Question about 2007 Dodge Sprinter
The problem is your engine heater booster is running all the time. You will need to replace the dash switch that controls the heater boost (even though not lit) is sending a message to the water control valve to turn on. Replace the switch and it will start up every time on a cold morning
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
Yes a diesel engine to start on a cold morning: the glow plugs must be activated about five times, wait for the glow plugs to switch off before you crank or else the battery current will be reduced to the starter making it crank slowly due to the current drain to the glow plugs.
Now two reasons, one being if the battery is a little poor in current rating, it will make the cranking slow and so the compression to start will be limited , than a fast crank.
The second can be poor starter response due to the low battery VA.
Since your glow plugs were replaced these are the two possible areas but the tuning of the pump and the compression of the engine are other factors.
So if the engine does not start in one crank, allow again the glow plug to work and shut before you crank to fire.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
'Cranking' and 'turning over' is the same thing. You need to get some heat into the engine before it can fire ... you have answered your question ... Let it preheat several times then give it a go.
Alternatively, you could put a block warmer on your engine and have it warm when you come out in the morning. Expect to pay up to $300.00 for a good block heater for your Dodge Sprinter. Keep it plugged in over night ... you will start right up and have cabin heat as you drive down the driveway ... For economy, you may want to put a timer on the heater so it will come on just a couple hours before you want to start your day.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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