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Q: Starter grinding
Hi, thanks for your question. It sounds like the starter bolts may not have been tightened properly or the starter could be faulty as a new part. I would recommend retracing your steps to make sure that the starter was...
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Jumps from drive to neutral
The most straightforward possibility here is that the transmission range sensor and the shift linkage itself are misaligned. The range sensor provides an electronic "here's the gear I am in" to the transmission controller, and other interested electronic components. The...
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Leaking coolant and coolant jug has to be filled every other day
There are more than five different coolant hoses on your Mitsubishi Montero that may be causing the coolant leak. Without being there to physically inspect the vehicle, it's hard to diagnose precisely which one is causing the leak. The fact...
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Had p0715 code replaced input speed sensor cut engine light off but in 2 mile it still threw code p0715 again
Hi. There could be a problem internally were the speed sensor is reading making it still throw the code. There also could be a problem with the wiring harness or connector going to the speed sensors. The wiring could have...
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Brakes are failing no fluid leaks at all and brake fluid resevoir still full
An internal seal failure in the master cylinder is possible and that is easily tested for by either blocking off the master cylinder ports and/or using pressure gauges to measure pressure developed within the system upon pedal application. It is...
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Q: Fuel pressure problem
This may be related to many different possibilities. I would recommend with first starting with checking the fuel pressure to be sure the pump is producing the proper fuel pressure. In addition to the fuel pump, there is also something...
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Crankshaft pulley not turning
The crankshaft damper has a broken rubber insulator and no longer turns the outside of the pulley moving the serpentine belt. The accessories are not being turned causing the loss of power steering, charging and any other accessory that is...
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Hello I have a 2001 Montero sport 3.0 that died and tries to start but won't acts like it's way out of time. Would a bad CPS cause this problem?
Hi there. A crankshaft position sensor will cause the engine to not start if the sensor has failed. The crankshaft position sensor is designed to tell the ECM (computer) when the cylinder number one is at top dead center and...
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Valve cover replacement? 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Hi there - manufacturers are using plastic for valve covers, intake manifolds, and other engine components more and more often for weight and expense savings. Unfortunately, with repeated heat cycles, some of these plastics become brittle, or warp and won't...
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Loud whining noise, thick white smoke, and than car dies.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing possible mechanical or engine management issues. If these issues began after servicing the spark plugs and wires I would recommend verifying that the plugs are not...
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When it rains heavy, my car sputters and I have to play with the. gas petal then it wants to take off 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Hello - given your symptoms and mileage, the throttle position sensor is a likely candidate for this behavior. Check for problem codes first to verify the diagnostic code(s) engine management will provide automatically. Most auto parts stores will do this...
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I have a p0300 code changed all but the cat could that cause the code at all I fixed egr and spark plugs already and the cat smoke
The catalytic converter may certainly cause the P0300 random misfire code to show up due to the inability for the exhaust to properly breathe, which can cause un-burnt exhaust gases to reignite inside the catalytic converter. A clogged or failing...
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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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Where is the map sensor on a 2001 Montero Sport
Hello - the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor is located on top of the intake manifold, in the middle. This will be between the valve cover and the firewall that separates the engine compartment from the passenger compartment. It's a...
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my 2004 mitsubishi montero sport cranks but wont start and is leaking coolant
Have the cooling system pressure tested to see where the coolant is leaking out? If timing belt was broken or installed wrong you may have bent the valves in the engine and should do a compression test to see if...
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Bluish white smoke during smog, did not pass. Does stop smoke fix the problem?
Hi there. In most cases, bluish white smoke is caused by damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder head valve guides and is referred to as oil blow back. I am not a believer in "stop smoke" products, as they typically...
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My car is in park and is at 1000 rpms.. Why?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a couple of different issues. The idle problem may be a result of a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it...
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Hello, I just got a 2001 Montaro Sport and I went to get in tonight and it started squealing. What cold it be?
The noise could be the serpentine belt slipping due to age or the tensioner not holding the belt tight on the pulleys. Also an idler pulley could have a failed bearing causing the noise. Try removing the serpentine belt and...
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When I try to start my truck, the lights work but no crank.
First, we need to make sure the signal wire to the starter is properly connected and the power cables are attached properly. I have seen many situations where the signal wire is loose or the connector is broken and the...
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Coolant leaks while car is off, not overheating, new radiator!
It sounds like you may have a faulty water control valve, which may be prohibiting the flow of coolant properly through the heater core from the motor. Generally, when this happens you may notice the heater may not work or...

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