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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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Cannot remove the starter. 2001 Mitsubishi montero sport. V6 3000 24 valve
It may be necessary to remove the motor mount shield, disconnect the transmission cooler lines, and front axle actuator to have room to get starter out. If you need to have this done, a technician from YourMechanic can come to...
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My car is not starting
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. You may have a defective start relay or start interrupt switch on the transmission. Have a mechanic come and diagnose the problem for you if these items check...
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light blinking wont shift right high rpm
Is the vehicle acting like the transmission is slipping? High RPMs without much power and large lack of acceleration? In this case, there may be a low transmission fluid level or the transmission assembly my be experiencing a failure. Have...
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The car has electrical issues
There can be problems with specific components or this can be caused by some general failure. The best thing to do is to have a mechanic come and test the system to see if the electrical problem is caused by...
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When the gas is pressed, the RPM increases, can't accelerate
From what you are describing with the RPMs going high and the vehicle not moving, it sounds like you have a transmission that is not shifting or is slipping. There is a technical bulletin that may stop the flare and...
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Engine makes tapping noise, exhaust blows bluish smoke
If you are burning oil and you have a noise in the engine, then you need to have the noise checked to see if it is coming from a piston. You may also have valve problems and oil getting through...
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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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Can I remove the fan clutch and put 1 or 2 fans with a thermostat to cool the engine?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The problem with using electric fans is the amount of air flow that the fans produce. It would not be an answer that could be answered without knowing exactly what the fans air flow is...
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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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Remote start will not turn off the engine.
Hi there. Keep the key in the on position, step on the brake pedal. The remote should change from remote start mode to ignition on mode. if it doesn't, open up the remote start module. Check the fuses under the...
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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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won't start
Hi there. The ground strap that you're referring to is a component attached to the fuel pump that provides an electrical ground in order for the electrical current to power the pump. In many cases, when a fuel pump is...
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I can't find the oil pressure switch.
Hi there. The oil pressure switch is located either behind the cylinder heads attached to the engine block or located on the oil filter housing. Replace the oil pressure switch and clear the codes again by either a code reader...
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will not start.
Hi There, This is likely a problem with something on your starter called a starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. As electricity is supplied to...
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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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New at this. Started car & Popped hood - couldn't see anything unusual, but heard the knocking at the front of engine. Then the ca
Hi there: If you're having difficulty starting the engine, it's most likely not related to the knocking sound. In general, knocking issues are caused by loose cylinder head hardware such as lifters, valves and retainers, low oil pressure issues or...

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