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#171 of 207 Mitsubishi Montero works on wet days... odd.
May 04, 2010 (4:38 am)
I have the same problem with my 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport that many others have posted about. Shifts hard from reverse to first, then shortly after shifts into 3rd (safety mode) neutral light flashes and won't shift to any other gears until it has been shut off and restarted. Here's the odd part, on rainy days, after driving on wet roads for about 10 minutes, I can shut it down and restart it and it will work perfectly until the roads and weather dries up. I have replaced 2 sensors on the transmission so far... and refused to pay the idiots at the local Mitsubishi dealership more because they wanted to "crack open the transmission to check the wiring." The wet weather thing proves that the issue is electrical in nature... but it won't pass inspection now because driving in 3rd gear all of the time is causing codes to trip saying I need a new catalytic converter. HELP PLEASE!
#172 of 207 Timing Belt Questions: 2004 Montero Sport
Jun 08, 2010 (3:59 pm)
Evening..... I have a 2004 Montero Sport with 145,000 miles. Had the Dealer replace the Timing Belt 58,000 and I have a few questions:
1) Is it time to replace the Timing Belt, is this imperative???
2) When replacing the Timing Belt, is it best to also replace the
Water Pump, all the Idlers and the EXPENSIVE Hydrolic
3) I am a reasonably good "shade tree" mechanic, how difficult of a
replacement is this ?
4) Any answers, directions and / or hints will be greatly
#173 of 207 Re: Transmission Issues [gtkermit]
Aug 01, 2010 (9:13 am)
its on the inside of the trans right above the screen
#174 of 207 Re: Input Speed Sensor [ledz]
Aug 01, 2010 (9:16 am)
the blinking light means the trans is over heating its a dealer only part good luck
#175 of 207 2000 Montero Sport Transmission
Aug 21, 2010 (6:19 pm)
I have a 2000 Montero Sport 2 whl drive 3.0 automatic. I was not having any problems with it untill I had a service center change the trans filter an fluid. Now it jerks bad an the neutral light flashes. If i pull over a kill the vehicle, an re-start it will work for a few minutes. I have had trans ppl look an can not figure out the problem! I like many other people are at my wits end! If anyone can help me, I would so appreciate it!
#176 of 207 Re: Input Speed Sensor [brad00]
Aug 21, 2010 (6:25 pm)
What do u mean dealer part only? Well I mean, what part are u referring to? The speed sensor?
#177 of 207 02 Montero 3rd Shift Flare up / Slip??
Oct 23, 2010 (11:44 am)
Hi, I have a 02 Montero Sport, 2 wheel drive, the vehicle runs and shifts great but I noticed when I take off on a cold start for the 1st 10 to 15 min's the 3rd shift before going to OverDrive has a bit of a Flare up, so for example it gets to about 3,000 RPM and right before going into overdrive the RPMs kinda slip to about 3400 or so and then come right back down, it only happens for just a split second or so and its still shifts smooth, theres no jerks or hard shifts it just seems like it slips or flares up for just a second on the last shift from taking off, Is this normal or is this the start of a problem? Any help would be great, Thanks..<
#178 of 207 Re: 02 Montero 3rd Shift Flare up / Slip?? [pug_dogs_dad]
Oct 26, 2010 (6:56 pm)
Hi, I have a 2001 Montero Sport 4x4, with 180K miles on it. My first suggestion is you probably have a lot of miles on the truck, let it warm up, I have started to 'baby' my baby, and she does much better, after getting some temp gage movement prior to driving. As far as the slipping transmission problem I thought I also had at one point. I had a trans flush done and I believe it fixed the problem (I drive in severe conditions 6 mo out of the year and 17-20K miles). I recently had a severe trans leak, the seals were all shot, those were just replaced about 6 months ago. Now the truck has put itself into "fail safe" mode and will turn over but there is no getting her to drive. The dealer stated it was the upper valve body and solenoids (which you can't get one piece without the other now, as the upper valve body is 'obsolete'). So it is now at a private mechanic before we go down the path of repairing, replacing anything having to do with the transmission. I had heard from another Service Manager (one who did not get our business since I live out of state now, but did when I lived close) all my questions on repairs went through him since I didn't trust my local dealership. He stated he's never had to touch an A/T on the Montero Sport in regards to major overhauling. So if I'm reading everyone correctly, the most logical place to start is replacing sensors? And this does fix the "grinding" or something is broken noise? Thoughts or suggestions?
#179 of 207 Re: Mitsubishi Montero works on wet days... odd. [beckyo01]
Dec 28, 2010 (6:18 pm)
it the o2 senor that why is doing it
#180 of 207 Re: Input Speed Sensor [ledz]
Dec 28, 2010 (6:22 pm)
go to autozone or pepboy they will have it n could be o2 senor to have that checked it happen to me