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#441 of 1281 Freightliner v. Dodge
Mar 17, 2006 (12:05 pm)
As everyone seems to be aware, "authorized Sprinter techs" are a rare breed which leads to slow turn around time for repairs. Businesslink is little help. Can Freightliner techs work on Dodge Sprinters? I have a 2005, 2500 with a check engine light on. After reading through the forums, I tried the fuel cap trick to no avail. My dealer is 1 hour away, as is estimating a 4 day turn around time depending on the problem and availability of parts. This is my primary vehicle and has about $2,000 of product on shelves. Of course any other suggestions as to what the problem may be would be appreciated.
#443 of 1281 Re: Freightliner v. Dodge [ljgjr]
Mar 17, 2006 (11:15 pm)
Freightliner and dodge are the same and Freightliner are authorized to work on dodge sprinters. the only thing that I can think is the egr valve but the best way to know is to find the code. I do not know how to find it but in some Jeep Liberty crd turning the ignition key on and of 4 times and letting it on, will tell you the code. Good lock and do not think that is a bad Van. I have the 140 3500 and so far is running ok but I run the van like a lady in love.
#444 of 1281 Vibration/noise in my Sprinter
Mar 18, 2006 (5:01 pm)
I have a 05 2500 140".I've had a low speed,no load vibration in 4th gear since I got the vehicle.It is very sporadic and the dealer wasn't able to duplicate it fora long time.Once they did the service adviser said,"Yeh,that is not a normal sound or vibration,we will notify Daimler Chrysler technicians".After weeks of trying to get answers and hearing theories such as;moisture inside the transmission when it was shipped from germany to driveshaft misalignment,the Sprinter tech. came to drive it and said that it was normal vibration due to the fluid metering into the clutches in the transmission.How many other Sprinter owners experience this 20-30mph shudder?The tech said,most people just drive harder than I and don't notice it and apparently the computer can better detect what you want the vehicle to do if you have your foot in it all the time. A shudder/vibration as severe as mine just doesn't seem to be a good thing in a transmission.Given the tech's explanation,I'm wondering why I can't replicate the condition more often when Load,RPM,s,and Speed remain constant.It is troubling and I'm not happy with the dealer's trained tech.nor Daimler's theories.
#445 of 1281 Re: how to reset computer after oil change for 2004 sprinter [pauls3500]
Mar 18, 2006 (5:45 pm)
How to reset ASSYST.
This procedure works on all Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with ASSYST.
I'm not sure if it voids warranty or not.
Turn the key to position 2 in the ignition lock and immediately press button 000.0 twice within the space of one second.
Turn the key to position 0 in the ignition lock.
Press and hold button 000.0 Turn the key to position 2 in the ignition lock. Keep button 000.0 pressed.
Service message with current remaining distance or remaining time appears.
After about 10 seconds, an acoustic signal will sound and the service display with the new starting distance or starting time appears for about 10 seconds.
Release button 000.0
#446 of 1281 Replace stereo?
Mar 18, 2006 (7:47 pm)
I've got a 2002 Freightliner 2500SHC 158 with the stock AM/FM/Cassette system and have several AM/FM/CD units sitting around. I've seen kits to adapt a single DIN unit into Sprinters but all state the kits are for 2003 and up. Will these work on my 2002? The stock radio has, I believe an anti-theft system in it...will this cause problems during the switch?
#447 of 1281 2007 Sprinter
Mar 19, 2006 (8:42 pm)
I was told by my dealer the 2007/2008? will be 170 wheel base up from 158 and 7 inches wider.
Can anyone confirm.
#448 of 1281 Re: 2007 Sprinter [jimxo]
Mar 20, 2006 (5:25 am)
People just don't read.
Plus it was discussed in Post 429.
4 lengths, 3 wheelbases, 3 heights, standard & automatic, gasoline & diesel.
#449 of 1281 Re: Freightliner v. Dodge [ljgjr]
Mar 20, 2006 (7:38 pm)
OPCODE: 08452001 Sensor, air flow/air intake/air temp: sensor 5174042AC. Chrysler has issued a service bulletin for mechanics on this one. The dab of paint on this little 1.5 inch long device must be of the right color said Mr. Mechanic.
The one in my vehicle came on 10 minutes after leaving the dealership with my new purchase! They fixed it right away.
#450 of 1281 Re: Installing speakers [kenbob88]
Mar 21, 2006 (7:16 pm)
The stock speaker positions in the rear area are on the sides about half way back. So far as I know, the position will not have wires unless you ordered them to be wired or got the van with the rear speakers. Anyone who knows other wise, please jump in...
the tiny grills in the back are for the stale air exhaust vents which are often found in the rear of vans and cars, often in the rear pillars.
I have a plan to add two or four small monitor speakers, like the JBL Control 1A speakers, and then add a powered tube sub-woofer. Still don't know about the in-dash speaks... maybe some 4 ohm wide-range drivers that I know of from AURASOUND