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Starter not engaging when vehicle hot
You likely require a starter, wiring, battery, or wiring. Hopefully it will be a simple starter repair. Without diagnosis, it is hard to determine. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic can inspect your vehicle and provide the necessary...
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If I shut my car off it doesn't restart.
Well the first thing I would check is to see if the alternator is working. I would suspect it would be in the distributor. Ignition module, tdc sensor. A few voltage tests can tell you for sure. I would recommend...
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SUV parked for three years
Hi. Parking a vehicle for that long is never good. Things like wiring, starter, fuel pump, and transmission can all go bad from lack of use. In severe cases, engines do seize up from rusting internally due to lack of...
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Oil leaking
Hi there. The engine, transmission, and power steering system all use an oil type fluid and the systems are prone to leaks, especially in the case of poor maintenance. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified...
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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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Brakes stiff and loud
Hello. It sounds like you could have a couple of different problems. The brakes seem to be worn out and you have a possible problem with your brake booster. The ABS and traction light being on means that there is...
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temp gauge shot through the roof, heard rattling in engine, smoke coming from lower passenger side of engine, belts slight squeek
If your engine temperature overheated, then you have problems in the cooling system. Running it low on oil does not help an engine. If you are getting smoking and noise from the engine, then you need to have the engine...
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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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Loud noise from car while driving slow
The fact that it is speed related leads me to think it is somehow related to the tire area. Calipers are what actually apply the brakes on the car when you step on the pedal. If one of the caliper...
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Cigarette lighter plug is not working
It appears that you have multiple independent concerns going on with your Mitsubishi. One thing you can attempt to do is plug in a different device, such as a cell phone charger, into your cigarette plug and see if it...
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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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