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#855 of 935 Where the heck is it? (windshield washer fluid tank)
Oct 30, 2007 (11:02 am)
I am trying to help my mother with her 2002 montero sport and one thing is driving me particularly nuts. I can't find where her windshield washer fluid tank is so I can refill it. Anyone know where I can find it?
Thanks a bunch!
Disgruntled in SC
#856 of 935 Re: Montero sport horn problem 2001 [lucasca]
Nov 02, 2007 (5:05 pm)
Our 2001 did the same thing about 2 mos ago, waking the whole neighborhood a 2 am. We took it the dealer who told us it would be $200 just to look at it. And to repair it could be upwards in $1000 because it's located w/ the airbag, in column. So unfortunetly our fuse is still removed, not safe, but it seems awfully expensive to us for the fix. Have you had any luch with yours?
#857 of 935 Re: 2000 montero sport alternator problem [dcapozzola]
Dec 07, 2007 (3:11 pm)
I have a '97 Montero Sport. My alternator went out yesterday but I didn't realize it was the alternator. The first indication was very dim lights and the voltmeter was reading 10-11 volts. I first had the 7 year old battery tested at Advance Auto and the tester indicated that it was a bad battery so I replaced it. I then put it in and immediated the voltmeter jumped to 14 volts, needless to say I was happy. However, this morning the voltmeter was again at 11 volts, sometimes lower. The owner's manual says it should be between 12-16. So I took the alternator off and noticed that it was covered with lots of oil. I took it in to have it re-built and the electrical guy told me that there was lots of oil in it and that was what caused it to fail. So, I called my brother-in-law who is a mechanic and he told me that he often sees Mitsubishi's with leaking crankshaft front seals. He also said that with foreign autos that develop oil leaks, the alternator is usually affected because foreign makes locate their alternators under the engine but on domestic vehicles the alternators are located on the top of the engine. Anyway, once that seal begins to leak, it starts to splash that oil around and the alternator is directly in its path. He guesses that an independent shop will charge anywhere from $275-$500 to have the seal replaced. I thought about doing it but I don't have the tool to pull the harmonic balancer out. Will let you know what happens on Monday...
#858 of 935 Montero 2001 LTD Horn blowing on it's own
Dec 17, 2007 (9:08 am)
This morning at 7 AM I was awaken by sound of horn blowing on it's own in my 2001 Montero Limited. The engine was off, car was locked, and alarm was on. I had to disconnect the battery until I figure out the problem. Couple of hours later I tried to reconnect the battery, but as soon as did the horn turned on. For now I have pulled out a relay that is turning on the horn just so I can drive. I have a factory service manual for this car, and it's either a relay that gets stuck in "on" position, or the switch that that is closed when you press on the steering wheel airbag cover. To solve the first would cost less then $20. To solve the second might cost as much as new airbag (over $1000).
As soon as I solve it, I will post again with description and a solution for this problem.
#859 of 935 Re: Montero 2001 LTD Horn blowing on it's own [jackbrown88]
Dec 18, 2007 (1:48 pm)
My horn went off when my wife plugged in the cell phone charger to the middle console power point. Hit the horn on the steering wheel and it went off. Tried it again and same thing happened. Found under the dash, three more fuses that are separate from the fuse box. Replaced the blown fuse for the power point and all is well. You have to remove the lower part of the dash to get to the fuse. Remove four screws. The far right fuse is the horn one, I think, and is the easy to get to. The other two on the left are harder to change. Tighter area. To open fuse container, just lift the tab from the top down. The other two fuses on the left open from the bottom up, if I recall correctly. See owners manual for these three fuses location.
#861 of 935 Re: Montero 2001 LTD Horn blowing on it's own [jackbrown88]
Jan 17, 2008 (9:17 am)
My 2001 Montero Sport just started doing the same thing with the horn. It seems to only do it when it is cold outside. It will continue to blow until I tap on the horn on the steering wheel. For now, I have removed the horn fuse.
I want to replace the horn relay, but I can't seem to find where it is located. Can anyone help me with this?
I called the local Mitsubishi dealer, and he said it is under the hood with the rest of the relays, next to the battery. I looked there, but I don't see it. Please help!
#862 of 935 Re: Where the heck is it? (windshield washer fluid tank) [charblu]
Jan 18, 2008 (6:27 am)
On my 2001 Montero Sport, the fill port is located at the very front of the engine compartment, just above the radiator.
#863 of 935 Re: 2000 montero sport alternator problem [clarence28713]
Jan 28, 2008 (7:50 pm)
In May '07 I replaced the valve cover seals on my 99 montero sport. In oct/nov I noticed the burning oil smell had returned (you can smell it burning off the manifold). I took it back to the mechanic in Jan '08. He said they missed a leaky camshaft plug o-ring. It was about $400, and he didn't charge me the 2nd time in. Seems to have worked for now. He said there is another plug that if it leaks you have to drop the engine and that I should "consider my options" (a.k.a. think about getting rid of it). Prior to having the seals replaced I noticed the starter acting up. I thought it was just oil leaking onto it and it seemed to be cured once the seals were fixed. Now, it won't start at all. I turn the key and get one click. Had the alt tested - it's bad. I don't recall the alt being covered in oil, and the mechanic just washed the engine. I thought it was just the manifold and below that had oil on it. There's still a bunch of oil on the starter, but it works fine (although I had to jump it today to test the alt.) YOU NEED TO GET THAT LEAK FIXED - IT COULD CAUSE AN ENGINE FIRE! And, apparently, the oil jacks up everything in it's path.
#864 of 935 Re: 2000 montero sport alternator problem [sundevildoug]
Mar 04, 2008 (1:44 pm)
Near the fire wall on the 2 heads of the engine is the cap with the o-ring in it. I think it is a couple of 13 mm head bolts holding them on. 2 dollar o-ring. The one on the passenger side is easy to get to. The other one on the driver side is a little harder to get to. I would suspect your boy changed the easy one. A 5 minute job hence the no charge. It sounds like the other is a starter problem. I would invest in a good book or go to the library and look at one of theirs. Buy some tools and a floor jack. You can do this. Or get you a friend that knows how to work on cars. Your tech is taking you for a ride. Only an opinion.