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#11 of 43 Re: low boost code do to resonator problem [fyngrynd]
Nov 16, 2008 (10:08 am)
My turbo resonator failed on July 26, 2008 (2006 Sprinter with 7300 miles) en route to ONT from NJ on a Sunday afternoon. Flemington NJ Dodge dealership was useless as was Chrysler 800#. Thankfully, Kingston ONT dealership was terrific, identified the problem quickly, fit me into their schedule on Mon am and made a same-day repair under warranty.
I post my story so others will be better informed and perhaps can pressure Dodge for better service and better trained techs.
#12 of 43 Sprinter Resonator
Apr 22, 2009 (6:37 am)
My Sprinter has 24,000 miles on it. We live in FL and it seems everytime we go on a trip it's another resonator. My unit is a 2006 Navion with a 2005 Sprinter chassis and we are on the fourth resonator. Our first was done 6 weeks after purchase, the second one was 10 months later, the third one was 11 months later and the fourth one was this week (April 2009). Probably the only reason that it was a longer period this time, our rig was at a dealership, as we decided with the price of fuel and the problems with the resonator, we would sell it. It was at the dealership from July '08-March '09. This is our first "shake down" trip since picking it up. We were not even an hour from home on I-95 when our resonator failed again. Now we are not sure if we should keep this unit or try and unload it? So far all the dealers have been great, no out of pocket cost. Not sure if this part is covered for 100,000 mi. It sure can be dangerous if you are passing another vehicle or a semi is behind you and the power fails in the unit.
#13 of 43 Re: Dodge threatens voiding Sprinter warranty if Resonator Eliminator installed [etroup]
Jun 04, 2009 (1:42 pm)
Sorry I did not see your post sooner. Cherokee Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Canton, GA , if they are still in business after the BK is 100% wrong on the warranty issue. If they continue to voice such garbage I will have my attorney contact them. The aluminum turbo resonator eliminator is not only approved for installation, it is being recommended by Dodge Sprinter service reps all across the Country. Further, the Magnuson warranty act would specifically MAKE them honor your warranty, since this part does not change the operation, or function of any system on the vehicle. The POS plastic resonator is nothing more than a poorly engineered plastic "muffler" for turbo noise and serves no other function other than placing you in limp home whan it breaks. If you wish to install the aluminum part and have any more warranty voiding threats from them, please contact me at riordanco dot com and I will be happy to have them warned by Dodge to quit passing out false information. I will also be happy to supply you with a list of Dodge dealers who will tell you that the factory representative has told the Sprinter service reps to replace the plastic one with the aluminum one, UNDER WARRANTY after complaints by customers of multiple failures on the road. Best regards, Jim Riordan
#14 of 43 Re: Sprinter Resonator [ecoombs]
Jun 04, 2009 (1:59 pm)
Sorry to hear about your resonator failures. The Sprinter is a really great vehicle overall. Suggest you simply replace the Plastic one with the aluminum lifetime part and it won't happen again. Also suggest all 2.7 liter folks check their "Air mass temperature sender" located in the turbo hose on the drivers side top of the engine. It can be carefully removed by pinching the two little prongs together and gently pulling it out of the fitting on the hose. If the tip of the sensor is blue in color you are good to go . . if not, have dodge replace it. It is only about a $25 dollar part but the earlier (pre-bluetip) ones will put you in limp home mode if they get oil on them, which (sigh) they are destined to sooner or later. Best regards, Jim Riordan
#15 of 43 Re: low boost code do to resonator problem [fyngrynd]
Jun 16, 2009 (4:45 pm)
I have a 2006 Sprinter 2500 passenger van and lost power while attempting to pass a slow moving 18 wheeler. I first suspected a dirty fuel filter but after doing some research, I am quite certain it is the turbo resonator. I have 24,800 miles on my van and want to know if this part is covered under warranty. Thanks.
#16 of 43 Intermitten power loss
Jul 01, 2009 (12:46 pm)
Need your advise, folks. I don't know if these events are related but I will let you be the judge of that.
I brought my 2005 Sprinter for an oil change to an independent mechanic. As I drove home, the "HI oil" light came up on the dashboard. After about 20 miles the engine temperature started raising, and then the turbo quit - the van was still moving but at only 55 mph. The next day, I started driving it and the same very thing occured: the turno was working OK for first 15 miles, the T went up, the "HI OIL" light came on, the turbo quit and we were back to 55 mph.
P.S. The mechanic didn't return my calls. SHould I try to drain some oil, or is it not related and if so, what should I do about it?
#17 of 43 looking for resonator and mechanic around mt. shasta ca
Jul 24, 2009 (7:53 pm)
i've been reading most of the posts about the sprinter problems and finally signed up for my first ever forum or blog on the internet
we have a navion rv on an '05 sprinter 3500 chasis (24K miles on it) and it's friday evening and my wive is stuck around mt. shasta with what seems to me a repetition of what happened in aug '08 (5K miles ago) when we had the resonator replaced by the dodge dealer in petaluma ca.
from what i'm reading on this forum i assume that they replaced the plastic resonator with another plastic one and that it's broken again.
here's my questions where in northern CA can she find a mechanic that would reliably deal with this and where can we get the aluminum replacement for the crappy plastic one?
it's so nice to find out that there is forums where real people help other real people
i might come to like this
#18 of 43 Re: looking for resonator and mechanic around mt. shasta ca [richeart]
Jul 25, 2009 (10:22 am)
we found a dodge dealer in medford who has 1 more aluminum resonator and who's putting it in this morning after my wife limps there from mt. shasta
-good news after all
#19 of 43 Great service
Aug 15, 2009 (12:53 pm)
After 3 breakdowns because of the dreaded turbo resonator problem, I finally contacted James Riordan (www.riordanco.com) who gave me a great explanation of the "eliminator" he designed and builds. He sent me to the Sprinter Store (sprinterstore.com). They shipped the part yesterday and I received it today. My dealer will install it on Monday along with a few other items I need attended to. I feel good that this will truly eliminate the problem. My dealer says it will NOT void the Sprinter warranty.
#20 of 43 Same symptoms...resonator looks ok
Aug 16, 2009 (7:55 pm)
Exactly same symptoms...power loss, with vaccum leak sound....with help of Riordan diagram, I've checked the resonator and it looks ok from what I can tell. No cracks and I tried move around and it is well secured in place. Should I take it out in order to see the resonator is the problem?