Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Alternators shorting out on 1998 to 2004 models is very common. These alternators are located below the power steering pump and it is very common for the pump to leak externally and then contaminate the alternator to the point that the electronics fail.
Before installation of your new or reman alternator, check all surrounding areas for leaks.
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Posted on Dec 03, 2015
I am having the same type problem with my 2000 Montero Sport ES. I have replaced the alternator four times and the battery twice. I Google the symptoms and find you guys describing the same type problem. Obviously, something is shorting the alternator out to the point of destruction. Is the age of the vehicle becoming a huge strain on this alternator design? If so, could there be another alternator design available that can sustain despite the age problem? Is there some sorts accompanying voltage regulator replacement that could fix this issue. Anything?
Posted on Aug 19, 2014
I posted under jonathon75. I got a higher voltage battery 140 or 160 and it has been working fine since march 21rst but this last month it seems to be getting bad again. It has been starting but slowly and especially if I leave the ac on it era drained. It hasn't left me stranded yet. And the oil leak problem is ****! It doesn't have anything to do with the problem we are having. I had the valve gaskets replaced and the issue remains. Something is pulling the voltage down. I've read maybe the voltage regulator? Funny I was looking for solutions and just and across my old comment. Wish it could be updated. This is crazy and very taxing.
Posted on Aug 17, 2012
Could be an oil leak that's causing the alternator to go out. I had my alternator replaced and had my cam bore seals replaced, but the alternator just went out only after having it for 1 month. Going to have it replaced again tomorrow. It could be that the oil was leaking on the new one before I got the oil problem fixed. Before the brake and battery light came on, my service engine soon light came on and I took it to the dealer and they told me it was my 02 sensor so I had that replaced. A week ago my service engine soon light came on again. I checked my gas cap and made sure it was tightened and the light went off after I cranked it up again. I replaced the battery after the alternator went bad the first time because the battery died after 2 weeks. I don't have any solutions to this problem but it is very frustrating. I bought this SUV brand new in 2002 and have not had any problems in 9 years, until this situation. I had the timing belt changed at my 60,000 interval, fuel injections cleaned, I even had the transmission power flush at the dealear suggestion. Car drives great always has, but I don't want to keep having to have a new alternator and battery every 1-2 months. If anyone knows the problem and a way to fix it please post.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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