This problem can affect all model years of Sprinters except ones with 4 cylinder engines. Every transmission is cold and hot tested before shipment. Now, you dont have to rely on your mechanic for the simplest car repair. For our sprinter fleet we use specially formulated oil by Pure Power of California. I feel like there's nothing more I could do. Release a corner of the pan and let the fluid fall. Used transmissions, since there is no way to know how many miles are on them, may fail at any time.
Went in this morning and waited a 2. All pages are printable, so print off what you need and take it with you into the garage or workshop. . An update is here: Picked up the Sprinter today from the Dodge stealership. As always, he emailed to Chrysler engineering group for help.
Auto Repair Manuals can come in handy especially when you have to do immediate repair to your car. You might read through this thread. This style torque converter was not used after 2006, so that being said on 2007 and up models we do not experience the same problems. Petman, The information that you have gathered is some what accurate. The van currently only has 32k miles, though it's being run non-stop mostly on high-idle 8-12 hrs daily if not every other day each wk.
The price yes it bites. If for no other reason than the environmental regulations. It makes you up-to-date and more knowledge. A repair manual comes with comprehensive details regarding technical data, diagrams, a complete list of car parts and pictures. The reason I am so concerned about my transmission and did so much research was that no one could tell me how much fluid was in there. The manual says to have transmission serviced 60K. One would figure if it was that important they would do it as these vehicles run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Dodge engineer confirmed that Dodge has replaced a few of these, but not because the transmission failed, but because the first responding tech damaged the transmission during diagnosis. O, and I am using infrared thermometer on transmission oil pan to read the temp of fluid. Thanks all for very useful tips. Both are good options but the best option for you depends on the transmission problem, the year, make and model of vehicle, the mileage and the vehicle value. I do most service work myself due to the distance from dealer 65 miles and the time it takes to bring it in pay for fuel etc. Question is: is it better to slightly overfill or underfill transmission? I thought either the customer rep. This additive is sold in 6 or 7 oz bottles.
Since you, Happyfamilyvan, also cite field testimony, for me it's a wash, but I'll err on the side of caution. The first time, I just dropped the pan, changed the filter, replaced the pan, looked for the torque converter drain bolt, gave up, filled the pan, drove a bit, drained the pain, filled the pan and called it done. If you do the fix and it doesn't fix it they get to shrug their shoulders. Pressure building up in a transmission is never a good thing. Either way, I am holding those words dearly in my heart in the coming days once the tranny is flushed. Most work can be performed in 3 days, with a loaner car available through appointment. Then, they just clean their hands and say goodbye to me or charge me outrageous amt.
Overfilling is a bad, bad idea. Mercedes has updated the seals to much better material made from Viton which increases their life. Am I blaming Chrysler wrongly? We can arrange to pick up your ride, custom build your transmission and have it ready in just 1-5 days. Merdas i bought a dipstick from europarts that had a mb part. Don or Bob will be more then happy to further assist you. Even though limp mode always turns off the turbo, most of the time it is not directly related to it.
Auto Repair Manuals can save you a lot of time. I'll let either Carl or Andy respond to this since I'm unable to find the posting s. Because of it's difficult to reach location, the oil cooler is an expensive repair. The durability of your vehicle is unquestionable but you also know that no matter how tough they are, constant use can cause them to deteriorate. When I say no one…. We can arrange to pick up your ride, custom build your transmission and have it ready in just 1-5 days.
I understand the math that if you leave so many quarts in the converter and you mix that with fresh fluid etc. Some info is here for anyone who might be interested in more detail. By having a trusty repair manual you not only save money but you also get to experience the fun of do-it-yourself projects. What do you think about this method? The best part of our modifications is there is no need for a complete transmission overhaul saving thousands of dollars. The ball is in their court.
When this happens, and ultimately it will, you will have to replace them. The real problem from having too much oil in the transmission is that the oil temps will skyrocket because the trans oil is getting stirred up in the gearing which causes the oil to expand and raise the oil level higher causing more stirring and more heat. Fastener Material: Steel Fastener Finish: Black oxide Nuts Included: No Washers Included: No Quantity: Sold as a set of 4. They also have replaced a few on customer service grounds. It is in the process of being replaced by the Mercedes Benz 7G-Tronic 722. Question is: is it better to slightly overfill or underfill transmission? I really recommend you subscribe to www.