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2002 Mitsu Montero Sport Shifting/Electrical Issues?


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vanhammersley
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Jul 21, 2013, 4:01 PM

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2002 Mitsu Montero Sport Shifting/Electrical Issues? Sign In

Vehicle Details:

YR: 2002
Make: Mitsubishi
Model: Montero Sport LS
Engine: 3.0
Mileage: 90,600

Issue:

I have a somewhat older 2002 Mitsu Montero that has suddenly started acting up. Not sure what problem is. Here is list of the things that are happening just recently:

The car generally starts OK, but at times it seems to bog down (not sure how to describe, but feels like it's working a bit more to get started/doesn't start as strong). My battery is only a year + old. It did run out once, and I had to re-charge it (left lights on).

While driving the other day, out of the blue/when its about to shift, the RPMs run higher than normal. Then, right before it shifts, they shoot up a bit higher quickly...then it shifts. It sort of jerks a bit when it shifts as well. It does that in every gear it seems.

When I turn on the A/C, the car starts to get bogged down, and some of the dash lights come on (parking brake/SRS/battery). The auto windows also run a bit groggy/slow as well. The radio display went completely black (it normally has a blue display). The A/C fan runs slower, and is not blowing cold air like it normally does.

There is also a 'burnt' smell that's been there for some time as well. I thought maybe it was burnt oil from a leak that i have, but after some research, thought it could be the alternator, etc?

I'm not a car guy, so have no idea what's going on. From what I read, it seemed the alternator might be the culprit (?), but other than that, I have no clue...

Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I hope to get it into a shop this week.

Thanks!


Discretesignals
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Jul 21, 2013, 4:53 PM

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Re: 2002 Mitsu Montero Sport Shifting/Electrical Issues? Sign In

Probably would be a good idea to have the battery and charging system tested first to be sure they are good before going after electrical demons.





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vanhammersley
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Jul 21, 2013, 5:34 PM

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Re: 2002 Mitsu Montero Sport Shifting/Electrical Issues? Sign In

Thanks for reply...yeah, good call/I'll probably have some testing done before doing anything crazy.






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