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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 112,602 (25,500–220,000)
Engines affected: 5.4L V8, 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.8L V10, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo
10 model years affected: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
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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.
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?
loss of power plumes of black exhaust incomplete combustion super rich mixture turbo quits workingzero pressure
what other parts can cause smoke and no turbo boost pressure
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.
top turbo hose keeps blowing off can't get to work because of it
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.
Oil leak on top back of turbo 6.4 L 2008 after turbo boot blue off
6.4 diesel ford blew 3in intercooler intake hose.
Clamps broke loose, hose blew off. Used 4 hose clamps from the campers black water hose, limped it into Ford.
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.
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.
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@ aol.com
Loss of power
I have a 6l 2006 and this happened to me also. After the second time I noticed that the hose has an embedded O-ring in it and the aluminum hose has an indented circle around it that the O-ring must fit into. Then clamp over that O-ring and tighten down. Problem solved. P.S. Some after market hoses don't have that O-ring in them.
Shop speculates that high pressure turbo power has gone bad, but can't confirm. Spent $3000+ on a series of issues they previously stated caused me to lose power in steering and brakes, then they stated problems with a leak in a hose.
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.
6.0 diesel not 7.3 It keeps blowing turbo pipe apart at intake
We had this problem for rhe first time on a trip this nov. Low mile truck just bought last year. Tan like a champ same trip later year. This year it blew off three times. Once at our destination I got a brand new boot. Cleaned off everthing. Got new clamps. I put one of the older clamps in the middle of the boot, seeing that the bottom boot had wire straps from manufacturer. I assumed that it was to keep it from ballooning under the pressure. So I put one clamp in the middle. Tightened the two main clamps down tight and the middle one just so it didn't wiggle around. Seemed to work great on the way back. And haven't had it since. The boot that I replaced was pretty beat up and had some cracks in it after further inspection. Just my take on it.