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#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.
#72 of 95 Hot restart problem
Sep 13, 2010 (11:53 am)
I recently had a problem with my 2500. 2004 model 207000 miles It would start normally and run fine but if I stopped to get fuel or a cold drink about 10 minutes it would not restart it would spin and try to ignite but I had to wait about 10 more minutes or more to get a restart. Dealer changed the crank sensor first same problem. Then they changed the cam sensor problem solved. PS I paid full price for the crank sensor!!Yikes! The cam sensor the dealer had a hard time finding. It was over $400 I bought it from Europarts in California for $30 Check out their prices they are great fast delivery!!
#73 of 95 Re: Andtay [2005sprint]
Sep 13, 2010 (3:07 pm)
It has never happened to me with cruise control on.
#74 of 95 Re: Hot restart problem [fiteqprpr]
Sep 13, 2010 (3:12 pm)
I got my Sprinter back from the dealer this past Saturday. The mechanic changed out the computer control module. At first they said they couldn't find the problem, then called a few days later and told me what they needed to replace. The good thing is I still had an extended warranty with just 1100 miles left on it and it was covered. I was very glad of that.