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Old 06-19-2019, 11:07 AM   #31
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Default Re: 2007 Dodge Sprinter Engine ground location.

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The item you had quoted WAS NOT the chassis to engine ground strap. Check your part number, what they quoted you for was the BATTERY ground cable. I do not know what the current/actual MB part number is but EuropartsSD sells a genuine MB strap listed for the T1N 2002-2006 for a whopping $5.45. Part #901 540 07 41 Likely the same strap for our NCV3 but I cannot confirm...

https://europarts-sd.com/item.asp?PID=3690
They are universal in the MB range.
We carry stocks of up to ten of that ground strap.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:44 PM   #32
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Default Re: 2007 Dodge Sprinter Engine ground location.

I can't imagine a different ground strap for each and every model and year. But...then again it's European.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:02 PM   #33
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OP's posts were a year ago. Probably no need to respond to them now. Will revived the thread with questions on replacement technique.

Will, yes, you will want to remove the windshield washer reservoir to get to the strap bolts. No need to remove the hose(s), just unbolt the reservoir and move it to one side.

Also, there's no reason to buy a ground strap from the dealer IMO. Engine ground straps are a generic item, available in various lengths and thicknesses at any FLAPS for <$10, or as the guys noted above you can buy them from our favorite online Sprinter parts sellers for cheap.

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Old 06-19-2019, 05:25 PM   #34
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Default Re: 2007 Dodge Sprinter Engine ground location.

Can anyone think if a reason why soldering the terminals would NOT be beneficial? Doesn't take much skill, time or money.

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Also, there's no reason to buy a ground strap from the dealer IMO. Engine ground straps are a generic item, available in various lengths and thicknesses at any FLAPS for <$10, or as the guys noted above you can buy them from our favorite online Sprinter parts sellers for cheap.
The ring terminals are two different sizes so some generic straps may have you drilling out one hole or having a small bolt head or washer in a large hole. I just made my own.
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OP's posts were a year ago. Probably no need to respond to them now. Will revived the thread with questions on replacement technique.

Will, yes, you will want to remove the windshield washer reservoir to get to the strap bolts. No need to remove the hose(s), just unbolt the reservoir and move it to one side.

Also, there's no reason to buy a ground strap from the dealer IMO. Engine ground straps are a generic item, available in various lengths and thicknesses at any FLAPS for <$10, or as the guys noted above you can buy them from our favorite online Sprinter parts sellers for cheap.
Yes there is a reason to buy a dealer part.
Aftremarket stuff has dubiuous resistances and we have come across various instances where after market & DIY cobble up ground straps have caused multiple eletrical faults. Beware !
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Yes there is a reason to buy a dealer part.
Aftremarket stuff has dubiuous resistances and we have come across various instances where after market & DIY cobble up ground straps have caused multiple eletrical faults. Beware !
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I could not agree more. Not that my agreement was solicited or required but hopefully appreciated.

Also, please consider, if Dennis has this item "constantly stocked", he must have made the determination or suspect it is a critical component causing reoccurring issues. As a result, I conclude, it is an an item that should be replaced at some designated preventative maintenance interval or at the first sign of any electrical issues. I ponder how many dummies just gaze at it and say, "Looks good."

I will certainly not hesitate to R&R mine at the 10-year milestone or first sign of electrical issues and consider it "preventative maintenance." Maybe make some artwork or repurpose the old one?

Furthermore, If a person can't afford a $10 or $15 dollar preventative maintenance expense, perhaps they should explore less-expensive alternatives such as a scooter, motorcycle, bicycle or public transportation. Or, penny-pinch in another budget expense categories. Perhaps cut-back on toilet paper and lattes from Starbucks???

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Yes there is a reason to buy a dealer part.
Aftremarket stuff has dubiuous resistances and we have come across various instances where after market & DIY cobble up ground straps have caused multiple eletrical faults. Beware !
All fair points, Dennis, but what I was saying is that you don't need to go to the dealer to get the dealer part. You can get the genuine MB item for cheap from online sellers (as MWG pointed out) or from independents like you (as you mentioned).

That said, I bought a big fat one from NAPA a while back and it works great. Probably oversized for what is needed, but that's all to the good IMO. And I didn't have to wait a week to get it in the mail, or trek 200 miles round trip to go to the Freightliner shop. Just my experience, YMMV.
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