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Christos Philippou, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Mitsubishi L200

Engine looses power and power comes back as soon as I shift to neutral and back into gear. After a little while same thing happens and again I have to repeat the same procedure,I.e. Shifting to neutral and back into the appropriate gear, which wakes up the engine to normal power until it repeats the same power loss once it reaches the higher sector of the Rev. Range. Please anything that you think would work would be highly appreciated, my mechanic is in despare and so am I.

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Sounds like a faulty tps Scott Robertson from Angus

Submitted: 05/01/2016 14:51:40 | ID: 125588

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Sue, Northamptonshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, I have a 2006 2.5 sport equippe... only got it yesterday and no handbook :/ where might the jack be? there ae two trays hidden in the boot but theyre empty? Thank you - and sorry for being dim :)

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In our sport classic the jack is stored under the rear seat, hope that helps! Gill from Perth and Kinross

In our sport classic the jack is stored under the rear seat, hope that helps! Gill from Perth and Kinross

On my shogun equipe the jack is back seat drivers side ,when u open door there is a small sguare flap on carpet, lift this (velcro) storage space for jack dez from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 03/02/2016 19:10:32 | ID: 127095

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Taleb Altoum, Bristol

Mitsubishi Colt

Sometimes my semi-automatic Mitsubishi Colt will not engage reverse gear. It just shows a 0 and after many attempts it will go in. This happens regardless of whether the car is cold or not and it does not happen every time. Is it the Sensor crankshaft pulse need to replace? or change the oil ? and what you recomand to me for the kind of oil ,, Please can anybody help? Thanks

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You just need to move to drive and then very quickly to reverse. Nizar from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 11/10/2015 14:32:56 | ID: 122187

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Hilary kurt, Durham

Mitsubishi Colt

The engine warning light keeps coming on. Also, the car 'jumps' when I try to pull away sometimes, both forward and reverse, as if the brakes are stuck on, and also doesn't always go into gear. Any suggestions, as I really love my car and don't want to have to change it yet!

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Hi there, I have the same problem and it's been going for coming 2 years! Took it to different people. Initially been told might be electrical problem and battery might be weak. So changed battery which amazingly solved the problem but only for 3 months then came back. Then another mechanic told me you might need to change the gearbox oil and filter. But we couldn't find a gearbox filter. I thought if it doesn't exist then might not need changing. I took it then to the dealer. They took the the car 3 times for long hours. eventually told me the wiring between the gearbox and gearbox computer have worn and need replacing. They estimated this to cost 2100 pounds!!!!! I took the car back and just using it until it stops, basically driving it to ground. Please let me know if you have been luckier. Nizar from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 17/01/2016 23:49:40 | ID: 126318

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Dean, Essex

Mitsubishi Colt

My Mitsubishi Colt DID 1500 diesel glow plug light stayed lit for around 10 seconds after the engine started? The car then run as normal? Please can anyone help? Many thanks Dean

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one of your glow plugs fails Johnny from Denmark

Submitted: 10/11/2014 22:21:17 | ID: 106006

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Barry, Conwy

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I am going to Spain how can I change over the head lights to drive in Europe

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Hi Barry, I live in France. You can't adjust the lights for continental use, I had to buy continental units..not cheap. Good luck. Dave Dave from France

Hi Barry, I live in France. You can't adjust the lights for continental use, I had to buy continental units..not cheap. Good luck. Dave Dave from France

Hi Barry, I've just come back from France. Just depends on how long you are going for. If it a short trip (few weeks) then you can buy headlamp converters which are sold on board most ferries, filling stations the closer you get to the port etc. They cost approx. £10.00 and should last the journey. Just remember to remove them when you get back home. Otherwise you will have to go down the route Dave from France suggests. Have a good trip. Andrew McKinnon-Paton from Cambridgeshire

Barry, as Andrew suggests.. it can depend on how long you're going for.. whether it's financially viable to spend an arm and a leg to change the whole units... from a legality perspective, all you need to to is prevent your headlamps from causing dazzle to oncoming vehicles.. applying the headlamp beam converters Andrew mentions is by applying stick-on patches to the outside of headlamp glass.. in the right place.. to deflect the vee part of a beam. On UK headlamps.. consider the beam projected... there is a flat horizontal line.. then to the left as you look at it (if sat in driver seat) there is a raised beam to allow better visibility in the kerbs.. in UK.. but driving on the other side of the road.. that raised bit would be straight in the eyes of oncoming.. so what you'll need to do is apply something to lens to block that raised bit.. that's all.. black insulating tape could do it and be legal. Cut a square of card about 2in by 2in and fix it to a stiff wire about a foot long.. then drive your car close to a wall so the headlamps are roughly equally distant from the wall and with the dipped lights on.. place the card in the beam right in front of headlamp to find where to apply the patch to get rid of the raised vee... apply your more permanent patch and Bob's your uncle. You don't need to consider the high beam. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 11/12/2015 18:50:14 | ID: 124604

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andy rankin, Antrim

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi i just bought this 2007 2.5 diesel sport , start up fine , revs in netural all good , but when driving up the road everything up till 50 mph seems fine but at a steady 60mph about 2300rpm engine does not run smoothly , seems as if it is Hesitating or holding back , if i push it on it will go to 80mph fine but if i hold steady at 80mph it starts doing the same as if it is holding back , ( hesitating ) . I just bought the car privately and have only covered 25 miles in it to get home so when i phoned the seller he said you bought it private it is your problem now , I thought if i paid over £4000 for a used car there is some form of buyer protection built in , I will not drive it until this is Hesitation problem is resolved just in case it causes a bigger engine problem . Please can you help

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Irrespective of whether you bought it from a dealer or a private seller you still have 'Consumer Rights'. Look again at the advert that drew your attention to the vehicle and see how it was described? If it says in 'Good running order' or has 'No faults' or Runs like a dream' etc. etc. then you have protection under the law. The law states that a product must be fit for purpose and clearly there are issues with the car. However, most private sellers will use the phrase 'Sold as Seen, without warranty and No warranty implied'. Don't be fooled by that because clearly if the vehicle is behaving like you said then the seller clearly knew there was a serious problem with the vehicle and 'lied' or 'misled' you into believing that it was roadworthy. Firstly keep a record of your journey, the faults that you experienced and communication with the seller. It is important to keep WRITTEN records of ALL dealing you have with the seller. If you had someone with you get them to write up a statement of facts regarding the sale. Include any inspection, what the seller told you about the car and what he/she felt how the car behaved on the journey home. Secondly, contact the seller again and ask what he intends to do to make right the issue. Best to do this in writing. (Don't forget to keep copies of everything). If he tells you to 'Go Away' 'Sold as Seen' Blah Blah Blah then go to the next phase. Thirdly nip down to your local County Court (sometimes housed within the Crown Court). Get a 'Small Claims form Pack' Follow the instructions in the pack and complete the relevant paperwork. When done take it to the Court who will i) Charge a small Fee (you can include this and other expenses in the claim) ii) Register the Claim. What happens next is that the claim form etc. will be sent to the seller who has 14 days in which to reply. If they don't then the case will be listed and a date for the hearing set. If the seller fails to turn up then the Judgement will fall automatically in your favour. If he does turn up then the Judge hearing the case will hear both sides and a judgement will be made. 9/10 the Judgement is in the Claimant's favour. Once you have that and he still does not pay then send in the Bailiffs and recover your money. Remember to include ALL your expenses including postage, calls, time off work, transport, mechanic costs, Solicitor (if you chose that route) costs of Bailiff's etc. If he has any sense he will recall the vehicle and give you the money back. Job Sorted. Hope this helps. Andrew McKinnon-Paton from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 25/01/2016 09:43:40 | ID: 126667

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marlene, Gloucestershire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

if i leave keys in ignition and shut the door it locks itself . is there any way this can be altered to overide it

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They all the same even the l200 Janey from Blaenau Gwent

Submitted: 21/01/2016 13:06:25 | ID: 126494

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Wady, Cheshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

My shogun sport 2.5 diesal 2002 starts but won't run.Changed the ecu already had new tank and fuel lines any suggestions Thanks

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Could be fuel pump.. saw this recently on a Vivaro... started fine.. rand for up to 20 seconds then died... fuel pump at fault R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/02/2016 17:32:12 | ID: 127181

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Kenny Kurn, Surrey

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2004

I have just bought my Mitsubishi Shogun Sport and find it`s handling badly on wet roads. Is this common?

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Yes Kenny, I’m afraid it is in my experience although you can see from other posts I have answered that I praise this car from the rooftops but unfortunately its wet roundabout handling is LETHAL. I cannot think of a more suitable word to use for it. Why is it so bad? I think it is a combination of several things, the relatively unsophisticated live rear axle, rear wheel drive, a torquey diesel engine, a limited slip differential (why do you think drifters favour them?). The lack of weight at the rear won’t help matters either. Why do I put up with it if I think it is lethal? Because this is its only fault and I’m aware of it, so take a little more care in such situations, two-tonnes of sideways Shogun is a rather un-nerving though, I have to admit Phillip Taylor from Yorkshire

Buy some good quality road biased tyres!!... If you have the 50/50 style of all terrain tyre, this is always a compromise on the tarmac! Philip Pearson from Derbyshire

I agree with the comments of Phillip Taylor from Yorkshire. I was driving through snow in Scotland over Christmas (2015) and the car decided to perform a scene from Swan Lake. Feet off everything, steered this way and that until she final rested at a stop then slowed down from that point. Put snow chains on and she was fine from then but I do notice that she can be a little cantankerous in the rain. The answer was slow down a little, enjoy the scenery and think how lucky I am to own such a beautiful old lady that suits my every need both on and off road. Andy from Peterborough Andrew McKinnon-Paton from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 13/04/2012 09:49:49 | ID: 80295

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Michael Petruk, Kent

Mitsubishi Shogun 2002

When cold my 3.5 litre petrol automatic Mitsubishi Shogun starts without trouble, but when the engine is warm, for instance if I have stopped the engine and then tried to restart it twenty or thirty minutes later, it tries to start but only on one or two cylinders it seems. It will struggle to keep going for a few seconds and then cut out. After about thirty to forty tries starting it will start, but it is getting worse and there is the worry that the battery will run flat before it starts. Any ideas would be much appreciated please? (3.5 petrol

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Hi, I came across your problem whilst trying to diagnose another issue and thought I might be able to help if you have not solved this issue already. The 3.5 engine is direct injection with a high pressure pump on the engine. On the inlet side of this pump is a micro filter. This blocks up over time causing all kinds of running problems. The cure is unfortunately not common knowledge. What I do is replace the micro filter, it is available from Mitsubishi for cents. I also put in a high quality fuel injection type filter inline. I mount this onto the fuel inlet pipe on the bulkhead between the metal pipe and the rubber pipe. I normally have an adapter made for the one side. The high pressure pump is awkward to get to as it is in the middle of the V at the back of the engine. I usually remove a few bolts and undo a couple of electrical connections as well as remove a couple of breather pipes to give me good access. The micro filter is under the the pipe on the right hand side towards the front. You will know what I mean when you get there. You remove a size ten bolt then gently pull the pipe up. There is an O ring seal that you can check and replace if necessary. To remove the micro filter you will need a suitable self tapping screw (you can estimate the size when you look at the new micro filter) that you screw through a suitable strap (a motorcycle tie down will work), then screw a couple of turns into the micro filter. Using jerking movements the filter should pull out. Tap in the new filter using a suitable tool, then put it all back together again. It is very important that no dirt or dust get into the pump. I hope this helps. Brendan Wright from Zimbabwe

Hi Brendan Wright, The response you gave above is the perfect solution to a problem with my Mitsubishi Pajero/Shogun/Montero 3.5l GDI 2001. I live in Zimbabwe and have tried AMC in search of the Microfilter & O ring to no avail. Is there anyway else I can check for them? Collin Mangenah from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 11/11/2013 11:12:41 | ID: 57236

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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

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

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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

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

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Stuart, Norfolk

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I brought my Mitsubishi shogun warrior last year since having it the steering shakes like the tracking is out so I have been to 3 garages and had new tyers / new pitment arm / new steering ideler had ball joints checked wheel bearings checked bascially had all checked tracking and wheel balancing done 20 odd times do any of u guys know what this is please ??

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Hi have you tried the drive shafts if one has been bent or the joint could have a bit of damage , The shaking will be more noticeable when the car is on the pull ( speeding up ) this would suggest that a joint on one of your drive shafts has damage but do not rule out a slight bend on a drive shaft either , but it would shake on speeding up and slowing down . I hope this helps andy rankin from Antrim

Hi have you tried the drive shafts if one has been bent or the joint could have a bit of damage , The shaking will be more noticeable when the car is on the pull ( speeding up ) this would suggest that a joint on one of your drive shafts has damage but do not rule out a slight bend on a drive shaft either , but it would shake on speeding up and slowing down . I hope this helps andy rankin from Antrim

Submitted: 28/12/2015 22:33:04 | ID: 125261

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Ann O'Sullivan, Ireland

Mitsubishi Space Star

Yellow light comes on intermittently. Cutting out on slowing down. It will restart immediately and otherwise is going as good as ever. The fault is frightfully dangerous as I have to cross a murderous two- laned by-pass to collect grandchildren. Thanks, Ann

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Ann, by "the yellow lights" I assume you mean the engine management light... if this comes on your engine can (and sounds as if it IS" go into what they call limp mode where you will lose poser. There are many reasons, some simple, some complex, why this should happen and you ought to get the vehicle connected to an OBD computer to get it fault read to see what the problem is.. it could be purely electrical connection, failed sensor or the like, but it could be something potentially more serious. RE from Caerphilly

Ann, by "the yellow lights" I assume you mean the engine management light... if this comes on your engine can (and sounds as if it IS" go into what they call limp mode where you will lose poser. There are many reasons, some simple, some complex, why this should happen and you ought to get the vehicle connected to an OBD computer to get it fault read to see what the problem is.. it could be purely electrical connection, failed sensor or the like, but it could be something potentially more serious. R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks R Evans. She connected to a computer last evening and possible faults are Fuel Pump Sensor or Regulator - failing these the Pump itself. One of the best Agatha Christies I read, long before the Space Star era, was "Why didn't they ask Evans" !! Ann Ann O'Sullivan from Ireland

Submitted: 04/01/2016 22:25:25 | ID: 125561

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Martin Rice, Cardiff

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

HELLO I KEEP LEAVING THE LIGHTS ON MY SHOGUN, IS THERE SUPPOSED TO BE AN ALARM TO WORN ME REGARDS M RICE

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yes when light left on alarm should go off dave from Nottinghamshire

I've got same problem with my Shogun Sport. Have noticed that the red warning light in the drivers door, and the light around the keyhole appear to be on the same circuit as the alarm for the lighs left on. Mine works intermittently, so it's going to the garage to be looked at, and hopefully fixed. Inske from Buckinghamshire

I've got same problem with my Shogun Sport. Have noticed that the red warning light in the drivers door, and the light around the keyhole appear to be on the same circuit as the alarm for the lighs left on. Mine works intermittently, so it's going to the garage to be looked at, and hopefully fixed. Inske from Buckinghamshire

It is the little plunger switch on the doorpillar £9.99 to replace the old ones start sticking buzzer and interior and door lights all work off this. gregor from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 22/09/2015 10:30:06 | ID: 121480

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mark, Surrey

Mitsubishi Grandis

Owners manual shows how to change light bulbs but states to change position (side) lights go to dealership. Has anyone knowledge of how to change these light bulbs.

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You need to access from inside wheel arch. Jack up and support safely with axle stands etc. Remove wheel. Remove plstic plugs (4 off) underneath fog light and then remove plastic plugs inside wheel arch until panel pulls back and allows access to light fitting. Twist light fitting to remove and replace bulb. Complete by reverse fitting. mark from Surrey

To the person who posted an answer..: thank you so much dude, that just saved me a lot of hassle and money. I actually only needed to take out 2 plugs from the wheel arch panels. I turned the wheel inwards to give me room. Twisting it off wasn't too bad, but very fiddly as was taking out and fitting new bulb however it was worth the effort. Guavagroove from Hertfordshire

To the person who posted an answer..: thank you so much dude, that just saved me a lot of hassle and money. I actually only needed to take out 2 plugs from the wheel arch panels. I turned the wheel inwards to give me room. Twisting it off wasn't too bad, but very fiddly as was taking out and fitting new bulb however it was worth the effort. Guavagroove from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 11/04/2015 18:57:12 | ID: 114587

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Bill Chambers, Lanarkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun 2007

Hi. I just bought a 2007 (new shape) SWB Mitsubishi Shogun last week and got flashed from behind while on the motorway on Saturday evening. When I checked I only have tail lights working on the bumper (beside the indicators). I replaced the tail light fuses (left and right) and both bulbs on the main light cluster both (left and right) and still only the tail lights are working on the bumper and not on the main light cluster. I am not getting a warning light on the dashboard so not sure where else to check? Thanks for any help you can provide!

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That’s just the way they are! D Morris from England

The tail light clusters do not have bulb holders so no bulbs. This can very easily be installed as I did on my Shogun Alan Sharpe from Essex

Hi, This does not appear to be as simple as this. I just got a 2012 LWB SG3. Similar thing. Side lights and indicators only at the bumper level. All the upper clusters seemed to do was brake and reversing lights. Manual states there should be indicators, side / brake and reversing lights. Took off the units and found there is no indicator bulbs, position they would be is blanked off. (Not that I think this is correct, but there you go.) However, there is a dual filament bulb for the brake / side lights. Getting a meter onto the multi-plug that the lamp unit plugs into shows that one of the pins does energise when the side lights are on, but this does not match the pin arrangement on the plug on the lamp unit. Its as if the wrong pins have been installed by Mitsubishi. This cannot be correct. Has anyone else had this thing and have Mitsubishi done anything about it? Cam from South Lanarkshire

Hi, This does not appear to be as simple as this. I just got a 2012 LWB SG3. Similar thing. Side lights and indicators only at the bumper level. All the upper clusters seemed to do was brake and reversing lights. Manual states there should be indicators, side / brake and reversing lights. Took off the units and found there is no indicator bulbs, position they would be is blanked off. (Not that I think this is correct, but there you go.) However, there is a dual filament bulb for the brake / side lights. Getting a meter onto the multi-plug that the lamp unit plugs into shows that one of the pins does energise when the side lights are on, but this does not match the pin arrangement on the plug on the lamp unit. Its as if the wrong pins have been installed by Mitsubishi. This cannot be correct. Has anyone else had this thing and have Mitsubishi done anything about it? Cam from South Lanarkshire

Hi I have a SWB Shogun 2015 with the same comments being flashed on motorway and had a lady follow me and tell me my rear lights were not working. Subsequently I have even seen a Metropolitan Police Shogun with the same light arrangement with the bumper lights only working. To cut to the chase. Remove rear light cluster Red reflector has a dual filament/bulb with 3 wires , cut back the insulation on my car the green/white wire was terminated. Pull off the multipin connector you will find 5 wires going in but only 3 coming out . Continuity check using a meter and confirm the black wire is the earth. Turn on lights using a meter again , I found the green/brown wire going in had 12v with the lights turned on and 0v with lights off. How you do the next part is down to you but basically you need to join these 2 wires together. ie the green/white from light to the brown/green on the car side of the connector. Colour coding may change on different models so double check. Good luck. Rob from Berkshire

Hi I have a SWB Shogun 2015 with the same comments being flashed on motorway and had a lady follow me and tell me my rear lights were not working. Subsequently I have even seen a Metropolitan Police Shogun with the same light arrangement with the bumper lights only working. To cut to the chase. Remove rear light cluster Red reflector has a dual filament/bulb with 3 wires , cut back the insulation on my car the green/white wire was terminated. Pull off the multipin connector you will find 5 wires going in but only 3 coming out . Continuity check using a meter and confirm the black wire is the earth. Turn on lights using a meter again , I found the green/brown wire going in had 12v with the lights turned on and 0v with lights off. How you do the next part is down to you but basically you need to join these 2 wires together. ie the green/white from light to the brown/green on the car side of the connector. Colour coding may change on different models so double check. Good luck. Rob from Berkshire

Submitted: 11/02/2013 14:28:55 | ID: 90432

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Karl Tumman, Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Outlander 2009

I have a problem with my Mitsubishi Outlander II where, under acceleration and usually above 2000 revs, the engine seems to mis-fire and has no power. This is a particular problem when overtaking. The car seems to run fine when cruising but as soon as you press the throttle it struggles. I thought that I had nailed the problem to faulty supermarket fuel as the car had been running perfectly for three weeks and then went back to it`s old ways when I brimmed it at the local Tesco. It seemed to get better on a weekend run to Liverpool but has now got worse again. Any suggestions please? (2.0 DiD)

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Hi I don't have an answer to your question but just wanted to know if you found what was causing the loss in power? Because mine is doing exactly the same. I would appreciate it if you could let me know. Thanks Chris chris from Cheshire

Hi I don't have an answer to your question but just wanted to know if you found what was causing the loss in power? Because mine is doing exactly the same. I would appreciate it if you could let me know. Thanks Chris chris from Cheshire

Hi did you find out what the problem was as mine has the same problem? Chris from West Midlands

Submitted: 06/01/2014 09:43:11 | ID: 60262

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Graham Logan, Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire

Mitsubishi Outlander 2008

My Mitsubishi Outlander has gone into limp mode when going over 3000 revs. After it is switched off and turned back on it runs okay again. I have changed a seal on the turbo hose that goes into the agr valve, but that has not cured the problem as it has happened again. The engine management light does not come on so I don’t think it can be any sensors. Any advice would be appreciated. Can anyone help? (2.0)

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I have had the same problem twice a few years ago which the roadside assistance chap said was the wastegate sticking as he had seen it before. Mitsubishi could not find the problem and said they had never heard of it. I have now had the problem 3 times in two weeks. It seems to occur after about 1.5 to 2 hours running at around or just over 3000 revs. Speaking with my wife who is the main driver, I suspect that the problem has not happened for a while as we live in the South East and the opportunity to travel at the that speed for that length of time rarely happens. It was only on a 5am start to travel to the North East that we had no traffic. Similar to you I stoppedturned the engine off and back on again and it sorted the problem. Sorry that I don’t have the solution as I was looking at the site to find out if anyone else had th same problem Martin Robinson from Sussex

Your problem is the turbocharger vanes are choking up with carbon deposits. This is a known problem with the A4 motor,  it has to be driven hard. The cure is an exchange turbo. Mitsubishi appear to try and fob you off until the warranty expires Stephen Pelling from France

Hi I'm getting the same problem, has anyone had the turbo changed someone else on here said it could be oil restriction to the turbo and that the lines need to be cleaned, anyone know the fix for our problem? Chris from West Midlands

Submitted: 18/05/2012 14:17:31 | ID: 71598

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kate, Staffordshire

Mitsubishi Space Star

my multi function display unit has gone off completely so i can no longer see time or radio station or fuel left available on the display as its blank. Is there a fuse that would solve the problem? If so where is it and what number is it? or is it the unit itself that has a problem?

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Left under the steering wheel , one drawer can be removed and it is one of the fuse box . It is necessary to replace the fuse , which is powered by the cigarette lighter . Boris Kavalic from Slovenia

Submitted: 27/11/2014 14:31:12 | ID: 106986

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Eric Williams, Middlesex

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hello all. I've got a small problem that's driving me mad. I have a 2004 Shogun, 3.2 Diesel, DiD LWB, Elegance. Lovely car etc. except a while ago the radio / cassette & display unit stopped working properly, although it still plays - or is locked into, one radio station only & will play cassettes, but it will not show anything at all on the display screen, its totally blank, in addition to this the CD changer no longer works! The radio itself is a factory fitted Mitsubishi "Genuine Audio" unit. I have tried everything possible to be able to change the radio stations & get the screen back up & running but no luck yet, could a fuse or two have blown maybe? It will make my Christmas if someone knows what's the problem & maybe has an answer. Cheers

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Eric, these things are full of electronics.. and they fail, fella..after 11 years, it may need changing or sending for proper repair..... if fuses had gone, nowt would work on it. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 27/12/2015 13:31:14 | ID: 125192

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Steven brown , Cheshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, can anyone tell me easiest way to get to the rear windscreen washer pump on a shogun sport .

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It's a pain I've just done it. Unscrew and lift out both boot liner trays , unbolt the rear right luggage clip . Remove the retainer for load cover , then the trim panel for boot edge , pull away door seal then prize out the clips holding the wall panel out .( the whole thing with the cubby hole) iit clips into place . Then there it is . As I said I've just done it today . And it looks like my prob is the pipe round the window to the scoosher lol Davy Oneil from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 21/12/2015 20:10:34 | ID: 125004

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Clare Weaver, Wiltshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin 2001

I have lost use of the indicators, side lights if used without full lights on, rear wash / wipers and front wash on my Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin. I`ve spent lots of time and money and the auto electicians are baffled. Can anyone help please? (Estate 5 door Elegance GDI)

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Can you please tell me if you sorted your problem as mine now does the same thanks Sam Sam Stead from Warwickshire

Can you please tell me if you sorted your problem as mine now does the same thanks Sam Sam Stead from Warwickshire

Submitted: 08/04/2013 10:12:09 | ID: 92680

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julie, Devon

Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi l200 double cab has a whirring sound underneath when driving along seems to come from front Especially noticeable when warm

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Need more info. Does it happen when accelerating, does it go away under certain conditions, or, cruising/coming off the throttle. Is it worse when cornering, what effect does braking have, does it increase/decrease with speed? Ricky from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 13/10/2015 20:00:18 | ID: 122293

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Barry, Moray

Mitsubishi L200

I have a 2007 l200 there is oil dripping out the bottom of the bell housing it's not engine oil as not using any oil. Is it likely to be coming from the gearbox side ?

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Between the Bell housing and the engine there is a seal, that may be the cause of the Problem, the job can nt be done without the removal of the box as the spigot shaft enters the Flywheel, I'm sure it will be that seal that has perished, allow yourself a day to do the job. Trebor from Lancashire

Second that, Oil seal at the imput shaft. You will definitely need help lifting box in and out. Ricky from City of Edinburgh

Second that, Oil seal at the imput shaft. You will definitely need help lifting box in and out. Ricky from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 25/05/2015 22:16:54 | ID: 116461

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constance andrews, Luton

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

What causes smelly white smoke coming out of the exhaust when accelerating.

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Constance, white smoke in the exhaust of a diesel is quite normal most of he time,. if it is excessive it could be an indication that you have water going into the system. Try draining the water from the fuel filter and if it continues you may have a leaking head gasket. If you happen to have breathed any of the smoke.. does it make your breathing hurt a little or make your eyes sting? If so, this could be overfuelling.. and could be indication of faulty injector.. but your driving style could have an influence on that too... if you do a lot of start stop and short journeys, the engine and exhaust may not be getting hot and the diesel particulate filter (DPF) may be getting clogged. In this case, your car will try to clean the DPF by injecting more fuel in the engine to try and create more heat in combustion, but unless you work the engine, the further fuel does not burn, but gets ejected out the exhaust... it also seeps past your piston rings and drops into the sump and your sump oil level will increase... THIS potentially can ultimately cause a nasty scenario where your engine runs itself and eventually explodes. Please do not be frightened by this... check your oil level regularly.. if it increases then it does suggest the overfuelling. Then examine your driving style. If you do the start stop driving.. take it for a good long run and keep the engine revs up over 3000rpm if you can... this will help regenerate the DPF and stop the car thinking IT has to do it. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 21/12/2015 18:52:24 | ID: 124998

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Tammy, Aberdeenshire

Mitsubishi Colt

Keep having an issue with my car. Have had 2 crank shaft sensors replaced. And something to do with steering column been fixed also had new starter motor. The problem I am having is car goes great then I go food shopping park the car up. Come back out to find the car is not staring but all electrics work fine you can hear a clicking noise when trying to start it. I have already spent an absolute fortune on the parts stated above. Its in the Mitsubishi garage as I type this but they supplied a new crank shaft sensor even thought it was replaced 2 years ago. Got the car back short journey to the shops and the car done the same thing completely dead but all electrics work? Towed into garage by rescue as clearly they have not fixed the fault to begin with. Its been starting for the mechanics now but they can't seem to find the problem even though they make the car!!!

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I have the same thing colt 2000 looks like starter but not.... it looks like elec short somewhere but cant find it yet vince from County Antrim

Tammy, the clicking noise, but with full electric power indicates a starter related problem... many garages would just change the starter... however, they never clean the contact surfaces and the starter will be exposed to elements.. and it is quite possible that the ring contact that feeds the starter may be dirty, corroded or even a little loose... get it removed and clean it with wire wool.. and refit it... see what happens. The symptoms you have related sound as if they are nothing related to crankshaft sensors.. if THOSE sensors were gone, the engine would turn over but just not start... neither would it be steering column related (unless it was a suspect transponder if you have one (part of the anti theft system).. but.. if it was that, you'd not hear the clicking noise. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 30/11/2015 21:43:10 | ID: 124223

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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

Hi my 2008 Mitsubishi outlander it starts up fine then it being to rev up can you tell me the cauce Brad from Greater Manchester

Hi my 2008 Mitsubishi outlander it starts up fine then it being to rev up can you tell me the cauce Brad from Greater Manchester

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

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jack black, West Midlands

Mitsubishi L200

What under seal do I use for my l200 ?

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Wax oil jack black from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/10/2015 00:53:51 | ID: 122651

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Masoud Nowbaveh, City of Edinburgh

Mitsubishi Outlander

I was driving , warning light came on ,check oil level . I stopped and checked oil level it was higher than normal . I do not know where the oil came from or there is is a blockage some where . Can you help?

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I have exactly the same problem with my 2011 GX4 , I have had all the injectors out checked and one replaced. ( they are a ridiculous price!) The latest was Mitsubishi doing a software update on the ECU and I am not sure whether its fixed but I have my doubts . The update does say about diesel getting into the oil . I believe its to do with the regeneration of the DPF in town. Too much diesel is pushed into the cylinders to make the exhaust gas hotter and burn the carbon off the Diesel Particulate filter (DPF) The surplus diesel gets dumped into the engine oil. There is an X on the dipstick and if the oil level goes to that you need an oil change, however I feel the oil will be so diluted with diesel, the engine will suffer wear! Mine got there in less than 2000miles ! Its the same with Mazda , they dump diesel into the sump oil! If you find what it is PLEASE let me know , I have spent thousands in the last 10 months trying to rectify this . I did think about the fuel pump but that would be happening all the time . The previous Mitsubishi garage said get rid of it and trade it in somewhere ...not what you want to hear from a main dealer.... especially when I had only bought it 6 months earlier! Chris Hopkinson from Buckinghamshire

I have exactly the same problem with my 2011 GX4 , I have had all the injectors out checked and one replaced. ( they are a ridiculous price!) The latest was Mitsubishi doing a software update on the ECU and I am not sure whether its fixed but I have my doubts . The update does say about diesel getting into the oil . I believe its to do with the regeneration of the DPF in town. Too much diesel is pushed into the cylinders to make the exhaust gas hotter and burn the carbon off the Diesel Particulate filter (DPF) The surplus diesel gets dumped into the engine oil. There is an X on the dipstick and if the oil level goes to that you need an oil change, however I feel the oil will be so diluted with diesel, the engine will suffer wear! Mine got there in less than 2000miles ! Its the same with Mazda , they dump diesel into the sump oil! If you find what it is PLEASE let me know , I have spent thousands in the last 10 months trying to rectify this . I did think about the fuel pump but that would be happening all the time . The previous Mitsubishi garage said get rid of it and trade it in somewhere ...not what you want to hear from a main dealer.... especially when I had only bought it 6 months earlier! Chris Hopkinson from Buckinghamshire

There's a injector pump seal I have read about that causes this there only £15 on eBay Stuart from Antrim

Thank you Stuart , trying to find one on Ebay but no luck... Chris Hopkinson from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 30/09/2015 13:51:06 | ID: 121814

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Bruce Plummer, West Midlands

Mitsubishi Grandis

Problem started with intermittent miss fire then developed into complete loss of power to the point of not being able to get over 2000revs. Changed fuel filter, car ran beautifully for about 2 weeks then started slight miss fire again which got worse over the past 2 weeks and now back to complete intermittent loss of power again, with the added problem of sometimes struggling to start. Please can you help as I've had the car put on 2 diagnostic machines so far and has been as much use as a fart in a jacuzzi. Thanks Bruce...

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check your coil packs, injecters, cables from the computer box to the plugs( coil pack) wayne from South Africa

Submitted: 08/12/2014 10:13:21 | ID: 107551

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steve, Herefordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

The headlights are very poor, especially on near side, main beam and dip. Fitted brighter bulbs from halfords no better. Wheres best place to get new unit complete, seems to be condensation in side nearside unit.

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clean the lens with tooth paste or Tcut its on the out side and they will look like new doug from Bristol

clean the lens with tooth paste or Tcut its on the out side and they will look like new doug from Bristol

Submitted: 25/10/2015 08:37:01 | ID: 122689

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Noel, Sligo

Mitsubishi Space Star

I have a 1999 1.3 petrol space star, driving home this evening my brakes failed as in the pedal went straight to the floor, I managed somewhat to get home in one piece, however I noticed afterwards that the clutch pedal does not work (goes down to the floor without engaging) and there is fluid of some kind now sitting under the back wheel. Help!!!

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Maybe its a burst break pipe eugene from Ireland

Maybe its a burst break pipe eugene from Ireland

Submitted: 12/06/2014 22:17:30 | ID: 97573

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Sharon. Mccarthy , Ireland

Mitsubishi Space Star

Hi my husband just bought a misubishi space star 02 he was driving it on moterway about 40 in to journey from were he bought it battery light came on temperature gauge went up then the car stopped he had to leave it on the motorway any answers to this problem would be great thanks sharon from Ireland

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Dear Sharon, Check the alternator belt, if not broken adjust the tension in the belt. Jeff from Nigeria

Dear Sharon, Check the alternator belt, if not broken adjust the tension in the belt. Jeff from Nigeria

Submitted: 23/09/2015 21:24:05 | ID: 121565

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paddy, Armagh

Mitsubishi L200

Hi, I have a 2004 Mitsubishi L200 2.5D pickup. It will try to fire up or start and not rev up then stop again. The engine management light is not coming on. Would this be a fuse or relay? Thanks

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Hello could be the crank sensor happens alot cbe from Oxfordshire

Hello could be the crank sensor happens alot cbe from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 15/02/2015 19:16:24 | ID: 111606

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Callum, Renfrewshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Just bought a Shogun Sport 2002 model which seems to be in good condition with low miles, a couple of small issues are the car squeaks from what might be the brakes at low speeds or could it be something else? and having looked under the bonnet I noticed what looks like the belt for the a/c is missing and another pulley next to it hasnt got a belt either (probably the same belt)...is it common for this belt to be removed? and what is the other pulley for?

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You shouldn't have any belts missing! Get them replaced straight away. The squeak is 'brake squeal'. You need to check the brake shims on the front brakes are there and have been greased correctly. Also check the pad thickness - less than 3mm, replace! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 13/10/2015 22:57:16 | ID: 122299

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Dave, Hertfordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi was going up the M1 where the engine lost power and the oil light came on, got it back to the garage oil pump gone still starts but sounds unwell would it need a full engine or can get away with just fitting a oil pump thanks Dave

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Oil pump is on the front of the crank on the 4D5 engine. As long as the engine has only run for a short time on no oil pressure, you may find that replacing the pump fixes it. All that happens is that metal to metal surfaces all heat up very quickly with no oil, and the lower temp metals will wear first, such as mains and big ends. So if you stopped the engine as soon as the oil light came on, you may not have damaged the bearings. It will sound like a bag of spanners with no oil pressure! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 22/10/2015 12:32:08 | ID: 122586

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steven, West Lothian

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

i have had both alignment and balancing done a few times on my car but i still get shake through the steering wheel between 45 -55..... any ideas?

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Most small balacing machines can't balance these wheels accurately enough (if at all!). You may find that switching wheels round front to back will change or illiminate the wheel shake, in which case, you have proved that they didn't get balanced properly. If the shake remains, then bearings may be loose or failing. Excessive play in any of the front ball joints will also give this symptom. Also, weights attached to an alloy wheel with high profile tyres can come off, so just have a quick check that you haven't simply lost a weight. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 31/10/2015 17:42:11 | ID: 122946

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Jaimie, Gloucestershire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, can you silence the chirp of the alarm? when locking it chirps once and on un locking it chirps twice? How do you disable the chirp? Thanks Jaimie

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Which alarm do you have fitted? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 04/11/2015 22:20:12 | ID: 123132

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