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    2003 Montero sputters and dies

    how many miles are on the vehicle?
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    2003 Montero Limited - Lawrence of Arizona

    This is probably going to be my last major update to this thread. 6 months ago I was lucky enough to get an out of the blue phone call from Toasty, offering me his super clean, low mileage, near stock 2005 Gen3 and I just couldn't pass it up even though it meant owning 5 vehicles and having no...
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    My Gen 3 2004

    Welcome to the group and the Monty life! I have 3rd row headrests, pm me if you want to buy them.
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    Gitout.com - Ultimate Expedition Build - 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited

    I couldn't swing the $3k for the Kings so I went with Lovells EHD Front / HD Rear + Bilsteins for my Gen3 build but I will be saving up for these Coilovers for later on down the road. I was tempted by Dobinsons because they came out with a coilover that's less than half the cost of Kings but too...
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    CRC & Mass Air Flow

    Ya but i guess the maf cleaner is not safe on certain electronics/sensors.
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    Gitout.com - Ultimate Expedition Build - 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited

    @Monty03 - Quick question, do you remember if the Group 31 battery fit the stock tray without hitting the hood or did you have to modify it somehow?
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    CRC & Mass Air Flow

    I've heard not to use MAF Cleaner in Monteros because it will indeed ruin the MAF sensor. Instead, what's been recommended on the FB group a few times is this cleaner instead.
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    SONICMASD's 98 Montero LS Build & Adventure Thread: Black Betty

    Well, time to update this thread for the last time, as seen in the Lawrence of Arizona thread: Black Betty is now sold, she's currently on her way to her new home with Cosmos99 in Boulder, CO. If you see them out and about, be sure to say hi. It is bittersweet but I'm excited to see him take...
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    2003 Montero Limited - Lawrence of Arizona

    2/11/19: TEST CONCLUSIONS After taking Lawrence up to Sedona and running Broken Arrow I reviewed all of my experiences and tests in this Gen2.5 vs Gen3 battle royale and came to a lot of conclusions. It was an awesome learning experience and so much fun to test these two generations out head to...
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    2003 Montero Limited - Lawrence of Arizona

    Just updating this thread to let you guys know that ordering the antenna switch from overseas does not work. It does plug right in, but doesn't do anything. Turns out there is an extra relay that plugs in somewhere behind the radio that is also needed but I'm not going to mess with it further...
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    Rambo Penguin's Gen 3 Build!

    Regarding the Big3 wire upgrade, were there any hangups to watch out for on this job because I'm going to do it in the near future. It's been awhile since I looked at the cables but doesn't the battery ground go into like a wire loom with other wires and the battery positive has that big factory...
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    2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited worth it.

    1. The transfer case noise could be from not being used often. Gen3s seem to have more of a finicky transfer case that doesn't like sitting without being exercised every now and then. Shift through your transfer case gears every time you use the car after it has warmed up for the next week or...
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    2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited worth it.

    Mitsu SPIII from the dealer is $6.00/qt here in Phoenix so even though I think you're right that the AISIN and ENOS stuff is the probably the same and *maybe* the Kia/Hyundai stuff is too, I'm not gonna chance it to save $10. But if you can't find the Mitsu stuff then ya, ENOS would be my second...
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    2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited worth it.

    Now that your pump was replaced, can you still hear it turn on from inside the cab when you apply brakes? I always just assumed this was normal since it has been a feature of every Gen3 I've driven but they've all had old pumps so I'm interested to know if your replacement does it as well. Thx
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