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#1561 of 2830 Another Bad Montero LTD Computer
Feb 25, 2002 (6:59 pm)
Well, I took my 2001 Montero LTD into Roseville Mitsubishi to have the power steering tank replaced (TSB) and to have the trip computer looked at again!!. I still have a problem with the "miles to empty" not resetting after I fill the tank. The computer has already been replaced under warranty and worked for a time, then the old problem resurfaced. I followed the procedure in the owners manual and reset the computer which again fixed the problem, but only for a very limited time. Now I have been told that the dealer is going to have to order another computer. AARGH!!!!!
I discussed the problems with the computer with Dave the Service Advisor at Roseville Mitsubishi, who confirmed that he has started seeing alot of the same problems with other 2001 Montero's. The real madding part is that Mitsubishi doesn't stock new computers (or radios) but makes the dealer send the defective unit in to be replaced by a refurbished one. This means that if your radio or computer goes out, you have to wait until the factory gets a refurbished one back from their suppliers (2 to 4 weeks). Man I'm I glad my radio hasn't gone out.
Has anyone else had to have the computer replaced more than once. I'd like to know.
Thanks and good luck to other Montero owners.
#1562 of 2830 Computer exchanges
Feb 26, 2002 (7:44 am)
Has anyone inquired who is exchanging a computer as to whether you can order the GPS unit from Europe. While there a couple of months ago I noticed this option and it fits into the same space as our computers.
#1563 of 2830 Another Bad Montero LTD Computer
Mar 04, 2002 (8:36 pm)
My tank shows whatever it did before I fill up ONLY if I leave the key in the ignition and fill up. Try it and let me know. Is the computer the LCD display. Is there another one for the engine etc..
Mar 05, 2002 (1:53 pm)
A fellow 2001 Montero/Pajero owner in Greece has posted some interesting stuff on outdoorwire:
that has started some interesting discussions including one on independent rear suspension modification.
Seems button actuated rear locker is available elsewhere in the world but not the U.S. Sure would like that rather than "hybrid" LSD.
#1565 of 2830 Computer - miles to empty
Mar 05, 2002 (5:47 pm)
I reset my miles to empty function myself with
the instructions posted on this board. When I called the dealer to cancel the order for the new one, they told me the new one had already come in. They had not taken mine out of my vehicle and I want to say that it was only a week later when I called. Unless they were not telling me the truth about the new one being in.
They were probably shocked that I fixed it myself! Anyway, they didn't tell me that they needed to send one in to get it refurbished.
Mar 05, 2002 (8:00 pm)
Glad to here it.
For anyone else, I have the 4 volume set of manuals. I would be happy to look things up like this given the time. I think a few others have the shop manuals as well. The computer reset is in there and some other interesting things.
phonos, I brought over the advertisments from Europe. They have some accessories we dont have either. I wish I could post some of the pictures, perhaps I could get my digital camera out when I get free time....which is usually never.
#1567 of 2830 #1481 of 1498 Back from the dealer... by ibrollinover4u
Mar 09, 2002 (9:55 pm)
ibrollinover4u - Did the computer reprogramming help the tranny shifting? I have also noticed occasional shifting problems with my 2001 Monte LTD., usually when still cold.
Mar 10, 2002 (9:50 am)
I have not had the oppertunity to get back to dealer yet...this will be an 1 hour job. I will post an update when completed.
#1569 of 2830 ENGINE SLUDGE BUILDUP
Mar 12, 2002 (8:23 pm)
I have a 1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR that I believe may have sludge buildup in the engine. I have tapping noise coming from my engine also. I went to a Mitsubishi dealer to speak to technician. The technician advised me to drain out my oil. Then take 3 qts. of Transmission fluid and 2 1/2 qts of non synthetic oil (mix it together). Drive my truck for a 1000 miles with the mixture in my engine. Drain out the oil/transmission fluid mixture and he guaranteed me the sound would go away. WHAT YOU THINK?
Has anyone ever heard of that technique for removing engine oil sludge? Tell me what you think?
#1570 of 2830 limited leather seats-comfort?
Mar 15, 2002 (5:41 pm)
I am strongly considering purchasing the 2002 Montero Limited with the heated leather seats.
I sat in one and was very suprised how hard the seats were. Are they a comfortable ride? My husband has a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and the heated leather seats, are softer and very comfortable. I dont want us to have "twin" suv's, that is why I am considering the Montero, plus I like the looks better. any advice or comments on the seats. thanks.