2004 Dodge Sprinter abrupt engine shutdown

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#1

Just recently, at 68,400 miles, the engine on my 2004 Dodge Sprinter stopped abruptly (on the freeway) and various instrument panel lights turned on. When we tried to start the van again, the instrument panel lights turned on again, and there was a humming coming from under the hood. After letting the van sit for awhile, it started normally, but the engine control unit light remained on. We took it in to a nearby Dodge dealer and the mechanic recommended replacing the fuel filter. We had the filter replaced.

The engine has not stopped abruptly anymore, however, when we try to start the van immediately after shutting it down, sometimes it will not start. Instrument panel lights light up and there is a humming coming from under the hood again. After letting the van sit for awhile longer, the van starts normally.

Previously, at 34,150 miles, the engine control unit light went on when the engine was started and stayed on for about 250 miles. The van drove normally during this time. The same thing happened at 59,100 miles and the light stayed on for about 250 miles again.

We take the Sprinter on long trips, and now we hold our breaths while starting the engine.

Thanks for any help you can give us!


#2

Which engine?


#3

If you hear the “humming” again, pop the hood and try to locate what component it’s coming from.


#4

I have a 2004 DODGE SPRINTER 2500 VAN 5 CYLINDER MERCEDES TURBO DIESEL.