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#62 of 95 Gas Sprinter Crank But No Start (Intermittent) Problem
Apr 28, 2010 (5:52 am)
I've searched this board, to no avail and was wondering if anyone has the solution. The van has left me stranded and needed to be towed to a dealer three times in the last month. The van cranks, but does not start. It it then towed (on Dodge's dime), to the local Sprinter dealer (between 125-250 miles from where it wouldn't start). The first dealer said it was a faulty fuel pump and replaced it under warranty. The next time it happed it was towed to a different dealer and it started for them upon arrival. They kept it four days and couldn't replicate, so they said they couldn't fix. The last time (two days ago), it was towed to yet another dealer (Las Vegas), as we were on a trip, and the same thing. It wouldn't start when the tow truck arrived, nor when it was dropped off at the dealer, but the next morning it did start when the service tech went to trouble shoot it. They said the same thing as the Phoenix shop. Any ideas out there as to what is causing this? The van is a 2007 with ~16k miles on the odometer.
Thanks a bunch in advance!!!!
#63 of 95 Re: Gas Sprinter Crank But No Start (Intermittent) Problem [tintent]
Apr 28, 2010 (7:04 am)
I had this same problem with my 03 3500 sprinter with 145,000 miles. I changed the fuel filter and that fixed it. Your problem my not be that simple but it worked for me.
May 22, 2010 (10:29 am)
Thanks. No the problem isn't resolved. I'm over the 3 year 36,000 mile warranty (have 40,000) and the rear A/C stopped squealing but it only blows very hot air and I learned not to use it. Today I'm doing an oil change and noticed the second belt is gone so I'm hoping and assuming that belt may have been part of the problem Dodge couldn't find all along. Looking for a diagram now for the tension.
#65 of 95 Re: To All Sprinter Owners.......To Be Cont'D............ [los5961]
May 22, 2010 (10:33 am)
2006 Sprinter posted before same issue. Kills over since the day I bought it brand new they couldn't find the problem. Almost always associated with the rear A/C running on mine, it has to be in park to start again so coasting off the interstate onto the highway with the rear A/C on is a dangerous move.
Sep 05, 2010 (4:25 pm)
I have a 2004 Dodge Sprinter. It is at the dealership for the third time this year with stalling issues. My van will be running fine but when I push the gas pedal too hard to go up a hill or pass someone, the engine would cut off and I would have to pull over to the side of the highway, wait a few minutes, then restart the engine.
The first time the the dealer changed out the module fuel tank, filter, and fuel hose and with labor the repairs came to $1116.00. The second time I took it in for the same issues, they replaced other things and the bill came to $1600.00. Now it is in the garage the third time, but this time the engine died when I turned a corner at 5 mph and I restarted it, but it would not go, as soon as I pressed the gas pedal, it would die. It would, however, go in reverse, so I backed up out of the way of traffic.
Are there any suggestions on what I should do? My warranty was over at 85,000 miles and the van is at 89,000 miles now. Should I tell the dealership that they should have fixed it right the first time and demand they fix it for free? Or should I just go to a Mercedes dealer? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#67 of 95 Re: Andtay [andtay]
Sep 05, 2010 (6:04 pm)
I had the similar problem upon hard acceleration the engine shut off abruptly I would have to coast to the roadside and restart. After almost two weeks in the shop with no resolution they found that all 5 injectors had been contaminated with a fine dirt that the filter had missed. They all were replaced and the problem was never seen again. Watch where
you buy your fuel. They also dropped the tank and flushed the system. They had tried the fuel rail and everything else even the wireing harness before they finally found the problem. Fuel starvation due to clogged injectors.
#68 of 95 Re: Andtay [fiteqprpr]
Sep 06, 2010 (4:39 pm)
Thank you so much for your reply. I will ask about this and also watch where I fill the tank.
#69 of 95 Re: Andtay [andtay]
Sep 13, 2010 (11:18 am)
Did the truck die completely or did it exhibit a power loss without the ability to accelerate?
#70 of 95 Re: Andtay [andtay]
Sep 13, 2010 (11:20 am)
Have you noticed this problem with the cruise control on?
#71 of 95 Sprinter dieing upon acceleration
Sep 13, 2010 (11:48 am)
My problem started with an abrupt cut off like you had switched the ignition off. You had to coast to a stop to restart it then it would start immediately. The first thing in the morning it seems to run ok unless you floor it. then it starts dieing upon any thing other than very slight accelerator pressure. It took me 4 hours to make a 100 mile trip. The techs at the dealer replaced everything they could think of the wiring harness the fuel rail sensors they finally replaced all 5 injectors and that solved the problem It took them two weeks to finally solve it. I had bought fuel at a truck stop but I used the car diesel pump. Apparently it was contaminated with a very fine trash dirt or residue from a rusty tank.