Question about 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1 Answer

97 Montero Sport charging voltage is high

I asked this on the forum, and answered your question there, but I am not sure if I should send the answer direct to you also. I measured the voltage at the battery with a multimeter at fast idle at 15.5 v., and with engine off it became 13 v., diminishing.

I suspect the voltage regulator. Must I replace the alternator? Should I hammer on the alternator to try to fix possible corroded ground? Any advice would be appreciated

Posted by on

  • leojbourne Dec 29, 2008

    Took the car to the Mitsubishi dealer with the intention of having the battery and alternator tested. Then, if the alternator was bad, I would take the old one to Autozone, get a replacement under warranty, and bring the new one back for installation in the vehicle. So that's what happened. The dealer charged me $174.63 for the labor. I felt that was a high price (I should have gotten an estimate in advance -- my fault), but figure that the Almighty will reward the righteous and punish the wicked in terms of any overcharge, so to speak. The amount of time it would take a mechanic to test and swap out an alternator is well known. I appreciate the help and advice from folks on this web site.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Of course you want to check & clean connections if possible, any yes I have been able to get a little more life on occasion from a thump with the wooden handle part of a hammer,like the **** end, but not too carried away with it. Slim chance but what the heck.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

It sounds like the internal regulator is faulty. If you are charging your battery with 15.5 volts, the battery will gas extensively and suffer from overheating. The normal charge rate for a normal flooded battery is 14.2 volts. A vehicle designed to have a calcium battery will have a slightly higher charging voltage but not 15.5V. The regulator is generally in the back of the alternator (depending on make and model) and can be replaced particularly if you you remove it from the engine. Smacking it with a hammer will not mend it.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • Almed68 Feb 04, 2012

    I have similar symptom on my 1997 Montero SR. My question what other symptoms will result in a bad regulator. I'm currently experiencing I cannot operate my window, sunroof, 12v outlet, and sunroof. Also my truck will not shift from drive is the regulator linked to any shifting component on the transmission? Any help is apprciated.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2001 montero sport xls sport horn on my alarm how do i stop it i pulled the fuse but it is still goint


You need to determine if it's the horn or the alarm. My Montero (not Sport) had 3 horns. All 3 of which go off w/ the Alarm, but only one is connected to the horn on the steering wheel. I could not make mine go off w/o pulling the relay under the hood.

My spring was bad in the steering wheel. I was able to bypass the wire using instructions that I actually found on a Mitsubishi Forum. Link below:

http://mitsubishiforum.com/forum/mitsubishi-montero-montero-sport-14/horn-wouldnt-stop-2003-montero-limited-how-i-fixed-37779/

or

http://www.pajero.guru/how-to-fix-pajero-stuck-horn-problem-step-by-step-guide/

Sep 19, 2016 | 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Montero sport that is in 3rd gear. never shifts to any other gear. it does have reverse. the D light does not light up but the rest do.


no idea to be honest ,need a specialist with the right software .my answer would be to fit a manual gearbox if permitted under local laws increasing the vehicles value

Oct 06, 2015 | 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

2 Answers

Key wont unlock doors 1998 montero sport


[PDF]1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Manual PDF

mepindo.market/...web/1998-mitsubishi-montero-sport-manual.pdf
Get free access to PDF Ebook 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Manual at our ... If you are looking for Linear Functions At The Tank Answer Key, our library is free ...

Aug 11, 2015 | 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1 Answer

Picture of low side port to charge air conditioner for a mitsubishi montero sport 4wd


Google it

FixYa is a social web site- have no info
other than what people look up for you

Everyone's at home ask or answer

Jul 06, 2014 | 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD

1 Answer

What type of transmission fluid do i need for a 1998 mitsubitshi montero sport v6?


Hi there:On 1998 Mitsubishi Truck Montero Sport 4WD 3.0L MFI 6cyl check this Transmission Fluid Type/Capacity information:
Application: With automatic transmission

AW30-40LE transService change only - 2.3 quarts. Total refill - 10.4 quarts.



Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Jun 28, 2012 | 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1 Answer

Yesterday tthe car stalled and it scared me what could cause a sport utility Montero Mitsibitshi to stall


The fuel filter is most likely the problem. If/when the fuel runs low it start sucking sediment out of the gas tank. That sediment gets piled up into your filter so much that the fuel can no longer flow at a constant rate fast enough to fuel the engine. This can happen instantly with no warning. Thanks for asking!
And don't forget! It's at your discretion to leave a rating for my answer.

Jun 29, 2010 | 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1 Answer

Yesterday i asked what parts i would need to complete a 100k tuneup on a 2000 montero sport. the answer i received directed me to a website which required a logon and password. Can anybody just give me the...


You can get your complete schedule here at the mitsubishi website: http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/owners/regular.do which includes all of the parts and when they should be replaced. If you have not followed the schedule, you will need to replace the following:
-oil and filter
-air cleaner
-spark plugs
-ignition wires

That is for a basic tune-up. Refer to the link above, with a pdf link included on that page for a download of a recommended service schedule.

If this was helpful to you, please rate my answer. Thanks, Rolanddirty

Jan 07, 2010 | 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1 Answer

I need to understand how to replace my windshield wiper motor in my 1996 montero ls, 3.5


in teh first place, it was a 1996 montero sr. and no, I don't want to pay for it. And no, I don't want to provide an answer that you will charge someone else for. I'll go find another forum.

Dec 14, 2009 | 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

2 Answers

Charging voltage is high -- 1997 Montero Sport


well, the standart rating for the alternator charging is13 t014.5. any number over that number is cal"over charge" and can damage your batterie or other electronics components

Dec 21, 2008 | 1997 Mitsubishi Montero

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Logo

553 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mitsubishi Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61292 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Mitsubishi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...