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Old 08-14-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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CEL on and wont try to crank

Wife is on the road with the Solera. Driving fine and stopped for lunch.

Came back out and now she gets a check engine light and the engine will not even try to crank. AAA tried a jump start but nothing.

Have checked: in park, steering wheel not jammed, different key fob, reset gas cap.

Scan gauge shows very low voltage 11.6 v but still would not start with a jump.

Scan gauge shows no codes but not sure wife is able to pull them.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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11.6 volts are pathetically poor for any 12v vehicle battery. You should have at least 12.2-12.4 volts to operate properly. My 'guess' without actually being there is that your battery is discharged to a point that even a jump start won't help. It happens. My son had the exact same thing happen in his 2006 Jeep. A 2 year old battery cranked fine, then after driving a short time, shutting down then attempting a re-start, the battery was stone dead. Have AAA replace the battery then get the charging system checked ASAP. Good luck.
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Just to make sure, check fuse #23. If blown, change to 25 amp and retry.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:54 PM   #4
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Thanks Smoke...

These Sprinter based RV's are a unique breed. Hoping for some info from some owners on this. Can't inspect vehicle myself.

Diesel tech on his way but I want to be armed with the best possible info/questions based Sprinter experience. Trying to avoid flatbed to the MB dealer and a lost weekend, but not optimisic

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Please keep us posted so other Diesel Solera owners can make note if a similar problem occurs.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:24 PM   #6
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First of all the cel is on with koeo normally. "Key on engine off"
There probably is no codes.
Sounds like .
Blown start fuse and or crank fuse.

Bad starter?

Bad battery cable?

Bad ground?

Starter relay?



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Old 08-14-2014, 07:36 PM   #7
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Thanks

Good to know about normal state of CEL with koeo.
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Just to make sure, check fuse #23. If blown, change to 25 amp and retry.
X2. Very regularly reported problem on this forum.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:26 PM   #9
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Can you have her check the #23 position fuse. It is usually the cause of no crank issue. It's unlikely the chassis battery is that low, unless your Alternator went in flight and drained it down that low. Either way, let us know what it was.
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Just havin a beer and I'd buy a round for all of you guys if I could.

Tow truck guy waiting for wrench to drop driveline. I had him, check fuse 23 and....BINGO.. Replaced and Solera started right up.

He will follow wife and nieces to auto parts store to get a few spares.

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