Last post on Jul 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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Dodge Sprinter, Dodge Sprinter Cargo, Electrical, Van
#67 of 76 Re: Sprinter's Ignition Key Won't Turn. [jamn69]
Jan 13, 2010 (11:46 am)
You can manually unlock your automatic transmission. So you can put transmission into neutral for moving, remove key, turn stearing wheel. My manual says to insert a (thin) pen (or nail) into the plastic cover to the left of the "D" position of the transmission shifter.
#68 of 76 Re: Sprinter's Ignition Key Won't Turn. [jamn69]
Jan 13, 2010 (11:54 am)
My mauel say you can disengauge the automatic transmission, manually. So you can shift gears (for pushing, towing, turn stearing wheel, remove key. Insert a thin pen (rod, nail, etc) into the plastic door to the left of the "D" indicator on the tansmission shifter.
#69 of 76 Sprinter 04 dash lights go dark
Jun 18, 2010 (11:26 am)
when headlights switched from high to low, dash lights go out.
can get them on by pushing +/- buttons that increase/decrease brightness....also goes dark when turn signal used.
HELP! Freightliner just changed out alternator and installed new battery yesterday...didn't do this before service. They want to charge another arm/leg to investigate "short circuit that has nothing to do with yesterday's service".
#70 of 76 My truck is dead!! PLEASE HELP!!!
Jul 05, 2010 (8:49 am)
My truck is dead, i tried to jump start it but the truck is totally locked down, cant turn the key or anything. The battery is charged and ready to go!
Does anyone have any ideas on what i need to do?!?!
I must get to work ASAP and my dealer is closed!
#71 of 76 headlights
Nov 20, 2010 (11:09 am)
Have 06 2500. On 3rd set of low beam headlight since June 2010. Does anyone else have this problem. Is there a better headlight bulb out there? Or is it some sort of electrical problem?
#72 of 76 Re: headlights [fhr57]
Nov 20, 2010 (2:48 pm)
Hi, I think the sprinter runs slightly higher float voltage than most, add that to the daytime running lights (and warmer temp in the daytime) and combine that with the super bright lamps that everyone pushes now days ends with lamp problems. The brighter the bulb the shorter the life. I got some volvo long life lamps on ebay for dirt cheap (no one wants just plain old lamps ) They work fine and my failure rate went from 8 months to two years (aprox)
#73 of 76 Electrical Problem - License Plate & Dash Light
Dec 01, 2010 (9:07 pm)
License plate light was out so I replaced it. Broke the plastic bracket for that bulb and it shorted to ground, and now does not work as well as the dash lights. Checked all fuses and they test okay. Is there a fuse link somewhere in the system, and if so, where would I find it to check it out? Any other possible suggestions to check?
#74 of 76 Re: Sprinter's Ignition Key Won't Turn. [vanowner3]
Sep 18, 2011 (4:10 pm)
We experienced this same problem six weeks ago. Key would not turn. The van has been at a Freightliner dealer ever since. The dealer can't figure out the problem. They have replaced the steering column, the ignition switch, a bunch of modules & one of the wiring harness & it still will not start. When they run the diagnostic computer on it it says that everything is good & that it should start but it doesn't. They even had a Mercedes-Benz technician come out to look at it recently. He spend a day & a half trying to figure it out but he couldn't figure out what the problem was either. HAS ANYONE ELSE EVER HAD THIS PROBLEM & IF SO WHAT WAS THE SOLUTION? PLEASE HELP!!
#75 of 76 Re: Sprinter's Ignition Key Won't Turn. [arkron]
Sep 19, 2011 (7:46 am)
SELL the Sprinter before it gets WORSE.
Mercedes Benz knows they have tech problems, computer problems, and THEY DO NOT CARE. After new switch/removal of steering column, new wiring mine still won't work and yes computer says it's fine!
Computer also said the fuel injectors were FINE, even after I took van to dealer 10 times complaining about how it ran, how mileage dropped to 16-18 vs 24-18mpg, how doggie van was....BUT THE COMPUTER SAID IT WAS FINE!
Then when it started running on 3 cylinders and blowing black smoke with no power to get over Donner Pass on I80 one COLD SNOWY EVE, Mercedes had to REBUILD THE ENGINE because two of the INJECTORS WERE basically melted into the Head! Blow-by, carbon everywhere...and the lid had never been removed by service techs to check the fuel injectors BECAUSE THE COMPUTER SAID THEY WERE FINE! They were likely never programmed when installed, as was the case with the TRANSMISSION.....after the over-haul (8,000 bucks later) the transmission shifted totally differently, the mpg went back to 24-28, and the engine no longer sounded like a farm tractor.
HELL NO Mercedes would NOT stand by their problems, even tho I had documentation back to first time I took van back to dealer with less than 100 miles on it, and ALL invoices for all the issues.........Official review at Ivory Tower Headquarters of US Mercedes-Benz in Maryland: "Too many miles on it to help you out with repairs."
M-B SERVICE IS A WORLD CLASS Misrepresentation.
#76 of 76 2003 dodge sprinter
Jul 30, 2012 (7:37 pm)
does anyone know why my sprinter loses power after 8-10 miles after driving like itll pull and go nice and good but then as soon as it hits around 8-10 miles it loses power and wont pull...and then if i turn the car off after this happens and try to start it back up again it wont start unless i wait a good 15-20min. all the injectors are brand new..so i really dont know whats going on i went to the dealership they looked and couldnt figure out what the problem is.. so if anyone could help that would be great.