Last post on Apr 16, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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Dodge Sprinter, Engine, Van
#78 of 85 Re: loss of power [luvmysprinter]
Jul 12, 2010 (12:08 pm)
Your in luck!
Same thing just happened to me on the same truck, same year and same mileage. Your truck is going into what they call a limp mode status. Just got mine back from Freightliner (The engine is still under warranty, so did not try to fix myself)) and the problem was leaks in the air hoses to the engine and turbo. This is a common problem. They replaced both (recommended) and completed recall. Total cost $465.00. I am now changing all belts and hoses as well as coolant. If this would have happened out of town it would have been a mess. It took 3 days before they could even look at the truck and two more days to order the parts.
#79 of 85 Re: loss of power [jftfi]
Jul 12, 2010 (3:29 pm)
Thanks for the quick response. Fortunately my Freightliner dealer is only a 20 minute drive from here. Will get it in tomorrow.
#80 of 85 Loss of power
Jul 14, 2010 (12:35 pm)
I just replaced my main drive belt (fan belt). I wish I would have had it done when it was in the shop. These belts are by vin. number and a major pain to replace. If you do not have a shop manual you will be hard pressed to figure it out (poor design). It took me three hours. My existing belt was worn out (80,600 miles). I normally change belts at 60,000 miles but time got away. I made a drawing of how it runs on the engine, to carry in the truck, in case I need to use the old one in an emergency. Check the electrical connection at the transmission. I have had the o-rings replaced twice.
#81 of 85 Re: Oil Filter. [trapperbill]
May 28, 2011 (2:52 am)
Advance Auto Parts has them for about $8, I know this is 2+ yrs late.
#82 of 85 Re: Good Source for Sprinter Maint Items [2007sprinter]
May 28, 2011 (3:28 am)
Sprinterfilters.com - $33.25-fuel filter(Hengst), $28.59-cabin filter(Mann)
free shipping over $60
Advance Auto Parts - $8.29-oil filter(Fram) $71.49-air filter(K&N reusable)
$11.99-air filter kit(K&N)
gonna check your suggested site for price comparison, thanks, Mike
#83 of 85 Re: Loss of power [jftfi]
Jan 19, 2012 (5:09 am)
Thanks for the tip on the o- Rings, I will check mine ! I have found that when I changed the serpentine belt, I drew a little diagram to know the "path" the belt was routed in. After that being done it was a 5 minute job. The path can be confusing so it is worth having another van to look at, or to draw a quick diagram. The retractable flywheel that is spring tensioned easily moves to fit the belt also. Good luck next time ! Paul Ayoub Naugatuck
#84 of 85 winterization
Sep 16, 2012 (7:23 pm)
Just purchased a 2006 Sprinter and am curious about winterizing the unit. It says to drain the water tank, I cannot find a valve to drain the tank.
#85 of 85 Re: mpg [christgeorges]
Apr 16, 2013 (4:54 pm)
I am driving a 2010 Fleetwood Pulse on a 2008 dodge sprinter. When it is not in the limp mode (and you never know when that is going to happen) so it is best not to plan any trips. It delivers 14 miles to the gallon some times 15 but that is about the reality.
Good luck, Can't find a dodge or Mercedes shop that can make the sprinter run let alone get better mileage.