Open it and pull out the cabin air filter and replace it. Break off the red tab, then push the remaining piece all the way through. The reset tire button is under the dash by your right knee. One night I came to a very hard stop at a light turning red. The truck then moved under it's own power again. They had to order this part from Germany. Ok, great info is gathering here.
It may or may not have a dipstick, and probably does not. My guess is that the trans fluid level is low, and the computer is shutting the truck down to save the trans. Here's a copy of what I've been answering. I too changed my Duramax with Allison recently and also went to Allison to get the Transynd special fluid. The level is checked with the smallest finger, if oil cannot be dabbed the transaxle requires refilling.
I've had excellent experiences with them in the past, best products, service, and warranty out there. My driver called and said that the transmission had suddenly stopped working. I've resigned myself to checking the air in the tires. Flushes are targeted at typical transmissions that do not have torque converter drains and thus, cannot be drained completely at service. I have had trouble several times with severe hesitation, acceleration and downright inability to shift the transmission. Done in Florida west coast Ft Pierce area,driving sprinter 3500 2005 150k miles and! Let us know what you come up with. I also replaced the controller at the same time - something I highly recommend when replacing a tranny.
I have had the codes read by the Mercedes dealer and they printed off four pages of codes!!! The drain plug is always the lowest on the unit, so the level check plug should be 2-5 inche … s up from that probably a 18mm bolt. Add lube until it runs out the fill hole. It might make it rattle, but at least it'd roll. . Dont know if this has anything to do with the issue at hand, but it has solved a great deal of my issues. I'll bet you can't find the transmission dip stick either. It seemed to work better the yest of the day, than the next day it was running rough again.
I'm on both sides of the fence on this type of drain issue. There Is none, Instead it has three plugs. The nest day, it ran on three cylinders when I started it up for the first time in the morning. . The latter are on the underside of the Transaxle but the fill is underneath the clutch mechanism on the gearbox. As soon as I get it, I will post and let everyone know if it helps.
It may or may not have a dipstick, and probably does not. I was using Mobil 1 0W-40 full synthetic. We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. It has 60,000 miles on it, put that on in 7 months. As an owner, its our responsibility to follow the standards or else it is our responsibility to pay the damages.
I never understood the importance of using the correct oil grade until I had this close call. Only comes in 1L size cases of 6. Good news is that my situation is covered under warranty. This type is only recomended for top ups only!!! Have to let off and slowly gain speed by lightly applying the accelerator and letting off when it sputters than re-apply. Be sure and use the proper lube as outlined in your owner's manual.
Time to make an appt with Mercedes dealer and see where that gets me. Wednesday night, the tranny's shot. The lack of a tranny dipstick seems like overkill. Instead, it has a fill hole with a red cap and a level check hole accessed from under the vehicle. Flushes are targeted at typical transmissions that do not have torque converter drains and thus, cannot be drained completely at service. That said, unless I see evidence of leaks I rarely check my transmission fluid level on the vehicles that do have a stick.
Sure enough, all they did was drop the pan change the filter and put in 7 or 8 quarts of fluid. I also own a 2008 5. Scan guage reports U0122 and p0720 codes. I called Silver Star in Oklahoma, reman is on the way. They drove it, and of course it was not as bad as it is when I drive it. If the pan's not dropped and the filter reseated, you'll send a lot of fluid right around the filter. And also codes P2457, P2951, P2045 which no longer come up.
Bad news is that my van has been apart from me for almost two weeks. Too late for the dipstick. When adding transmission fluid to your Sprinter 2500, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Knowing that it could possibly be a computer hiccup, I used the power disconnect beside the accelerator pedal and let it sit for a few minutes, then plugged it back in. I'm on both sides of the fence on this type of drain issue. I called Silver Star in Oklahoma, reman is on the way.