Mercedes Sprinter (2006 to 2018) Wont start

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Mercedes Sprinter (2006 to 2018) Wont start

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Mercedes Sprinter (2006 to 2018) Wont start

Sell your van the fair way, in three easy steps


Agree A Fair Value
Begin by typing in your van's registration plate number into our valuation tool, and you'll receive a quote in just a few minutes.


24hr Collection
After you decide to sell your van, we'll arrange a collection time and location that fits your schedule. This can be as soon as next day.


Instant Payment
Our recovery team will arrive, transfer your cash, and take away your van. It’s really that simple, so you can just sit back and relax.

Why vandervan?

Understanding the Issue: Mercedes Sprinter (2006 to 2018) Won’t Start

Trouble getting your Mercedes Sprinter to start can be frustrating, especially when you depend on it for daily tasks or jobs. This guide is designed to help you understand why your Sprinter might be experiencing starting issues, highlighting common causes and potential repairs.

Possible Causes and Symptoms

There are several reasons why your Mercedes Sprinter (from years 2006 to 2018) may fail to start. These range from electrical issues to mechanical faults. Initially, you might notice symptoms like the engine not turning over, a clicking noise when turning the key, or complete silence. Here are some common causes:

- Battery Problems: A dead or weak battery is the most common issue. Check if the battery terminals are corroded or if the battery itself needs replacing.

- Starter Motor Fault: It could be that the starter motor is failing. If you hear a clicking sound but the engine doesn’t start, the starter motor could be the culprit.

- Fuel System Issues: Problems such as a clogged fuel filter or issues with the fuel pump can prevent your van’s engine from starting.

- Ignition System: Faulty ignition switch or a problematic ignition coil can also lead to starting troubles.

- Electronic Components: Lastly, modern vehicles like the Sprinter rely on various sensors and electronic modules, which, if faulty, can inhibit the engine from starting.

Repair Process

Depending on the root cause, the repair process can vary significantly. Simple issues such as battery replacement can be straightforward. However, other problems, particularly those related to the fuel or ignition systems, might require more complex diagnostics and skilled repair techniques, often necessitating professional help.

Access to advanced diagnostic tools and an understanding of the specific electronic systems used in Mercedes Sprinter vans are essential. Typically, an experienced mechanic will conduct a series of tests, use specialized scanners to read fault codes from the van’s onboard computer, and systematically eliminate potential issues until the root cause is found and rectified.

Is Selling Your Mercedes Sprinter a Better Option?

Given the potential complexity and cost of repairs needed to address a starting issue in a Mercedes Sprinter, you might wonder if getting a new van is a more practical choice. Here's why considering selling your van to Vandervan might be advantageous:

- Immediate Cash Offer: Vandervan provides an immediate, competitive offer for your vehicle. This simplicity and efficiency prevent prolonged downtime, which is particularly crucial if you rely on your van for work.

- Convenience: Arranging for repairs can be time-consuming and uncertain in terms of both time and cost. Vandervan eliminates this hassle by purchasing your van “as is,” with next day collection from anywhere in the UK.

- Reinvestment: By selling your Sprinter, you free up funds that could be reinvested into a newer, more reliable vehicle, potentially offering better performance and reduced maintenance costs.

Deciding whether to repair or sell your Mercedes Sprinter (2006 to 2018), especially when it won’t start, involves weighing the costs of potential repairs against the benefits of upgrading to a newer model. If you're leaning towards selling, consider getting a free 30-second quote and learn more about how Vandervan can help streamline this process seamlessly.

Need Help Deciding?

If you’re unsure what your next step should be, don’t hesitate to contact Vandervan. Our team, seasoned in handling all types of van conditions, is here to offer a tailor-made solution that aligns with your needs.

Remember, with Vandervan, you’re not just selling a van; you’re paving the way for newer opportunities and solutions in your professional and personal vehicular use. Why wait? Reach out today for a hassle-free van selling experience.

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Frequently asked questions

Why sell my van to vandervan?

Definitely. In-fact, we recommend it. Come visit our Hub location to explore our vans in stock, inspect and test drive any vehicle we have for sale.

Is it free to sell my van to vandervan?

It is free to sell your van to vandervan. We do not charge any fees for our buying service.

How can I sell my van fast?

You can sell your van to vandervan as quickly as the same day. We operate from 8am to 8pm, serving customers nationwide.

Can I sell my van cash?

We can pay for any vehicle using an instant bank transfer. We are however flexible, and accommodating should someone need to sell their van cash.

Can I sell my van with no MOT?

We buy any van, including those with expired or failed MOT tests. No matter the condition of your van, we are prepared to make you an offer, helping you move on without the hassle of repairs or retests.

Can I sell my van with mechanical issues?

We buy any van, including those with mechanical issues. Whether your van has engine problems, transmission troubles, or any other type of mechanical issues, we're ready to make you an offer.

Where can I sell my van from?

We buy any van and collect it from you. We accept collection locations including your home, work or a garage of your choice.

Can I sell my van with bodywork issues?

We buy any van including those with bodywork issues. Whether your van has dents, scratches, or more significant damage, we’re interested in making you an offer.

Can I sell my van on finance?

Yes, you can indeed sell your financed van with vandervan even if it's under a Hire Purchase (HP) or Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) agreement.

If you decide to sell your financed van, the initial step is to obtain a 'settlement figure' from your lender, which you can usually find in a settlement letter. Following that, get a valuation for your van.

Our team will walk you through the settlement process.

Are there any hidden fees I should know about?

We do not charge any fees. There are no admin charges or anything like that. Just your van, your money, instantly.

Is it better to trade in my van or sell my van online?

By selling your van through our service, you join a robust network of over 4,000 verified dealers.

This can often result in a more favourable price compared to part exchange, where you might find yourself confined to a single dealer’s assessment, which might not accurately represent the real market value of your van.

Part exchanges often result in less favourable outcomes for sellers, particularly if the dealer is not intending to retail your van and plans to pass it along instead.

However, with our van buying service, you stand a better chance of obtaining a great price.

The process with us is quick and straightforward. Simply start with a free valuation and contrast this with your part exchange offer. You might be delighted to find how much more you could get from using our service than you’d get from a part exchange!

How does service history impact selling my van?

As a van buying service, we encourage you to maintain detailed records of all your service history.

This helps us offer you a fair and accurate price when you decide to sell your van.

Providing documentation of consistent maintenance and early resolution of any issues allows us to confidently assess the van's condition, ensuring you get the best possible offer.

What is the best site to sell my used van?

There are numerous van buying sites available, but our service stands out by being remarkably fast, easy, and rewarding.

Our free, instant valuation leverages real-time van market data to ensure maximum accuracy. We also include complimentary home collection and fast payment without charging any fees or commissions.

We are proud to have received a 5-star and ‘Excellent’ ratings from thousands of satisfied customers. Get started by valuing your van with us today!

What paperwork do I need to sell my van?

All we need is a copy of your driving license, finance settlement letter (if the van has outstanding finance), any service records and the V5 logbook.

If you don't have the V5 logbook, see "Can I sell my van with no V5 Logbook" below.

Can I sell any van to vandervan?

We buy any van, literally. Every van has a value, new or old, running or not.

We buy any van make or model, and any body type. Get a valuation today and see if we can help you sell your van.

Can I sell my van with no V5 Logbook?

Fortunately, we buy any van even if they do not have a logbook, although it is advantageous if you have a full V5 Logbook, or at least the green New Keeper Slip.

It makes it tougher to sell to our network of 4000+ verified dealers, as we have to wait for the DVLA to process a V62 application (usually 6 weeks), so our valuations reflect the delay in sale and storage costs while rectifying missing V5 logbooks.


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With hubs all across the UK.

Vandervan - Birmingham
Contact: Oliver Smith
Phone: 0333 188 6766

Vandervan - London
Contact: Henry Evans
Phone: 0333 188 6766

Vandervan - Manchester
Contact: Edward Brown
Phone: 0333 188 6766

Vandervan - Oxford
Contact: James Clarke
Phone: 0333 188 6766

Vandervan - Bristol
Contact: Theo Roberts
Phone: 0333 188 6766

Vandervan - Nottingham
Contact: George Thompson
Phone: 0333 188 6766

Vandervan - Leeds
Contact: Harry Jenkins
Phone: 0333 188 6766

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