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Mitsubishi Montero Maintenance and Repair

I do not have the changer in my vehicle. Looking for the stock one, but not at dealer prices. Tried E-bay,no luck. Any help appeciated. CS
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  • 45sam145sam1 Posts: 2
    I can'nt get my mirrors to work, checked fuses all are ok switch is ok , What else could it be?
    Thanks
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I noticed we didn't have a Problems and Solutions board for the Montero so I changed the title above. We'll use this space to discuss Montero problems and solutions.

    tidester, host
  • lemersonlemerson Posts: 5
    I have a 2002 XLS - For some reason right before I come to a complete stop the transfer case or front diff is engaging and my dummy lights on the dash start blinking and will stay on for some time even though it’s only in 2 wheel drive (4x4 never selected). This happened 3 or 4 times (1st started a year ago). I took it to a jiffy lube and had the oil changed in all 3 gearbox’s - then took it to the dealer. The dealer could not get it to reproduce what I experienced and it has been fine since then – until this past week where it started again. I changed all diff oils again but it’s still there (may happen after driving the car 1 mile or 10). I have no idea why it’s doing this or what it is? Feels like it’s disengaging from 4 wheel drive (even though it’s in 2 wheel drive) and only happens in the last seconds before a coming to a complete stop. It’s going back to dealership on Monday. Does anyone have any insight to what may be happening?
  • lvmsls2wdlvmsls2wd Posts: 1
    I have a 2002 MS LS2wd. Just had the 60k service last Monday. I have read on most of the guys here posted that they paid at least $1000 for theirs. I guess we got a good deal c'uz we only paid less than $600 at United Mitsubishi here in Las Vegas, but, before we picked it up we received a call that the water pump needs to be changed c'uz it has gone bad already & has some corrosion involved. They said its gonna cost close to 1K to get it fixed. So, one of my homeboy that is a mechanic back in Chi town said that he could take care of our problem. The only thing he wants to know c'uz he read something online before I signed up here that on some models/ trims, the pulleys needs to be taken of which will require a lot of work. Is my LS2wd one of them or does anyone have at least a site for a downloadable service manual to replace the water pump for my 02 MS?
    I did a search & I think I am one of unfortunate ones to have a problem with the water pump.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
  • Lem,

    I have a 1999 that just started doing the same thing with the idiot lights and the 4 whell attempting to engage when I come to a stop. Did the dealer happen to get your problem resolved? If so, what was the culprit?
  • milgirlmilgirl Posts: 2
    Same issue and the dealer said they were not getting any switch codes and were waiting to hear back from Tech line. Has anyone found out what the problem is?? Help!!!
  • lemersonlemerson Posts: 5
    Update - Dealer said it was my 4x4 detection switches. For my model year (mid-2002) there are 4 switches that needed to be replaced (parts = $182.00 + Labor = $250.00; sorry extended warranty does not cover these parts – go figure). Now, prior to replacing, the front Diff was engaging almost every time I drove the car…when the light was on (blinking) it would not engage again by itself. After I picked the car up from the dealer it ran fine for about 150 miles…Now the diff is still engaging & the light never comes on? One of the four sensors/switches replaced was on the front diff and I think this senses when the front Diff is engaged and controls the light on the dash (they will stop blinking and just stay on when you put the car into 4x4 mode & the diff is fully engaged). The dealer had a problem after they installed this sensor – the problem: the 4x4 light was just blinking so they shimmed it out (FYI this is leaking now!) and the light stopped blinking. Another issue I noticed today (probably due to being shimmed) I tried to put the car into 4 wheel drive high which did work however, the light never stopped blinking to let me know the diff had engaged???? It’s going back to the dealer on Monday – most likely still a sensor issue. I’ll let you know what happens.
  • mauto1mauto1 Posts: 3
    I have an 02 Montero Limited Full size and I am having the exact same problem with that you have stated. The dealer has been checking my car for 3 full days and cannot resolve issue. 1st day they said they cannot hear anything, so I drive around with mechanic and then walla it happens the winding then clunk sound occurs. They SCANNED the 4x4 sensors and they checkout fine. They drain barack fluid and then said they test drove it and no diff engaging. I picked up the car after the 3rd day and drive around the block and walla the diff engages 4 times. The dealer said they will call the tech line to see whats up with this issue. Have you or anyone heard anything on the Diff engaging yet ? The dealer has said they may tear the driver front hub apart and check for any worn parts. HELP!!!
  • lemersonlemerson Posts: 5
    My Dealer said (after they replaced all my sensors) that my FreeWheel Switch/solenoid (part # MR430381) was bad - this part controls the front diff engagement – when it’s bad, it allows the diff to slip into gear (my understanding). I’ve put about 300 miles on my XLS with no issues to date (since it was fixed last week). Ask your dealer to check this part – if it works – let me know.
  • mauto1mauto1 Posts: 3
    Well where should I begin, I called the dealer parts dept. and asked them about the FreeWheel Switch/solenoid part and they gave me a price of $109.00 however out of stock. I then spoke to the dealer shop and they informed me that they checked the solenoid and it check out fine along with the sensors/actuaters. The dealer shop felt it was a mechanical issue and they are waiting to hear back from the tech line. Meanwhile I continued my search for any resolution. I came across a site that spoke about the same issue with the Pajero ( European Mitsubishi Montero) and it suggested that one should clean and lubricate the auto hubs and this action is not complicated althoug the manual suggests otherwise. It actually solves most engaging/disengaging problems. I got down and dirty and completed the cleaning of the auto hubs and I have driven about 30 miles so far and no engaging/disengaging has occured. I will remain patient and continue driving to see what happens. So far I have paid the dealer $106.00. So mabye they have done me a favor by not replacing parts at this point we will see. I will keep you posted on the outcome. ( I used a mild degreaser and very warm soap water and then undercarraige lubricate. Thank you !
  • lemersonlemerson Posts: 5
    If possible - can you post the web site where you obtained this information? I too went around and around with my dealership - 1st no codes and all sensors were fine then once the 4x4 dummy lights stayed on a code did fire - it was replace all detection sensors - then, after the sensors were replaced it was the FreeWheel Switch/solenoid. Now when the sensor on the front diff was replaced, it need to be shimmed out to work properly (i.e. stop the lights on the dash from flashing) however shimming this sensor did not let it do the job it was designed for - letting you know the diff was engaged. When this sensor was put in, the diff was slightly engaged already which was setting off the sensor - not sure why the tech didn't check this, but since the FreeWheel Switch/solenoid was replaced, I have no problems as of yet. Keep us posted!
  • I have a 2000 mitsubishi montero sport. I have the compass and temperature reading on the rear view mirror. The compass is working correctly, but the outside temperature gauge is flashing OC. Does anyone know how to reset this to make it work correctly?.
  • mauto1mauto1 Posts: 3
    OK OK I have driven over 150 miles and still no problems with the engaging and disgaging issue on the Montero 02. I am unbale to post the website that gave useful info on what to try. However I will paste comments from the writer: Keep in mind that this was pertaining to ISUZU Troopers (So I said why not Monteros ?) > People have suggested that cleaning front autolocking hubs on my 98 Trooper
    > may solve intermittent 4wd engagement problem. Is this complicated, and
    > likely to solve 4wd issue?
    On the previous model cleaning and lubricating the auto hubs is not
    complicated althoug the manual suggests otherwise. It actually solves
    most engaging/disengaging problems.
    Don't know on the later model. Give it a try.
    Good luck,
    Erik-Jan.
    --
    http://www.fotograaf.com/trooper
    ======================================================
    ===========My Story===================================
    I purchase a $1.98 of chassis lube/grease in can with straw applicator from the local Mart store and then sprayed under chassis with light pressure soap and water including the front hubs outer and inner. I then let dry and then from underneath with skateboard I lubed (sprayed) every possible moving part I could fine concentrating on the inner hubs, driveshaft U joint and axle gears close to wheels. So there you go after 150 miles still no problems and I am still waiting on the dealer to contact me with any answers or suggestions from the Mitsubishi tech line. The below website shows picture of driveshaft U joint and other moving parts I did not open or remove anything I only sprayed what I could see that was a moving part.
    http://www.procarcare.com/icarumba/resourcecenter/encyclopedia/icar_resourcecent- - er_encyclopedia_driveshaft1.asp
  • I am having a problem where I hear a loud clunking noise when driving my 2001 montero limited coming from the drivers side wheel well. The 2wd lights on the dashboard, is an indicator because the light that correspondes to the left wheel well is not on. Any suggestions? :sick:
  • For over two years now I've been trying to correct this problem and so far nothing seems to work. When the A/C is on and at idling the RPM, unlike any other car, drops down between 375 to 400 RPM and with the A/C off it runs at a constant 700 RPM.
    Would someone help me please 'cause I am running out of option.
    Thank you
  • rtscortsco Posts: 1
    My 2002 mit. montero limited just started with the square 4x4 differential lock light blinking. The truck runs fine. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this issue ? thanks
  • mujmanmujman Posts: 29
    I am quoting from another Monty Owner for the remedy -

    "this is usually sorted out if you dis engage the 4x4 to 2x4 and then reverse your vehicle back for approx 10 meters. "

    Try this and see if it helps. Thanks
  • I NEED HELP ON MY MONTERO THE RIDE IS TO STIFF EVERY BUMP CRACK , ROCK ,PEBBLE ON THE ROAD I CAN FEEL, . ON LONG TRIPS MY WIFE AND CANNOT WAIT TO GET OUT OF TRUCK. WE ARE FATIGUED WHEN WE DRIVE AROUND . WE CANT GO ON LIKE THIS ANY LONGER.
    I CHANGED THE SHOCKS AT 70000 MILES AND THEY WERE WASTED ALL 4 WOULD NOT SPRING BACK UP. I HAVE TRIED MONROE FLEX, AND TWO OTHER BRANDS FORM THE LOCAL CHECKER AND AUTOZONE AND IT IS EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THEY WILL GIVE A GREAT RIDE, I DONT THINK SO. PLEASE HELP I LOVE THIS TRUCK I DO NOT WANT TO TRADE IT IN. DO I NEED THE ORIGINAL SHOCKS. DO I NEED SPRINGS AND BUSHINGS. I HAVE 87000 MILES AND DRIVE 2MILES ON A WASHBOARD DIRT ROAD TO GET TO THE HIGHWAY AND WHEN IT RAINS THE ROAD HAS 8 INCHES OF MUD THIS IS WHY I NEED MY MONTERO 4X4.
  • I read the suggested remedy:
    #22 of 22 Re: 4x4 dummy lights blinking [rtsco] by mujman Oct 04, 2006 (7:13 am)

    Did that work? Does anyone have any other suggestions? I also have not had any problems... is there something to fix? Should I expect a problem?">
  • my sister has a 95 montero,the timing belt broke and shreded every thing,i replaced the timing belt,the sensors,and put it back together,also replaced idle air control valve,when i was done it would not start ,it turns over med fast, the chilton manual is not to exspliced on the 3.0 motor,i am wondering if there is some thing i did wrong,or was not in the book,moter is 3.0 24valve fuel injected,and distbutorless ing.some one help please, :confuse:
  • I have a 2000 Montero Sportwith 75k miles and am noticing a smell of burnt motor oil caused by oil leaking from the rear of engine valve cover gastkets ...

    Is this symptomatic of these truck ... Am told that it will require 5 hours of labor to replace these gaskets ...

    Thanks
  • I had a sport and now i have a full size... Yes, this is common getting into the 7 to 10 year and over range.

    The good news is: It's just the gaskets and you could just do it yourself (it might take you double the time[ouch]& you'll save some money.

    The bad news is: It's really not such bad news...5 hours labor is approx. $60.00/hour plus parts. If you ask me it's worth the money, time, and if you don't have the experience/tools a simple gasket could become a nightmare!
    ;)
  • I have a 1998 montero sport the battery doesn't stay charge long at all and then my radio want come on. It says that i need a code but I do not know the code. How can I get the code without having to purchase it?
  • dmuttdmutt Posts: 48
    On the back of the engine, Mitsu has a plug with o-rings where they slide the cam into. The o-ring is more than likely the cause of the leaking oil. I have 93,000 on my 2000 sport and have had this just done and at 35,000 miles.
  • All I can tell you is what the guy at the dealership told me. The code is on the back of the radio. I have yet to do this, however I will be removing the plates that secure it this evening. The dealership charges $80 to re-set it.

    BTW, if you try and randomly punch in the codes, you have three tries, after the third time with the wrong code the radio will lock up, you will then have to leave the key in the on position for 1 hour.

    I do not know if any of this is true or not, however, I did try 2 random codes and the screen indicated that it was the 2nd error, so I will wait until I get the radio out before I try it again.

    I also found a site where a person had a 2000 model, and they said that if you are real careful you may be able to pull the cup holders half way out and gently pry the top plate off of the radio, they stated that the code was on the front top of it, I tried this but no code, although I did locate the serial numbers.

    Good Luck.
  • I recently purchased a 1999 montero sport limited, took it to the local tech shop to run some tests and wound up having the plugs changed to a tune of $500 plus..

    A few days later, the belts started squealing real loud, we then took it to my mechanic to have them replaced, which I could have done them myself, however, I am glad I did, with 130k miles on this vehicle, none of the belts looked like they were the right ones, so I had him go ahead and change all the drive belts, fan belts etc as well as the timing belt, and while we were that close to it, the water pump. It is a good rule of thumb to change the pump any time you are replacing the timimg belt or vice versa.

    This trip cost me $684.72, parts and labor, the one good thing is that it was all mitsubishi parts, where before, who knows. You will definitely pay for the named brands, but what the heck, use what's called for, when you try and just get by, your only asking for trouble.

    My only regret is that I did not let my mechanic do ALL the work, I may have even saved some cash by doing so.

    This vehicle looked as if it hadn't had any servicing on it at all, other than the original owner taking extremely good care of the exterior and interior, it seems they forgot about the motor.

    Something to remember about the timing belt, if you do not service it or any other major functioning part for that matter, you just may wind up with a real nice boat anchor.

    Good Luck.
  • In 2001/2002 there was a recall on the oil cap for the Mitsubishi Montero 2001. Does anyone have any of the documentation or the recall #? PLEASE HELP!!! EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,181
    The Edmunds Maintenance Guide has recall info. Sometimes the NHTSA numbers don't match the dealers, but there should be enough info there to go on.

    Moderator
    Need help navigating? stever@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • I must be a moron....I cant seem to replace the bulb on the drivers side front running lights. I have removed two 10mm bolts (one of which broke) and one phillips screw...all fasteners that are visible, but the light assy does not come out. Maybe I just have to pry out of plastic fasteners but, not sure and I don't want to create more damage....any suggestions?

    Also, where can I find a basic repair manual for the same vehicle?
  • Did you ever get an answer to this question to question on why mirrors aren't working? I have the same problem with my 2000 Montero Sport and can't find the cause?
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