The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a Sprinter 2500 are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our page for coupons on new belts for your Sprinter 2500!
The belts in your Sprinter 2500 connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your Sprinter 2500 is one of those Dodges that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
Jacking up your 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 is can be dangerous if done incorrectly. The video above shows you where the jack and jack kit is located in your Sprinter 2500 how to assemble the components of the jack kit and safety precautions to take when using your jack. Most Dodge jack kits include the jack, a jack handle and a lug nut wrench. If you have a flat tire in your Dodge Sprinter 2500, please see our video.
While following the instructions provided in your Sprinter 2500's owners manual and in this video will help minimize the risk of injury. The best way to avoid injury is to never get under your vehicle while it is jacked up. Remember also, that even if your car is jacked up properly, another car could hit it and knock it over; therefore, be sure to give careful consideration to your environment before raising your car.
The video above shows how to check for blown fuses in the engine bay of your 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and where the fuse box diagram is located. If your map light, stereo, turn signals, heated seats, headlights or other electronic components suddenly stop working, chances are you have a fuse that has blown out. Fuses should always be the first thing you check if your Sprinter 2500 is experiencing electrical difficulties because they are relatively easy to check and inexpensive to change. The more electronics your Sprinter 2500 has, the more fuses it has. Some Dodges have multiple fuse boxes in the engine bay, so be sure to find the fuse(s) in question. Some components may have multiple fuses, so make sure you check all of the fuses that are linked to the component in question.
If you need to replace a blown fuse in your Sprinter 2500, make sure you replace it with one that has the same amperage as the blown fuse. If checking and replacing the fuse for the component in question doesn't work, we recommend seeking assistance from a trusted professional mechanic. They should be able to figure out if the component needs to be replaced or if there is a short or some other problem with your Sprinter 2500.
The brake lights on your 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 illuminate when you hit the brake pedal and help prevent you from being rear ended by the cars behind you. Brake light bulbs grow dimmer over time and eventually burn out. This video shows you how to change the brake lights on your 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500. When you replace the brake light bulb on your Sprinter 2500, be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers - the oil from your skin will cause the area that you touched to burn hotter than the rest of the bulb, which causes the bulb to burn out quicker.
If you are going to replace a bulb in your cluster, it is a good idea to replace all of them. Not only will the lights on your Sprinter 2500 be brighter, you decrease the likelihood you will need to change any of the bulbs again in the near future. A burnt out bulb in the taillight cluster of your Sprinter 2500 is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.
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