Last post on Nov 07, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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#19 of 29 Transmission problem
Aug 11, 2008 (5:23 pm)
My 2006, 2500 Sprinter has been downshifting while driving down the hiway. All of a sudden it will slip out of drive to 4th or 3rd gear. I would have to maually hold the gear shift to the right for it to stay in the Drive gear. I took it to Dodge and they said my 4th gear was broken. Warranty on tranny good for 36,000 miles and I have 51,000. They said they could replace the transmission for $5000 which then comes with a 100,000 mile warranty. Really had no choice to purchase the new tranny.
Got it back today and the tranny slipped aga in wanting to down shift. Took it back to the dealer and one of the techs mentioned it might be the gear shifter mechanics
blah blah etc.. I have a sick feeling I paid for a new tranny and it was not the problem in the first place. I could not go anywhere else for a second opinion as this is the only dealer in town that works on Sprinters.
Anyone else out there with this kind of problem.
#20 of 29 Re: Transmission problem [toutson]
Oct 15, 2008 (4:50 pm)
Mine is at the dealership now with the same problem with only 8000 miles. Did you ever find out what the problem was?
#21 of 29 Stuck in northern ontario
Jul 13, 2009 (3:37 am)
have a 04 2500 sprinter 118Wb with 250,000 miles - last night starting to drive from park heard and felt a poping/snap after that the trany will not shift out of 1st and you cannot change the shift indicator from anything then "D" have discovered that closes auth. dealer is over 600 miles away - is there something i can do local or have to transport to dealer thanks -
#22 of 29 Re: Stuck in northern ontario [dmailloux]
Apr 02, 2010 (6:59 pm)
i have a 03 3500 148WB with 208K just having the same problems you have the trany will not shift out of 1 st gear and shif indicator only stay on "D" all the time and i could only drive it under 20 miles per hour. Did you ever have your problems fix? If yes, can you tell me what they did to your Sprinter since I told it to a local AAMCO dealer and told me it might need a rebuild trany and it cost around 3000 to 5000 to do it and they also told me that trany is the same as the Dodge Ram i don't know it that true or not. Do you think it is worthy to rebuil that trany. thanks
#23 of 29 Is it worthy to rebuild the Sprinter trany from a local AAMCO dealer
Apr 02, 2010 (7:09 pm)
I have a 03 Sprinter with 208K on it and the trancy wont shift out from the 1 st gear when it drive and the shift indicator always stay on 'D" and i can only drive up to 20 to 30 miles per hours. i took it to a local AAMCO dealer and they told me it might need to rebuild the trany and it cost around 3000 to 5000 They said the Sprinter has the same trany as the Dodge Ram is that true or not? I try to take it back to the Sprinter dealer and they told me it cost me at least 7 to 8k to rebuild that trany. i'm wondering is it worthy to do it or just stay away from it. Also someone told me never rebuild a trany if there's problems with it just get rid of it. Can anyone please give me some advice please. Thanks
#24 of 29 Re: Is it worthy to rebuild the Sprinter trany from a local AAMCO dealer [twinboy]
Aug 02, 2010 (5:53 pm)
Hi i have a 2007 Sprinter 3500 with 49k miles, this past Friday i experience the problem of the first gear getting stuck and doesn't go more them 30 MPH, today i called the dealer and they don't know what is going on yet, i have to tell you you'll get your money back with this truck just with the advertising, it ketches people att, i am a bit concern now, if i get this truck fix, and now the i see other people are having the same problem, i'll tell you as soonest is fix i get rid off and get a ford. no choice but i am not taking other chance with an other sprinter, unless Mercedes extend the warr on trans up to 100k i don't see this happen but we never know.
i just wanted to share my thought.....
#25 of 29 Re: transmission noise [gillesc1]
Feb 07, 2011 (2:16 pm)
The noise you refer to we call RSN or Rumble Strip Noise. Most times it seems to be caused by low fluid in the transmission. I was able to purchase a dipstick which i keep under my passenger seat when not checking it. You have to know the temp of the fluid when you check it, the temp will corespond to level. I found the chart in a service manual. I have 160k on my 2005 2500 long tall body. Had done the trans service myself 80,000. Fluid, filter (drained torque converter) new gasket, and 8.5 qts of fluid fron my Freightliner Dealer. I find them to be cheaper on ALL PARTS!! Also from a shop i talk to in Oregon they have a brace available for some extreme cases of RSN. I do almost all my own service on mine, and i love the truck. HOWEVER the paint is another story. Chris
#26 of 29 Re: Topping off Sprinter ATF [mcinnis]
Jun 06, 2011 (9:28 am)
Silver Star Transmission sells universal dipsticks for 45.00 and we ship overnight.
#28 of 29 Location of transmission stick
Nov 07, 2013 (7:44 am)
Recently bought our '04 Sprinter. Removed cap for transmission fill tube to check trannny fluid level. Guess what- no dip stick. Is there some way else to check fluid level?