Our certified team of mechanics here at Pacific Coast Benz have had a great deal of experience helping Sprinter van owners maintain their vehicles. Along the way, we have encountered a few consistent issues noted below. Here are the top 7 issues with Sprinter vans that we can help you resolve.
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Broken Exhaust Flex Pipe
With time, the flex pipe will eventually form exhaust leaks– deforming any plastics and melting any wiring nearby. This as a result forces the engine to shut down. This is definitely not an easy issue to spot and typically occurs before you can even see the signs. These are things we check for when servicing your Sprinter van at Pacific Coast Benz.
The “Rumble Strip” Vibration & Noise
This is typically caused by incorrect transmission fluid which eventually causes the torque converter to wear down. This is what actually causes the vibration and noise similar to sound you hear when you drive over a rumble strip on the highway. Not to worry, we can help you with this.
Oil Cooler Leak
With time, the cooler seals eventually leak oil and need to be replaced.
Glow Plug Failure
It is rather common in T1N Sprinters for the glow plugs to seize into the cylinder head, meaning major repairs may be needed. The engine control module (ECM) does monitor the glow plugs and if a problem arises, can issue a fault. Not to worry, we are highly experienced with this repair.
Start Count Down
If there’s an issue with the DEF/AdBlue system, the Sprinter Van will begin to count down how many startups are left for the vehicle. If the DEF, NOX sensors or DEF/AdBlue systems fail, it can lead to more challenging repairs. Check with Pacific Coast Benz and get it diagnosed and repaired.
DEF Heater Failure
DEF Heater failure occurs when the heater on the DEF/AdBlue tank fails. Although the engine light will turn on with this issue, it’s not a major concern here on the West Coast (with our climate) as the DEF heater’s only purpose is preventing the DEF/AdBlue from freezing. Pacific Coast Benz can help you resolve this quickly.
The DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) is designed to prevent the appearance of black smoke by capturing exhaust particles. Over time, the DPF gets full which results in the engine’s computer increasing the temperature of the engine exhaust in order to burn the particles. This can ultimately result in clogging and interruption of the exhaust flow. Let Pacific Coast Benz help you get this taken care of.
At Pacific Coast Benz, we specialize in Sprinter van diagnostics and service. Let us take care of your Sprinter(s).
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