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Jamie Anderson, France

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have a problem with my Shogun Sport. It idles fine, and accelerates fine, but misfires at low revs, and misfires badly on deceleration. The problem is slowly getting worse, and it now misfires and judders at most speeds, but always clears immediately I accelerate. I noticed that the catalytic converter is badly rusted through, and have ordered a new one, but wondered if that is the cause of my problem, or if I need to dig further. Now I have the engine warning light coming on if I drive for more than an hour. Is it actually an EGR problem do you think, or will the new catalytic converter help?

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I need a bit more info in order to help. What engine do you have? Does it start ok (both hot and cold)? If your Sport is 2004 or newer then you should be able to use an ODB11 reader to help you diagnose the problem. It sounds like a sensor failing (or giving an incorrect reading, possibly as a result of an exhaust fault??). Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 28/08/2015 01:32:45 | ID: 120443

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Harry Rowley, France

Mitsubishi Shogun 1998

I have an initial starting problem with my Mitsubishi Shogun. First attempt to start every day it misses and stops, emitting a grey coloured smoke. I have to run on high rev’s of 2000 rpm until the working temperature is achieved, then it will run perfectly all day without a problem. It`s mileage is 88,000 miles. I have changed the glow plugs, fuel filter and checked for water and bled for air. Any ideas please? (2.8 Intercooler)

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Hi. I have had these problems, come to my garage, I can tell you that the injector pump seal needs replacing. It is quite a common fault. That’s the only cure to your problem. I have changed many of these seals, take it to a good garage, and they should be able to do it for you. Don’t take it to a dealer You will get ripped off Phil Long from Bridgend

Hi Phil. My Shogun 2.5 Equippe takes about 20-30 seconds to start. The engine management light comes on after about 1 minute and it loses about 20% power. Limp mode? I’m near Bridgend Brynmenyn. Could you solve my problem please? Martyn from Bridgend

I had the same problem with my 3.2 DI-D. The wires to the Electronic Temperature control sensor had come loose, once reattached it worked fine. It’s a separate sensor that transmits to the on board computer that controls air fuel and injection timing Mark Eastley from England

Hi I have same sort of problem but intermittent turn the key and sometimes takes an age to fire times with a puff of smoke but most of the time fires first time, it has had full service including fuel filter it's done 74000 miles and I've never changed the heater plugs could this be the problem Craig from Cardiff

Hi I have same sort of problem but intermittent turn the key and sometimes takes an age to fire times with a puff of smoke but most of the time fires first time, it has had full service including fuel filter it's done 74000 miles and I've never changed the heater plugs could this be the problem Craig from Cardiff

Submitted: 11/10/2012 12:43:58 | ID: 60945

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Shane, Lincolnshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

My engine management light has started to come on intermittently. I will be driving along normally then notice a drop in power and acceleration. The light then comes on about 5 to 10 seconds after this. If I pull over and stop the engine, wait a few minutes, restarting the engine, the light then clears and acceleration is back to normal. There seems to be no set conditions where this occurs as I can go for days without it happening then it may happen twice in one day. The vehicle is a Trojan on a 07 plate....last of the 2006 models.

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The quickest way to diagnose this problem is to plug in an ODB2 reader, wait for the fault condition to arise and then check for fault codes. A bluetooth reader should do the job, in combination with a bluetooth laptop or tablet and sofware such as EasyODBii. Finding the culprit without this code is going to be very time consuming. A garage should be able to do this for you, but may charge! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 16/07/2015 14:51:55 | ID: 118511

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David Bithell , Wrexham

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I have a low fuel light warning which won't go away even when fuel is full! Wondered what to do hope you can help Many thanks Davy

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I can't find this warning lamp in my wiring diagrams! It is either a dedicated switch on the tank or more likely, it's triggered by the ecu when the signal from the tank sender gets low enough. The sender is obviously working, so it's either an ecu fault or a switch fault on the tank. It may be worth checking the wiring going to the tank for this switch, otherwise check the ecu for loose wires. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thank you so much. I've heard too that it's located in the rear area under the carpet and may just need a solder. Thanks again. Regards. David Bithell from Wrexham

Submitted: 19/07/2015 20:55:42 | ID: 118652

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John Trimbee, Norfolk

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2003

I have a Mitsubishi Shogun Sport and between the headlight and the plastic stone chip protective cover there appears to be a film of dirt. Is there a method of removing these chrome finish plastic surrounds to remove the dirt film from the headlamp glass? (Warrior)

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I would like hear the answer to the first question can you clean the inside of the head light Cooper from Kent

I would like hear the answer to the first question can you clean the inside of the head light Cooper from Kent

I had the same problem with my Trojan lights, but discovered it was on the outside. Clean outside lense with dry tooth paste or rub lightly with brasso. It is hard to remove but worth a try. Mine are like new now. EdwIn maternaghan from Antrim

I had the same problem with my Trojan lights, but discovered it was on the outside. Clean outside lense with dry tooth paste or rub lightly with brasso. It is hard to remove but worth a try. Mine are like new now. EdwIn maternaghan from Antrim

Submitted: 27/02/2014 09:52:49 | ID: 62284

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stuart, City of Nottingham

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

the spare wheel appears to be jammed beneath the car mave tried the winder in the boot but this is locked up how do i proceed to remove the spare please

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The chain drive box bolts up from underneath, so you need the spare out of the way before you can get to it.! Sounds like someone has overtightened it and jammed the chain on the sprocket. You could try a long lever to pull the center wheel clamp down whilst winding anticlockwise. Failing that, I'm not sure what else you can do, apart from getting a garage to have a go. Paul from Cambridgeshire

thanks paul all sorted now stuart from City of Nottingham

Submitted: 28/07/2015 07:48:31 | ID: 119013

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tony harris, West Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have got a shogun sport that pulls to the left The tracking is fine and the tyre pressure is correct What could it be ?

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Assuming tyres are identical type, wear and pressure on left and right, for both front and rear axles then check the following:- 1. If tracking has been adjusted using only one track rod adjuster, then it could be de-centralised. 2. Binding caliper: Check front and rear left side calipers, particularly rear - these can often bind when worn. 3. Wheel bearings: Check front and rear wheel bearings for excessive wear or resistance due to overtightening. 4. Check suspension behaves the same on both sides. 5. Check fluid level in power steering reservoir. 6. If none of the above, then suspect power steering fault. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 14/08/2015 15:23:06 | ID: 119768

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CharlieMay, France

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have engine management light coming on on start up with loss of power. When car is used second time in the day (ie warm engine) the light doesn't come on and it runs great. I have changed the boost control sensor, cleaned the egr valve, stripped down and cleaned the turbo and cleaned the injectors. At my wits end as when the light is off it runs with full power beautifully. Any ideas anyone? Thanks

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Depending on model, fuel type and year of man, there are numerous sensors that could give the symptoms you describe, any of which could be either faulty or failing. The injection pump assy has about 6 or 7 sensors/actuators and valves on it's own. You could try checking the ECU coolant temp sensor first (not the sender for the gauge). If the ECU thinks the engine is warm when it's cold, the fuel mapping will be wrong. If the o2 or another sensor then sets off the engine check light, then this would give your symptoms. If your vehicle is 2004 or younger, get a cheap (<£10) ODB2 reader from eBay and see what codes you have. The one I use is an ELM327 (£4 from China!) Hope this helps a bit? Paul from Cambridgeshire

There are a number of other sensors, actuators and valves that could give these symptoms. Check the ECU temperature sensor first (not the sender that feeds the gauge). If the ECU thinks the engine is warm, when it's cold, the fuel mapping will be wrong. Another sensor like O2 could be setting the engine check light, as a result, giving your symptoms. I have the wiring diagrams for the ECU connections if you need them. If your vehicle is 2004 or younger, then plug in an ODB2 sender (mine is an ELM327 from china £4!) and use a bluetooth laptop/tablet to check for error codes. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 16/08/2015 10:55:29 | ID: 119858

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paul, West Sussex

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have just bought a Mitsubishi shogun sport and when I turn ignition on from cold the green 4x4 light flashes. When I fire up the engine it stops and then if I switch ignition on again it doesn't do it. Was just wondering if this is normal. Also when I first start car the oil pressure gauge sits between 3 and 6 for a while then drops to 1 or 2. It says in the manual that it should sit between 1. 5 and 2 when idling. Just wondering if anyone knows wether it is something i should be concerned about. Thanx

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Ditto, that was my question, just bought a shogun sport 56 plate. Does exactly the same. Matt from Leicestershire

Ditto, that was my question, just bought a shogun sport 56 plate. Does exactly the same. Matt from Leicestershire

There are 5 different switches on the transfer shift mechanism, some of which can malfunction if the 4 wheel drive is not used for long periods. Whilst stationary in neutral, with engine running, move the lever up and down through it's 3 positions a number of times. Once i'd done this, the 4wd lamp no longer flashed during the lamp test. Oil pressure should be at between 20 and 30 PSI when warm, and 40 to 60 PSI when cold. The manual I have suggests between 0.5 and 1.5Kg/cm2 for warm idle, which equates to 7 to 21PSI This seems a little low - most engines have an oil pressure warning sensor that operates at around 5 or 10 PSI. If it stays above 1Kg/cm2 or 14PSI, I wouldn't be too concerned about it, especially if the pressure at 3000rpm is up above 3Kg/cm2. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thank u Paul from Cambridgeshire. The 4 wheel drive doesn't flash now I did what you said and I will keep an eye on the oil pressure paul from West Sussex

Submitted: 12/08/2015 19:47:34 | ID: 119677

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Trev, Cyprus

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi guys. My vehicle is a 2006 SHOGUN SPORT 2.5D TROJAN (This option was not available in the question submission form) My road horn has developed a strange noise which, much to everyone elses amusement, sounds like a wheezing old man. I have fitted a Mercedes replacement which just needs wiring in. But despite looking all around the engine compartment I can't find the faulty one. Clearly it's in there somewhere, but apparently in a sneaky hiding place. Can someone tell me where the rascal is?

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The horn is mounted on the central vertical support in front of the radiator. You should be able to see it by looking under the number plate. If not there, it will be somewhere close to that position. Paul from Cambridgeshire

One horn is located behind the front grille which is easily removed . Just free off the plastic locating clips along where the bonnet shuts. The other one is up under the nearside front wing. You get to this from under the wheel arch. Both are held on with a single 14mm bolt. Hope this helps. Andy Seaton from Surrey

Submitted: 13/07/2015 07:59:49 | ID: 118398

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steven, Spain

Mitsubishi L200

Hi My truck has been thoroughly tested on the engine side due to it losing power and the engine management light staying on ,I've had turbo cleaned and stripped down ,map sensor changed, throttle box replaced , and it keeps on coming up turbo over boost . Its been in 4 garages and still no fault found but I am now being told it could be the on board computer sending out the wrong signals and it will need resetting ? does anyone have any ideas as to how I go about this ? any help would be really appreciated . many thanks Steve

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turbo valve faulty follow hose from wastegate to 2 sensor on manifold and change them for new ones john daly from Offaly

turbo valve faulty follow hose from wastegate to 2 sensor on manifold and change them for new ones john daly from Offaly

Submitted: 31/05/2015 20:06:51 | ID: 116665

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Alan Kerr, Buckinghamshire

Mitsubishi Outlander

EGR Valve Issue - My outlander had an engine management light come on. When it was checked at the garage it indicated that one of the glow plugs had failed. I had all the glow plugs replaced and this resolved the issue but only the first time the car was started. The next time the car was started the engine management light came on, the garage checked this and it indicated a fault with the EGR valve. The system was reset and again the car was able to be started without the light coming on, but after the third start the light came on again. It appears that when the system is reset the light will come back on after the second or third time of starting the car regardless of the time period between start ups. The garage have checked the valve and believe this to be ok and are now questioning the ECU which they are happy to change but will not guarantee that this will cure the problem. I'm more than happy to pay for a replacement unit if it cures the problem but if the garage aren't fully confident of a cure then the cost could keep escalating. At the moment fuel consumption is very good so this would also indicate that the EGR valve is potentially ok. Has anyone else experienced this same issue or have a suggestion to a cure?

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I had the Engine warning light come on. Garage fitted hand diagnostic meter to the car, it pointed to the a ERG valve. Then put in on a bigger diagnostic machine which also pointed to the ERG valve ( £90 supplied and fitted). The valve was clogged with carbon, which had to be the fault. Drove the car 300 metre's. Up comes the warning light, still waiting to hear from the garage now. Maybe needs a full reset from Mitsubishi? Colin woolley from West Midlands

I had the Engine warning light come on. Garage fitted hand diagnostic meter to the car, it pointed to the a ERG valve. Then put in on a bigger diagnostic machine which also pointed to the ERG valve ( £90 supplied and fitted). The valve was clogged with carbon, which had to be the fault. Drove the car 300 metre's. Up comes the warning light, still waiting to hear from the garage now. Maybe needs a full reset from Mitsubishi? Colin woolley from West Midlands

Submitted: 17/11/2014 13:03:25 | ID: 106339

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J Barton, Northamptonshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Where is the fuse for cigarette lighter at rear luggage compartment

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The accessory socket fuse is located in a separate fuse holder next to the additional relay box. This can be found in front of the main fuse/relay box just above and to the right of the accelerator pedal {rhd models} Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 14/07/2015 18:09:14 | ID: 118461

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Mark, Somerset

Mitsubishi Colt

I have a 2006 Diesel DiD CZ2 automated manual Colt. Over the last few months the dashboard display (radio, temperature, mpg info etc) has been getting progressively dimmer. Sometimes full brilliance, then nothing, back to half brilliance, then barely visible, full brightness etc and so it goes on. Everything else OK. Dealer says it could be a problem with the bulbs within the display. Has anyone ever had this problem please? How to I take off the dash panels to get to the display please? Any help please?

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i have the same problem ,, mine goes off and on 180 for a new one , but i cant gain access either david from Durham

Dear David, I've figured out how to get the display out! Remove the radio by pushing 2 strips of metal into the 2 slots on the face of the radio, metal width about 6mm, and you will feel the retaining clips open. Next take off he trim with the 2 air vents & hazard switch, I used a pallet knife on each side about 25mm from the edge nearest to you and you just have to lever it out. Then you will see 2 Torx headed screws to remove the black plastic band that surrounds the display. Next is 2 more Torx that holds the unit in. There is one plug on the back of it. by depressing the 6 edge clips on the unit's case you can get in. I found that it is the horizontal circuit board with the 50 or so LCD strip connectors. Bending the PCB makes & breaks the display light so a fault in this. I have tried packing Kebab sticks between the PCB and the case and this helps. !! You will have to experiment yourself but if you can get a permanant fix please let me know. Good luck, Mark. Mark from Somerset

Thanks very much for the advice. I also got repaired It. You are very friendly. Greetings from Finland. Timppa from Finland

Thanks very much for the advice. I also got repaired It. You are very friendly. Greetings from Finland. Timppa from Finland

Submitted: 03/06/2015 12:49:19 | ID: 116755

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Aidan, South Gloucestershire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi , I have a shogan sport 2.5 warrior , and light comes on now an then , jeep it's self nothing wrong with it working good , but I took to garage and they traced it to broken earth wire something to do with 4weel drive , but it still comes on but not as much , I'm assuming this is nothing to major as it still drives lovely brakes etc were tested all good etc ? Any ideas much appreciated ?? Also wen it did come on I used to just slightly move the 4wd gear stick not engaging into 4wd and the light goes off ??

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Abs light I meant ! Aidan from South Gloucestershire

Moving the transfer shift lever to 4H or 4L will light the 4wd warning light. Sounds like you have a dodgy switch. If you do mean the ABS warning light, then it could be a poor supply or earth connection common to these two systems, but I think you might mean 4wd warning light? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks for your reply Paul ?? it's deffo abs light .... Garage fixed a earth wire they thought was problem ...... I think I need to get on a muddy track to engage 4h 4l but takeing it on a long journey and was any sure if it was gunna cause problems but hopefully it is just a faulty connection as it's driving perfect ...... But wen it does come on touching the 4wd puts it off again ....just try a reasure it's nothing serious brakes been tested all good ! Thanks for your reply Aidan from South Gloucestershire

You can test the ABS by finding a soft verge and putting just one wheel on it, brake hard from about 20 mph. You should feel the brake peddal flutter or hammer rapidly under your foot. I'll check the wiring drawings and see if I can find a connection common to the 4wd sensor and the ABS warning light. Does the light come on at full brightness.. ie is it fully on, then fully off or does it's brightness vary? Paul from Cambridgeshire

When I start the shogan it's fine then after about 20 mins of driving it comes on usually when I come to lights and have to stop , it stays on but doesant seem to be effecting the jeep just annoying for me ..... I'm takeing it to Ireland so I can test it out in some muddy fields ..... Really appreciate your help ????. Garage fixed wat they thought was problem but also said it could be something linking to 4h 4l gear ..... It's brightly lit not dim in couloir ..... I just don't want my partner worrying wen it comes on lol ! Cheers Aidan Aidan from South Gloucestershire

Ok, it's either a fault with the ABS system (either the pump motor, solenoid valves or the ABS ecu), and when you nudge the transfer lever from 2wd, the switch on this lever will activate briefly and this may be resetting the ABS ecu, which does have connections to the transfer ecu (ABS fails safe, so you still have normal braking). Or it's a faulty switch on the transfer lever, which results in a false ABS warning. If diagnostics don't show an ABS fault, then you might need to check out the wiring to these switches, which connect to both the ABS ecu and the transfer lever ecu. There are 5 switches in total, but I suspect the 2wd detect switch since this will have had the most wear. The 2 wires to this switch are a green and a brown, and the switch is normally closed in 2wd postion, so both wires will be connected to earth, but will go to 12v when the lever is moved out of 2wd. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Much appreciated ?? also the 4wd green light indicator doesant come on as I took it on a rough trail earlier to test if 4h and 4l were working which they were ! ? Reall y great advice there sounds like that is the cause ! Aidan from South Gloucestershire

Submitted: 09/08/2015 10:35:57 | ID: 119524

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Boris, Iceland

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi guys!!! Please help me with my central lock problem. My shogun does not have remote device,so i am using a key. Problem comes as soon as i turn the key to open the door,regardless,the driver's or the passenger's side,the central lock keep working like crazy for 10 seconds,some times less than that,and some times works OK. Do you have any idea what could be wrong? Thanks in advance! Boris.

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Just in the process of wiring in an alarm/remote central locking. The controller for the doorlock motors is electronic, taking inputs from the drivers and passenger side keylock separately, and converting this 'dirty' negative pulse (short to earth) to a clean negative pulse for the motors. It could be dirty keylock switches, but it's unlikely since it happens with both, so I would suspect a wiring fault with the controller itself, which is located just behind the fuse box, next to the accelerator pedal. It's also possible that you have remote central locking fitted, but didn't get a fob for it, in which case it could be a fault with the remote controller/alarm?? I can send you the wiring diagrams if you let me have your email addr. , but I warn you, they are not easy to follow - there are alot of wires under the dash, most are taped right up to the connectors. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks Paul!!! I would appreciate if you could send me a wiring diagrams on boricio@gmail.com Thanks again and all the best!!!! Boris. Boris from Iceland

Submitted: 03/08/2015 01:15:14 | ID: 119260

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brian, County Down

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I'm my jeep got hit and now it won't start there's no power going to the fuel pump and wondering is there a knock switch fitted and if so where ?

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Sounds like engine immobliser has triggered. Did the airbags deploy? Check main fuses at battery before doing any more complicated checks. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 16/07/2015 12:04:59 | ID: 118510

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keith, East Sussex

Mitsubishi Shogun

The car runs well until you try to accelerate hard over 2000 rpm or kick down. Engine then misfires and engine light comes on and it holds up between 3rd and 4th gears on auto box. One garage says lack of fuel pressure due to filters, another says it is a valve lifter problem. Can anyone help, as not sure which way to jump?Many thanks

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My Mitsubishi shogun has an intermittent falt,when I excelarate it lacks power.When I try to cruse at a constant speed it feels like it's miss firing,Also it doesn't change gear'i have to do it manually .can anyone help Paul from Surrey

My Mitsubishi shogun has an intermittent falt,when I excelarate it lacks power.When I try to cruse at a constant speed it feels like it's miss firing,Also it doesn't change gear'i have to do it manually .can anyone help Paul from Surrey

Submitted: 24/04/2015 13:30:14 | ID: 115168

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djblanchard1945@gmail.com, Kent

Mitsubishi Space Star

How do you remove display unit from dashboard

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Hi, did anybody come back to you on how to remove the display unit, mine has gone and I wondered if it was easy to take out and replace ?? Many Thanks Steve Steve Proud from Tyne and Wear

Hi, did anybody come back to you on how to remove the display unit, mine has gone and I wondered if it was easy to take out and replace ?? Many Thanks Steve Steve Proud from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 07/07/2015 22:01:47 | ID: 118191

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Shannen, Durham

Mitsubishi Colt

Can anyone help? When driving along my battery light flashes continuously, I have changed the battery to a new one and it is still doing the same either flashing continuously or solid light. Also my handbrake light comes on and stays on, even though I have took my handbrake off and my ABS light comes on and stays on as well. Can anyone help me please.

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I had a similar problem and it was my alternator, the feed wire was damaged and after many trips to different auto electricians and three new alternators it was found that the cover over the positive terminal of the battery has many different fuses in and this had also broken as a result of my alternator/feed wire problems. Nic from West Midlands

I had a similar problem and it was my alternator, the feed wire was damaged and after many trips to different auto electricians and three new alternators it was found that the cover over the positive terminal of the battery has many different fuses in and this had also broken as a result of my alternator/feed wire problems. Nic from West Midlands

Submitted: 22/01/2015 22:01:58 | ID: 110140

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ANDY, Lincolnshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi guys I have brought a lovely mint 2004 jet black shogun sport warrior however, I have a massive power issue when trying to accelerate, there is no power it is like only 1/4 of the power available, when on lpg it will stall unless my foot is on the pedal, on petrol it runs and will rev but struggles to rev when driving it will take forever to build up speed and red lines before changing to the next gear, its an automatic and i dont want to spend thousands having it fixed in a garage, I have done nothing so far and any ideas would be great at i am at a loss.

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If you bought it like this, take it back! If this has happened suddenly after buying, you are going to need help from an LPG engineer (not me unfortunately). If you can identify the LPG conversion, try gathering more info on the system fitted. I believe you need to have a hot engine before running LPG and the system should be set up to run petrol until up to temperature. Can't help much more - sorry. Paul from Cambridgeshire

had loads of these first problem is lpg burns head gaskets usually the left hand bank causing loss of power and wont idle also suffer with egr valve ive always removed these as the are generally knackred and cause vehicle to have a lack of power and higher fuel consumption ive been mechanic for 25 years so rebuild engine myself so no labour costs these engines are quiet daunting to look at but relitivelly easy to work on spare parts are an arm and a leg also check hydrolic lifters as these weaken making valves open less effectively causing rough idle to be honest there is no cheap fix hope I have given a few pointers good luck barry from Greater London

had loads of these first problem is lpg burns head gaskets usually the left hand bank causing loss of power and wont idle also suffer with egr valve ive always removed these as the are generally knackred and cause vehicle to have a lack of power and higher fuel consumption ive been mechanic for 25 years so rebuild engine myself so no labour costs these engines are quiet daunting to look at but relitivelly easy to work on spare parts are an arm and a leg also check hydrolic lifters as these weaken making valves open less effectively causing rough idle to be honest there is no cheap fix hope I have given a few pointers good luck barry from Greater London

Submitted: 14/07/2015 23:25:22 | ID: 118469

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Sailesh, Gloucestershire

Mitsubishi Colt

I have two keys for the car and both worked fine, but since last week one of the keys will unlock car turn on ignition but not start car, as if the computer won't recognise the key. Got a strange shape on fault display.

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transponder gone in that key david from Durham

Submitted: 22/06/2015 15:50:19 | ID: 117545

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Rob, Tyne and Wear

Mitsubishi Colt

When I start my colt it has a very violent judder. Drives fine I was wondering if anyone else has this problem? Was wondering if it was the engine mount?

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hi rob , mi have a 2005 colt , 1500. i had the same problem . until one day i was using the car , stopped her and when i went to re start , just dash lights , starter moter had gone after comfirmed by AA. a new starter , £189. and problem solved . david from Durham

hi rob , mi have a 2005 colt , 1500. i had the same problem . until one day i was using the car , stopped her and when i went to re start , just dash lights , starter moter had gone after comfirmed by AA. a new starter , £189. and problem solved . david from Durham

Submitted: 07/07/2015 18:22:14 | ID: 118172

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sammy brooks, Leicestershire

Mitsubishi Shogun

hi where is the internal fuse box located in my 1997 l,w.b 2.8 t.d.i Showgun GLS, I Know there is one under the bonnet but i dont know where the internal one is, please help

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Near de oil filter emmanuel kafolo from Zambia

Submitted: 21/07/2015 18:26:00 | ID: 118733

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Janner, Devon

Mitsubishi Space Star

I have just charged my battery. As a result the speedometer and rev counter is not working. The dial arm is below the pin on t he dial not on top of the pin which would allow a reading on the dial to be made. Can anybody advise how I can reset the speedometer and rev.counter back to normality. Regards Janner

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Disconnect your battery completely for about 15 - 30 minutes, then hook it up again and both speedometer and rev counter needles should return to normal again. It's a pretty straighforward fix which I performed myself a couple of months ago (Space Star 1.6 from 2002) Kasper Schurer from Denmark

Disconnect your battery completely for about 15 - 30 minutes, then hook it up again and both speedometer and rev counter needles should return to normal again. It's a pretty straighforward fix which I performed myself a couple of months ago (Space Star 1.6 from 2002) Kasper Schurer from Denmark

Thank you Kasper for your help. Regards Janner Janner from Devon

Submitted: 04/07/2015 17:23:46 | ID: 118045

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Dave John, Cumbria

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, wire to bonnet catch has broken, so cannot open bonnet. Any ideas how to fix this? thanks in advance

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You will have to lay on your back with a long screw driver and you should be able to push the bonnet catch open. It`s the only way and it is a bit fiddly. Hope it helps. brian from North Yorkshire

Thanks Brian, I will give it a try Dave from Cumbria

Thanks Brian, I will give it a try Dave from Cumbria

Submitted: 21/04/2015 19:48:27 | ID: 115026

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Steve Faragher, Cheshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2001

My Mitsubishi Shogun Sport is petrol and lpg. The last owner had removed the engine check light bulb and now the light is on with the po125 code. I have changed the sensor and thermostat, checked wires and bled the system, but still get this code on with the light. Does anyone have any other ideas that will cure this? (3.0 ltr v6)

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Hi yes its code P0125 it means Insufficient Coolant Temperature For Closed Loop Fuel Control ANDY from Lincolnshire

I have the same problem with my shogun sport that I converted to LPG myself (I am an engineer). For the last three years all has been well but then the check engine light came on and gives this code on my scan tool. I tried the obvious fixes but the same 0125 code reoccurs intermittently. I have read some technical bulletins on line that state that Montero Sport models from 2001 - 2004 had ECU's programmed with faulty parameters that can set this 0125 code and should be updated by a dealer with a Mitsubishi MUT 3 scan tool. I don't have one so I'm going to book my car in. I also have 0170 and 0173 codes, these are long term full trim errors which may be caused by something like a vacuum leak caused by the log installation or by the ECU not going into closed loop as a result of the 0125 code so I'm going to check the whole system and replace all the intake and plenum gaskets just in case. Did you find a fix for yours? Nigel Witham from Kent

I have the same problem with my shogun sport that I converted to LPG myself (I am an engineer). For the last three years all has been well but then the check engine light came on and gives this code on my scan tool. I tried the obvious fixes but the same 0125 code reoccurs intermittently. I have read some technical bulletins on line that state that Montero Sport models from 2001 - 2004 had ECU's programmed with faulty parameters that can set this 0125 code and should be updated by a dealer with a Mitsubishi MUT 3 scan tool. I don't have one so I'm going to book my car in. I also have 0170 and 0173 codes, these are long term full trim errors which may be caused by something like a vacuum leak caused by the log installation or by the ECU not going into closed loop as a result of the 0125 code so I'm going to check the whole system and replace all the intake and plenum gaskets just in case. Did you find a fix for yours? Nigel Witham from Kent

Submitted: 02/01/2014 16:00:43 | ID: 60108

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ANDY, Lincolnshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi all I have a shogun sport 3.0 v6 on lpg, great car but over heats more than it should, i did originally fit an aftermarket cooling fan but the radiator got that hot the aftermarket thermostat that came with it melted the contacts and then the plastic rods that go through the radiator fan melted and it fell off of the radiator, i have done some research and apparently the a.c cooling fan on the front of the car is supposed to come on when the car is hot, well issue i have is it doesn't. it only comes on when i turn the ac on so how do i repair this any ideas ? all coolant has been changed, themost has been changed (in the engine). There are 2 relays i have found under the bonnet 1 says comp and the other is fan both identical i swapped these around but no change in the issue i am at a loss ?

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Could be running lean... Does it overheat with the LPG off?? Glen cameron from Surrey

HI ALL, I HAVE SOLD THE CAR AND BROUGHT ANOTHER, THE ISSUE WAS THE CLUTCH FAN WAS NOT ENGAGING SO WHEN HOT THE ONLY WAY TO COOL THE CAR DOWN WOULD BE TO BLAST DOWN THE MOTOR WAY. I HAVE ANOTHER 04 SHOGUN SPORT NOW ON LPG 3.0 AUTO THIS TIME BUT..... ITS LOOSING POWER BADLY WONT REV OVER 2000 RPM AND ONLY WILL DO ABOUT 10 MPG, WHEN SAT STILL IT WILL REV NORMAL BUT IN DRIVE, 1 2 3 ETC WONT DO NOUT ANY IDEAS PLEASE WOULD HELP ? ANDY from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 09/10/2014 21:30:14 | ID: 104350

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Gareth, Shropshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi there hope you can help I've just purchased a 2.5 diesel shogun sport warrior 2004 it drives fine until 60 mph then it revs high for a few seconds and won't go any faster Any ideas thanks

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Not enough info. Which gear? What do the revs do after the few seconds are up? What happens when going down a hill? Did it suddenly start doing this, or has it developed over time? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi sorry it's in fourth and fifth when it's more noticeable When I change up gear it revs high but there is no power For a couple of seconds then the revs drop and it's fine Oil pressure is fine and I've only owned it for two days So don't know how long it's been like this thanks for any Information Gareth from Shropshire

Lack of power at higher revs could be a number of things, including low fuel pressure, but it sounds like clutch slip to me. When you change gear, you press the throttle as you lift the clutch. The clutch should slip whilst the rotational speeds are matched, but this should be a fraction of a second, not a couple of seconds! Find a hill and attempt to pull away up the hill in 2nd gear, using plenty of throttle. If the engine revs increase with no corrisponding acceleration, then your clutch is sliping. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 11/07/2015 06:45:54 | ID: 118313

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maria, Cardiff

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

we have a Mitsubishi 2.5 sport and the indicators have stopped working .. we have checked the usual things like fuses bulbs etc .. some one mentioned it could be the flash relay ... would someone know where I could find that in my car ... thanks

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Please can you tell me the location of flasher relay for indicators on a Mitsubishi sport Shogun 2007? tony englander from Somerset

Please can you tell me the location of flasher relay for indicators on a Mitsubishi sport Shogun 2007? tony englander from Somerset

Flasher unit for indicators/hazards is located near the fuse box, above and to the side of the accelerator pedal. Drop the plastic panel below the steering column for more access. I rewired mine to fit a standard FL6 electronic flasher unit after I was quoted £52 for the mitsubishi part. If the indicators become unreliable, you can remove the indicator stalk assembly from the column, carefully dismantle it and clean up the contacts, using petroleum jelly. Take your time - it's fiddly and a bit tricky to re-assemble, but it can give it a new lease of life! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 26/01/2015 20:01:19 | ID: 110340

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karl, Buckinghamshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi Iam about to replace the 2nd alternator in less than 2 years thry seam to fail because of getting full of oil? when a new one is fitted the volt indicator reads 14v then after about 2 months it drops to 12v than over a 6month period it falls lower then the alternator fails i have brand new batteries (2 as this is what is under the bonnet) any ides karl

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Oil inside your alternator is not good. You need to find out where the oil is coming from and fix this first. Alternators are normally very reliable these days, so it's unlikely to be dud. You mention 2 batteries - are they both being charged at the same time? It's possible (but unlikely) that the alternator electronics are being overloaded if both batteries are connected to the charging circuit - this is a long shot - I suspect oil contamination is your problem.. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 23/06/2015 11:16:13 | ID: 117587

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sydney mcnickle, Antrim

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, I drive a 2005 shogun 2.5td sport and just before Easter I left it in for a full service and timing belts with Mitsubishi, now when the engine is first started and cold the oil gauge would read 2.5 and when at running temperature and ticking over the oil pressure gauge is reading (O) when I start to accelerate the needle will rise slowly and at 55/60mph it would be sitting between the one and two on the gauge. Can anyone tell me if that is normal? Because mitsubishi don’t seem to know. Many thanks, Syd.

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The oil pressure should never read zero unless of course the engine isn't running. My 2004 model never reads less than 1.5 bar (about 22 psi). I have heard that the balance belt can be put on incorrectly but whether this causes an oil pressure fault I'm not sure. If you are 100% sure the oil pressure was OK prior to the service then I would take it back and insist they resolve the issue. BEST OF LUCK. Dave Dave from Essex

The oil pressure should never read zero unless of course the engine isn't running. My 2004 model never reads less than 1.5 bar (about 22 psi). I have heard that the balance belt can be put on incorrectly but whether this causes an oil pressure fault I'm not sure. If you are 100% sure the oil pressure was OK prior to the service then I would take it back and insist they resolve the issue. BEST OF LUCK. Dave Dave from Essex

My 2000 Sport 2.5TD has done 165K miles, has only had the oil and filter changed twice since 90K, and still has a hot oil pressure of about 25PSI on the guage. When cold, it reads about 70PSI. I suspect your guage has a fault - your engine will last no more than 5 minutes with no oil pressure! Also, your oil pressure warning lamp will light if the oil pressure is below about 10PSI. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

I noticed a problem with my oil pressure gauge which was reading poor pressure. On my way to the garage I use, it fell back to zero. Fearing the worst I stopped. After phoning the garage they turned out to me and discovered the electrical connection to the sensor was corroded ( I live near to the sea). They said they had had experience of this prevously. They stripped back the wire, put on a 2 cent connector and everything worked as normal. (They didn't charge me for the call out either!) Trev from Cyprus

I noticed a problem with my oil pressure gauge which was reading poor pressure. On my way to the garage I use, it fell back to zero. Fearing the worst I stopped. After phoning the garage they turned out to me and discovered the electrical connection to the sensor was corroded ( I live near to the sea). They said they had had experience of this prevously. They stripped back the wire, put on a 2 cent connector and everything worked as normal. (They didn't charge me for the call out either!) Trev from Cyprus

Submitted: 05/05/2015 15:23:49 | ID: 115597

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jeff sutton , West Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi all a bit of advice needed 2005 shogun sport 30 lt petrol on first start in the morning it rattles for about 30 secs sounded like its from pass side bank so changed all 12 tappets no change i think its got to be an oil feed prob but not at all sure where to look next any advice or thoughts would be very welcome cheers jeff

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Hi Jeff , did you get your problem solved..I have the same problem and have changed the same parts. my car goes into mitsubishi next week to get it fixed, but this is its second time...let's hope they can rectify it this time. Cha Newton from West Lothian

Hi Jeff , did you get your problem solved..I have the same problem and have changed the same parts. my car goes into mitsubishi next week to get it fixed, but this is its second time...let's hope they can rectify it this time. Cha Newton from West Lothian

Submitted: 03/02/2015 17:13:48 | ID: 110808

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Pat, Ireland

Mitsubishi L200

Hi my l200 makes a vibrating noise in first and second when pulling a heavy load can you tell me what it might be there is just 50,000 miles on it.

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Check the rubber carrier bearing on your drive shaft Clive nelson from County Down

Submitted: 27/06/2015 23:25:31 | ID: 117782

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duncan Laird, South Lanarkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

washers do not work, but wipers do.back ones work both, help please Duncan

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Just had the same problem with mine & spent ages blasting out the pipes thinking they were blocked with grit or algae. turns out there's a non return valve with a ball bearing inside located about 6 inches before the Y piece in the pipe on the underside of the bonnet. the ball bearing had jammed at the top. Test by disconnecting pipe before the non return valve and try the washers, on mine the water shot out! New valve cost £3.80 from the dealership Andy from Durham

Just had the same problem with mine & spent ages blasting out the pipes thinking they were blocked with grit or algae. turns out there's a non return valve with a ball bearing inside located about 6 inches before the Y piece in the pipe on the underside of the bonnet. the ball bearing had jammed at the top. Test by disconnecting pipe before the non return valve and try the washers, on mine the water shot out! New valve cost £3.80 from the dealership Andy from Durham

Submitted: 21/06/2015 16:24:43 | ID: 117502

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david marshall, Blackpool

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I recently bought this car which only came with 1 key. Would it have been key fob remote? It`s 04

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no key fob mines an equippe model just central locking brad from West Lothian

Hi I also have an 04 Mitsubishi shogun sport and it came with 2 keys and 1 fob remote. colin from West Midlands

Hi I also have an 04 Mitsubishi shogun sport and it came with 2 keys and 1 fob remote. colin from West Midlands

Submitted: 18/12/2014 17:03:32 | ID: 108105

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Bryan Green, Hull

Mitsubishi Shogun

How do I change air filter,thanks

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Black n big plastic compartment that is connected to your turbo assuming it's got turbo just unclip the hooks there u are , Thabani from South Africa

Submitted: 29/03/2015 09:14:26 | ID: 114019

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Eden, Kent

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi, can anyone help? I have a 2003 lwb 3.5 when I'm driving in two wheel drive an orange light comes on the dash in the middle of the green two and four wheel lights but the car is unaffected?

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You probably have faulty switch or switches and they situated underneath in the transfer case and gearbox are : easy to fix and a do not b alarmed it's no train smash common problem Thabani from South Africa

You probably have faulty switch or switches and they situated underneath in the transfer case and gearbox are : easy to fix and a do not b alarmed it's no train smash common problem Thabani from South Africa

Submitted: 21/03/2015 21:47:05 | ID: 113640

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John, Leicestershire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

How do I adjust the front wheel bearings as the last MOT said the have a slight movement in them. Cheers, John.

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My best advice is to let the garage do it. They wont charge a huge amount, but will have accurate torque wrenches. The loads on these bearings are huge, so this adjustment is critical. Overtightened bearings will wear much quicker and will enevitably fail catastrophically! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 14/03/2015 14:01:24 | ID: 113316

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graham, Lincolnshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, I have an annnoying droning noise coming from the engine, worst at around 60mph but still noticeable at all speeds, car runs fine and I love it apart from this constant noise. Can anyone shed any light as it`s doing my head in?

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Sounds like viscous fan bearing. Does it do it when reving whilst stationary? With the bonnet open you should be able to track the offending noise. Mind your fingers and don't wear a tie or anything else that can get caught up!!! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 24/03/2015 13:29:00 | ID: 113748

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