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#826 of 935 Re: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4x4 [krcars]
Jan 05, 2007 (10:37 am)
Hi, you may have already purchased a vehicle by now but here are my thoughts. We have had our 2000 sport since 2001 and have over 115K on it now. It has been extremely reliable so far as we have not had to replace or repair any major components to date. On the flip side I have found that common maintenance items such as spark plugs and even lights are expensive to replace as they our hard to get to. That said I would buy one again.
#827 of 935 Re: '01 MONTERO SPORT - RADIO [sexyvy]
Jan 25, 2007 (6:51 am)
I know this is an old message, however, I purchased a 1999 Montero Sport Limited with 120K miles on it. I had it servicd Plugs only, to a tune of $500 bucks, two weeks later the belts started squealing loudly, I took it back to my mechanic, which I should have done in the first plac e and had all the drive belts, timing belt and water pump replaced, the new pump was $180. Anyway, the total cost of labor & parts was $684.72. I think this was a fair price considering I had initially tried to replace the belts myself and as usual, got frustrated. It was woth every penny to me.
I then picked up my sport and noticed that the radio did not work, had to have the code, I done as the above poster did, somewhat, I pulled the cup holders out half way, gently pried the plate up from the radio, using a flashlight, the serial numbers were revealed, Yeehaa! What was better was the service manager at the Mitsubishi dealer in Jackson, Ms gave me the code after giving him the serial #, where the guy in Meridian Ms, more or less said if I would bring it in that they could do it for $80.
Anyway, I now have my sound, fully serviced ride and ready to go.
Feb 14, 2007 (8:51 am)
I found a pristine '03 XLS AWD with 47,000 miles for $12K and it drives like a dream. I was hoping to get some feedback on the '03 model. Any info is greatly appreciated.
#830 of 935 Mont Sport 4x4 light
Feb 27, 2007 (6:50 am)
Hello ... my 2000 Montero Sport has the 4x4 indictaor light flashing all of a sudden. Their is a loud whining noise which is followed by a pop .... has anyone experienced this before? The anti lock brake light also appears now, not sure if its related. Thanks
Mar 03, 2007 (6:02 pm)
I have recently had problems with my alarm system on my 98 Montero. I left it parked in my driveway while I was at work. When I returned home I was informed that the alarm was going off for two hours sraight for no apparent reason. Does anyone know why this would happen? Also, we have pulled the fuse to the alarm and now it wont start. Any feedback would be great. Thank you.
#832 of 935 Re: '01 MONTERO SPORT - RADIO [sexyvy]
Mar 16, 2007 (11:06 pm)
Like everyone else said, if you get the right people and give them the serial and VIN from vehicle, they will give you the code....othersise a Mitsu dealership average cost is $45 to $80. However, I would just throw away the infinity system and get yourself something new. The factory deck is only compatible to the infinity CD changers.
Mar 16, 2007 (11:12 pm)
I have a 99 and had the same problem with mine. This is what worked for me......Roll down the window, lock and close all the doors, leave your keys in the ignition and disconnect the battery for 10 minutes, reconnect your battery, your alarm shouldn't be going off anymore, but if you open or unlock the door it should.....start your car by putting your arm through the window and start it, now unlock you car and shut it off..........I know this sounds funny, but this is what I had to do when I was stranded at a restraunt 20 miles from town and the car wouldn't let me start it because of the alarm system.
#834 of 935 2000 montero sport alternator problem
Mar 20, 2007 (10:34 am)
My 2000 mitsubishi montero sport XLS has been having troubles for about 2 months now. The brake and battery lights came on randomly since ive owned the car( June 2005), only when i would rev my engine too hard or brake too fast. The lights would then go away after a would rev it again or brake again usually. But in Jan 2007, the brake and battery light came on and stayed on for 2 days until my car died. Took my car to Firestone to have them put a new alternator in because mine had gone out. Then a day later my car kept stalling so i took it to a place near my house. they charged me 80 dollars to tell me that Firestone had not reconnected the alternator back properly. so after they fixed that my car worked for about 2 weeks and then it started driving funny and stalling out when i would stop at lights. took it back to firestone and they said it may have been a bad alternator and they replaced it under their warranty. My car ran fine for about 2 weeks again and then the brake and battery light started to come on again and my lights werent bright anymore and the radio wouldnt come on. Went back to firestone and they would not replace the alternator again until i got my car checked out by an electrician because firestone felt that it coudnt have been another bad alternator, that it had to be an electrical short causing the alernator to short out.
SO i took it to an electrician and he told me that my original alternator had caused a short in a wire that ran from the ignition to the alternator and that everytime a new alternator was put on, the short in that wire was frying the alternator. So he charged me 225 to find and fix the short. Firestone put a new alternator in under warranty and my car drove for about 2 weeks. Now my car is back at the electrician and he has tried to give me two reasons why it still isnt fixed:
1) my battery(even though it checks out perfectly fine at both places it was checked at) has a loose connection in it and might be causing the alternator to go bad everytime.
2)but then they sent my alternator to a "specialist" and apparently he thinks the problem is that there is an oil leak in my motor and oil is getting into my alternator causing the problem. Yet four alternators have been pulled off my car and only this last one has anyone said anything about oil being it it. I would think that the people at firestone would have noticed when they pulled off the others that there was oil in them. plus i have no oil dripping from my car, so i dont see how this could be the problem.
If anyone has had the similar problem or has any idea what might be causing this problem please let me know because i am about to have to buy another new alternator because firestone wont warranty it anymore and probably have them fix something they say is the problem again only for it to break in 2 weeks anyways. Ive spent close to 1000 already and have got no solutions. Please help me.
#835 of 935 Re: 2000 montero sport alternator problem [pulpfiction21]
Mar 20, 2007 (7:58 pm)
2000 must have been a bad yr for motero's . I had a similar problem with mines stalling and so on however mines started with a major oil leak which I knew was the transmission but they said it was something else anyways the car stalled and then completely died so I thought it was the altenator as well because when I tried to jump it nothing happend the lights were dim ect.. So when I took it to the shop to find fix the leak for the 2nd time they said it was the battery not the altenator and it did look pretty bad with acid rust plus it was no bar holding it in place then after it came back the battery was fine no stalling however the leak came back. Come to find out it needed a new transmission which had completely gone out at which time all the lights came on now its been in the shop for 2 weeks waiting on the transmission they ordered. I think your issue comes from another 1 or 2 things 1. The oil leak theory even if you don't see it or 2. There was a safety recall sometime back on the brakes you may want to look into those things.