Last post on Mar 02, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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Dodge Sprinter, Dodge Sprinter Cargo, Van
#27 of 36 Re: Sprinter groups [gld2]
Nov 06, 2009 (9:14 am)
Hello, I have the same question, we are in Half Moon Bay south of SF. I have also
a classic GMC motorhome for sale and the GMC groups are many, we enjoyed
all the gatherings with them and now we have a 2003, 2500 Sprinter converted to
a nice mini RV plus I an converting a 2008 for the future. I will like to find/start
a group of RV owners in California so please let us know if you find more people.
Karen Anderson/German Saucedo
#28 of 36 2003 Sprinter IDLE adjustment
Nov 06, 2009 (9:19 am)
Please advise how to change the IDLE RPMs in this van. Presently the idle is
running below 500 RPMs I would like to increase it to 800 RPMs. Thanks
#29 of 36 Re: Sprinter Guru [sprinterguru]
Nov 12, 2009 (10:01 am)
I want to change from the 15" steel wheels to 16" steel to increase my tire options. Do you know what and where I need to go to? Is there a stock wheel that fits properly and does not create clearance problems?
#30 of 36 Re: Sprinter Guru [pie_guy2]
Nov 12, 2009 (4:02 pm)
i have measured the new factory 16" wheels on the 3500 and they measure the same as the 15". they are the same in ofset and the bolt pattern. i have not been able to get my hands on a new wheel to try ( the local dealerm where i had several friends went under) but they should fit. when checking with the parts dept. they got about as much sense as a bag o' rocks!!! can't tell you w/o a part # or the serial # of the truck oyu want to try!! good luck!! they do sell aftermarket aluminum wheels, seen some on camper vans.
#31 of 36 Re: Dodge Sprinter Owners: Meet the Members [dreamvansucks1]
Dec 19, 2009 (9:13 am)
I am the Sprinter Manager for a Mercedes dealership. We had the same problem with the batteries and losing power on the highway with our parts delivery van. The loss of acceleration is a small valve on the R/S of the engine. I am at home right now and will look at my notes Monday and get back to you on the part number and name. The battery sounds like you are losing power due to a drain that occurs when the van is off. A gulfstream more that likely has many AUX uses of power and one or more of these is drawing down on the electrical system. A weak battery will then kill the alternator. A good electrical tech can find the problem pretty quick.
#32 of 36 Re: Sprinter Guru [sprinterguru]
Dec 19, 2009 (8:52 pm)
I bought a 2008 Sprinter 2500 with 3.0 diesel engine. It will go as high as 80mph. I have found this to be sometimes dangerous when I try to pass a semi or other long vehicle on 2 lane country road and unexspected opposite traffic shows up. Is there a way to adjust the governor to allow for 10 more mph?
#33 of 36 2007 Sprinter losing power under cruise
Mar 02, 2010 (4:57 am)
We have a 2007 Sprinter with 450,000 km and the latest issue is under cruise at 105 k/hr it will power down to about 80 K/hr when going up a hill. The van is not loaded heavy, and will pick up power with throttle application. We have changed fuel filter, then ERG and now its getting expensive. The code guys(you can't call them mechanics) say its the regulating valve of the torque converter lockup clutch sticks. Fortunately thats ONLY $2500 to do.
Any clues out there?
#35 of 36 2007 sprinter losing power under cruise
Mar 02, 2010 (6:26 pm)
So the code guys replaced the regulating valve and sure enough still the same. Now they say we should rebuild the tranny. I say to them, if the problem does not occur when i use the pedal and only occurs when I use the cruise- how can it be the tranny.
In my previous message I forgot to mention that it takes about a minute for power to be restore when the engine/tranny cuts back to 80k/hr. Sure hope someone comes up with an answer soon.