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#36 of 76 dodge sprinter electrical problem
Oct 07, 2008 (4:38 pm)
Hi, my 2004 dodge sprinter 2500, 2.7l - 5 cyl. Mercedes engine does NOT start every time. I left the engine OFF for 5h. and all turn signals went ON and I have NO idea why. My battery died and I can NOT start the vehicle. Does anyone have any idea if it is the manufacturing alarm? Why did all signals (front and rear) turn on "after about 5-6h.,when I did not drive anywhere? Thank you in advance, Boris!!!
Oct 20, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Hi, I can not start my 2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7l Mercedes engine van early in the morning when the temperature is below 50F. Once I start it, I don't have a problem at all. If during the day I turn off the engine , it starts again without any problem. I checked all fuses and relays in the cab and I don't know if there are more somewhere around the engine or battery. I bought a new battery, I drove the van for 2 000 miles without a stop but when I came home at midnight and left my van, 8am the next morning it did not start. I belive it is an elecrical problem but I don't know what alse to check.
The starter is good - checked it in autozone store
The battery is good - 12,8 (14,5 from the alternator)
The fuses and relay are good
All grounds are good (body, engine e.t.)
Does anyone have an idea??????????
#38 of 76 Re: 2007 Sprinter head light problem [flex9]
Oct 20, 2008 (5:43 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2006 sprinter. I just pulled the fuses out that run the daytime running lights and the took care of the problem. I think I had to pull at least two differnt fuses. Easy fix
#39 of 76 EGR valve and MASS air sensor problems
Oct 20, 2008 (5:50 pm)
My 2006 Sprinter keeps blowing out both the Mass air sensor and the EGR valve sensors. I think ive had them replaced two or more times each so far. Does anyone have the same problem if so how was it fixed?? Any help would be greatly appreciated, What can I do to stop the problem? My srinter just hit 51,000 miles
#40 of 76 Re: 2007 Sprinter head light problem [jconsoleo]
Oct 21, 2008 (5:06 am)
Thank you jconsoleo, but I don't have those fuses, I bought the van like
this, when I run my van my daytime lights are NOT ON, and I have like 4
more fuses which says that are for daytime light and I took them out and
still no even crank the engine. Ones the engine crank it will be started for
sure, Any other ideas?
#41 of 76 Re: Start Error [borkatavizdol]
Nov 02, 2008 (7:53 am)
Do you have a start error on the dash display?does the engine crank?at 50 deg the glow plugs should not be a problem,the most likely causes are low fuel rail pressure or a crankshaft plausibility error,i see this all the time in the winter,have someone pull the codes and look for fuel presure or crank/cam sensor faults.also look for fuel leaks at the high pressure pump when the engine is cold
#42 of 76 Re: Problem With Parking Lights [repairman6]
Nov 02, 2008 (8:01 am)
This is normal,sprinters are built with this feature for the european market,law requires you to have thes lights on when parked on the side of the road at night and they drive on the left side of the road.
#43 of 76 Re: Battery woes... [andy111]
Nov 02, 2008 (8:44 am)
the 2007 sprinters have a problem withe the inline fuse in the battery cable from the alt. to the starter,i have seen several cases of poor charging,causing the batteries to die or not have enough voltage to start the van.check for corosion at the cable and replace if needed.
#44 of 76 Re: Start Error [borkatavizdol]
Dec 15, 2008 (5:46 pm)
I had a similar problem on a friday evening after a long day of service calls with no problem. Had the vehicle towedand waited till monday to find out it was the negative battery cable. Resistance was high. I did notice the cable was warm but did not realize it was the problem as connections were all clean and the cable looked sound. Paid almost $400.00 for a 12 inch cable. Hope this solves problem if you have not already found other problem
#45 of 76 Re: Start Error [borkatavizdol]
Dec 18, 2008 (5:20 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.