SprinterCam and crank Waveform

John Owner/Technician Galway, Ireland Posted   Latest   Edited  
2007 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 315 CDI 2.1L (OM 646 DE22 LA) 5-spd
Crank / No Start
Extended Crank/Start

Vehicle turning over very slow to start up Injectors removed and tested/repaired Compression good Fuel pressure good Exhaust ok Egr valve new Injectors pulsed Any waveform for cam and crank


Martin Instructor
Burnaby, British Columbia
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Hi John. It is hard to discern what you have done and what conditions are currently still present from your post. If you have had the diesel components serviced/repaired/tested, but have not corrected the slow cranking RPM, don't expect the outcome to be positive, since diesel engine cranking RPM is critical for starting. Diesels need a minimum cranking RPM in order to both create enough heat…

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Mike Owner/Technician
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Have you checked the battery and starting system? Maybe has a starter dragging or bad cell.

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Steve Diagnostician
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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I had a Chevy Truck , that wouldn't start, the customer rebuilt engine 383. Very slow cranking rpm, I found out he had attached the ground wire to the frame instead of the engine. Replaced ground to engine and started right up.

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