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Old 07-15-2019, 10:14 PM   #11
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With no CEL MWD is probably on the right track with a leak in the fuel/vacuum system. The ground strap or battery could still be suspect. Check your battery voltage, do a load test, and maybe try running jumper cables from the engine block to the negative battery terminal to check your ground. A sensor failure should trigger the CEL
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:02 PM   #12
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The ground strap or battery could still be suspect. Check your battery voltage, do a load test, and maybe try running jumper cables from the engine block to the negative battery terminal to check your ground. A sensor failure should trigger the CEL
You're barking up the wrong tree. His original post stated "...you can hear it wants to catch but sputters out...". He's not articulating a cranking concern.

If you don't know enough about vehicles to offer useful advice, then you probably shouldn't be offering advice on vehicles.

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Old 07-15-2019, 11:14 PM   #13
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You're barking up the wrong tree. His original post stated "...you can hear it wants to catch but sputters out...". He's not articulating a cranking concern.

If you don't know enough about vehicles to offer useful advice, then you probably shouldn't be offering advice on vehicles.

Hmmmm. His advice seems to be better than the shallow bromidic platitudes you often dole out. And it is funny too, in that I have a Toyota that does exacly that .....wants to catch and then sputters out - turns out it cranks fine but the voltage is too low for the ECU. Cleaning the battery cables has fixed it twice now.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:22 PM   #14
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Grand Troll, when my engine ground strap gave up the ghost the engine turned over just fine, the starter turned and you could hear that it wanted to catch but sputtered out. After testing every fuse and relay, pulling and testing the battery and starter, pulling and checking the fuse box, not to mention scanning the engine codes and pulling and checking every sensor and relay connected to those codes, which didn’t return after resetting the ecu, I connected a jumper cable from my engine block to the negative battery terminal and it started up on the first try. As I always say when telling folks to use this method, it’s quick and free. The newest T1N Sprinters are 13 years old and I think that all owners would agree that the ground straps are a known and irritating issue
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You're barking up the wrong tree. His original post stated "...you can hear it wants to catch but sputters out...". He's not articulating a cranking concern.

If you don't know enough about vehicles to offer useful advice, then you probably shouldn't be offering advice on vehicles.
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I have a Toyota that does exacly that .....wants to catch and then sputters out - turns out it cranks fine but the voltage is too low for the ECU. Cleaning the battery cables has fixed it twice now.
He's not articulating a problem with his Toyota...
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:09 AM   #17
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FYI, slow cranking speed can causing failure to start, especially on higher mileage vans. 220rpm is the minimum from memory.
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He's not articulating a problem with his Toyota...
He is also not articulating a problem with any vehicle you own.
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For crying out loud, you men crack me up, regardless of what battery type, always start at the battery, progress from there.
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Lol, Grand Troll,
I see what you did there.
Dont actually own a bong, but you do make me laugh and Id love to buy you a beer some time.

My question is this. Have you ever actually worked on a Sprinter?
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