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  • From Darren on Mercedes Sprinter Turbo - Limp Home - Diagnosis and Fault Finding

    If you change the cam shafts sensor do you first have to clear all the faults on the diagnostics before it runs again

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  • From Gavin on Mercedes Sprinter Turbo - Limp Home - Diagnosis and Fault Finding

    Hi Steve,
    Great advice given to all on here good on you. 👍
    I have a 2003 vito 110cdi and its recently developed a intermittent fault when driving along sometimes the throttle pedal is unresponsive could be at any speed o specific timings and is bit dangerous on the motorway although no lights come on dash and then after a few seconds pedal becomes responsive again.
    It does not have a maf sensor, would really appreciate your expert opinion.
    Thanks very much

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  • From Allister Nixon on Mercedes C Class (W203) Alarm Problems

    Thank you very much for the information. I have a 2001 Sports coupe with the alarm problem. Your article has been a great help.

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  • From DEREK KENDALL on Mercedes older series diagnostic fault code reading. W124 R129 & others

    Steve,
    Great page. I own a 1992 400se (California) with the onboard blinker reader and a 38 pin connector. My onboard blinker only lights up when pressed and doesn’t give any codes. What scanner software/interface or handheld scanner would you suggest for this model. I do already have the 38 pin to 16 pin adapter.

    Thanks ,
    Derek

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  • From Roger Parish. on Mercedes SLK (R170) Central Locking Problems Resolved

    Hello Steve,

    I have a 2000 SLK 230. The door locks actuate as soon as I press the key fob, but both the fuel filler lock and the glove box lock only actuate after a delay of several seconds. Occasionally they don’t actuate and the system times out. This is tricky as the car won’t start until the system sets. The same problem occurs when locking the car. The unit in the boot is clean and dry. Do you have any suggestions please?

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    • Steve Ball

      From Steve Ball on Mercedes SLK (R170) Central Locking Problems Resolved

      Hi Roger
      I would remove the pse pump and disconnect all hoses. Using a MityVac hand pump test the function’s of all air lines. Its likley you have a leak which is starving the system and making it sluggish to react. Most probably a broken connector somewhere.
      All the best
      Steve

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  • From mcdonald on Mercedes Sprinter Turbo - Limp Home - Diagnosis and Fault Finding

    hi Steve
    i have a 1999 mercedes benz 110 cdi vito which is in limp mode. it is also raising its temperature. is it related in any way?

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  • From Hugh Sweetman on Mercedes Sprinter Gear Selection Cable Replacement

    Hi Steve, many thanks for an instructive and easy to follow guide, as a total novice just replaced the cables in a little over 1 hour on the ground. I did subsequently get a bit stuck on readjustments, as I could not get into 5th gear, kept returning to 3rd. After a fair bit of trial and error and round the block runs, finally twigged it was the top cable which needed lenghtening slightly – inexperience led me to think that this cable was only responsible for reverse gear, so I thought it might be an idea for you to go into a bit more detail on final adjsutments for the likes of me? Anyway got it all sorted and works better than before, so thankyou very much

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  • From Robert on Mysteries of the Mercedes Sprinter road speed signal - ABS

    Have a 2014 Mercedes Sprinter van RV. Recently sprayed underneath with a Mouse deterrent spray. On next trip shortly (250 miles) after the spray the ABS and ESP lights came on. As I understand this could be an ABS sensor problem.
    Ouestion? Could the spray (a gel like thickness) somehow be the culprit?

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    • Steve Ball

      From Steve Ball on Mysteries of the Mercedes Sprinter road speed signal - ABS

      Hi Robert,
      The front ABS sensor cable connectors are well hidden and protected, the rear axle connectors are not so. There is an outside chance the gel has made its way into the connectors somehow. Usually you can find these on the rear chassis section, if you follow the cables up the handbrake runs from the axle to the chassis. Remove them, unplug and clean. Test and see if any better, seems too much a coincidence that it happened after the spray treatment.
      All the best
      Steve

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  • From Steve on Mercedes Sprinter Turbo Blown - Symptoms

    Hi Steve, Thanks for the post.

    I have a 2007 Sprinter 313 it runs fine but now and again it blows lots of white smoke, but it smells of fuel, not oil, it can come on anytime even after a 200-mile trip, it’s got 28000.00 miles on the clock. You really notice this on tick over and its that bad I sometimes turn the engine off at traffic lights.

    Hope you have some advice I can try.

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  • From joseph tarzia on Sprinter Fuel Rail Pressure Regulator Problems - Poor Starting

    hi steve:
    i have a 2002 308 cdi sprinter i replaced the oring in the fuel pressure regulator due to a starting issue 2 days later i have the same problem but it will start after some time
    any ideas where i should start looking
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    • Steve Ball

      From Steve Ball on Sprinter Fuel Rail Pressure Regulator Problems - Poor Starting

      Hi Joseph,
      It sounds as if fuel is running back to tank and there is a leak in the fuel delivery system to air. The first thing to change is the filter for an OEM unit without water indicator (these often leak and are best avoided). Check all pipework to the filter and also the O rings on the clear pipes to the High and Low pressure pumps.
      All the best
      Steve

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