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The vehicle is 4wd drive and wont shift back to 2wd.
Hello there. You have one of a few possible things going on with your 1992 Mitsubishi Montero. If the gearshift shows 2WD and the vehicle is in 4 high, the most likely fault is either the transfer case shift linkage...
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engine noise after starting
This may be an indication that the starter drive is not disengaging from the flywheel after the engine starts. The danger in this is that the starter drive may fly apart and damage the flywheel or engine aside from destroying...
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brake light stays on
Yes, you should have it checked out immediately as the light is an important signal for road safety. The red brake light may just be something as simple as a faulty brake fluid level sensor, but it could be an...
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car won't start
The electronic noise is most likely the fuel pump operating. The gas smell is concerning. A fuel leak could be dangerous and the risk of an engine compartment fire could result if the vehicle operates for any period of time....
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not starting in park
This is an indication of a failed transmission range selection switch. The information from this switch is used not only to indicate the driver's choice of gear selection for the transmission to be electronically controlled, but also is used to...
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overheating leaking don't know what the problem is
Your 2002 Mitsubishi Montero has a coolant leak that needs fixed before you damage the engine. You need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see where it is leaking and have that leak fixed. You may have a...
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broken timing belt
Replacing the timing belt is not a job to take lightly. If you have never done one before, I suggest you get a shop manual. If your belt broke while you were driving, you probable bent valves in the head....
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steering and front wheels.
This is most likely a wheel bearing or brake problem. When brake pads drag against the brake rotors, this can cause the vehicle to pull to one side or the other depending on which rotor is being dragged. Additionally, if...
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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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Car starts and idles but put into drive it dies.
Hello there, when vehicles such as your 2004 Mitsubishi Montero become flooded it can create many issues. The most common problems with flooded cars is water being sucked into the intake, and into the engine. The other problem is corrosion...
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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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