Top 20 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Questions & Answers

The gauge on the dash is not accurate at all, you can get a obd live data monitor or you can test the coolant with the engine running and use a reliable thermometer, ( you take the cap off the radiator and run the engine till it gets hot. You also need to check and see if the thermostat is stuck closed.

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Back in the old day,s you could take the battery cable off with the vehicle running - 60's . begining in the 70's they started using transistors in the vehicle electronics . A voltage spike could short out a PCM - engine computer etc.... If you want to test a alternator take it to a qualified repair shop or take it off the vehicle an have a parts store bench test it .

Did you test for B+ voltage at the connections on the alternator ? Without B+ at the right connections it won't charge .

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Yes,remove heater hoses from heater core there on the fire wall. Purchase a hose connector,5/8 or 3/4 from a parts store,of course if the heater hoses are different in size you will need to purchase a heater hose connector with 5/8 on one end and 3/4 on the other end and remember to purchase two hose clamps.

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Lol absolutely. It will knock if bad on any car. Need to replace it and the timing belt/chain asap. If not you will kill the engine.

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My best advice to you is to buy a repair-service manual specific to your vehicle and follow the tear-down and rebuild procedures. You can buy hard cover books online or download them too.

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DORMAN Part # 610452 {#6104521, MU159003} M12-1.50 Serrated Wheel Stud; 14mm Knurl; 43.8mm Length. Any parts store should have this.

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pull the floor mat back from under the ac box and you will see the hose from the box ,through the floor out to near the engine /transmission the hose normally blocks up at the point where it goes onto the box.

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No idea why fixya keeps sending me questions about a 2002 Montero (Pajero). I have never owned one. I did own a 2005 Pajero diesel turbo but sold that in 2014 and now own a 2014 Triton.
Sorry I cant answer your question.

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Could be several issues:

1. The radiator is blocked internally or externally with road and insect debris.
2. The radiator fan may not be working. There's a control sensor on the bottom of the radiator that controls a relay that drives the fan. Fan motors can seize. Can you easily rotate the fan?
3. MIGHT be a head gasket on the way out. Have your garage do a compression and leak down test.

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you need ti fix the missfire on the engine posible coils or plugs

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On a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero LTD, the a/c charging port is between the battery and the windshield. It is the port that has a cap labeled with an "L" (Low Side).

When the a/c is on, "L" (Low Side) gets cold while the "H" (High Side) gets hot.

Make sure you use the Low Side (cold) for adding Freon.

(note: over the counter freon kits should not fit the High Side port anyways) 6d9ed8b1-112d-471e-93a4-44bee9a08459.jpg


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Sorry, no idea. I've never owned a 2002 Montero.
Regards Ken.

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the most likely problem here is a faulty master cylinder . There is no residual pressure in the disc brakes lines but if you have rear drum brakes there is residual pressure here counteracted by the return springs holding the shoes in the cylinders.. Which ever you have with the pedal going to the floor but being able to be pumped up is an indication of air still in the lines or leaking piston rubbers in the master cylinder
Accumulator in a brake system (money from suckers) and $3500 to have it fixed (money from suckers). Find yourself an accredited brake and clutch shop and get a second opinion and check the results with a second quote Then you may be on the right track . I would recommend that you have another go at bleeding the system starting at the longest line first and ending at the shortest using the help of a friend . I would not be surprised that after getting some air out that the brakes suddenly work properly.

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What engine?

Are you sure you have the timing marks correct?

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The pulley will have a constant screech or whine. The tension on your belt could be loose or it could be freezing causing smoking of the belt

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I'm not sure but, you may need to check your PCV valve also.

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Spark plugs look like this:


They are screwed into the engine head, and each has a wire (approx. 7-8mm or .25in) attached to the top of it. A dedicated spark plug wrench or socket is needed for removal of the plug after the wire has been disconnected from it.

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Should be a label on top of radiator...probably 134A.

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Hi, the code is for the heated oxygen sensor. See attached image. Hope this helps.

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