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#28 of 48 2007 dodge sprinter 3500
Feb 28, 2011 (5:38 am)
I am having a problem with my 2007 dodge sprinter it is using about 2 or 3 quarts of oil a week. we have had it checked for a leak and my shop cannot find one. someone suggested i check the exhaust pipe and see if it was being burned off thru there but there is no smoke and i checked for residue and there was none. please if anyone has an idea what is going on please reply. thank you and have a nice day. fedexgirl
#29 of 48 Engine flushing!!
May 18, 2011 (3:03 pm)
dose anyone knows whats the best way to Flush the sprinter engine and also whats the recommended engine flush for the diesel engine.
#30 of 48 Exhausting through glow plug area
Aug 27, 2011 (10:31 am)
I have a 2006 sprinter.I was driving to work when I noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment when I stopped.I popped the hood and saw oil that was coming out of the cover.When I got home I removed the cover and it was caked with baked on hardened oil.Ichipped as much as I could get off and when I started the motor it was exhausting from the part where the glow plug and fuel are.There is a plate and hold down screw that seemed to be tight.Is there some kind of seal that may be missing or broke.Other than this the engine runs fine.The truck has 252,000 miles
#31 of 48 Re: Exhausting through glow plug area [onsite85]
Aug 27, 2011 (1:05 pm)
Your condition is what we call blackdeath. This condition happens when the injectors seals leak. To fix this problem you should replace your injectors, bolts, seals and have the injector seats in the cylinder head recut. It takes special tools to remove your injectors when they get like this and also special tools to recut the seats. I have both. If you are ever near Toledo, Ohio 43612 I can help. Good luck, Wayne 419-304-9996
#32 of 48 Dodge Sprinter 3500 box truck particulate air filter
Sep 09, 2011 (5:48 am)
We have a 2007 Sprinter box truck, bought it new thinking there would be few issues. We rely heavily on our truck, it is our lively hood as we do granite countertops. We have had several issues with this truck. Biggest problem is finding someone that can actually DO work on it. Go to Dodge dealership that handles Sprinter vans, etc., call truck companies...either the our truck is too big or too small. Problem now is our truck loses power and it won't allow you to go over 45mph and it's even worse when going up hill. Took it to the garage and we were told it is the particulate air filter which will cost us $3500 to take care of. Anyone else have this type of issue? This is alot of money we do not have to replace something and if this is not the problem and we fork out the cash, then what. I've been reading on here all the issues with these trucks...it's kind of scaring me. I live in Fayetteville, NC so if anyone knows of anyone local that can help me...please share. Thanks in advance.
#33 of 48 How do i test my injectors on my dodge sprinter
Sep 13, 2011 (8:41 am)
have read that there is some easy test i can do by removing the return lines but cant seam to find any details. been working through a hard starting problem that lead to vehicle staling when asked to accelerate under load. have changed primer pump and cam and crank sensors filters and the main injector pump was changed last year. love this van super on fuel just wish it would run.
#34 of 48 Re: Engine Cuts Off, Then Restarts [andtay]
Sep 13, 2011 (2:16 pm)
my 2003 sprinter 3500 which I've had since 2005, is shutting off on hills,as well as on the highway when the engine has been running for awhile.This is a very dangerous situation! It was happening occasionaly- 1x/yr until later in 2010+ summer of 2011 till now. It's presently my mechanics after trying to get a dodge dealer to resolve problem. dodge has now sent me to Freightliner who in turn said they no longer have a contract w Dodge!!! $$$$ to much has been spent on this vehicle for numerous problems. It also is rusted thru, all over the vehicle. this vehicle has a $35000.00 conversion for my buisness so I'm not happy! I'm very interested in anyone who wants to pursue the party's responsible!
#35 of 48 Re: Oil [kaykam10]
Sep 21, 2011 (3:36 pm)
I'm having the same problem, head gasket changed, oil cooler and still not fixed, also coolant gets hot often! Have you figured a solution yet,
#36 of 48 Re: Dodge Sprinter 3500 box truck particulate air filter [granite_girl]
Sep 21, 2011 (3:41 pm)
check for a vacuum leak with your hoses, I had the same loss of power twice and both times hoses were found to be leaking.
#37 of 48 Re: Exhausting through glow plug area [onsite85]
Nov 30, 2011 (6:10 am)
That is caused by the injector seal being bad and that black caked on mess is diesel fuel and oil . on the 2.7 sprinter you need to reseal the injectors every 50k . most of the time the leak is cylinder number one. and will wash out the cylinder and ruin the engine.