Sprinter-Forum    
 

Go Back   Sprinter-Forum > Regional Discussions > USA


 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2011, 05:40 AM   #21
TechSOS
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
Thanks: 8
Thanked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

Name: Chad Edwards

Location: Portland, OR

Resources: Scantool - StarMOBILE, WiTech, DRBIII w/ multiplexer, MB STAR DIS, multiple aftermarket tools.

Method of contact: email, or business hours through the shop.
http://keysforsprinter.com


Skills:
Diagnostic
Programming
Immobilizer programming and repair

Boundaries: We are mobile in the Salem, Portland, Vancouver WA area.
TechSOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #22
Dougflas
DAD OWNER
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Citrus County, Fl
Posts: 769
Thanks: 66
Thanked 291 Times in 202 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

Name Doug

Location Citrus County, Florida

Rersources DAD, Metric tools, SAE tools, Welding all types, AC equipt.

Skills Basic DAD needing experience, AC Service and Repairs (Both vehicle and residential with RV type

Contact Private Message or dktv at AOL dot com

I have a full time plus part time employment so time is limited
Dougflas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 07:05 PM   #23
mbsprinterdealer ma.
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lynnfield,Ma
Posts: 292
Thanks: 312
Thanked 278 Times in 97 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

Flagship Motorcars Mercedes and Sprinter Lynnfield, Ma.

First hour free to forum members.

Seeing the small amount of activity in our area for non-dealers. I thought I would put out a helping hand. For any do it yourselfer's , if you are stuck and in need of assistance, obviously we have everything.

If you are a forum member, just shoot me an email and the first hour of diagnostic time is on me. And yes, that would also mean it would be handled by the infamous Carl.

Just trying to help.

Best,

Mark P Hoch
General Manager
Flagship Motorcars
Sprinter Vans** New Line of Commercial Vans!
smart center lynnfield
A Herb Chambers Co.
Lynnfield, MA 01940
781-974-8274 cell
781-596-9700 work

mhoch@herbchambers.com
mbsprinterdealer ma. is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to mbsprinterdealer ma. For This Useful Post:
businessgypsy (09-23-2013), Chandlerazman (05-24-2011), hayduke (06-22-2011), hkpierce (05-24-2011), jdcaples (05-22-2011), turbodave (05-24-2011)
Old 07-26-2011, 01:30 AM   #24
ptcohen
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Re: Scantool Access

I have a question... 2008 Sprinter 2500(with the bluetec)... I have changed the oil and fuel filter... Now, how do I get the message that says service in 600 miles to reset... I plugged into the OBD II with my scanner but can find no option to reset....???
ptcohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 04:29 PM   #25
TechSOS
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
Thanks: 8
Thanked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

Quote:
Originally Posted by ptcohen View Post
I have a question... 2008 Sprinter 2500(with the bluetec)... I have changed the oil and fuel filter... Now, how do I get the message that says service in 600 miles to reset... I plugged into the OBD II with my scanner but can find no option to reset....???
I don't think that was the purpose of this thread. Things get cluttered that way. You might want to start a new thread.
TechSOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #26
david klair
 
david klair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 74
Thanks: 83
Thanked 67 Times in 30 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

I am a bit confused by the different 'scan tools'. Could someone please explain the differences, and which one is best used on the 2007 Dodge 2500 deisel? Where can you purchase one? What do they cost?

Thanks
david klair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 06:46 PM   #27
autostaretx
Erratic Member
 
autostaretx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 18,238
Thanks: 3,184
Thanked 8,356 Times in 6,068 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

Quote:
I am a bit confused by the different 'scan tools'.
Jon Caples (jdcaples) periodically posts an excellent guide to what-scanner-scans-what...
and *he* has a 2007 diesel 2500 (and a stack of scan tools), so it's the perfect guide for your question.
Use the search bar and it'll show up.

..in fact, post #2 in this very thread answers the 2007 question...

--dick
__________________
2005 T1N 118" Freightliner 2500 Passenger Wagon (2.7L, 15" tires, standard (short) roof)
Get YOUR Sprinter's full configuration datacard by entering your VIN to https://www.datamb.com/
http://diysprinter.co.uk/reference <-- lots of service documentation, Thanks to Jens Moller and Arnie_Oli
((as always: this post may go through a couple of post-posting edits... so maybe give it ten minutes before commenting))
autostaretx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:24 PM   #28
jmoller99
Own a DAD ODB2 Unit.
 
jmoller99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, Co
Posts: 1,499
Thanks: 151
Thanked 893 Times in 500 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

Name: Jens

Location: Colorado Springs. Colorado

Resources: DAD (T1N 2002 - 2006), Metric tools (including torx stuff needed for the Sprinter), some SAE tools

Skills: Basic DAD experience, General maintenance skills.

Contact: 'jmoller999 at gmail dot com' (my android phone)

I work full time, but am willing to help people that have a Sprinter issue (I have been helped by random people when I had problems on the road, and I believe in paying back) that can get their Sprinter to my house.

I can help with some things as well as providing a driveway to park in while working on repairs. I am not a shop, just someone who has a Sprinter that has always worked on his own cars. I have tools available to work on problems.

I have some used spares (Turbo Hoses, idler pullies, etc.) for 2002/2003 Sprinters that were replaced on mine (all serviceable, and working well enough to get someone home again). I also have spare fuel filters, oil filters, drive belts and a few sensors that tend to fail a lot.

I may not be able to diagnose 2007 and later Sprinter issues, but don't let that stop you from contacting me if you are having problems.
__________________
2002 Freightliner Cargo T1N. 140 WB

Last edited by jmoller99; 10-19-2011 at 07:30 PM.
jmoller99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:36 PM   #29
jdcaples
Not Suitable w/220v Gen
 
jdcaples's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Posts: 9,118
Thanks: 1,309
Thanked 3,624 Times in 1,943 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

No generic "ODB-2" scan tool on the shelves of WalMart or your local AutoZone, Schucks/O'Reilly etc will accurately read all 22-24 computers in a 2007+ US/Canadian Sprinter.

Having said that, here's some (maybe all) we Sprinter-Source NCV3 owners know....


For Independent Mechanics/Commercial Users/Chronic Enthusiasts (like me) that need therapy
For all Sprinters:
Absolute BEST:
Mercedes-Benz Star Diagnosis System -
www.startekinfo.com -> MB Workshop Resources -> SDS
(you want the document titled "Star Diagnosis System purchase information for the Independent Service Providers."
Cost: somewhere north of $20,000 USD plus something like $7,500 / year software subscription fee

Second Best

Only works with 2007/2008/2009 US/Canadian Sprinters:
Will not work with 2006 & prior Sprinters. Will not work with 2010+ Sprinters.

Chrysler's StarMOBILE - last I checked: between $3,000 and $4,000 USD
Chrysler's WiTECH - last I checked: ~$6,000

Both StarMOBILE and WiTECH will require a subscription fee to www.techauthority.com for flashing controllers with updated firmware.... otherwise you can just use 'em "off line" which means you're not asking the software to login to techauthority.com

Where to purchase: http://portal.dcctools.com/wiTecheCo...gin/signIn.jsp
(call them for latest pricing)
For the serious DIYers (who arguably also need therapy)

Launch Diagun - somewhere north of $1,500 USD

AutoEnginuity with the OE Mercedes coverage - cost: do your own research


This needs investigation:

Rumor has it that VAGCOM/VCDS will work with 2007+ US/Canadian Sprinters
http://www.sprinter-source.com/forum...3&postcount=13

-Jon
__________________
2007 F/Liner 2500 Cargo Van, 144" WB, 3.92 Rear Axle Ratio, Buttons on the Steering Wheel, Contractor Package, Heated glass and seats, no spark plugs or windows in the cargo bay.

US Tech info: http://www.sprintertekinfo.com
US Parts info: http://epc.startekinfo.com (Subscribe to world passenger car and light transport)

Americans may learn to use MB technical resources and parts information here:
http://www.sprintertekinfo.com/epcdemo/start.swf
jdcaples is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 09:26 PM   #30
autostaretx
Erratic Member
 
autostaretx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 18,238
Thanks: 3,184
Thanked 8,356 Times in 6,068 Posts
Default Re: Scantool Access

Jon, you're not recommending CarSoft?

--dick
__________________
2005 T1N 118" Freightliner 2500 Passenger Wagon (2.7L, 15" tires, standard (short) roof)
Get YOUR Sprinter's full configuration datacard by entering your VIN to https://www.datamb.com/
http://diysprinter.co.uk/reference <-- lots of service documentation, Thanks to Jens Moller and Arnie_Oli
((as always: this post may go through a couple of post-posting edits... so maybe give it ten minutes before commenting))
autostaretx is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.