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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, February 15, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.5L ENGINES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES." THESE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH NONCOMPLIANT BRAKE VACUUM HOSES.

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Drive Train, April 22, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4-WHEEL DRIVE AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID COULD BE VENTED ONTO THE HOT EXHAUST SYSTEM AS A RESULT OF UNANTICIPATED HEAT GENERATION IN THE TRANSMISSION.

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Engine, October 31, 2000

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.

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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Questions and Answers

Sharon G, 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Leander, TX

My engine is making a ticking noise. It has gradually gotten worse. Yes it has oil and I just had it changed a month and a half ago, but the noise has gotten worse since then. It is extremely lo...

auntota, 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Boerne, TX

yes...my son drained my trans.and added NEW trans.fluid... NOW it won't shift out of low?????won't go in 1st-2nd -only reverse and low......

auntota, 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Boerne, TX

where can i get the code for my radio...my batt.was replaced and now my radio won't play....need to inter code???? where can i fine it?????

billsbecky, 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, 3.0L V6, Gadsden, AL

My battery died and when you jump the car off you have to reset the alarm. My remote does not work anylonger and I was wondering if there was any way to bypass the alarm system? It is a factory ala...

satradukhs, 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, 3.0L V6, Astoria, NY

I am getting anti freeze fumes through the heating/air conditioning system, even when it is shut off. What might be the problem?

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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Reviews

I bought a 1999 Montero sport 7 years ago from a couple and it was well taken care of. after about 3 years of driving it, it started blowing out blue smoke.I controlled that alot with Lucas Oil Additive. I traveled back and forth between charleston, SC and Winston-Salem NC. It began burning oil and I foolishly took my chances waiting to put oil in when I could had gone across the street to the gas station; instead I drove another 1.5 miles and then it happened. the truck shut down on me and wouldn't start. the engine didn't lock up but still have some damage. I let it sit for over a year and now just starting to have it repair. I did have to have the fuel pump replaced also. the expensive part is the labor at the dealership it will run me $3200 to have engine done and the engine cost $1500 the rest is labor. but I refuse to trade in my truck even though it has 187k; the tax office still doesn't consider this high mileage for this truck. the truck is still able to be driven but I got alot of knocking going on. so I use it to run down the street to pick up my daughter from school which is about a 6 min drive roundtrip.

I purchase my 1999 monterno sport with out even test driving it in 2003 and the only problems I had was the alternator going out twice, and the starter once. I think that good for it to be 13 years old. Love my little suv that great on gas and drives very smooth on the highway and in town

I have been driving this car for 10 years and have been very pleased. It now has 174000 miles. The biggest repairs to date have been replacing the timing belt twice, replacing the fuel pump, replacing the cat converter, replacing 2 oxygen sensors, replacing the exhaust system.
The worst thing about the vehicle is the electrical system. A lot of the electrical components just stopped working including the alarm system, power mirrors, cruise control. I frequently had to replace the brake lights until eventually replacing the switch.
As far as the body, the headlights seem loose and have lost 1 rear reflector, which seems to be a common issue with this vehicle.
No problems so far with the engine and transmission .

I bought this car used from a previous owner. I don't believe they understood how to keep regular maintenance on this vehicle because I had to place it in the shop twice. Once for an engine problem in which the car would smoke and another to replace the oxygen sensors which I think went bad due to the engine problem.

Overall, I really like this car. It runs quiet, even when it had the smoke coming from the tailpipe. It has spacious room for me and my three children and it does very well on gas. Had this car been regularly kept up in regards to maintenance, I don't think I would have had to place it in the shop at all.

I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone. My 2003 Montero Sport has cost me over $1000 in repairs and now I have a vehicle that runs hot when it wants and it is steadily burning oil!! I plan on purchasing another brand vehicle in the near future.

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