vibration.
If you\'re going to opt for a different product installed in your vehicle, one of the major concerns you\'ll sure have, would be the warranty coverage. If you\'re going to shift from the plastic turbo resonator to a metallic one, you should check with your manufacturer first for the availability of your preferred item. Though you can use other aftermarket parts at your discretion, if your vehicle happens to have another issue, you\'ll never be sure that your manufacturer won\'t dodge a warranty claim and blame it on your aftermarket part instead.