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#316 of 341 shacking at low speeds.
May 20, 2012 (6:45 pm)
I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XS. 3.5 V6. I just bought it in Feb with 107K miles on it. I hope it was a smart move, my aunt has one with over 250K miles and haven't had any major problems and everyone i talk to that has one loves it. But between 25-45 mph i get a shaking sensation and noise like im running over the wake up strips on the side of the interstate. It shakes so bad that i have had to have the wheel balanced twice in two weeks. Its like it looses power and hesitates like it wanna cut off but doesn't. Ive been told a number of things i could have fixed but im on a fixed income and cant afford to fork out thousands of dollars to fix this and that to try to get the problem resolved. I was wondering if anyone out there has had this problem and got it fixed or if anyone can maybe give me a possible sure fix. Thanks!!
#317 of 341 Re: shacking at low speeds. [kjmorrison]
May 21, 2012 (1:28 am)
When I've had this problem before it's been either a bad tire or a bad bearing. Look at both side walls of the tires--are there wires or radial cords starting to appear? To check for the bearing, jack the car up and see if you can wiggle the tires side to side. If there is any lateral play, the bearing is bad. If you spin the tires by hand, you should be able to hear the bad bearing, too.
#318 of 341 Re: shacking at low speeds. [kjmorrison]
May 22, 2012 (2:40 pm)
I have a 2000 Montero Sport. I had the same issues a few years after I bought it. Everything I looked up online said torque converter. I figured that was pretty expensive so I took it to one of my friends that is a mechanic. This has been about 5 o 6 years ago. He flushed the transmission, put whatever the treatment is you use for transmissions. He drove a few miles, flushed and treated again. Drove a few miles again, then repeated that again, but this time he just left it in there without the flush. He said it would take a few weeks of driving if that was going to work. Well in about a week the problems stopped. I have not had any issues with that since. It cost about $250 I think, I know for sure it was less than $300. I have the paper around somewhere that listed all he done. I will see if i can find it in the next few days. I hope this helps! Oh and the only problems i have ever had with my montero was that. I had to change starter about 4months ago. I bought it with 41000 miles on it, now i have 200,000.....still going strong! i love mine.
#319 of 341 Re: shacking at low speeds. [smileeface2004]
May 23, 2012 (6:50 am)
Yeah, I love mine also and hope that I can get these issues fixed because I really would like to keep it. Thanks for the information, I will definately check into that.
#320 of 341 Re: shacking at low speeds. [ruddneck]
May 23, 2012 (12:08 pm)
Thanks for the info. I believe it has something to do with the wheel and tire. It keeps shaking my weight off the wheel.
#321 of 341 2002 mitsubishi montero sport 3.0
May 31, 2012 (2:25 pm)
my engine just started to get hot to a point were I had to pull over and stop, turn off my engine due to pinging as it started to dye out to let it cool down and it started to smoke as well by the front end of the motor, close by the water pump?, and my battery won`t start the engine with out a jump just to begain to over heat agian in about 5 minutes, now it is hard to start again, can you help!!??
#322 of 341 AC turns off when fan is on setting 4
Jun 05, 2012 (9:07 pm)
I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero. I have a weird issue. I turn the AC on and the compressor works in fan setting 1,2, and 3 but the fan won't blow. I know the compressor is on because you can feel cold air coming through the vent...but the fan just won't blow. As soon as I turn the fan to setting 4 it starts blowing but the compressor turns off. So to cool the car I have to be on fan setting 1,2, or 3, let the compressor charge then turn it to fan setting 4 to blow the charged air which only lasts for a few minutes since in setting 4 the compressor turns off.
#323 of 341 My 4x4 indicator shows one light on.
Jun 05, 2012 (9:10 pm)
My 4x4 indicator shows the bottom left light on. The 4x4 is not on but this light started staying on all the time. Do these lights indicate problems?
#325 of 341 2000 Mitsubishi Montero AC compressor turns off when fan is set to 4.
Jun 07, 2012 (6:15 pm)
2000 Mitsubishi Montero AC compressor turns off when fan is set to 4.
I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero with a strange problem. The AC compressor works when the cabin fan is set to 1,2 or 3 but the fan won't work. I can tell the compressor is on because cold air seeps out. When I turn the fan to setting 4 it starts blowing but the compressor turns off. Click the fan back to setting 1,2, or 3 and the fan turns off but the compressor turns back on. Any clue what could be happening?