Truck repair shop in Ann Arbor, MI

Sprinter diesel service in Ann Arbor, MI

Sprinter Diesel Service in Ann Arbor MI

Gasoline and diesel Sprinter van service and repair in Ann Arbor, MI. Experienced truck & diesel ASE-Certified technicians.

Sprinter Van Repair Shop

State Street Auto Service is one of the few light and medium diesel truck repair shops in Ann Arbor area that specialize in Sprinter repair and service. We know the common Sprinter van problems and how to repair them as economically as possible.

We service Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter, and Volkswagen Sprinter vans. Commercial fleet trucks, recreation van conversions, or personal vehicles.

Although Sprinter vans come in different styles and sold as a Dodge Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter, or Volkswagen Sprinter they are all based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis in the following versions: Sprinter passenger van, Sprinter RV conversion van, Sprinter cargo van, Sprinter minibus, or Sprinter cab-chassis. We service all makes and versions of the Sprinter van.

Fleet Service

Our experienced Sprinter service technicians specialize in fleet repair. They understand the cost of down time and prioritizing service and repair for budget reasons. Our customers trust us to get their Sprinter van serviced or repaired as quickly as possible. Check out our customer feedback and testimonials.

Experienced Sprinter Mechanics

Our Sprinter service team understands the importance of keeping your Sprinter van on the road. Reliability is very important for commercial fleet vehicle service. With our experienced Sprinter mechanics they know what needs to be serviced to get maximum life from your Sprinter and prevent unexpected breakdowns. And stay within your budget.

Whether your Sprinter Van is the wheels of your business, or simply your vehicle of choice, there’s no better place to take it than State Street Auto Service in Ann Arbor, near the University of Michigan.

Sprinter van repair service in Ann Arbor MI
All service and repair on diesel Sprinter Van in Ann Arbor MI. We specialize in Fleet repair.

Guarantee

With State Street Auto Service you know you’re getting reliable, skilled repairs and service for your Sprinter Van. And we stand behind our work with a guarantee rarely matched in the Ann Arbor area. Also, as a NAPA AutoCare Center we guarantee that you’ll drive away safe and sound if you travel outside our service area.

Sprinter Dealership Alternative

For Sprinter Van owners, there are not many dealership alternatives in the Ann Arbor region. State Street Auto Service is one of the few light diesel truck repair shops in Ann Arbor area that can handle the needs of your Sprinter. If you need your Sprinter Van serviced by capable, highly trained, and skilled Sprinter mechanic, then your search is over! Sprint on over, and we’ll see you soon!

Magnuson-Moss Act buyer beware

Having State Street Auto Service work on your Sprinter in NO way limits or restricts your vehicle manufacturer warranty. All that is important is that you service your vehicle. By law, having your vehicle serviced by a Sprinter dealer is not required.

Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975 - Federal Law Prohibits any auto dealer from implying or denying routine warranty service because scheduled routine maintenance was performed at an independent facility. Title 15 Chapter 50 sections 2301-2312 US Federal Code.

Common Sprinter Van Problems

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Musty Odor in A/C System

Problem: Musty odor in the HVAC system.
Repair: Clean and disinfect Sprinter AC evaporator with a special evaporator coating to inhibit bacterial growth.
Sprinter 3500 years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Intake Air Temperature Sensor Failure

Problem: Intake temperature sensor may fail resulting in Check Engine Light and various driveability issues.
Repair: Check Engine Light scan test. If outside specification intake temperature sensor replacement.
Sprinter 3500 years affected: 2004, 2005, 2009.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

Problem: Diesel crankshaft position sensor may fail causing engine stalling or engine no start condition.
Repair: Diesel crankshaft position sensor replacement.
Sprinter 3500 years affected: 2006, 2007.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter False ECM and/or ABS codes

Problem: False or unrelated trouble codes in the engine control module (ECM) and/or anti-lock brake module (ABS). Often caused by a brake light bulb problem or corrosion in the brake light bulb socket or trailer harness connector.
Repair: All brake light bulbs should be inspected for correct function. All related brake light sockets, brake light connectors, and brake light circuit boards should be checked for corrosion.
Sprinter 3500 years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter EVAP System Problem

Problem: Sprinter EVAP system faults may occur which can cause Check Engine Light.
Repair: Test function and integrity of the EVAP system: Check EVAP purge solenoid for debris or carbon particles; Inspect EVAP hoses for cracks and leaks; Test gas cap seal.
Sprinter 3500 years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Transmission Fluid Leak

Problem: Sprinter Transmission fluid leak may be noted from the 13 pin electrical connector. Causes the vehicle to loose communication with the transmission valve body. Causes Sprinter transmission slip or Sprinter delayed engagement problems on the Sprinter 5 speed transmission.
Repair: Replace the guide bushing and o-ring seal should correct this issue.
Sprinter 3500 years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Shifter Stuck in Park

Problem: Unable to move Shift Lever out of park.
Repair: Update the electronic shifter module (ESM).
Sprinter 3500 years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Automatic transmission shifting shudder or poor shift quality

Problem: Sprinter automatic transmissions may develop shifting shudder problem or shift quality issues. Transmission shudder caused by transmission fluid level or fluid quality. Sprinter auto trans shift quality can be caused by a faulty transmission control module (TCM).
Repair: Sprinter automatic transmission fluid replacement; Sprinter faulty transmission control module (TCM) replacement.
Sprinter 3500 years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Injector Leak

Problem: Sprinter fuel injector hold-down bolts become loose or the seals erode, causing the injector seals to leak, producing black goo (coking) in the cylinder head injector compartment.
Repair: Can be a major repair, depending on how long it has progressed. Inspect injector compartment for leaks. Replace injector seals.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Glow plug failure

Problem: Sprinter Glow plugs on T1N Sprinters can seize into the cylinder head, making Sprinter Glow plug replacement a major repair. The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors the glow plugs, and can issue a fault for glow plug problems.
Repair: Glow plug replacement. NOTE: glow plugs should not be replaced based on just the ECM fault codes since these are often false error codes.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Harmonic Balancer Failure

Problem: – A very serious possible problem in 2001-2005 models, but hard to identify correctly, with many possible symptoms: rough-running engine, lots of engine vibration which varies at different RPMs, damaged sensors, leaking crankshaft seals, etc.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Drive shaft and universal Failure

Problem: Sprinters have a long, complex drive-shaft that fail prematurely.
Repair: Sprinter Drive shaft replacement. Sprinter universal joint replacement. Check the drive shaft and universal joints frequently. Drive-shaft repair can be expensive.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Turbocharger Resonator Failure

Problem: Sprinter Turbo Resonator are made of plastic and the seal at a seam fails causing turbocharger boost pressure to be lost causing the computer to falsely signal a catastrophic turbo failure. The engine computer switches into Limp Home Mode which limits the vehicle speed to about 35 mph.
Repair: Turbo resonator replacement. A new plastic OEM resonator can be used, or an aftermarket Turbo resonator eliminator can be used.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Auto Transmission Rumble Noise

Problem: Sprinter automatic transmission make chattering vibrations that sounds like driving over a rumble strip. Incorrect transmission fluid can cause Sprinter noise problems.
Repair: Sprinter automatic transmission fluid should be changed with factory specified fluid.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Heater fan Failure

Problem: heater blower only works on high speed. Heater fan motor resistor has probably failed.
Repair: sprinter heater fan resistor replacement. NOTE: check heater fan blower motor for high current draw which causes Sprinter HVAC blower speed control resistor to fail.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Fuel Line Leak

Problem: Sprinter fuel line retainer clips become un-clipped causing wear holes in fuel line. Holes in fuel line cause hard starting problem before they start to leak fuel.
Repair: Check for unfastened fuel line clips, carefully inspect fuel lines for wear spots and fuel leaks, replace damaged fuel lines.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter No cold air from Air Conditioning

Problem: air conditioning won’t blow cold air. Possible hole in the AC condenser. The Dodge Mercedes-Benz condenser is located close to the ground and can be easily damaged.
Repair: Visual inspection of AC condenser. AC performance test.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Remote Door Lock Not Working

Problem: Sprinter Door Lock Not Working. Can be caused by remote key fob, door lock assembly corrosion, individual lock switch problem, or central door lock switch unit.
Repair: Diagnose source of problem. Lubricate door locks, clean & adjust door lock switches, replace central door lock switch.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Wiring harness wear

Problem: sprinter incorrect wiring harness routing. Wiring crosses a bracket next to the fuel filter and then are routed into the passenger cabin. Worn wiring insulation from rubbing across the bracket causes random engine power loss or electrical problems.
Repair: Reroute wiring and repair any worn sections of wiring.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter EGR valve oil leak

Problem: A black, oily film over the driver’s side of the engine. Caused by Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve dripping oil.
Repair: Sprinter EGR valve replacement every 70,000 miles.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter DEF heater failure

Problem: The Sprinter DEF tank heater element fails and causes a check engine light error code. In colder winter climates the DEF solution will freeze. The frozen DEF will cause an active start block countdown being initiated.
Repair: Sprinter DEF tank heater replacement.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Oil Cooler Leak

Problem: Sprinter oil cooler seal leaks are common on 2007-present OM642 V6 engine. Manufacturer has updated oil cooler seals made from Viton material which increases their life.
Repair: Because of the oil cooler's difficult to reach location, the Sprinter oil cooler is an expensive repair. The turbocharger, intake manifold & more have to be removed to gain access to the oil cooler.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter Broken Exhaust Flex Pipe

Problem: Sprinter V6 diesel engine broken exhaust flex pipe will leak from the break and melt nearby wiring causing engine to shut off, start the DEF counter to become active, melt DEF nozzle and lines and often other issues. There usually no warning when the pipe breaks. With some Sprinter models the catalytic converter and flex pipe are replaced as an assembly.
Repair: Replacement of Sprinter flex pipe, repair the exhaust damaged wiring.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter DEF Fail To Start

Problem: DEF Start count down warning due issue with the DEF Adblue system. If DEF is not added and it runs dry, or NOX sensor fail, or any other components for DEF system fail the Sprinter will enter Start countdown mode.
Repair: It is very important that the Sprinter is serviced before DEF counts gets down to the last few counts because it gets more difficult & expensive to diagnose.

Dodge Mercedes-Benz Freightliner Volkswagen Sprinter DPF clogged restricted exhaust flow

Problem: Sprinter DPF clogged due to use of incorrect engine oil, faulty engine temperature sensor, swirl flap motor, EGR valve, or other issue preventing DPF regeneration. Sprinter restricted exhaust flow.
Repair: Sprinter's DPF unit replacement. Engine temperature sensor replacement, Swirl flap motor replacement, EGR valve replacement, or other problems preventing DPF regeneration.


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