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 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
2001 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.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Recalls (Recent)
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.Learn more »
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Questions and Answers
At what Mileage do I do a Tune Up, and what mileage do I change the Timing Belt, and Water Pump?
When coming to a stop, generally on an uphill or downhill, the trans loses its connection, as if in neutral. It takes several minutes to reengage, with a jolt.
when driveing my car it run good but when i get to a stop it trun off can you plese help me .i never had truble whit my mits.please help, thank you
I am having trouble installing my alternator cant find the tension to put the belt back on. can anybody please help me.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Reviews
The Montero Sport is a decent SUV (truck). The drive train is great and robust, the car holds up well when towing. The engine is powerful for the 2001 model year and has kept its pep throughout the years.
It's a solidly built car and is very reliable. However it has sub-par steering, ie very loose with some delayed responsiveness. This vehicle has tight head clearance upon entering the car from all doors (especially the rear doors). The interior is on the smaller side for Mid-sized SUVs, but the cargo area is substantially roomy.
Mitsubishi built a touch little SUV, that still thinks and drives like a truck. There are exposed screw heads throughout.