Major problem yesterday. I was moving my equipment to a job site and experienced a major loss of power. I have a '95 cab and chassis with a dump body and a huge central hydraulic system. The truck with me in it and 1 full fuel tank weighs about 7800lbs. I was pulling my skidsteer and trailer which together are about 11,000lbs. I also had my surface planer in the bed at about another 3000lbs. So I'm creeping up on 22,000lbs. I've pulled this load many times. First symptom was coming out of a curve at around 30 mph. When I stepped on the pedal, it just chugged. No turbo spool. I took off from a stop sign and it was chugging with no turbo spool again. The truck is an automatic, but it seemed like I was taking off in a manual in 3rd gear or something. When the rpm's reach about 2000+, the turbo will start to spool, but not loud like usual. And I have to get the engine up closer to redline to get the same normal power. Also, when it's chugging, the trans does not want to kick down. The only mods done are a 3" downpipe, cat
delete with the exhaust turned out before the rear wheels. I've eliminated the ccv
, and it has a k&n filter. Repairs this year have been a new icp
sensor and plug, and a new carter replacement fuel pump. It also has a new water pump, 192 degree thermostat and a new Hayden fan clutch. The trans and tc
are kind of tired. The tc
rattles hard when either locking up or slipping when increasing throttle while cruising. There is also no cel
. I have also noticed the last month or so that in the morning when I first start the truck, the turbocharger does not want to spool up until I either drive it quarter mile or so, or let the engine warm for quite a while. The truck has just under 98,000 original miles. I don't know what's happening, but I've got to figure this one out. Also, I do not have any aftermarket gauges. Thanks.