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By YOUCANIC on Mar 1, 2019

How to jump start a Sprinter van

In this guide, you will learn how to jump-start a Sprinter VAN using a portable jump starter.  This guide applies to Mercedes, Dodge, Freightliner Sprinter vans. 


  1. Ensure your Sprinter transmission shifter is in Park position and Parking Brakes are engaged. Remove the key from the ignition. sprinter shifter in park ready to jump start
  2. Pull the hood release under the dashboard of your Sprinter and open the hood. 
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  3. Locate the positive jump starting terminal and connect the positive (red) jump starter lead. You will need to twist and push the red cover to expose the terminal. sprinter jump start terminalWatch video for more help. 
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  4. Determine a ground connection and connect the negative (-) lead. sprinter jump start terminal
  5. Press unlock on your key to ensure the car is powered up and the alarm system is disabled. Go inside and start the car. If your Sprinter won't start, only clicks check the jump starter clamps. Wiggle the clamps a little bit to make sure they are making good contact. 

If you need to replace the battery on your Sprinter, it is located under the floor by the driver's seat. 

Use only the recommended jump starting terminals. 
Do not allow the positive clamp to touch any metal parts other the dedicated + terminal. 


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