2003 Dodge Sprinter Consumer Review: A Nightmare

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A Nightmare
By junk13 on


2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 High Ceiling 118 WB 3dr Van (2.7L 5cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


We have had our 2003 Sprinter for 2 1/2 months.
It has been in the garage for 3 weeks now and still after $2,000+ don't know what it is.
It ran fine but it started being difficult to start.
It would crank and crank and then finally start until it just wouldn't start.
We had it towed to Freightliner thinking they work on these vehicles and would know their stuff.
They first said it was a cranking sensor and a quanity control value.
It took 2 weeks to get the part.
Didn't fix it.
Now they say they think it is the engine harness and if not that then maybe the fuel pump.
Well still sitting there.
If they ever get it started we are going to get rid of it.
No more problems!!

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By henrod2
on 01/05/14 17:08 PM (PST)

I have the same problem as you guys have, it is a Diesel Injector Pump that runs for about $950.00 for parts and god knows how much for labor. I would recommend joining the Yahoo! Sprinter group and befriending the moderator and top sprinter mechanic, Andy Bittenbinder (Doktor A) he is extremely helpful on the forum and is a much better mechanic compared to what any Freightliner/Dodge/Mercedes-Benz dealer has to offer. If you live around the Northeast, he resides in Pittsburgh, PA and also does yearly excursions to people who need work done to their Sprinters, you can find his contact info on the forum. Good Luck!

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