Last post on May 19, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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Dodge Sprinter, Van
#3 of 6 humming noise! Help please.
Sep 14, 2008 (4:59 pm)
I'm about to buy a used Dodge Sprinter that has been converted to an RV by Pleasure-way. I test drove the vehicle and was surprised to hear a rather loud humming noise that began after a few minutes of driving. The noise continued for 1-2 seconds after the engine was shut off. When the key was in the auxiliary mode the noise was continuous. The owner thought that it was perhaps a fan but essentially he said that the noise was always there and he was used to it. Can anyone tell me if there is a problem.
#4 of 6 Re: humming noise! Help please. [docrock1]
Sep 15, 2008 (7:36 am)
You didn't say what year, but my 06 has a
fan that makes a low level noise. As far as
I can tell it is normal.
#5 of 6 Re: humming noise! Help please. [mike_mcginn]
May 12, 2009 (5:08 pm)
The block heater also makes a rumble type noise. the control is the left direction on the same set as A/C. it also uses power and reduces mpg.
#6 of 6 Does Sprinter repair frequency & severity increase with time & mileage?
May 19, 2009 (6:17 pm)
We are considering purchasing a used 2004 Sprinter (T1N 2500,140" wheelbase, high roof passenger van) for about $20,000. But we (particularly my wife) are concerned that this vehicle has 118,000 miles on the odometer, and only has maintenance records from the second owner, who purchased it a little over a year ago when it had about 105,000 miles on the odometer. We are taking it to get checked out by a local Dodge/Sprinter dealer who services fleets for FedEx, etc. and seem to know what they are doing. And I'm planning to give
them an extended version of a checklist I found on another forum
But the more basic question remains....
Would we have less frequent and less severe problems if we hold out for a lower mileage sprinter
(still T1N 2500 140 high roof passenger model)? which may be hard to find! (especially one close to home)
I'm getting more comfortable with being able to find a Dodge/Sprinter dealer that can work on the van
wherever we may be.
Even though the axe is removing 25% of the Dodge dealers, my suspicion is that the percentage
of Sprinter dealers who get cut will be smaller. And even if the local Dodge service dept isn't very
savy about Sprinters, I now have an excellent local service dept here in the SF Bay Area
that they can call for help and guidance -- in addition to this forum.
Is this thinking naive?
We would particularly appreciate hearing from any of you who have experience
with T1N Sprinters with over 100,000 miles on them.