Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Montero
I bought my 2002 Montero Sport new in 2003. It only has 40,000 miles on it because all I use it for is taking the kids back and forth to school a few miles away, grocery shopping etc. Beginning two years ago, one of the lifters started ticking. I took it to the mechanic several times for it to be checked and he just said it was a noisy lifter and to keep the oil changes up. I don't think he wanted to fool with me and just brushed me off. A few months went by and the ticking continued. I sent it in to the mechanic to have a total tune up done and oil change. He said he put an additive in the oil to help quieten the ticking and personally, I couldn't hear a difference. Within the last few weeks, the oil light started coming on when I came to a stop. The oil light doesn't come on until the engine has warmed up. Then it only comes on when I come to a complete stop. So, I proceeded to do another oil change to see if maybe that would solve the oil light problem. It didn't. I've just replaced the oil switch on it and took it for a drive, same thing. Once it warmed up and I came to a complete stop, the oil light starts flickering and will stay on until I tap on the accelerator to start off again, then it goes off. Next, I'm looking at replacing the oil pump in hopes that this might be the problem.
Yes, I am a woman, but I'm not totally blonde when it comes to engines lol. My question is, will spending $300+ on an oil pump, that I will have to put in myself solve my problem...or does this sound like something more involved than I am willing to fix myself?
Second, does anyone have a diagram of where the oil pump on a 2002 Montero Sport is located?
Thanks a bunch,
Clean and or replace the terminal and sender for the oil pressure. they corrode pretty badly
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Try a cup of tranny fluid, Dextron, or whatever, in the crankcase. Or there are lots of lifter products at your local part store. I would certainly try that first. I assume your oil has been changed recently, and the level is good. You don't have to pull the heads, but you do have to remove the intake, and valve covers.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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