How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask b5demon Your Own Question
b5demon
b5demon, Dodge Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 3720
Experience:  ASE and Chrysler master technician for over 17 years Sprinter and Viper specialist
13235514
Type Your Dodge Question Here...
b5demon is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 2010 Freightliner Sprinter that starts fine and

Customer Question

Hello I have a 2010 Freightliner Sprinter that starts fine and will idle all day if you wanted , you can rev the engine and it sounds great . When it's placed in gear it has no power and will just die like some one turned the key off . Any ideas ?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  mike switzer replied 5 months ago.

this is generally caused by a failed convertor. the torque convertor is stuck in lock up and when you put it in gear its as if you let the clutch out in a manual with out pressing the gas. it is either a failed convertor or a failed lock up solenoid for the convertor.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I dont think that's correct I can put it in gear and hold the brake and it will spin the tires , drive it down the road it dies
Expert:  mike switzer replied 5 months ago.

oh ok well the question was completely clear I was thinking it died as soon as it was put into gear. how many mils are on the vehicle?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
180,000 miles new fuel filter , new fuel pump , new air filter all done by Freightliner
Expert:  mike switzer replied 5 months ago.

okay.. does it ju quit or does it seem like it hesitates a bt before shutting off. also does it immediately restart?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It quits so fast it's like someone turned the key off , falls flat on it's face , then pull to the side of the road and it starts right up
Expert:  mike switzer replied 5 months ago.

hmm do the lights on the dash stay illuminated as if in the on position or is everything dark?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Lights stay on
Expert:  b5demon replied 5 months ago.

Is the check engine light on and have you had it checked to see if there are any codes in the computer?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Sorry took me a little bit to get back with you , in getting a P0087 code Fuel Rail / System pressure to low , van does have new high pressure fuel pump and new fuel filter and new fuel rail pressure sensor could it have anything to do with in tank lift pump ?