2003 Mitsubishi Montero Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mitsubishi Montero
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero ProblemsLoose or Broken Crankshaft Pulley Bolt
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.
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.
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Questionswhy would the temperature gauge just stop working and not move at all (1 answer)
The gauge was working the other day. I drove it last night extensively and the temperature gauge didn't even move at all, it was very very warm in our area last night. All fluid levels are perfect, everything works fine including AC, but gauge is not working at all
My car didn't pass CA's snap test (blows bluish/grey smoke when punched). I took the car to the local STAR repair shop because i qualified for the repair assistance progream. He is telling me its the o-rings which are causing it to burn oil (i only go through 1-2 quarts between oil chang...