Lack of Power Due to Loss of Turbocharger Boost to Engine on Ford F-250 Super Duty

A severe lack of power may develop because the hose from the turbocharger to the intake manifold can come loose, resulting in loss of boost pressure to the engine.

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Average mileage: 101,962 (40,000–220,000)
Engines affected: 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.8L V10
7 model years affected: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008
37 people reported this problem
23 people shared problem details
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo50,121
boots blow off of the intercooler pipe when towing my camper. Boost is usuall around 20 to 25 lbs when it blows.I hve replace booth boots , Cleaned with brake cleaner, replaced boot clamps, (Some of the clamps ford sends are too large and bottom out before you get them tight), double clamps top and bottom. Now the boot itself rips.I don't have a solution yet.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo90,000
Pulling fifth wheel trailer in Tenn. Hissing noise,loss of power,blue hose from turbo had come off-tow cost 300 dollars,Ford repaired for 350 dollars-went two hundred miles-same problem-not sure what we will do. Thousand miles from home-lol.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo147,000
loss of power plumes of black exhaust incomplete combustion super rich mixture turbo quits workingzero pressure
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo40,000
Clamps broke loose, hose blew off. Used 4 hose clamps from the campers black water hose, limped it into Ford.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.8L V10220,000
While driving on an unpaved dirt road to a ranch on a down grade, the truck started feeling weird like it wanted to cut off. When I came to a stop it shook and shut off. I started it and it shook and kept cutting off. When the vehicle is facing downhill it shows less gas on the gauge, so I though I was out of gas. We put 5 gallons and the problem continued. I got it to the ranch by not letting go of the accelerator completely. Popped the hood and started it and noticed loud air suction sound coming from the Hose From Turbo to Intake. Slid it back into place and the shaking stopped and the engine ran smooth. From the engine heat, this hose becomes soft and loose with time. I put standard hose clamps on the ends because it happened two more times. Problem solved.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo100,000
I had a sticking turbo, which caused lag from time to time. I would go flat out for short distances to try and clean out gunk form turbo, and that would remedy the issue for a time. Now, I have drastic turbo lag. I am going to try to clean out turbo this week, but as it is my only vehicle, I shy away from jobs like that that have to be done by end of day. Are there any other areas I should check?
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo50,000
top turbo hose keeps blowing off can't get to work because of it
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo72,450
Going down the road pulling 5th wheel, heard loud noise. Truck started going slow. Had to replace small blue Ford Turbo Hose. Cost over $85. Now the emissions light stays on.
Lagging power from twin turbos.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo184,000
CAC turbo boot blows off during acceleration. Clean the boot and the Turbo neck but It happened again in an hour later. Can the intercooler get clogged?
what other parts can cause smoke and no turbo boost pressure
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo76,532
I was towing a 24 trailer up the Bee Line Highway when my wife and I heard a loud pop and hissing noise. We stopped to check things out and didn't see anything. When I started back on the road, I could only get up to 15 miles an hour and had a lot of black smoke pouring out of the tail pipe. Chris from 4 Peaks Towing showed up and knew what was wrong, because the same thing had happened to him. He drove about 40 miles round trip to get me a new hose clamp and get the truck on the rode again.
We had the same exact problem. It hasn't been fixed because every mechanic has a different solution.
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo105,000
Mechanic stated problems with Turbo. Vehicle won' start.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo60,000
I have towed my 30 foot trailer all over the southwest and on some pretty tough hills with no problem - Until I had to tow a long steep grade and hose popped off 3 times in less than 20 miles.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo86,000
happened will pilling camper, we were able to put hose back on turbo , but it happened three more time before we got home. Not sure what to do now.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo154,000
Turbo boot blew off causing loss of power and being stranded on side of the highway. Had to be towed to local dealer and pay for a $95 boot. Installed new boot myself. Then 1 1/2 years later had the same problem happen again. Poor design and poor boot quality.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo79,000
Engine looses power under tow over very mild hills in town. Turbo was replaced under warranty having same problems twice as before. I paid cash for my truck when it was new and got nothing but junk. I am afraid to take it anywhere with my horses afraid it will brake down. My next truck won't be a ford. This was my first new vehicle I had bought in years and I got lucky to pick the junk engine. Dealers tell me if I want repairs done it is out of my pocket. Sad thing is I take good care of my truck and loved it. I had low mileage because I had only used it to haul my horse to horse shows and now I can't afford to fix it or buy another truck. Ford should had fixed this problem with these engines. Probably a dodge Ram next. All I have ever driven were Fords. :-( Linda k Eagleparkdesigns@
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo78,000
towing my fiver, heard wheezing sound and then no power. Showed boost but no acceleration and very slow climbing hills. Found hole in Blue hose from turbo to charge air cooler.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty- 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo63,000
Had to replace turbo at 63,000.
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