Question about 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD

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My car smell like burn and at times i see smoke coming out from the front . what does this mean what is wrong? it doesn`t over heat.but the fan doesnt work can you please tell me what is wrong and is it serious? please help ijust want to make sure everything is ok thanks

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Its coming from the rear cam seal. There are two at the back of each block. Cheap Oring seal.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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Ok first u could have a leaking tappet cover that the oil goes on the hot pipes
with the fan u might need a new thermostat sensor ur one sounds buggerd so it cant read hot to turn the fan on

so look for any leaking oil any were

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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