View Full Version : Merc 311 Sprinter LWB - not starting

08-17-2008, 05:07 PM
I have merc 311 sprinter LWB. Just tried to start engine but.... Key goes to cranking position but engine does not turn. No clicks or sign of life. Can short starter motor across terminals and engine spins, but does not show any attempt to fire ( and the key IS in the correct position ).At all times when key is in and on, glow plug light and EDC light are on, and remain on. Any ideas ?

08-17-2008, 09:00 PM
What year is your 311?

If the EDC light is on, do you have access to a scanner to display the codes?

Your description would be anything; Bad Engine Computer, security key is wrong, etc.

02 Sprinter
08-18-2008, 01:03 AM
:thinking:FYI,,I had a REAL nightmare with my 02 Sprinter 2500..Had to have it towed twice,etc. FINALLY the local Freightliner Tech. got it fixed..It was the Black Box behind the speedometer.Part of the security..The key chip thing.:idunno::idunno Regards,02Sprinter

08-18-2008, 01:16 AM
May be help here: