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#210 of 341 Montero 2001 Transmission problem in Cold
Jan 19, 2009 (6:31 am)
I have 2001 Mitsubishi Montero. Recently I have noticed that on very cold days, when I leave my car outside of garage (like parking lots) for more than 3 to 4 hours, engaging transmission doesn't work properly. When I put in Drive, it went couple of yards and then stopped moving. I had to switch the gear couple of time and then with a small jerk, it started moving forward. When I warm my car for 5 to 10 minutes, I don't experience the problem. Is there anything can be done or do I have to continue warming for 5 to 10 minutes in cold season. I never had to do this earlier. Any suggestion on this will be helpful. I don't want to go to dealer without knowing all the facts because it is very expensive.
#211 of 341 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport needing a Timing Belt Replaced...
Jan 25, 2009 (3:05 pm)
I am a Female that knows nothing about the maintenance of vehicles, besides oil changes. The minor upkeep has been taken care of like the three small belts, my brother put them on. The brake pads were replaced a few years back and new tires about the same time. Unfortunately, I am jobless now and have to work piddly jobs to afford things like food and toiletries. Now my Timing belt needs to be changed, and was told it is $500.00 to $600.00, I have 73,400 miles on it. Its frustrating cause no-one wants to touch it for less! Heck the whole thing is probably only worth $1500.00 if I'm lucky, so no consolation on trying to sell it or trade it in on something else straight across. And today I found out the pump for the windshield wiper fluid is not doing its job, must have went out too! Personally I wish I hadn't bought the $35,000 dollar vehicle, even though it is paid for it is NOT cheap by no means to get it worked on! I'm driving it on borrowed time, especially if the Belt gives out and crashes the whole engine! Am I worrying too much about the belt? Or am I right in being concerned?! God only knows when I can afford to pay anything close to $600.00 dollars unless I get a full time job that pays more than min wage and gives me more hours. At least the heat still works! lol! Other than what I have said needs fixing it runs really well, but from what I've read it could only get worse! None of my friends want to touch it, even though they could do everything else for alot cheaper! Sorry, I had to vent.
#212 of 341 Re: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport needing a Timing Belt Replaced... [poetry
Jan 25, 2009 (4:04 pm)
I definitely empathize with you. But if your timing belt goes out, it could lead to a bigger and more expensive plight, so you're (unfortunately) right to worry about it.
You say your friends diagnosed the problem; are they mechanics, and if friends, could they let you pay for it in installments? Alternatively, I saw a TV news segment the other day that was discussing the resurgence of bartering as a consequence of the economic climate. Perhaps there's a network like that near you that you could join to get the repair done. Just an idea. Best of luck.
#213 of 341 Re: 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport needing a Timing Belt Replaced... [poetryoflife]
Jan 25, 2009 (7:05 pm)
If it is a 4 or 6 cylinder they both are interferance engines in wich the possibility of valve to piston damage will usually occur if there is a timing belt failure. The interval to change the belt is every 60,000 miles according to my Alldata book. Your either way over due or forgot that it was changed 13,400 miles ago. Timing belts usually don't last that long past their interval. On the 4 cylinder the labor rate is 3.7 hours and on the 6 cylinder it is 5.3 hours. The 4 cylinder has another belt inside the timing cover, that drives a ballance shaft that should also be changed. I have scene different intervals for the same vehicle in the past from different sources. Check your owners manual for the proper interval, you might get lucky and it might be 90k.
#214 of 341 Re: STALLING [faciane]
Feb 15, 2009 (12:22 pm)
i have a 2001 montero sport LS ,when i come to a stop,or when i slow down
it dies out on me,
can someone tell me the problem with it ,an how to fix it myself
Just copied your posting because my problem is identical. Did you ever correct the problem? Had it checked out on 2/12/09 & they replaced a small tube that's a vacuum line. Car was fine for 2 days until I took it for a long drive. Same problem is still there
i also have to hold the breaks down,an give it a little gas to keep it run'ing
#215 of 341 Re: STALLING [penguin87]
Feb 15, 2009 (4:41 pm)
I tend to believe that you have a problem with your "idle control valve". Ask the mechanic to test this part.
Also, you may want to consider adding some additives on the gas tank, possible your fuel filter may be due for a change.
#216 of 341 Re: STALLING [ocmontero]
Feb 15, 2009 (7:03 pm)
Thanks for the info. I'll be checking into this. TK
#217 of 341 Re: STALLING [penguin87]
Feb 16, 2009 (10:01 am)
Also consider having your alternator checked.
#218 of 341 Re: I HAVE A HUGE QUESTIONN? What is this burning smell from my car? [dmutt]
Feb 28, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Is a cam leak a consistent problem with this vehicle? I'm considering buying an '01 XLS 4WD and any "preventative" advice would be most appreciated!
#219 of 341 Oil Leak Help/Replace Engine?
Mar 23, 2009 (5:43 am)
The oil leak all out from my Montero. Along with the oil leak came a knocking noise. Took it to a mechanic who informed me that I need a new engine. He mentioned nothing about the oil leak. Then he told me that I might not need to change the whole engine, just to change the engine block. He still didn't mention anything about the oil leak. He also mentioned that it seemed like something broke inside the engine, because the dip stick is loose.