August 2015

Replacing the A/C Drier in a T1N Sprinter

The Drier performs the same filtering function to your A/C system as the oil filter for your engine. Every time you exchange a major part of your A/C system you should do this easy job to make sure your A/C performs perfectly. In a T1N Sprinter the A/C drier is easily accessible and you should be able to replace the old unit with a new one in less than an hour. On the repair difficulty scale this is a three (1, easy to 10, hard).

A/C Expansion Valve replacement

This document describes how to replace the A/C Expansion Valve in a T1N Sprinter Van. The valve is located in the engine compartment under the windshield on the drivers side (for LHD Vans). The wiper mechanism is a bit in the way but with a wrench extension and an Allen bit this job is done in 30 minutes. On the difficulty scale (1 easy – 10 hard) I would rate this job as a 2.

2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 158WB in Tampa, FL for $9.5k

If you’re not afraid of a very colorful paint job, this Sprinter van for sale in Tampa (Craigslist link) might be something for you. It’s a 2005 Dodge Sprinter van in the long 158 inch wheelbase version with a high top – the perfect candidate for a camper conversion. The van has only 120,000 miles which is… Read more 2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 158WB in Tampa, FL for $9.5k

How to replace a cabin air filter in a Sprinter T1N Van

Especially in summertime, this very quick fix can help improve the cooling capacity of your A/C: Replacing an old, clogged and dirty cabin air filter. In a T1N Sprinter Van, the cabin air filter is located in the engine compartment. Look for the big box right under your windshield on the passenger side. Most likely the… Read more How to replace a cabin air filter in a Sprinter T1N Van

2004 Sprinter 2500 140″ for $12.9k in Tarpon Springs, FL

This one just popped up on Craigslist (link): A nice white 2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 with the 140″ wheelbase and a high top for sale in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The seller is asking $12900 for it (which seems to be a bit high but you can always try to negotiate the price down). The van doesn’t have… Read more 2004 Sprinter 2500 140″ for $12.9k in Tarpon Springs, FL

Reclining passenger seats in a Sprinter

If you travel with your family or just some friends you’ll need more seats in your Van. In this post I’ll describe how I’ve installed two recliner seats for passengers. The seats have integrated seat belts so your passengers will not only travel comfortably but also safe. This is one of the jobs that require a bit more skills and I would rate this as a 6 on the 1 (easy) to 10 (hard) scale.