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Dodge Sprinter, Dodge Sprinter Cargo, Dodge, Van
#23 of 44 Re: turbo resonator [sprinterguru]
Oct 20, 2009 (5:38 am)
Nah, I've owned this vehicle since for 6 years and I know what it's like when the fuel filter needs replacing. What it does now is different. Filter had recently been replaced anyway, so, that's not it. It's one of those "strange" fixes. I haven't even driven it since March 2008 when I got my Chevy 2500 truck (gas engine) that costs me almost nothing to drive. lol I calculated everything and the Sprinter STILL cost me 20% more to drive when you add up all of the expensive services, expensive parts, diesel fuel price, etc.
I'm thinking it might be in "limp-mode" like someone else mentioned. Something computer-related is my hope. I certainly hope it's not what my Five Star Dodge/Sprinter dealer claims that it's because it was driven with a leaky fuel injector that kept dumping more fuel into the top-end. The injector has since been replaced but they claim that is what caused this problem it has now. I haven't gotten a 2nd opinion since then, so, I don't know for sure.
Not even worried about it right now. The van is paid-off and makes for a great 14-foot storage trailer that sits in my driveway. LOLOL
Sprinter vans are great for what they are designed to do. Heck, mine was my sole transportation for 5 years. Great vehicle. But too expensive to buy, too expensive to service, too expensive to repair, just too expensive to everything...
Full brake job $1700
Transmission service $800
Oil change with fuel filter service $200
One could buy a small used car for the cost of some of the major services of a Sprinter. HAHA
#24 of 44 Re: Fuel Filter [vpracegasatl]
Dec 25, 2009 (8:57 pm)
How many miles do you have on your sprinter?
#25 of 44 Re: Fuel Filter [dmcomber]
Dec 29, 2009 (10:29 am)
I have 162,000 miles on mine. And it has been parked for almost two years. Makes for a great 14-foot enclosed trailer to store my stuff. LOL
#26 of 44 Re: Fuel Filter [vpracegasatl]
Jan 01, 2010 (5:31 pm)
Where are you located and How much do you want for the sprinter Thanks Rodney Email is.....
#27 of 44 Re: Fuel Filter [vpracegasatl]
Jan 03, 2010 (4:51 pm)
Where is it located and what do you want for it?
my e-mail dennismcomberyahoo.com
#28 of 44 Just a reminder...
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jan 04, 2010 (12:01 pm)
...please remember that buying/selling is not permitted in the Forums.
#29 of 44 2007 sprinter
Jan 12, 2010 (9:34 am)
ok this is driving me nuts--i will run the sprinter all day no prob -then i stop and shut her down come back in a few minutes and she won't start--no dash lites nothing--i try a few more times and it starts fine and runs fine. the dealer can't find the prob and i even changed batteries($$$$$$) and i still have the problem--like i said i have no power at all its completly dead--changed the battery in the key and still it happens
#30 of 44 2008 Dodge Sprinter Horrors
Jan 26, 2010 (6:19 pm)
I purchased a 2008 Leftover this summer. I bought the long body/wheelbase with duals 3500. Boy was I disappointed. I took it out on a job that required moving the vehicle every 100 feet. The doors automatically lock. with the key left in the ignition for ease of use the second key on my belt will NOT unlock the doors. I complained to the dealer on several ocassions about this and they just told me that is the way they were. The only way was to remember to hit the button on the dash to unlock each time before I got out. I fixed them!!! I find a way to unprogram the automatic locking feature the DEALER knew NOTHING about.
Then we had the rattling caliper on the left front wheel. They told me the bracket was either machined wrong or the caliper was.
They replaced both finially.
There was air in the breaking system from the day I picked it up. Three times to the dealer for that one and they think they got it. ( MORONS... Air is trapped in the ABS unit from dissembly for shipping and since there was no CODE in the computer they couldn't fix it!!)
Then we have the transmission problem.... It leaks for one. Then when it shifts from 3-4 or 4-3 there is a rumble in the driveline. FIrst time I told them about it they looked at me stupid. The second time they couldn't find a thing wrong.. ( huh, what else would they say) but it was low on fluid again.
The Third time I took it in was DECEMBER 22, 2009. after two weeks the repaired the caliper and called saying they could not get it to make the rumble/vibration in the driveline. I was there the next day. It didn't want to do it, but I kept driveing it. Made the Service Manager go with me instead of the Mechaninc he was going to send. After about 25 minutes at 22 degrees it did it. The SM looked at me and asked with big eyes" what the hell was that" I about rolled on the floor while driving.
Then I could get it to do it everytime it shifted up or down between the two gears.
I am seriously disappointed in a vehicle that has promise but lacks any trust from the engineers to the dealer to service it. In My opinion the Major Problem with the Sprinter is the lack of familiarity the dealer has and the training they receive along with the fact that they tear apart a perfectly good vehicle only to have idiots reassemble it when it gets into SOUTH CAROLINA.
There is the issue of using only a synthetic oil with Mercedes ratings and anything else will damage the emissions. This oil is anywhere from about$ 7-$12 a quart and there are 13 quarts!!
I hold a valid PA Inspection License and have worked in the automotive fields for 40 years. GOD help us all if this continues in the auto market.
They only care to sell at any and all costs.
Now what I forgot to tell you the dealer still has the Van and I have not heard from them since. I pulled the tag the day I dropped it off and am in the process of putting it on a 1998 Utilmaster/GMC walkin. What a disappointyment. I really don't want the Sprinter back and for me to drive anything but a dodge that is pretty bad, but I need the room and won't buy a new GM or FORD. I dropped the insurance yesterday even though it is still financed. I don't care I am not paying payments and insurance for a new truck I can't use. So to save my credit I will make the payments until the attorney gets involved and we go from there.
Sprinter = Lemon
Stay Away!! oh and by the way you can check and see..... Dodge dropped the Sprinter Line and are in te process of replacing it with another disaster... a similar looking FIAT.
Dodge\Chrysler..... a bit if advice... Copy the body. Get rid of CAN.Put a 3500 ram running gear under it and I would buy two. Especailly if they were 4WD.
Have a Great Day! BUY AMERICAN
Jan 27, 2010 (12:26 pm)
I accidentally locked the keys in my Sprinter because of the Auto-Locking feature. Had to bust the cab rear window to get in. LOL I read in the Owner's Manual though that you can disable the auto-door-lock feature. I did it to mine. No more auto-locking doors.
#32 of 44 week 7 without my wonderful sprinter
Feb 07, 2010 (6:45 pm)
The 8th of Feburary will be week seven (7) without that wonderfuly engineered german work of art. Have not heard from the dealer for 4 weeks. Maybe the artist needs to get involved?? Meanwhile I am still making payments and paying for insurance. Spend $42,000 and this is how you are treated. I don't totally blame the dealer SUSQUEHANNA DODGE in Wrightsville, PA but gee guys, don't you have any pull with Daimler? Oh that's right, Chrysler/Dodge got the shaft with the split.
WWII ended 55 years ago I thought, yet we are still being screwed by the nations we beat. Anyone want to discuss TOYOTA?? Does anyone else see the handwriting on the wall??