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Lewis, Antrim

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Just bought a shogun sport 2.5td warrior 2004, i've a problem with the interior lights, none are working with any of the doors, also the 12v supply does not work and the beep when the lights are left on also?? any ideas would be great.

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If the map lights don't work, then you have lost the 12v feed to the interior lighting. If they do, but other lights don't, then suspect faulty door switches. The door switches do corrode over time, so it is possible to lose evrey switch to earh, but very unlikely. Check fuses first - if I remember rightly, it's fuse no. 1 in the engine compartment. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 03/12/2016 21:14:54 | ID: 137141

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Murray, Clackmannanshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have shogun sport 2007 I would like know has anyone a fault when the car is cold the car runs fine but when the car is hot the car has now power and hose into limp mode and eml comes on with fault codes 12 boost sensor system and I replaced both boost sensors and the problem is still there but now has a fault code of 00 ecu fail but when the car is cold no faults

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If the sensors are both ok, I would check for vacuum pipe faults first before going any further. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 25/11/2016 20:07:15 | ID: 136956

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Chris, Caerphilly

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I have a Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Equipe, 2005, please could you tell me where the oil pressure switch is located? Thanks

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The oil pressure switch is located in the oil filter bracket assembly, which varies according to engine type. Find the oil filter and the switch will be near it. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 01/12/2016 20:10:22 | ID: 137090

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dryan lloyd, Essex

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

horn sounds when starting in frosty mornings ok bit later when frost gone.

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Sounds like relay is sticking. Horn relay and fuse are located in the cabin fusebox located above and to the side of the throttle pedal. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 30/11/2016 08:02:26 | ID: 137054

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John DeVey, Norfolk

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

My shogun has always started til now, I got in it this morning, and turned the key but will only turn engine for a split second then cut off. If I keep the key in the start position it makes a hissing noise under the bonnet. Battery is excellent and has good connections. Answers please?

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More info needed! Is it a diesel or petrol engine? What kind of hissing noise? If I had to guess, I would say the starter motor is spinning, after having only briefly engaged. Modern starter motors are all solenoid engage, as opposed to the older style inertia starter motors, which used a helical gear to convert some of the rotation energy into forward motion to engage the pinion. It's possible that the solenoid has become weak and is unable to hold the pinion in position against the return spring. Unfortunately, repairing the starter motor is not easy, so your best bet is to replace it. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

I had exactly the same symptoms, I replaced the starter motor, it is now starting fine. Cost me £110 with exchange unit. John DeVey from Norfolk

Submitted: 04/11/2016 12:33:33 | ID: 136471

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Peter Gardner, Surrey

Mitsubishi Shogun 2006

I have recently blown a fuse accidentally by carelessly shorting out when changing an internal bulb on my Mitsubishi Shogun. To my surprise a significant fraction of the electrics have failed, although the car is still driveable with difficulty but probably not safely. According to the manual, fuse 18 in the engine bay fuse box is the likely culprit - however this is not removable because of a yellow plastic shroud surrounding it and an adjacent fuse. So, what’s the most likely fuse to replace? Thanks. (diesel 3.2 long wheel base)

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the 2 fuses in the yellow holder are for switching all the stuff that could drain the battery when not in use you can just take the yellow holder off but it's probably needing pushed down a bit. Very easy fix. Andrew petrie from Fife

Submitted: 05/09/2013 14:29:11 | ID: 53855

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ken, Devon

Mitsubishi Space Star

Hello, when does my 2004 space star with 1.6 petrol need a timing belt change ? thank you , Ken

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Most timing belts should be changed at 80k miles R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/11/2016 14:08:04 | ID: 136946

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Graham Hambling, Lincolnshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi. (1st post). I have owned my Shogun Sport 2.5Tdi Trojan from new (2007). 56,000 miles, Servicing initially at main dealership but a local garage for the past 5 years. We are planning on doing some of the maintenance at home i.e fluid changes and minor parts. It has developed a slight wheel judder when braking which may be that the front discs are becoming slightly warped. The wheels will have to be removed to clarify this but first, are Shogun discs locked on so that a special tool is required to remove them? I wouldn't mind fitting all four genuine Mitsubishi replacement discs and (Mintex ?) pads if it is a straight forward job. The cylinders will be checked at the same time as well. Regards Graham

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You'll need a locknut remover. Also, check online for tutorials - the front hub on the Sport is also used on other vehicles, and is a fairly basic design, but can be a time consuming job. Do your research before you start - not during! Watch out for locknut securing screws, which can be a swine! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks for answering Paul. I do have the original "locking wheel nut adaptor" for the car, guessing you have seen nuts well stuck so advised me in advance which I appreciate. That is, if we are talking of the one and same locknut remover. I can't think of anything else you mean. There is certainly no rush, brakes are very good and mot not until march 2017. Ironic you mention online tutorial because that is why I am researching now in advance. If as I suspect the discs are warped I will be changing them and it was specifically the discs that I was referring to when asking if a special tool is required. I know some cars do need such to remove the rear disc. It all should be easy enough, I just didn't want a nasty surprise like a special tool required! Thanks again. Regards Graham Graham Hambling from Lincolnshire

Sorry, perhaps I should have been more specific - I meant bearing nut, not wheel nut! If you are not used to working on live axle assemblies, I would check out some of the utube videos first. The L200 and a number of other Mitsy 4X4's use a similar design for the front hub/disc assy. Tip: when googling, try searching by image and find the websites that way. Paul from Cambridgeshire

I didn't realise disc/pads replacement is anything like you are speaking of. I was of the opinion a 2007 Shogun Sport 2.5Tdi is a simple callipers off and then the disc will come off. Never thought it would involve playing around with the actual bearing itself? Maybe I have missed something though? Regards Graham Graham Hambling from Lincolnshire

I have a 2007 Shogun Sport 2.5T and yes, it's a live front axle with the disc mounted behind the hub. The rear discs are front mounted, as you describe and changing pads is reasonably straightforward, although the rears can be problematic, when one of the two retaining pins can be difficult to remove. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Pleased to read that Paul. I will take all that you have advised as the same for my vehicle and that's exactly the kind of advice that will help as I don't fancy going to far, straight forward disc and pads is probably as far as we would go. Worst case I will ask my local garage to do it before the next mot. Cheers. Graham Hambling from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 16/11/2016 18:41:32 | ID: 136740

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paul, Essex

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi i have a 54 plate shogun sport warier 3.0 ive had it for 6 months now and in that time its been fully serviced plugs being most expensive but was told they will not need changing for 6 years? love the car but have a problem with 4x4 green light flashing all the time and abs light comes on sometimes. i have tried to drive it 4 wheel drive but feels like im driving one of those bouncing american cars and thought best not continue its in 2 wheel drive now but feels very noisy and more petrol and sluggish have spent a lot of money on servicing including leads etc should i try the 4w drive back and forward thing i have read about? any help re this would be much appreciated kind regards paul

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I'm assuming that you have tried excersising the 4WD selector, just in case you have a sticky switch? I won't repeat my previous answers here, but I'm afraid you are going to need to check the solenoids, sensors and electrical connections on the 4WD system. Most of these are only accessed from under the car, so not an easy fix, unfortunately. Poor electrical connections can be checked with a multi-meter, but you may want to get the solenoids and sensors checked by an auto - technician. As mentioned previously, the system uses vacuum to engage the 4WD clutches, so check for a vacuum leak first. BTW, you shouldn't drive in 4WD when running on solid tarmac/concrete, because it stresses the drive train, and will lead to excessive wear. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 16/11/2016 19:35:53 | ID: 136742

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kevin, West Midlands

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have a 2004 shogun warrior sport 2.5 diesel it drives fine but when I tow my caravan and hit a hill on the motorway it overheats, I have changed the viscos and thermostat which has helped but not sorted any advice would be apreciated

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I had exactly the same thing. No problem without caravan. Fine downhill and on the flat with caravan. Overheating uphill with caravan. Changed the viscous drive part of the fan...no problem. Philip Dando from Vale of Glamorgan

It sounds like your cooling system is only just coping. As advised on earlier questions, check your cooling system for problems before changing fans/couplings etc. The most likely fault is a failing pressure cap or split cap seal on the expansion tank. Failing that, the radiator core may be partially blocked. Modern anti-freeze solutions contain silcates, which over time drop out of suspension and crystalize. The crystals will stick to the internal walls of the horizontal core tubes, and will reduce the cooling area. I know this from first hand experience, and had to remove the rad and flush with acetic acid to clean it out. If the rad is clear and flows well, and the system pressurises ok, then check that the pump impeller is functioning properly. These have a habit of corroding, and can part company with the drive shaft. Hope this gives you a few ideas to try? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 18/11/2016 08:05:46 | ID: 136764

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Jamie, South Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Outlander

Just started hearing a noise coming from the engine when I turn it off, a kind of buzzing noise. It last for about 1 minute and then stops. It never made it before. Any ideas of what it may be?

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It's the cabin light dimmer watch the light then when it goes out the noise stops John from Wiltshire

Submitted: 17/09/2015 08:37:37 | ID: 121273

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Michael, Nigeria

Mitsubishi Space Star

black smoke deposit on the engine plug head and on the tailpipe in gdi mitsubishi space star

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on the tailpipe in gdi mitsubishi space star my has high fuel consumption and black smoke on the exhaust pipe. I have done all the work indicated by check engine fault light that the indicator light is now off yet these problems have not been solved. Thank Andrew Aisazobor from Nigeria

Submitted: 09/08/2016 13:31:50 | ID: 134221

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Natalie, Brighton & Hove

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, I have a 53 plate shogun sport. Since I've had it on the dash where it shows the wheels, the 2 rear lights have been green. The other day there was a bang and now only one of them is green and I can't get it to come back on. A family member has the same vehicle but says he's always had only one light. Can someone please advise what the problem is. Thank you

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Ok, I assume you are refering to the green 4 wheel drive indicator lamp to the right of the speedo? This normally flashes or stays on, depending on the 4WD selector position. I'm afraid I don't understand the '2 rear lights' though? Can you explain this a bit more? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 23/10/2016 11:12:55 | ID: 136173

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Tasoulla, Greater London

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, Please could you let me know how I can fix my problem. The horn of my Shogun Sport Warrior is constantly going off when I drive, and there seems to be no way of turning it off. Where is the fuse for the horn on this model and how do I fix this problem. Thank you so much.

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Unfortunately the horn switch sits next to the airbag in the steering wheel, which non-user serviceable part. You will need to get Mitsubishi to fix it for you. Removing the fuse won't help because a non working horn is an MOT failure. Sorry to disappoint! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 27/10/2016 10:45:12 | ID: 136282

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Barry, Bridgend

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi just bought a shogun sport 2.5td have noticed the oil pressure gauge goes up when I first start but goes back once It is running is this normal

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Bit more detail required - goes up to where? Goes back to where? Oil pressure will register high when cold, but gradually drop as it gets up to running temp. Paul from Cambridgeshire

hi Paul sorry for not getting back sooner the gauge goes up to the end of the scale then drops back to zero Barry from Bridgend

Submitted: 25/04/2016 14:14:56 | ID: 130793

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Nenu parnis, Norfolk

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I've got 2003 Mitsubishi shogun sport 2.5 I have no reversing lights changed bulbs can't find fuse box found the one under engine can't find the fuse box in passsenger footwell ? Wanna make sure fuse is ok

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hi, it is in the driver footwell, on right, slightly behind the cover that is on the inside of the wing. You need to take this off to see properly, it has two push in clips, then you need to take off fuse box cover. Chas ps a torch helps, inside the box there should be a tool to pull out fuse. Chas charles drew from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 27/10/2016 21:39:19 | ID: 136298

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melbourne r shepherd, Lancashire

Mitsubishi Shogun

my lighter.and display unit have stopped working

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Hi did u get this sorted as mine is similar display screen stopped working also stereo,DVDs and folding mirrors all stopped working checked all fuses ripped out dash for hidden fuses so now have no clue what is the problem Steve from West Lothian

Exactly the same thing happened to mine. It was the 15A fuse for the cigarette lighter located behind the small draw on the righthand side of the steering wheel. One this was replaced, the centre screen is now working as it should. Matt Dines from Wiltshire

Submitted: 28/06/2016 18:58:35 | ID: 133072

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Chris, West Midlands

Mitsubishi Outlander

Hi everyone this is my first post, I have a 2007 outlander I have it for nearly 2 years about 6 months after I brought the car I was heading down the Moterway and the car lost power it wouldn't go above 50mph so I pulled into the hard shoulder and turns it off then back on and it was fine then about 10 mile later it happens again but this time the engine management light come on, I managed to get to the nearest service station and called the AA. The guy who came out said that he can't find anything wrong and that there was a couple of old codes when he hooked it up and that he had wiped them and said it might just be a sensor playing up because of the cold then sent me on my way. After getting to my destination that was 200 mile away it was fine then a week later on my trip back home the same thing again. Too cut a long story short I just had to stop and restart and it was fine and over the last couple of years I have had 4 different garages take a look but can't find the problem I have had a 2 full services, new fuel pump, and a few other little parts. It's happening every time I go on the Moterway and last time it did the AA came out again and said it was the turbo over boosts sesor so I had that changed and after about 70 mile it happens again, it's horrible not knowing what it is I have extended warranty with the car but they can't find the problem and it's just costing me more and more money s the work they do is not covered. 5 days ago I was traveling down the Moterway in cruise control and about a hour into the trip it happens no engine management light and then about 30 mile later it happens again this time the engine light came on but the car was not in limp mode, I managed to get to my desternation and left it parked up for a day when I went out to it the day after the engine light was on I went to get fuel and was driving to the garage and the engine light mysteriously turns off, the guy at the garage said to me if the lights on there's nothing I can do ( this is what Mitsubishi have said to me too) a majority of the time when it happens it's when I'm accelerating under 3 thousand revs I don't go over the 3 as I know it will happen, as it's a family car I'm sure you all agree it's dangerous to be happening so much with the kids in the car I do get a bit of white smoke when I start up in the mornings or when it's cold outside I'm really sorry about this long post but I hope that someone has had the same problem and knows the fix, thanks for reading ????

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Your turbo variable valve vanes are coked so the turbo can't control its boost pressure properly. You either have to clean them (can be done without removing the turbo) or cough up for a new turbo. Jon from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 05/01/2016 20:40:18 | ID: 125617

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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

My son had a problem with the battery light, hand brake light and ABS light flashing while driving. These lights did change to stopping on constantly. The car drove alright and the battery kept its charge but the ABS ceased to work. A auto electrician advised to change the alternator and all the problems would be solved. Unfortunately that was not the case, and after reading on this forum we found that the fuses mounted on the positive terminal on the battary were green and badly corroded. We changed the fuse terminal (Box Assy fusible link £42) and also battery clamp (terminal battery £16) and that cured all the electrical problems. Jimmy Dee from Derbyshire

My son had a problem with the battery light, hand brake light and ABS light flashing while driving. These lights did change to stopping on constantly. The car drove alright and the battery kept its charge but the ABS ceased to work. A auto electrician advised to change the alternator and all the problems would be solved. Unfortunately that was not the case, and after reading on this forum we found that the fuses mounted on the positive terminal on the battary were green and badly corroded. We changed the fuse terminal (Box Assy fusible link £42) and also battery clamp (terminal battery £16) and that cured all the electrical problems. Jimmy Dee from Derbyshire

Definitely check your battery terminal fuses as my wife had a similar problem with the ABS light staying on and the battery light coming on and off randomly. When I took off the old part, it was obvious that one of the fuse links had corroded through. Fitted the new part and everything worked perfectly again. I got one second hand in good condition for £20. This part fits the Mitsubishi Colt and is also used on the Smart Forfour. steve from Gwynedd

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

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Dell Etherington, Greater London

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have a V6 3000 shogun sport I want to know if I can upgrade the electric radiator fan as when towing in Devon it got quite hot if I can put on better fan it might help any ideas please

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I hate to say it, but it doesn't sound like an upgraded fan is going to do it! You are better off trying to find out why it's overheating. Could be brakes binding (on car or caravan), or more likely is a cooling system problem. Trapped air, pressure leak, blocked core, corroded pump impeller will all cause overheating. A replacement fan really won't make a huge difference if the cooling system is not operating correctly. Paul from Cambridgeshire

I have solved the problem by replacing the rad and fan it now runs normal temp Dell Etherington from Greater London

I have solved the problem by replacing the rad and fan it now runs normal temp Dell Etherington from Greater London

Submitted: 10/09/2016 09:37:50 | ID: 135071

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Alex Munro, Aberdeenshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, I have changed the cylinder head gasket but I disassembled the Vacuum hoses I never noted there location. Now I have the car back together it is smoking heavily (white) and the 4x4 engage light flashes. Idling is also lumpy and very little power. The only reason I can think in the vacuum hoses are incorrectly configured. Can you advise if there are any drawings etc available to show me where these hoses should be routed? Thanks

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I can supply you with a copy of the workshop manual for your engine if that helps? Email me at paulATgtbigfootDOTplusDOTcom. The 4wd light will flash until a vacuum is generated, so that would suggest you're on the right track, but white smoke I would not expect from lack of vacuum. Is it possible that you had water in the cylinders when you first fired the engine? You would get initial white smoke but this should reduce to normal diesel smoke if the fuel metering is off, which it will be. Have you re-timed the injection pump? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 10/10/2016 10:01:43 | ID: 135843

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Paul, Berkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, I have a 52 plate Shogun Sport Equippe and the 4 wheel drive indicator on the dashboard has just started to flash ALL the time. Anyone know why this maybe happening and how to stop it cheers in advance Paul.

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hi Paul ,noticed your question tonight about your light on . my shogun has recently been doing the same thing if it is any help use the l200 owners site for your queries very helpful . i read that this is the solenoids on the transfer box playing up with lack of use , some recommend getting your vehicle on soft ground and engaging 4wd and have a run round . saying this mine has gone off on its own whilst being too busy to do this . hope this helps cheers Dave dave from Staffordshire

The 4 wheel drive selector system is quite complicated, using switches, sensors and vacuum, all of which need to be working correctly. When left for some hours the vacuum chamber is depleted (well, adjusts to atmospheric pressure!) Ignition on should result in a flashing 4WD lamp, until the engine is started and a vacuum is generated, at which point it should go off, if the selector is in 2wd position. First, try moving the selector through it's 3 positions a few times (with engine running, in neutral). If no change, check for vacuum leaks and poor electrical connections to the solenoids. Most likely cause is corroded electrical connection to one of the solenoids. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

The 4 wheel drive selector system is quite complicated, using switches, sensors and vacuum, all of which need to be working correctly. When left for some hours the vacuum chamber is depleted (well, adjusts to atmospheric pressure!) Ignition on should result in a flashing 4WD lamp, until the engine is started and a vacuum is generated, at which point it should go off, if the selector is in 2wd position. First, try moving the selector through it's 3 positions a few times (with engine running, in neutral). If no change, check for vacuum leaks and poor electrical connections to the solenoids. Most likely cause is corroded electrical connection to one of the solenoids. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 17/09/2016 19:15:22 | ID: 135244

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Scott Laing, Zimbabwe

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi there I have a shogun 3500 gdi auto, its started cutting out when I put it in drive or reverse the revs drop off untill it stalls every time, if you feather the throttle it pulls off , stoppint at the lights and intersections is very stressfu thanks

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Hello Did you find out what was the problem was as I have the same fault !! Regards Nicola Harries from Somerset

Submitted: 04/06/2015 09:19:01 | ID: 116793

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Noel, Antrim

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Remote key fob won't open doors and alarm goes off when I use the key. Seen a couple of thing on line and tried them but no success.

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Sounds like your remote key fob controls an alarm as well as the central locking. I assume you have checked the battery in the fob, so without another fob, can only suggest an alarm reset by disconnecting the car battery. This should at least allow you to use the ignition key in the drivers door to operate the central locking until you can replace the fob. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 05/09/2016 13:52:16 | ID: 134930

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Mariyah iman, Greater Manchester

Mitsubishi Space Star

I have a 1.9 TDI space star on a 2004 plate in first and second gears when the car is cold there is just no power whatsoever it's in limp home mode I have changed the booster solenoid and the air flow meter and today the EGR valve and it's still the same nobody seems to know what's up with the car or what's wrong does anyone have any advice on what this could possibly be ?? Thanks in advance

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Same happen to mine, completely broke down, lucky my father is a mechanic & thought we had sorted it but since being repaired the car makes an awful sound at times...the 'diesel' sound gets louder & a kind of clicking with it too! My father can't seem to find the problem & I'm worried I will break down again. Lisa prouse from Devon

Submitted: 18/12/2015 12:51:43 | ID: 124826

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RW, Nottinghamshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi any advise / help would be appreciated. My 2012 3.2 SG3 looses it's throttle response until it crawls up to around 10mph then kicks down and takes off. This happened once about 18 months when the vehicle was under warranty, we took the vehicle in to the dealer they tested it but couldn't get it to replicate the fault & no faults where stored. This has happened twice this week and due to no acceleration it's quite a dangerous fault when pulling out of junction, traffic islands etc. Points noted when the fault occurs It happens when the vehicle is up to operating temperature If you drop it in to neutral the engine revs normally, but put it back in to drive or manual selection the revs go. Once you get rolling and get up to approximately 10mph the revs come in aggressively then it performs normally until you come to stand still again for junctions traffic lights etc. It makes no difference if you switch off & re-start the engine, it was noticed that the normal warning alarms do not sound when switching the ignition on as normal. Once the vehicle stands overnight / cools down it performs normally. The fault is intermittent, my thoughts is that it could be some sort of transmission sensor fault? the speedo etc read ok, no engine light or warning lights illuminate when the vehicle faults. Regards RW

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hi sorry to hear this, just a question did you manage to get this fixed. my 2011 3.2SG3 is currently in a dealer garage being looked at and I have the same intermittent problem, however they cannot find a fault. Did yours get sorted and do you know what it was so I could maybe point them in that direction, any help would be much appreciated its so dangerous I had to stop my wife driving it with my 2 girls in the car as you didn't know what it was going to do. regards, hope to hear soon. Paul Paul Roberts from East Sussex

Submitted: 01/04/2016 07:14:07 | ID: 129771

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ceri phillips, Bridgend

Mitsubishi Carisma

central dash board display not working dont know what fuse to remove as it does not say in the book , the radio does not work or the lighter

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Look at the fuse box under the dashboard in the drivers well. The 2nd fuse down in the left hand column has blown. It is a yellow 20 amp mini fuse. It was possibly caused by a faulty cigarette lighter socket or the light in the socket becoming loose and floating around behind. Peter from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 03/04/2016 17:21:51 | ID: 129892

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James mason, Midlothian

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi my car was in for repairs and Since I got it back the battery keeps draining....even after a long run it won't start.....could it be the alternator...

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why is my pajero sport not responding to revs manhuru gibson from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 06/09/2015 20:51:00 | ID: 120870

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Collin Mangenah, Zimbabwe

Mitsubishi Shogun

I live in Zimbabwe (being Zimbabwean) and my car is a pre-owned Mitsubishi Pajero/Shogun 3.5 V6 GDI Exceed that I imported from Japan. Yesterday afternoon I started the car and it happily responded as it always does. However on trying to engage drive the gearbox would not respond which to the reverse or drive gears. I switched off and tried again to no avail. My wife (only concerned about getting to her favourite Food Lovers Market store) ordered me to move over and restarted the car. Upon revving the engine a bit the gearbox responded and we were on our way. There were no problems except once when I was accelerating and I felt and unusual lunge forward as it changed gears. This morning the same problem recurred although it went away after applying a bit of pressure on the accelerator. Please help diagnose my problem. At this point I donot want to take my car to a workshop yet as they usually oblige by coming up with far fetched theories that sometimes entail stripping the car only to acknowledge later that it wasnt necessary. From your experiences what could be the source of the problem. Could it be a minor issue requiring only an ATF oil change or something?

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chances are high that your ATF LEVEL is low just try and add the transmission fluid , if the level is fine I suggest you change the transmission filter heavens from Zimbabwe

chances are high that your ATF LEVEL is low just try and add the transmission fluid , if the level is fine I suggest you change the transmission filter heavens from Zimbabwe

pajero sport engine running, but not responding to revs. im in zimbabwe, need your technical expertice thank manhuru gibson manhuru gibson from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 03/08/2015 10:35:28 | ID: 119273

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Mike, West Midlands

Mitsubishi Colt

The roof on my czc3 refuses to lower there is just a beeping sound,the windows don't go down.

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Check your roller blind is pulled out in the boot and the sensor is working because this sounds like it might be the problem MARTIN WILLIAMS from Lancashire

Submitted: 13/08/2016 13:13:06 | ID: 134328

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Hans, Ireland

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hello, need help. Mitsubishi shogun sport 3.0 petrol , engine Ecu fried and after sending off for reconditioning, came back , unable to do anything with it. The lad AT the Garage said, it may be possible to fit second hand one but has to be exact number and need keys locks dash as well.Does anyone have a similar experience or can point me in the right direction, because like a needle in a hay stack.

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I think you may need to get Mitsubishi to do this for you. I'm afraid it won't be cheap either. They will fit a new ECU and program it to match your ignition keys. Unless you have the programing tool, you are going to struggle to do this yourself. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 27/07/2016 17:23:43 | ID: 133893

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Stuart bursnoll, Suffolk

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

no hazard lights or indcators checked all fuses have 12v at fuse in fuse box under dash . any ideas or where can I find a wiring diagram thanks Stuart

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Email me at paulATgtbigfootDOTplusDOTcom and I'll reply with the wiring diagram file attached. You have a faulty flasher unit, located next to fuses aboveand to right of throttle pedal. The mitsubishi part is non standard and very expensive, so I simply made a short wiring harness to connect a universal electronic flasher RFL6. This can be mounted to the door pillar. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 22/07/2016 19:22:13 | ID: 133735

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oyekoya, Nigeria

Mitsubishi Carisma

hi, the brainbox is bad,the key failed to work with the new brain box fixed, pls how and where can i get a new brain box that will work with the key? i am in lagos nigeria west africa. or what can ido? the mechanic suggested a change of engine. pls i need your help. thanks.

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what re the text? oyekoya from Nigeria

Submitted: 18/08/2016 14:06:51 | ID: 134444

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Seelan, Dublin

Mitsubishi Space Star

Hi, the car starts perfectly alright but after running for an hour or so if the car stalls or I stop and restart in a few minutes it won't start. I had to wait for 20-30 minutes or more and then it restarts without any problem. Temperature gauge has never gone up at all. Can anyone tell me the problem?

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Mitsubishi space wagon won't start easily, what is the problem? Darrington from Jamaica

I have the exact same problem you describe here. Same deal. Can drive a long distance, but as soon as I stop I cant start it untill after 15-30 min ish.. Did you figure out what was wrong? Mr. R from Norway

Submitted: 05/01/2015 20:11:38 | ID: 108985

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matt, Devon

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi 2004 shogun sport 2.5td takes a long time to start when cold, turns over and over and then fires up, i have replaced the glow plugs, the glow plug relay , the battery and the fuel pump and filter but it still does it although granted not as bad! starts fine when hot also idles fine once it has started hot or cold. very occasionally will just die while driving along . i have tried to connect 2 different OBD devices but neither one will connect to the ECU. getting very frustrated by it any thoughts greatly appreciated thanks

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Hi matt after reading the problems you are having, have you checked to see if the fuel pick up pipe is leaking. also have a look at the fuel filler pipe. i have the same problem with mine and it turned out to be the fuel and return pick up pipe this sits on top the tank and is a common problem as you probity know the fuel system has to be pressurized and this will leak air in to the fuel tank. thanks Karl Karl from Southampton

Submitted: 06/08/2016 12:57:28 | ID: 134141

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samuel, Barbados

Mitsubishi L200

Have a 2007 L200 4d56.Three weeks after changing the timing belt, the tensioner bolt snapped and I had to replace the belt. Any ideas has to why it snapped?

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My guess would be a) You didn't replace the bolt or b) You overtightened it or c) Act of God, just plain bad luck. This is assuming that you did your installation correctly Brian from New Zealand

My guess would be a) You didn't replace the bolt or b) You overtightened it or c) Act of God, just plain bad luck. This is assuming that you did your installation correctly Brian from New Zealand

Mine has done the same did you have to replace any valves or take the head off at all or just put new belt on aaron from West Sussex

Submitted: 13/01/2016 20:27:53 | ID: 126077

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Danny Keenan, West Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2004

Hi, I`m having problems starting my Mitsubishi Shogun Sport when cold. Can anyone help please? (warrior)

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Almost certain to be glow plugs. Terry Price from England

Hello, over the last few weeks I have experienced difficulty starting my own Warrior from cold. I went through the routines, checked connections at filter head and hose clips at pipes and all appeared to be in order.(Had to bleed system if left for any length of time) I also tested heater plugs and checked operation of lift pump and checked it for holding vacuum, I checked pipe work from front to back and again all appeared to be in order, last week I was no further forward so again had a look at the pipe work and this time examined the tank area more thoroughly and noticed a damp spot at the rubber hoses on top of fuel tank. Today I decided to drop the tank and inspect the 6mm and 8mm pipes at top of tank and I found evidence of dampness at these pipes. I attempted to source a replacement tank cover complete with pipes, but was unable to, so I cleaned up the pipes and cut off the damaged sections. I then extended the rubber hoses and reconnected them to the steel pipes running along chassis and refitted the tank. I have left the vehicle for a few hours and found the car to start as it used to. I noticed that there are a few dirt traps about the fuel system and as such causes corrosion at these pipes and at the steel filler and breather pipes. I have removed the plastic cover over tank filler pipes and have cleaned rust from the pipes and have painted them to try and preserve them. I hope this information is of some use to you and can help alleviate your problems. Sam Jackson from Ayrshire

Thanks to you post I think I have found the problem with mine has problem starting when cold and can also see damp and fuel leaking from fuel pickup pipes Had the tank hard to remove as need to replace fuel pickup pipes Karl from Southampton

Submitted: 10/10/2013 15:56:23 | ID: 56138

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Stuart, Cheshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

My 3.2 dd Shogun engine quite "rattles" for the first few miles until warmed up then is reasonably quiet. Could this be the top chain tensioner needs replacing or an oil guide etc?

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Hi... my 3.2 did animal done this since I bought it... I just thought it was abuilt exhaust bracket broke and rattling but it turns out that after a while the dual mass fly wheel had completely snapped in half... I lost all drive one morning going to work... it had to be changed to a solid fly wheel and a new clutch... 1200 quid later I was back on the road.... don't panic it might not be that but it was similar sounding from your post. Ben from Kent

Submitted: 21/12/2014 14:46:40 | ID: 108222

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Chris, Hampshire

Mitsubishi Colt

Engine management light has come on. We have tried 3 different diagnostic machines but none will connect, checked all fuses and they are all okay, will borrowing a different machine tomorrow. Just wondered if anyone has any suggestions on how to resolve this, yhsnks

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worth trying to disconnect the battery for about tens seconds and then reconnecting. Make sure you know the radio code (if there is one) before doing so....this is sort of like rebooting a PC... Keith Lewis from Surrey

Submitted: 25/04/2016 20:55:40 | ID: 130812

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adisa bayo, Nigeria

Mitsubishi Carisma

My automatic carisma gdi will not move when in drive or reverse but the engine works perfectly well. What is the solution pls??

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Either your gearbox is gone completely or its a simple fix: The gear-link arm is often a plastic piece that can deform or crack or even slip off, ensure that this is seated correctly (youll find it under the car, directly under the gear-stick and connecting to your gearbox) Strachan from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 18/04/2016 00:09:36 | ID: 130521

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