UK 2004 T1N 313CDi
At 11.7 volts your battery is not up to the job! It should be nearer 12.7 volts. I suggest you replace the battery before doing anything else!
Woo Hoo, I love this forum.. had a a click,no start issue, on my 2006 T1N with 56k on the clock, cleaned battery posts and it went away...also have a battery boost (winnebago feature) that usually overcomes any low engine battery by tying in the coach batteries.Click no start- THE EASIEST TEST 1 OF 2 THINGS 1- Jumper cable from ground post from battery to the Metal bar on motor. ( note motor to frame ground is bad) 2- jumper cable from other car/van to pos. (+) post and sprinter not starting clamp to the motor TO GROUND THE STARTER. It took me 6 months to find. Stared when it want to and 1 click no start when it wanted too. A GROUND CABLE $15.00 CAN BE RUN TO THE MOTOR TO GROUND POST OF BATTERY.
Hello... I agree, thanks for taking the time to reply. Never worked on diesel's or MB but I am impressed with the fuel mileage, and my ownership of this rig has been relatively trouble free for the last 3+ years and 30K miles.
Right now I'm experiencing a dopamine rush as a result of your success.Hello... I agree, thanks for taking the time to reply. Never worked on diesel's or MB but I am impressed with the fuel mileage, and my ownership of this rig has been relatively trouble free for the last 3+ years and 30K miles.
Spent some time and removed the engine to chassis ground strap this AM. Bolt on engine side was very tight, the small one on the chassis was not, almost loose.
Cleaned up all the contact points, with sandpaper and wire brush, and brake contact cleaner, looked carefully at the strap it looked fine so I just re-assembled.
I saw no evidence of any corrosion anywhere, my rig has never been in road salt and is never driven in snow or ice. Spends winter in sunny/warm FLA.
Started first crank so I am a happy camper, on my way to Ocracoke Island this weekend for some boon-docking and fishing. Will bring my jump starter and heavy jumper cables just in case.. but pretty confident problem was correctly diagnosed, and remedied.
Many thanks to all the experts here, ordered new OEM strap from ebay for $12.24 delivered. (Bobnoxious is my favorite poster here... hope you are calmed down about the recall and ready to collect your free money from MB soon.)