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2004 sprinter van camper my friend called me from MOAB

Customer Question

2004 sprinter van camper my friend called me from MOAB Utah--no dealrs there. Wont go faster than 60 mph on hwy. He wanted me to help if I can from internet.
JA: Are you fixing your Sprinter yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: He bought it used and it sat for a couple years Thank you
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 2004 dodge sprinter vam, mercedes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: My friend not good at working on things like this. Q: is it safe to drive it home aprox 350 miles? ok give me a minute
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.

HI,

Does he say if any warning lights are on?

Is the RPMS above 2000-2500 at 60mph?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He finally found a auto shop with an OBD reader. Thank you for your response. Yes we need to know if engine is being acted upon by controller fir many reasons.
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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It's going to take some testing to determine what is going on. If it won't accelerate and is lacking engine power then the engine is most likely in limp in due to an improper input, it could have a boost leak or turbo related issue, possibly an exhaust restriction.

Do you know what fault codes are currently setting?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks Eric and Sprinkles)*He got it fixed. Turned out to be a leak alright -the fuel filter had a small aberration in the gasket and started to leak in air form outside causing power failure. He made it back to phoenix.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
pls close this topic.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

I'm glad the problem was repaired!