Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
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Turbo code U010C
Been a long time since i've been here got rid of the bug of messing with my trucks, but need some help with my 13 3500. It has 166km (just over 100k miles) and i'm 1 month out of the engine warranty. I've read enough to know it's the turbo code from the actuator, possibly need to replace turbo. I've tried contacting dealers here and searching online but no definite answer as to which warranty coverage this would fall under? If it's not the 5/100k miles I won't waste my time with the dealer, if it is it's worth a shot to try and get at least some covered as i'm so close to still being in warranty.
Here's the odd part, the light went on/off a few times I figured maybe dirty air filter, changed made no difference, pull code with reader and see what it is. I checked the wiring and there is power and ground and resistance is fine on the harness. Since re-connecting it took about 10 starts for engine light to come back (I checked to make sure it was same code and no new ones) after 4 starts it disappeared, after roughly 10-12 more it came back, 4 starts gone again. Probably at 20 starts now and again nothing. I'm wondering does it sound like more electrical being so erratic? This is over a span of about 2 weeks.
I pulled my 16k bumper pull trailer last week, no loss of power at all. Exhaust brake works perfect in 6th gear in both modes, soon as truck shifts down engine brake doesn't work in any other gears (works fine again if truck goes to 6th). No odd sounds at all.
I've owned since new and always run the engine brake, and tow/haul reasonably heavy often, I think in the whole life of truck i've got the regen pop up 2 times. So i'm assuming the turbo has got to be pretty clean.
If no warranty my plan was to take it to reputable shop let them pull apart and check out turbo, that way I have warranty on actuator if they tell me turbo is fine. Is it worth the savings for not doing turbo? I plan to run this truck until it's not worth fixing, so i'm fine with spending a few extra bucks if it will work out better in the long run.
Is it worth it to take it to Cummins for repair? There is one near me, never had anything there for service but been helpful buying parts.
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