2000‐2004 2.7L Sprinter 216, 316, 416, 616 CDI OM612 709838‐5006s
- For 2.7L 612981, OM612 Engines
- For 2000-2006 Dodge & Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans
- Includes: Mounting Gaskets
A6120960399 GENUINE GARRETT TURBOCHARGER GT2256V MERCEDES BENZ 2.70LTR
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THIS IS A GENUINE GARRETT TURBO TO SUIT MERCEDES BENZ SPRINTER 216 / 316 / 416 / 616
“Limp Mode” or “Limp Home Mode” is a condition that can affect turbocharged Mercedes Sprinter Vans. Your Sprinter’s ECU senses something malfunctioning in the turbocharger system–either reading too little boost, or too much boost.–and decides puts the Dodge Sprinter (Mercedes )van into “limp home mode”. Limp home mode has little to no turbocharger pressure and vastly reduced fueling, & the engine is only making a partial amount of power. The best way to fix “limp home mode” is that you can restart your van and the power will come back – This could be a temporary fix. This is common occurrence that may happen if you have faulty parts in your Frieghtliner Sprinter Van. (Mercedes)
Symptoms of “Limp Home Mode”
- If you have the ability to be “reset” or remove the limp mode by restarting vehicle
- Immediate Drop in Power w/o “noise” or indication that something went wrong
- Low power – You might have enough power to get to 51 mph possibly in some cases, but your Sprinter Van doesn’t keep that power while trying to go up a hill or towing.
- Your Sprinter may only get 3,000 RPM revolution limit – some Sprinter van models limit the engine to 3000 RPMs when in limp-home mode.
1. When is it a “Bad” Turbocharger? Yours may not be.
Limp home mode is more often caused by things other than the turbocharger, things that are vastly less expensive than replacing the turbocharger itself. We most often hear of “limp home mode” being diagnosed as a faulty turbocharger, and, accordingly dealerships and service centers replace the turbo for thousands of dollars.Unfortunately, this could end up being a monumental waste of money.
You may need to Check the Air Filter
Sprinter Vans Air filters are cheap and, on Sprinters, very easy to replace. Plus, a new air filter never hurts!The easiest solutions are often the best solutions, so, always check your air filter first before digging into other problems. A clogged air filter can chose the engine of air and result in inadequate turbocharger boost pressure. Check Intercooler & Turbocharger Hoses
Sprinter Inter-cooler hoses are prone to leaks. A leaking hose will cause limp mode as the vehicle will be unable to maintain specified boost pressure. The most often leak occurs at the fittings where hoses attach to hard pipes or the inter-cooler. If you have buildup of black or dark brown “gunk” near a fitting is a good indication it is leaking. Replace the inter-cooler o-ring seals or refresh all the hoses to fix any leak you find. Check all sides of all curved hoses by squeezing the hose with all your might.
All curved hose are also a possible candidate for developing a crevices or splits. Those hoses expand when they are pressurized, so a split or crack may not be noticeable if the hose isn’t under pressure. You should replace any hoses that have splits or cracks. Trying to repair the hose is unlikely as oil vapors will break down any adhesive used to make a repair.
If a visual inspection doesn’t reveal a clear leak but you still suspect one may be the problem, investing in an Intercooler Pressure Tester may be a good idea. These devices allow you to pressurize the intake and intercooler system and find any leaks you may have.
You may have a Faulty EGR valve
If the EGR valve isn’t opening and closing at the correct time due to a mechanical issue, or it has an electrical fault, the vehicle will go into limp mode. Try cleaning your EGR valve first to see if you can restore proper motion. If that does not help, you’ll need to install a new EGR valve. Luckily the EGR valve on Sprinter models is located at the top of the engine and is easy to replace.
Swirl Flap Issue could be a culprit.
The swirl flap servo motor is a common failure item, but it often caused by soot buildup on the flaps themselves that may require an intake manifold cleaning. Always replace the swirl flap clips when replacing the motor.The intake manifolds have flaps to direct airflow during different RPM and load situations.
You may have a Blown Fuse
Check your fuse box for a blown 15A fuse.
If you are getting a bunch of OMBD2 air sensor codes that are impossible to clear, you might have blown the fuse that sends power to these sensors.
Your Sprinter Van Turbocharger Actuator
Unfortunately, replacement actuators aren’t available new from Mercedes or from the turbocharger manufacturer. However, pull the part number off the actuator in your van and call your favorite used parts supplier to see if they have any in stock. On the Sprinter Van diesel engine, boost pressure is controller using a vane-system. The control valve for the vane system is electronically controlled and can fail. The turbocharger is still healthy, only the control valve has failed.
Causes of Limp Mode on Pre 2007 Sprinters:
Turbo Resonator: Common failure part on these vehicles. Can replace with a durable aluminum unit to fix the faulty factory part.
Turbo Actuator: We don’t offer this item separately, but often times the turbo isn’t working correctly because the electronic actuator is broken. Pre 2007 turbochargers can have their actuators adjusted.
Turbo Actuator Electric Vacuum Control Valve or Air Sensors: The Turbo Actuator Electric Vacuum Control Valve is a small solenoid valve that regulates boost pressure. If this is broken your vehicle will probably go into limp mode. Two other sensors, the Charge Pressure Sensor and Air Intake Pressure sensor, will also cause the vehicle to go into limp mode if they are faulty.
PART NUMBER SPECIFICATIONS
709838-5006S / 709838-0006 / 709838-5006 (GASKET KIT INCLUDED)
709838-5004 / 709838-0004 / 709838-5004S
GARRETT REMAN PART NUMBER: 709838-9006
This turbo is brand new and comes complete with 12 months warranty