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10-19-2019 09:09 PM
sampuppy1 Officially retired from daily driver duty. We still have it but the wife got into a 14 Journey RT. Sharp little thing. Comfy too. Fully support the decision. The jeep will probably stick around for awhile as a backup/trail toy. Needs some work anyways and i can tinker with it and get my diesel fix.

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09-17-2019 10:13 PM
sampuppy1 Jeep limped again today. No warning or anything. So it's off to the dealer tomorrow to have some codes checked for. If we can't find any it's gonna be traded in. It's been fun but rust has found its way through the rear wheel wells and the front fenders. I'd like to keep it around for a winter beater but the wife ain't about it. It's her ride.

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04-09-2019 08:11 AM
sampuppy1 Left rear wheel bearing took a dump. Replaced with Moog this past weekend. Was not expecting a front unit bearing style hub assembly. Glad I looked how to change one, up on YouTube. I was having difficulty finding a rear axle seal. Looked up how to change that and found it has a unit bearing type assembly. All in all it went smoothly though.

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11-18-2018 07:22 PM
sampuppy1 Finally got the actuator. I've been driving the Jeep daily even with it limping here and there because I literally have a 3 mile commute on back roads and it does fine for the short trip. I went with the XSBoost reman unit since I haven't heard anything from anyone about finding brand new or anything on the supposed "upgraded" one I had found awhile back on eBay. Took me all of maybe a half hour to replace and that counted the quick underhood detail I did after.

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Tyler/T-Unit
10-03-2018 10:28 AM
sampuppy1 Hooked up and pulled the trailer with it. It's still limping but it was a couple mile trip from the campground home and it only limps when you hit WOT now. Which I did not do while towing. It did downshift once on a bigger hill and WOT commanded full boost a half mile from the house. Still held 60 without a problem. Limped at the top and I coasted to the driveway.

Jeep tows wonderfully. Feels very confident, holds the road well, and has no problem tugging the camper. You can certainly tell it's there from the squat, but the little diesel mill doesn't even scoff at it. I'm very pleased with the results. I can't wait to get a new turbo actuator on it and really see how it handles the trailer on the freeway.



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09-28-2018 10:15 AM
sampuppy1 Brake controller going in today


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09-06-2018 08:52 PM
sampuppy1 Negative on the solder points repair. Limped again today. Guess it's time to spend the big bucks.

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09-03-2018 05:31 PM
sampuppy1 Actuator came off too easy. One of the bolts was loose. But the thing was still tight on the bracket. I had it out in 10 mins. Popped off the clips, soldered all the micro wire connections (non were visibly broken or loose but what the heck, it's free so why not try) and slapped the cover back on. Clips reinstalled and actuator bolted back on the turbo. Super easy process. If it works, great! If not, well I guess I'll have to cough up the dough for a new actuator


Also noticed that my actuator says G-88 which is not on the list of actuators the G-001 is said to replace.

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Tyler/T-Unit
09-03-2018 09:39 AM
sampuppy1 Pulled the actuator today to see if resoldering all the connections will help. Everything on the board appears to be in good shape and secure, but you can never be too sure I guess.

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Tyler/T-Unit
08-12-2018 12:54 PM
sampuppy1
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Originally Posted by Damo O'Neill View Post
Gday mate. Just a heads up, that turbo-actuator problem can almost certainly be sorted with a few well directed prods of a soldering iron and 2 fly farts worth of fresh solder. Ask me how i know

The hardest part from memory was aligning the bolts that go through the actuator to secure it back into position. If you are taking the old one out to put a new one in, it only takes an extra 1/2hr to pry the metal jesus-clips off your old actuator to separate the cast metal from plastic.....then just re-solder the circuit board connections on the edge where the pins for the external connectors attach. Whack the cover and clips back on, then reinstall and bolt her all back together.

Repair vs replace.....its up to you bud, but if you can think of anything....anything at all you'd prefer to spend the 140$ on and still get the exact same result, its worth considering
Cheers
Is it really that simple????? Just broken solder points?? I figured it was actual board components that failed based on the symptoms. I can solder lol


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Tyler/T-Unit
08-11-2018 10:47 AM
Damo O'Neill Gday mate. Just a heads up, that turbo-actuator problem can almost certainly be sorted with a few well directed prods of a soldering iron and 2 fly farts worth of fresh solder. Ask me how i know

The hardest part from memory was aligning the bolts that go through the actuator to secure it back into position. If you are taking the old one out to put a new one in, it only takes an extra 1/2hr to pry the metal jesus-clips off your old actuator to separate the cast metal from plastic.....then just re-solder the circuit board connections on the edge where the pins for the external connectors attach. Whack the cover and clips back on, then reinstall and bolt her all back together.

Repair vs replace.....its up to you bud, but if you can think of anything....anything at all you'd prefer to spend the 140$ on and still get the exact same result, its worth considering
Cheers
08-09-2018 06:16 AM
sampuppy1 Hot to the dealer finally to have it looked into. Took all of maybe 15 mins to determine that the actuator for the turbo is most definitely the responsible party here. Luckily I didn't get charged for the codes list or a diagnostic fee. The head tech was super cool and let me pick his brain over it and explain a little about how the systems talk to each other. So now I'm on the hunt for an actuator. Looking into this

Turbo Electric Actuator For Mercedes Sprinter Grand Cherokee GL350/320 G-001 6NW009660 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075WT2D58..._qU5ABb0146804

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Tyler/T-Unit
07-02-2018 09:54 PM
sampuppy1 Check engine light was lit this time. Code pulled was a p0299. Underboost.

I had full power and boost on my way to get the code yanked.

I was able to get it to act up this time as well. On my way back from vatozone, the ETC light started flashing, went into limp. Wouldn't spool the turbo


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Tyler/T-Unit
07-02-2018 06:44 PM
sampuppy1 Does the ETC light store codes? So far i haven't had any pop up. Haven't caught it with the light on yet. It's intermittent and there's no pattern to when it comes on or derates.

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Tyler/T-Unit
05-11-2018 07:51 PM
sampuppy1 The dreaded red lightning bolt ETC light came on today and a no start condition. Eventually started but light stayed on. Time to take a trip down to the vatozone to see what codes were stored.

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