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Car will stall while on a red light or at a stop randomly
Hi there. It sounds like the idle air control valve is sticking when you come to a stop. This valve closes when the throttle is open and reopens to maintain idle when you let off the throttle in the case...
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Keep going though break calipers and pads. Changed them 2 times in the last 30 days.
Hello, well it sounds like a common issue in the braking system. One thing I would make sure of first is replacing both calipers (one axle) at the same time. The braking system is a hydraulic system and if there...
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Idle air valve calibration/adjustment
Hi there. It is suggested to have a bidirectional scan tool but it is not required. Verify the idle speed is within 650-750 rpm. You want to be at 700 rpm ideally. Connect data link connector terminals TEN & GND...
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front end right side
It is almost a certainty that your right front suspension has some loose parts that need to be addressed. These parts could include tie rods,ball joints,wheel bearings, or control arm bushings. I would recommend having a qualified professional inspect your...
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It will crank but will not turn on. Leaving a smell of gas
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having spark issues. If the spark is not strong enough to ignite all of the fuel, or does not ignite the fuel at all, the spark plugs may not be...
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check engine light is on
Hi there. For the check engine light being on, to start, get a code reader and scan the codes to the computer to have a starting place with diagnosing your engine. The computer can store a lot of codes from...
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I replaced my starter and solenoid and checked all my connections and my car still wont start but the solenoid will engage
It's possible that the starter relay, or motor is faulty, which is not allowing the starter shaft to extend to the flywheel and turn the motor over. It's also possible that it's not properly aligned or perhaps the wrong starter...
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Loss of power in the cab and trouble starting the engine.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The alternator should be reading around 14 volts at all times. If it is dropping lower, there is an issue with the alternator or its wiring. You can verify the voltage output with a...
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Can I used an ignition coil with the primary resistance per spec but the secondary with lower resistance.
Hi there. To properly repair your vehicle you need to use the correct ignition coil. If you do not use the right coil then it either will not work or it can damage the circuit and the computer. The resistance...
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A/T sign in dashboard
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The warning light is telling you that the automatic transmission is having an issue. It may be a simple sensor issue which occurred during the latest work done. It may be something completely different. The...
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What could happen by driving without a bolt on a pulley?
The consequences in regard to the pulley depend on which pulley was vandalized (there are quite a few on a engine). If it was the crank pulley, such could fall off (eventually) and if it does cause a fair amount...
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I recently bought a 1987 montero and the EGR light is on.....what does this mean
The EGR warning light signifies that something is wrong in the exhaust gas recirculation system. The problem could be as simple as EGR passageways that are clogged with carbon (the passageways can be cleaned out), or the EGR valve and/or...
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Where is my crankshaft position sensor on my 2001 Mitsubishi Montero
Hello. The crankshaft position sensor on your engine is located right above the front of the crankshaft behind the timing cover. The cover will have the be removed in order to replace it. If you need some help with this,...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS is leaking water from the back of the engine by the firewall. What is the name of that pipe?
The pipe that connects to the hose on the back of the engine is the supply pipe to the heater core. If you need further assistance with a coolant leak, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your...
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Need a new serpentine belt
Hi Sean. Replacing a serpentine belt is not that expensive, when it's done by a professional mechanic who knows how to complete this process. In most cases, prices for replacement can range from $200 to $400 based on the vehicle...
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited Stalls At Stops After Engine Is Warm
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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2001 mitsubishi montero limited. Need to calibrate idle air valve.
Hello. In order to properly adjust idle speed on this vehicle you will need a scan tool. The vehicle will need to be put in relearn mode to do so. Over time the computer will adapt on its own if...
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I can not find the fuel pump relay
The fuel pump relay is an integral part of the engine control relay in the right side of the instrument panel assembly.
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Noisy lifters 1991 Mitsubishi Montero
Hello - your "noisy lifters" could have a couple of causes: worn out lifters (they're hydraulic by the way, not adjustable), or poor oil supply to them. Poor oil supply could be a blocked oil passage, worn out oil pump,...
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Heat blows warm not hot
You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that generates the...

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