The crankshaft pulley bolt may become loose or break causing loss of power steering operation and other related engine accessories. Some of these vehicles may be involved in a recall for this issue. Our technicians tell us that an updated bolt may be available. Replacing as necessary and properly torquing the crankshaft bolt will commonly correct this issue.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Problems
A vibration, steering wheel shimmy, or vehicle pull to the left or right may be noted. These conditions are commonly caused by worn or damaged front suspension or steering components. Our technicians tell us that extra care should be taken to inspect the front end components often and replace any worn or damaged parts as soon as possible to try and avoid these potentially unsafe conditions.
A pulsation may be noted upon brake apply, most commonly caused by warped front brake rotors. Front brake pads may also wear out prematurely. Our technicians recommend replacing worn pads and rotors with quality replacement parts in order to achieve the best possible longevity for the front brake components.
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES: MIRAGE MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.5L ENGINES; MONTERO SPORT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINES; AND MONTERO MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINES. THE BOLT SECURING THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY CAN BECOME LOOSE AND THE PULLEY COULD FALL OFF THE VEHICLE.Learn more »
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Questions and Answers
we've gave it a tuneup,new battier,new alternator,new fuel pump, and still having the same problem
How many O2 sensors are there, front and rear, in my mitsubishi montero sport LS? and where are they located at specifically?
When I turn the wheel, I hear squeaking. When I get out the car it squeaks and of course, when i drive it squeaks.
Does anyone know where i can find the engine diagram for the Mitsubishi Montero Sport 1997-98? Anyone know where i can find photos of it?? does anyone have photos of the engine or can take them?
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Reviews
We bought our 1998 Montero Sport from an individual two years ago and had the timing belt replaced as soon as we bought it. The only other issues we've have with the vehicle were an alternator replacement ( did this twice because the first one was bad ), and replacing the door locking mechanism on the left rear passenger door. Oh - forgot; replaced valve cover gasket and main seal to repair oil leak. This is not too bad considering the vehicle is 12 years old with 165,000 miles on it.