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  1. normal_dave

    Help with excessive oil burning

    -Check rear cam seal(s), telescoping mirror helps. -At timing belt/water pump service check front cam seals and crank seal -On a recent timing belt service, I discovered my oil pump housing bolts were all a bit loose and there was a bit of oil seeping, but not enough to cause consumption. -If...
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    2005 Montero Limited in cold Canadian Winters

    So this is possibly not going to be fun. I have the same issue on my '02 Montero Limited. The way the heater core is set up, the air passes through the evaporator core first then the heater core. The heater core is flat and rectangular sitting lengthwise left to right, and the left (driver's...
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    Thinking about buying another 2001-2006 ltd

    If you mean "wheel spacers" no, these are stock. What kind of spacers are you asking about...?
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    Thinking about buying another 2001-2006 ltd

    Welcome back! Do it. Being debt free, and having 3 Monteros is pretty nifty...or crazy depending on your point of view. (Ok, one is a Sport). I bought a basket case '06 listed for parts. Two prior mechanics could not get it running. Broke the timing belt on the Interstate. I'm running it...
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    2002 Montero 4x4 Trans and Rear diff help!

    Since @MikeE75 is new to the neighborhood, I'll make a friendly defense... Post #1 He says "2002 XLS" Post #4 Picture of his truck, a blue 2002 XLS, which you accurately posted would have the 4-speed auto, 4.90 gearset. I think where I got confused was the junkyard conversation about the 2004...
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    Gen 3 Montero / Pajero - What does this coolant cluster do & is this OK? Also where should this be attached? Also, what about this missing bolt?

    The wire loom bracket bolts to the back of the transmission bellhousing. You have the bolt there already. See these pics from my truck. (I have already fixed the oil leaks that got the wire loom all nasty, thank you very much...) ;) As far as the "missing bolt" goes, you may be right. I'd...
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    2002 Montero 4x4 Trans and Rear diff help!

    It can be difficult to find a good repair shop that can speak fluent "Mitsubishi", especially the more rare "Montero" dialect... The rear differentials usually fair pretty well, unless the companion shaft circlip fails and leaks the gear oil out. Then you can have a rather dramatic failure...
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    2002 Montero 4x4 Trans and Rear diff help!

    Wow, what an amazing run of bad luck and rather unusual. Were you able to get a second opinion? Anyhow, the '03 and newer rear differentials don't appear to interchange with the '01-'02 models. (Car-Part.com and Mitsubishi Online parts lookup). Same for the transmissions. This might be due...
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    Gen 3 Montero / Pajero - What does this coolant cluster do & is this OK? Also where should this be attached? Also, what about this missing bolt?

    The coolant tubes indicate your Pajero has separate rear heat and air conditioning. Follow the tubes to the rear of the truck. There is a separate heat exchanger in the back to provide user controlled heat from the middle row of seats. The Tee at the joint you repaired has two different...
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    A Montero photo a day keeps the mechanic away...

    Dude!!! If that's all it takes...I've got a mechanical punch list that seems a mile long, will this help? Mitsubishi Monteros (and Montero Sports) on gab groups Here's my 2006 Montero Limited that I rescued from an early grave...prior owner had a timing belt failure. 2 mechanics before me...
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    Gen. III brake pads

    I've gotten hooked on Wagner Thermo Quiet pads. Use 'em on everything. Rock Auto has good pricing for our versions. Wagner Thermo Quiet PD868 Rear I have determined that box store brake pads with a "lifetime warranty", means I'm going to spend the rest of my life frequently replacing brake...
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    WTB rust free Montero 2.5

    Y'all...I just noticed Valdosta, GA '06 Limited just dropped to $ 5,800. 158K miles, same owner since 2012. It doesn't get much better than that for a Gen 3. Very nicely detailed, don't see any signs of rust there of course. '06 Montero Limited, Valdosta, GA
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    WTB rust free Montero 2.5

    ARB shows air lockers available for both NM 2001-2002 and NP 2003-2007 Air Locker for Pajero
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    WTB rust free Montero 2.5

    Outside, underneath, passenger side. Rear Front Thanks OP, back to your Gen 2.5 search (or maybe even Gen 3!) ;)
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    WTB rust free Montero 2.5

    Brief hijack for rear A/C system: "Made me look..." ;) They just have simple tee fittings made into the high and low pressure lines near where they pass through the firewall to the front A/C system.
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    WTB rust free Montero 2.5

    The Limited has auto climate control on vehicles equipped with the premium package. There is a separate evap core in the right rear, along with a heat exchanger. Freon and coolant lines go to the back with separate vents and temp/fan controls are mounted in the back of the front console so...
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    WTB rust free Montero 2.5

    Others may offer a better "hard trail" review of the third gen Montero. My belief is for your stated use, it may well be a fantastic solution. I drive mine daily, use it for work, and then weekend duty. Think of the percentage of time you will spend "on the trails" vs. daily driver/reliable...
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    WTB rust free Montero 2.5

    So these selections are a bit pricey, but...the market is a bit hot now. 99 Montero Winter Package, Nashville, TN If this truck is for the Mrs., may I suggest expanding your search to include a Gen 3 Limited? Much more friendly, a hint of luxury, the independent suspension way more than makes...
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    Gen 3, 2003 Hydraulic Brake Booster HBB - Failure and Fix!

    Here's a good overview of the issue for an '02 Model: HBB failure If you determine it is just the pump (possible - "smacking it" makes it run), then Mitsubishi now sells it separate form the entire assembly. The accumulator also can fail, but it usually emits a high pitched whine. Yours...
  20. normal_dave

    1999 w 206k miles

    My Gen 3, '02 Montero Limited is my daily driver. It has 209K miles. I also work out of it from time to time, I do sales/service/install work with janitorial chemical dispensers. When the weekend comes, I offload my part boxes, and reload camping/outdoor gear. Many would say "get another...
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