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#45 of 95 New owner of used Sprinter
Aug 06, 2008 (6:00 pm)
I just bought a used 2003/144WB tall roof with the idea of converting it to a camper.
Reading your posts I got scared. Did I do the wrong thing?
The vehicle has some problems. After running for 1/2 hour did not want to start, I
waited for 20 minutes and it run fine. Looks that this is a common problem.
I need help/suggestions/opinions on the following:
1.-I downloaded a manual that has all the DBR III codes but found out the price of
a DBR III reader, I can not afford it so can someone please advise if a I buy a
CAN-BUS OBD-II would it read the codes? does it have to be Mercedes or any
CAN OBD-II? ther are some made in China for $35
2.-Problem. When I drive at speeds of 40-50-60 MPH runs fine, the transmission
shifts nicely both manual and auto, but when I go to a STOP and it slows down
with the engine, not the brake, at 25 MPH a horrible vibration occurs below
somewhere around the transmission. I looked under and tested the driveshaft
shaking it Up and Down and sideways, there is a small click around the bearing
that holds and connects the two shafts. Could this bearing be the problem?
has someone experiewnced this problem?
Dear people your response will be greatly apprciated.
#46 of 95 To All Sprinter Owners.......To Be Cont'D............
Oct 18, 2008 (5:56 pm)
Hi,I have a 2006 Dodge Sprinter and have Stalling issues that has seen the local five star dealers about 6 times(stalled 10 times) and still no cure.This has been ongoing since I had bought it in 2007,it was brand new with 0 miles.In fact,it had Stalled while i was Test driving,but they had told me that it had "stalled" because it was low on diesel.Anyways i contacted an Attorney and are looking for others i can possibly refer to the Attorney for a possible Class Action Lawsuit,because right now,they are trying to settle for a small sum and i'am suppose to keep the lemon van.I figure if i can get at least 20 - 30 People with similar Issues,then we should be able to have a good case.Also,my brakes have been squeeking since purchased.This may be another claim,not sure.Once i get enough people to file with,then will see.Ask anyone with a Sprinter and get the word around,cause together we will have a Loud Bark.
#47 of 95 Re: I gave up!!!!! [kenbaker]
Nov 02, 2008 (8:17 am)
the brake rotors on sprinters are designed to be replaced and are not able to be machined,they only have 3 mm of alowable wear before they are at there min. thickness.crazy germans!the sensors on the brake pads are a simple ground wire that rubs on the rotors and compleats the circut that turns on a warning light,these sensors were redesighned in '04 but they still dont work verry well,they do need to be replaced if the plastic has been worn off because the contact is now exposed and can complete the circut.
#48 of 95 Starting Issue
Nov 10, 2008 (6:49 am)
I have a 2008 Winnebago View RV on a 2007 Sprinter chassis. It would not start on starter battery and also on aux.. Road service could not start with a jump. RV was towed to service center and they say the battery is fine but ignition switch is bad. One person on the View website says it could be the SKREEM Module. Cant find any reference to this number. Anyone have any other clues?
#49 of 95 Re: Starting Issue [kjarland]
Nov 13, 2008 (5:03 pm)
DOES THE KEY TURN? 2008 SPRINTERS HAVE AN IGNITION MODULE CALLED A CENTRAL GATEWAY,IF THE KEY TURNS IT SHOULD BE OK,DO YOU HAVE A START ERROR ON THE DASH?MY FIRST THOUGHT IS TO CHECK THE BATTERY DISCONNECT BY THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL(BLACK WIRE WITH A RED END)THESE GET NOCKED OFF ALL THE TIME.
#51 of 95 Re: Starting Issue [kjarland]
Dec 18, 2008 (6:09 am)
A popular problem with a no start, no crank condition is the failure/locking up of your WCM(Wireless Control Module) also refered to as a SKREEM module (Sentry Key Remote Entry Module). ***You may be able to temporarliy unlock/ reset this by disconnecting and reconnecting the negative battery terminal.*** The condition happens in cold/dry weather conditions and has to due with electrostatic discharge from the ignition key to the WCM (see above). This conditioned is corrected by replacing the WCM $800- $1000 parts & labor:(
This directly ties into the remote keyless entry so use the key only to open and lock the doors. Do not use the key fob.
Feb 21, 2009 (5:29 am)
No cold weather here yet since my first 1,000 miles (now at 30,000 3 years later) bought in 2006. Passenger 2500 extended cab high roof. Rear a/c Kills the engine. It only does it when it's hot out and after approximately 10 miles or so down the road but dependably does it each time the rear blower is utilized yet the dealer can't duplicate it. It's been in the shop half a dozen times now for the same problem and has had some minor issues (window regulator, etc). They topped off the frion changed the oxygen sensor, of course the basic maintenance fuel, air, etc. Went in the shop again for two days this time and the $117 oil change resulted in my not having one (they forgot to replace the oil cap so it all blew out). $800 a month for 7 years, I would have hoped to have not been in the shop so much. Almost out of warranty now and don't know what to do about this a/c issue. There is no hesitation, warning lights, nothing. If the rear blower is on, only when it's hot outside, as I come to a stop or slow down, it simply shuts itself off. The engine acts like it's getting a computer generated message and simply shuts off. It starts without a problem but I'm hauling kids and it has to be in park (last two times was in the middle of the highway) with all things off to start again. I would be very grateful please if anyone knows of others with this issue.
#53 of 95 Engine stall while driving
Feb 25, 2009 (11:34 am)
I have a 2004 5 cyl 2500 Sprinter. I was driving today in cruise control at 65 mph and the engine died, dash lit up, seat belt sign went on etc. I hit the fuel pedal a couple of times, and the engine started up again. The weather was sunny and dry, about 58 degrees. This stall also happened in the rain, and I sat by the side of the road for almost 20 minutes, and it started up again.
Could it be the cruise control ?
#54 of 95 Re: To All Sprinter Owners.......To Be Cont'D............ [los5961]
Aug 20, 2009 (5:23 pm)
HI MY NAME IS DAVID AND I HAVE A 2005 SPRINTER,I SAW YOUR POST FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY AND WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU GOT ANYWHERE WITH YOUR LAWSUIT..I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS OUT OF MY SPRINTER NOT THE EXACT PROBLEMS YOU ARE HAVING BUT A LOT..ITS RIDICULUS..I HAVE A DELIVERY SERVICE AND TALK TO A LOT OF OTHER SPRINTER OWNERS WHO HAVE PROBLEMS TOO.ITS A SHAME THAT THEY COST SO MUCH AND THE QUALITY SUCKS..YOU CAN E-MAIL ME IF YOU LIKE AT b4udiereplyyahoo.com IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR LAWSUIT. THANKS DAVE