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#78 of 87 Re: Engine dies at the most in-opportune time [valiant]
Nov 22, 2010 (12:34 pm)
I disconnected the CAN lines at the cluster.
DIDN'T fix the problem.
Tested terminal 15 at Cluster.
When it stalls it loses power at 15 at the cluster.
Need to trace 15 from the cluster and find its cause for loss.
#79 of 87 Sprinter Air Intake Issues
Nov 29, 2010 (1:33 pm)
I have a 2004, 2500 Sprinter. At first I would occasionally have a problem with it going into limp home mode. Shut it down, wait a few minutes and start back up and it was fine. I took it to a mechanic who scanned it and told me the turo resonator was the issue. I replaced it. Was fine for about 4 months. After a few hours of trouble free driving I made a stop. Upon getting back in it would not start. Eventually started, ran rough and stayed in limp home mode. Back to the mechanic, was told it was the Mass Airflow Sensor. Replaced that.. still cannot get it to run. In fact, I can get it started if I unplug the MAF sensor. It runs rough and spews lots of black smoke. I am at my wits end. Can anyone help me? What's left? the o2 sensor, the air intake sensor? PLEASE HELP.
#80 of 87 Engine starting problem 2003 Sprinter
Mar 08, 2011 (4:26 pm)
I have almost 300,000 miles on my 2003 Sprinter, I drove on the highway and the engine instantly stopped. Then I was trying to cranking and the engine looked as if it was trying to start, but couldn't. Then I was waited for a tow truck. After about 15-20 minutes I was trying to start again and it starts normally, it brought me home about 120 miles almost like nothing happened.
The next day in the morning it started normally and ran about 2 minutes and died. Now when I crank, I feel like it lost the cylinder compression. It looks like timing problem.
Has anyone had a similar problem? Is it possible that this engine, with this mileage can get a problem with timing? Any suggestions? Desperate for help!!
#81 of 87 Re: Engine starting problem 2003 Sprinter [niebrzydowski]
Mar 08, 2011 (5:14 pm)
My 2004 would start and run fine but if it stalled or if I turned it off at operating temp it would not start till I let it cool down Cam and crank sensors both bad. Replaced them now no problems hot or cold.
#82 of 87 Engine Failure 2005 Sprinter 3500
Jul 23, 2011 (4:03 pm)
Engine quit while driving then discovered a large coolant leak in reservoir. Had Sprinter towed to destination, now engine will not start. Solenoid does click, but starter will not turn the engine. Originally no codes, now MAF Sensor and a couple of others. Any help? At one point, however, I did remove one glow plug, and starter did turn engine, but would not crank.
#84 of 87 To all having problems with stalling sprinters
Aug 16, 2011 (6:29 pm)
This happened to me in N.Carolina and I managed to get it back to Michigan, and immediately my boss put our 2005 dodge in the local sprinter shop . Pete , our very expierienced mechanic picked up an engine wiring harness that he had taken out of another 2006 and showed me where the wires and the wire loom had melted, and said with surety upon listening to me as to what it was doing, that we probably needed a new engine wire harness that controls everything in the engine area. Well needless to say 4 hours later and $450.00 , and a melted wiring harness on the floor , My bosses beloved toy that he bought new was running without fail,and has been since
So the problem, with 75% surety, is to get your sprinter to a certified sprinter shop and have them check the engine wiring harness
#85 of 87 Sprinter quit running while being driven & 1 click no starting
Mar 11, 2012 (7:04 pm)
Sprinter quitting when driver. Ck your power windows at same time if it stops to due to no power . Your try to start and you get- Note ( 1 click on a relay > motor Relay or starter Relay)< The ground to Motor is Bad a Open in the grounding. ( Check by placing hand on ground post see if HOT!!!! ) Oem has 2 cables grounds. 1 from battery to frame other frame to motor. To fix this is easy run a new ground cable from motor mount bolt back to the ground on the battery. You can test by jumper cable motor to Ground Post TOO. It will turn over but slow.
#86 of 87 07 Sprinter in limp mode (emergency)
Jan 15, 2013 (3:24 pm)
Here is my problem...have an 97 Sprinter, converted to a mobile grooming Van..around 30K miles with lots of ideling of the van. No I do have the engine go into emergency mode...can get it out of the emergency mode by restarting.
Mercedes Dealer tells me I should replace everything, starting the turbo and the EGR, another certified sprinter serice dealer tells, the main computer needs to be replaced (2300$)...not sure what to do now...any advise. Van has been serviced every 6 months and is in very good shape otherwise
#87 of 87 Re: 07 Sprinter in limp mode (emergency) [tampel]
Jan 15, 2013 (3:26 pm)
07 sprinter, not 97