Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Not starting MAP/MAF

asked by on

I had trouble starting me car last week. The first couple of tries it would turn over but not start. Then after several times it finally started and idled at 1000 rpms. The check engine light came on. I turned off the car and tried starting it again, and it started after a few tries. I drove to the repair shop and they checked the ob2 and got these codes: map/maf and glow plug in 3 cylinders. Then I went to another repair shop and asked my friend what the codes meant. He said it meant that everything was wrong. So I bought a new fuel filter. My car started right up with no check engine light. It ran perfect. Then I went to the store to get something for dinner came back out and my car wouldn’t start right away then after a few times it did with no check engine light. When I got home I changed the fuel filter, bled the filter and tried starting it. My battery was dead, so I bought a new battery, installed it, and the car wouldn’t start. I entered the code for alarm, tried starting it, but didn’t start. When I turned the key I could hear the fuel pump working. I left the key on and loosened the top of the fuel filter, and there was fuel coming out of it. I closed it and tried to start it. Do you know what’s wrong and how I can fix my car?

There are a number of Sprinter-specific issues to check here: make sure power door lock fuse isn’t blown (safety interlock), check glow plug module, and make sure the ignition key hasn’t lost its security setting (try an alternate, known good key). A professional mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, can help diagnose and repair the starting issue if you need help having this corrected.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Gas gauge malfunctioning and Service Engine Light on

Thank you for asking about your 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 HD. More than likely, the problem is the fuel sensor, which is built into the fuel sending unit. This assembly is mounted in the gas tank. This is a common...

Q: issues installing the front right lower control arm on a 2005 chrysler sebring 2.7l v6.

There won't be any issues removing the lower fork on the strut. It may make installation a bit easier to get it loose so the control arm can at least be aligned with the vehicle and the bolts started. If...

Q: Stalling while driving

Sounds like a bad ground connection between the engine/alternator and the chassis. Have a professional mechanic check/clean these connections, and check for other issues like a loose wire in the power distribution circuitry. The car has a fair amount of...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...