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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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I cannot get any power after 1st gear,the truck feels like

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I cannot get any power after 1st gear,the truck feels like it's holding back the power.and this happened all of a sudden.the sprinter is a 2008 freightliner 2500.after driving it acts like it catches up but still no power
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: It is consistent now
JA: Are you fixing your Sprinter yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It just happened today so I am looking for possibilities that I can check,if it's a big job to the shop it goes
JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.
Customer: Would a bad glow plugs cause this issue
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  b5demon replied 10 months ago.

Hi Welcome to Just Answer! How many miles are on your sprinter? Is the check engine light on? Does the engine sound like it usually does?