2001 Montero Sport: Alternator was not charging properly. Would only seem to charge while vehicle was running at a higher rpm than idle.On the way to work the car stalled violently for a split second, then all power to accessories(interior lights, door locks, power windows, radio) went out. Transmission will now not shift into 4th gear and N is flashing on instrument panel. Took car to shop and technician said alternator was not putting out any charge at all. Had alternator replaced; also replaced fuses for door locks, radio and power windows. Windows work, but doors will not lock when car is started. Checked fuse box in engine compartment and found out that100 amp fuse for alternator was blown. Replaced it; now interior lights are working but doors will still not lock. Also transmission still wont shift into 4th gear and jerks hard when shifting from Park to reverse.
Alternator went out causing car so stall violently on 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
by 49wattz in Warner Robins, GA on September 10, 2012
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by globalhelper on September 10, 2012
take it back and ask questions on why 100 amp fuse was not ck'd prior to repl alt and the bal of issues
COMMENT by computerie on October 17, 2012
I had 5 altenators put in before it was finally fixed properly. There is a tech report out there that discusses oil dripping onto the altenator. It may be 2 months from now or a year but you will have failures over and over until you fix the oil leak. I also had batteries replaced with every altenator so you really need to get the proper part repaired to resolve your problem completely.
COMMENT by fhputnam on November 06, 2012
This is very true! Oil leaking on alternator will do it to it!
ANSWER by fhputnam on November 06, 2012
When alternator goes out everything electrical start going out. Transmission will start jerking! Check for oil leakage down onto alternator!