Last post on Feb 17, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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Dodge Sprinter Cargo, BMW, Van
#18 of 27 Sprinter 3500 Low Brake Pedal
Mar 19, 2008 (6:57 am)
My 05 Sprinte 3500 brake pedal falls all the way to the floor with engine running. It is firm with engine off. Thought it was Master Cyl, but service manual test expects the pedal to fall with engine off if MC is bad. The van has 40K miles and I just replaced all pads and rotors. Could have gone another 10K, but planning long trip. (this is a Winnebago on a Sprinter 3500 chassis). Brakes felt a little mushy before the work, but I thought that was normal since stopping was good. After the work, still mushy, but firmed up when I bled the brakes. So brakes are firm with engine off, but pedal falls with even light pressure with engine on.
PS-got a fantastic complete service manual on CD from secondnaturedesign on eBay.
#19 of 27 Re: Sprinter 3500 Low Brake Pedal [jugeo]
Mar 28, 2008 (1:06 pm)
All 4 wheels had new brakes/rotors? Bled all four?
In what order do you bleed?
I usually do left front, right front, then each rear (closest to MC, then progress to farthest from MC... and bleed a lot of fluid at each wheel, at least a cup in the bleeder bottle/bag each time). Certainly must keep the reservoir full, and use DOT4 (highest temp traditional fluid)...
I have heard that Mercedes and BMW favor a pressure method bleeding system, but I have never seen/used one.
#20 of 27 sprinter cargo 2006 brake warning lights
Apr 12, 2008 (6:48 pm)
This problem started last summer and after 3 or 4 attempts at repair by DC the problem stopped when fall came and i suspected it may be temperature related. Now it is 75 degrees and it is starting again.I loose power assist when i step on brake pedal the ABS,ESP and the tire symbol come on. Last year it got to a point where they would not re set when ignition turned off and re started. I had brakes , pads and rotors replaced this winter. I currently have 42, 000 miles.
#21 of 27 Re: Sprinter 3500 Low Brake Pedal [kenbaker]
Apr 13, 2008 (7:46 pm)
Just saw your message. Will go back and bleed again and let you know what happens.
#22 of 27 2008 Sprinter 3500 Mega Van
Jul 27, 2008 (12:16 pm)
I have the biggest, baddest one of them all, carrying over 2 tons of cargo, and I have a few tips for extended brake pad wear and fuel mileage.
First of all these vans don't have any de-acceleration at speed. The trick is to coast as much as possible and accelerate as slowly as possible. I know it's hard when you let off the gas at 60mph and after a half mile you're still going 40mph. But, if you watch your trip computer, you'll see the mpg go up quite a bit and that means less brake wear, also. I've seen mileage from 16 to 23.9mpg so far and my average for 8500 miles is 18.8. The trip computer is a little off as I am getting18.2 by the fuel tickets.
#23 of 27 Re: Poor Braking [keypontrucking]
Sep 11, 2008 (5:11 pm)
I also have an 05 sprinter 3500 that is taking new pads and rotors every 15k-fedex ground 250 miles a day.
Oct 18, 2008 (3:09 pm)
Does anyone know where to find the axle codes on a 2005
#25 of 27 poor braking
Aug 15, 2009 (10:38 pm)
I have a 2007 Dodge Sprinter that I have to change the front and back brakes entirely to frequently. They are wearing every 2000 miles does anyone have any suggestions. I do short haul so there is alot of stop and go but this is riduclus">
#26 of 27 Re: poor braking [awide]
Oct 20, 2009 (5:18 am)
What brand of brakes are you using? Sprinter brakes are small but 2000 miles is not much. We use Performance Friction pads and Hawkhead rotors at FedEx. They seem to work really well for our guys that do stop and go all day.
#27 of 27 what brand of brakes??
Feb 17, 2010 (7:46 pm)
what brand of brakes would you recommend for 2008 Sprinter Van 2500 diesel??
its time for me to change, and theres so many different brands, and everyone is "the best" ..