1996 Mitsubishi Montero Sport - Page 6 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Check the fuel pressure and compression and O2 sensors

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Aug 17, 2014 | 110 views

Here's a link to the issues associated with a P0174 code:

There's a bit of a punch list of stuff that could be causing this code. If you have never changed the O2 sensors on this car that is where I would start; replace all of them. Get OEM exact replacements versus "universal" fit O2 sensors.
The Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) may be dirty. There is specially formulated cleaner for removing any built up mung on the sensor.
The PCV system can be checked for proper flow. Replace the PCV and/or clean the system if there is no valve.
Bring the car in and have the injectors professionally cleaned.

You're probably in the neighborhood of 165-170K. If you've never done any preventive or regular maintenance then there could be a lot of issues with your car. The P0174 is a lean condition. It could be bogus inputs to the engine management computer (via bad O2 sensors and/or a dirty or bogus MAF sensor). It could be really dirty injectors because they've never been cleaned and if you've been filling up with non-top tier fuel (because you're saving 2 cents a gallon) then it's a sure bet the injectors are dirty. Running lean comes from air leaks into the manifold post MAF sensor. This could be from rotted vacuum hoses or cracked/broken vacuum fittings. There's just too many possibilities to be able to nail it down for sure. Use the link and the info there to start your trouble shooting.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014 | 155 views

new air filter all the air lines cleaned fuel filter changed, timing belt changed ( kit including pump) intake cleaned out, spark plugs and leads depending on year if has leads fitted. oil changed (filter as well, some people for get this ) ecu flushed ( removes setting for days gone by, people thing that the ecu just runs the engine it also save setting that the engine was running best at to the preprogrammed settings ie computer).

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Apr 12, 2014 | 86 views

ticking noise is the lifters I am thinking without hearing it but I would try some stp oil treatment add it to your oil the other services you talked about like flushing out the radiator my cause you to start losing water or burning it the trans fluid change wouldn't hurt

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Apr 05, 2014 | 80 views

Check the Battery leads Make sure you have got good clean earths.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 26, 2014 | 15 views

check your overdrive switch it might be on

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 23, 2014 | 110 views

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Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 19, 2014 | 202 views

Make sure it is not a door switch. They may seem alright but are known to fail. I'm having issue with mine and found that it was a switch.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 18, 2014 | 193 views

Check for loose belt, slipping balancer, or wrong size alternator pulley(too big diameter)

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 18, 2014 | 32 views

You won't get through inspection. Just had this issue with mine. The throttle body and intake need to be cleaned out. these trucks are awesome but are known for bad build up in these areas. hope this helps.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 16, 2014 | 58 views

If you look up the fuse lacations or wiring diagrams it should give you an idea on the location if not a definate location. they are usually located by the fuse panels. They also usually look like a plastic pill shaped bubble with a wire running through it. hope this helps.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 16, 2014 | 216 views

Autozone and EBAY (and many others) sell 12volt Electrical Fuel Pumps and you can do exactly what you are talking about BUT.....


Make sure you use a Toggle Switch to power up the Fuel Pump or the Power Source is from a KEY ON component. Running Line to the system is not difficult but where are you going to have the EVAP system return the un-used fuel?

You are not making the best decision but be careful in whatever you do.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 01, 2014 | 75 views

Anything to make it work ,say the original pump with a fexable pipe with the pump stuck on the end or better still a inline pump mounted under the bonnet and can off fuel in the back

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Mar 01, 2014 | 57 views

check the shift linkage . if shifter won't move the linkage is jammed if it moves freely its broken

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Feb 26, 2014 | 114 views

Hi Sc, The job is labour intensive and may solve the problem. I wonder if the fluid in the tranny has ever been replaced? It's meant to be replaced at least once a year. If it smells burned have it replaced. Ask your shop to check the gearbox and engine mountings and in the event of your vehicle having rear wheel drive, the universal joints on the prop shaft. Regards John

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Feb 23, 2014 | 349 views

you may be running lean or through a rod and the the knock sensor is retarding the timing so much the engine will not run. check fuel pressure. or you have a huge vac leak. look for p0300 code ( random multib

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014 | 78 views

You can connect the ground wire to any part of the chassis.

As for the orange/illumination wire... depends on the year of your truck and the make/model of the new radio. Re-check the installation instructions - it should tell you where to connect it.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Feb 10, 2014 | 79 views

Doesn't mean anything. Its possible the alternator is not charging the battery, but anytime you run the engine with the battery disconnected, you run the risk of cooking the alternator and the engine computer.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Feb 03, 2014 | 28 views

firstly does the starter motor kick in , it could be that there are teeth missing on the ring gear in the gearbox , try putting the car in gear try 5th gear rock the car backwards and forwards and try start it again if the ring gear has a few teeth missing it should start after you have done this I hope this helps

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Jan 31, 2014 | 317 views

No take it to the dealer.

Mitsubishi... | Answered on Jan 23, 2014 | 405 views

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