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John banks, Durham

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi. I've a 2005 2.5td and have an issue with 4 wheel drive. I'm a mechanic by trade so understand how it works but in my opinion it's not right. On selecting 4H the light turns on and away it goes however it feels tight. Like it has full diff lock. It really doesn't want to go anywhere let alone around corners. In 4L same again. Can you help. Ps light will only go out after I select 2H and drive backwards for some reason or maybe my impaitience that I expect light to go out imidiatly. Cheers

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It sounds like you are activating the central diff lock on driving on hard surfaces, hence the need to reverse to "unwind" the transmission components. The Shogun has 2H, 4H diff lock off, 4H diff lock on & 4L which will always have the diff lock activated. Only the first two options should be used on hard surfaces. Mick from Portugal

4wd should not be used on solid surfaces. The manual is full of warning notices to this effect. Also, the warning lamp will only go out after moving the selector back to 2wd, and moving the drive train to ensure all actuators and sensors have returned to their 2wd position. I only use 4wd off road or on icy surfaces, where it works best. On solid surfaces, the drive train will feel stiff, and more throttle will be required to maintain movement. This is because you have two separate drive trains delivering torque to the same fixed point (the road), and imbalances due to freeplay, frictional loss etc will have a direct effect on both. This produces a large increase in the rolling resistance and increased load on the engine, hence the 'tight' feeling you describe. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Paul from Cambridgeshire wrote "4wd should not be used on solid surfaces". This is not completely accurate in that there are numerous permanent 4wd vehicles on the roads (e.g Subaru range, Range Rovers, Discoverys and many high performance vehicles). Such vehicles are fitted with an "open" central differential (it can be locked on the older Land Rover models for driving on loose surfaces). The Mitsubishi Super Select 4wd has the options of 4wd "open" diff and 4wd "locked" diff. Mitsubishi do not recommend using 4wd "open" on solid surfaces purely because it's not needed and increases fuel consumption and tyre wear. However the feel of the car on solid surfaces with even with 4wd "open" diff will be as Paul states. Mick from Portugal

Note for Mick from Portugal: I am afraid this is true for the OP's vehicle, to which I was referring. If you read the Owners manual (pages 5-22 to 5-25), there are numerous warnings to this effect. One very obvious one is page 5-25 "Select 2WD (2H) to drive on paved roads. Especially on highway, never select the 4WD (4H or 4L)". I agree that this is not true for other 4 wheel drive systems used by other manufacturers, but I was specifically answering the OP's question with reference to their 2005 2.5TD Shogun Sport. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 14/01/2017 09:15:10 | ID: 138075

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Lazaros Kakoulli, Cyprus

Mitsubishi Colt Cabriolet CZC 2007

I have a Mitsubishi Colt Cabriolet CZC. Part number 020-60136-14 Mitsubishi ZM 28 A61607 - please can anyone advise if this is correct for the roof and window electrical part with price and method of sending to Cyprus as this part is unavailable here? Thank you.

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have this part in stock BRIAN from County Down

How can I contact u Brian? lehel from Cyprus

Submitted: 25/11/2013 10:48:42 | ID: 55878

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John, Cyprus

Mitsubishi Carisma

Instrument panel noise when car drives. Sometimes there is no noise. Is it the instrument panel and can i fix it? Thanks

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If you have a cable driven speedometer it could be a frayed inner cable. Does the noise get faster as you increase speed? Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 16/01/2017 12:55:22 | ID: 138137

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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

Definitely the door switches everything you mentioned are controlled by the door switches I replaced both of mine a couple of months ago £10 each I believe from mitzy bitz on ebay Danny Keenan from West Yorkshire

Thanks, it's not fuses for the light although the 12V supply/cigarette lighter was a fuse. I'll try the switches first mind if the 2 front aren't working would that stop the lights coming on when I open the boot or back doors? 2 front are broke, 2 rear doors are ok but no lights work when any doors are open. Lewis wilson from Antrim

I've not got the wiring drawings with me at the mo, but those front switches are more than likely the problem. If you're careful, these switches can be dismantled, and the contacts cleaned. Reassemble with a bit of petroleum jelly. I've had mine apart a few times in the past. Paul from Cambridgeshire

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

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Murray, Clackmannanshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

My shogun sport has a running fault it cuts out when it's hot it had a fault code 12 boost system fault I have already replaced all the boost sensors the vacuum pump and alternator all the vacuum pipes and the catalyst and the car is still cutting out when hot but now has no fault codes can someone please help as I can't find the fault

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Check engine control relay, which when worn can cause all sorts of odd behaviour. Also check that ecu has not sustained damge from a previously failing component. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 02/01/2017 11:28:37 | ID: 137728

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Les Reid , Clackmannanshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi not had this long but now it's getting colder she is getting harder too start, was going to change glow plugs clean buzzbar (relay is working) , are there any tips when changing these too make it as easy as possible thanks Les

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Best to change all 4 glow plugs at the same time. Don't be persuaded to get cheap alternatives to the original NGK's - you will be disappointed very quickly. NGK's are available on eBay for about £25 or so for four. They will last at least 3 years, rather than 6 months or 4 months in my case when I fitted cheap ones at £3.50 each! You shouldn't need to clean the bus bar, unless it is really corroded - just make sure there is metal to metal contact between the plugs, bus bar and electrical feed connection. Use correct long reach socket to remove and refit, and do not overtighten. Use a small amount of engine oil on the threads before fitting. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 02/01/2017 15:10:18 | ID: 137732

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Jeannie Hazlewood-Jones, Staffordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2.5TD Warrior 2003. I have a starting problem with my car. I thought initially that it was a battery problem - for two years my car has done four miles to work and four miles back a day, with intermittent voyages in between and at weekends. I know this isn't enough for the engine. My locks, when I locked the car (with the key) would flick on and off and on and off a few times before finally closing the doors. I try to start it, and it now takes a progressively longer time to turn over before firing up the engine. Starter sounds good and the battery is at 12V on the dash screen. I have changed glowplugs within the last month. This morning I tried to start it and got to the end of the street. I put my foot on the accelerator and it crept forward - there was no power at all. Then it idled, dropped below a 1000 revs and simply cut out. Thankfully, nothing was coming towards the junction I was emerging from. I started it again, after a good minute of starter trying to kick in the engine fired up again. I managed to get it back home by basically rolling backwards into my street. The power steering was working and I got back onto my drive. The same thing happened again. It idled, then dropped below 1000 revs and cut out. Does anyone have any pointers? I am thinking of changing the fuel, oil and air filters this weekend, and then following troubleshooting routes from there.

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Update. We have changed the oil filter, the air filter and the fuel filter. The fuel in the filter was emptied into a clear glass bottle and once it had settled we could see what looked like orangey cloudy water in it, which separated from the fuel. Loosening off the injectors, we could also see froth coming through the threads when we managed to get the engine running. I can only presume this is bad fuel, though I do not know where I purchased it from. We undid the fuel tank plug and drained the fuel tank into a bowl. This looked totally clear, good quality fuel. No separation and clean. This went back into the tank. After all this, we started the engine and it took a while to start, turning over and over until it caught. If we kept the revs up there was no issue but as soon as it got to 1000 revs, it idled badly and chugged to a stop. We'd managed to clear the new fuel filter and it was running clean and clear diesel. The injector ports were also running clear and clean diesel, so we closed them up entirely. We started the engine again and she started up quicker than last time and slightly higher revs kept her going for a little time but eventually, even at higher revs, she would idle and then die, even with the accelerator flat to the floor, which should of course, rev the engine wildly. I've had to close up for the night. Cold, wet, tired and hungry. Throw a spider at me and my hell is complete. Does anyone have any pointers on what could be my next step? Jeannie Hazlewood-Jones from Staffordshire

There's so many possibilities, you really need to get a scanner to read your fault codes and write them all down before you clear them otherwise you'll faff around for ages just throwing parts at it. It could be related to crank and/or cam sensors but I'd say that sticking turbo waste gate is a possibility and/or the MAF sensor. Check the waste gate actuator and operating lever also try disconnecting MAF sensor which will put the ECU into default mode and see if that improves. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 03/01/2017 18:53:39 | ID: 137775

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SANDY SOMERVILLE, Fife

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi my mitsubushi shogun 2006 I have to turn it over for bout fife minutes before it starts I have change the fuel filter and when I drive it it loses power then stops and I have to turn it over again till it start can this be fuel pipes from tank

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Petrol or diesel? Paul from Cambridgeshire

my shogun 2006 is a diesol SANDY SOMERVILLE from Fife

Ok, on the diesel engine, loss of power/stalling can be caused by a number of faults in the fuel system, Check the electrical connections to the fuel pump first. If fuel pressure is good, have the fuel distributor checked. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 27/12/2016 22:34:50 | ID: 137632

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SANDY SOMERVILLE, Fife

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi my 2006 mitsubushi starts after bout five min I changed the fuel filter thing it was that but its still doing it and when I take it fir a run and stop it does the same again I have to turn it over and over till it stars what can it be causeing thios

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Assuming, diesel, if engine is cold and struggles to start, test glow plugs. If hot, check fuel system. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 27/12/2016 22:42:31 | ID: 137633

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SANDY SOMERVILLE, Fife

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

my 2.5 turbo diesel takes bought five minutes to start and then when i drive it it loses power and stops then have to turn it over again till it starts

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I have this exact same problem with mine. I thought to start with that it was a battery problem - for two years my car has done four miles to work and four miles back a day, with intermittent voyages in between and at weekends. I know this isn't enough for the engine. My locks, when I locked the car (with the key) would flick on and off and on and off a few times before finally closing the doors. I try to start it, and it now takes a progressively longer time to turn over before firing up the engine. Starter sounds good. I have changed glowplugs within the last month. This morning I tried to start it and got to the end of the street. I put my foot on the accelerator and it crept forward - there was no power at all. Then it idled, dropped below a 1000 revs and simply cut out. Thankfully, nothing was coming towards the junction I was emerging from. I started it again, after a good minute of starter trying to kick in the engine fired up again. I managed to get it back home by basically rolling backwards back into my street. The power steering was working and I got back onto my drive. The same thing happened again. It idled, then dropped below 1000 revs and cut out. Please let me know if you solved this. :) Jeannie Hazlewood-Jones from Staffordshire

With a diesel engine, assuming engine compression is good, you need good fuel distribution, heat supplied by the glow plugs, and sufficient battery power to turn the starter motor, creating compression to fire and run. If the glow plugs are good then, intermittent running or stalls will most likely be fuel starvation. I would start at the fuel pump, checking for good electrical connections and making sure there are no leaks from either the pressure side or return pipes. If the fuel delivery seems good, then check the fuel distributor. There are various sensors and actuators on there, which will affect starting/running. Bad glow plugs will cause poor starting, but once running will not cause a stall. Also, your lock problem may be a failing actuator in the drivers door - I had to same fault on my last Shogun. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 28/12/2016 01:20:56 | ID: 137636

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Steindór T. Halldórsson, Iceland

Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi L200 START the machine but stops after 2-3 seconds, but keep one key toward the start position rotating machine. Can you tell what is the problem?.

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Crank sensor Biff from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 08/09/2016 17:56:25 | ID: 135024

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tony, Lancashire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

put new turbo in and exaust is filling with oil when running

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I hate to say it, but it sounds like your new turbo has an oil seal fault. Remove turbo and check the oil seals. Paul from Cambridgeshire

thanks, turbo place said something about sump pressure or was it block pressure cant remember which and it pushing oil right through the turbo ? have to bleed something, that make any sense to you thanks. tony tony from Lancashire

thanks, turbo place said something about sump pressure or was it block pressure cant remember which and it pushing oil right through the turbo ? have to bleed something, that make any sense to you thanks. tony tony from Lancashire

thanks, turbo place said something about sump pressure or was it block pressure cant remember which and it pushing oil right through the turbo ? have to bleed something, that make any sense to you thanks. tony tony from Lancashire

Excessive crankcase pressure (if that's what they are referring to?) can result in oil being inducted into the engine, but this will be burnt during combustion, resulting in blue smoke. Oil in the exhaust can only get there from the turbo oil seal. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Excessive crankcase pressure (if that's what they are referring to?) can result in oil being inducted into the engine, but this will be burnt during combustion, resulting in blue smoke. Oil in the exhaust can only get there from the turbo oil seal. Paul from Cambridgeshire

I tjink you are being told a tall tail from the garage who have fitted a possibly faulty turbo. roger from Hertfordshire

If the old turbo was leaking oil then the intercooler will be loaded with oil. It's very difficult to clean out an intercooler so if they didn't do that then you will be drawing oil through for some considerable time. Another thiing, the crankcase ventilation system vents into the turbo inlet so if you have a worn engine producing a lot of fumes and oil mist they will contaminate the system Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 19/03/2016 16:19:09 | ID: 129221

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glen, Oxfordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

HELP NEEDED: i want to upgrade the headlights on my 2005 Shogun sport warrior to angel eye headlights but finding it hard to find any . Any idea's of where i can purchase these from and of what cost

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Yoy cant buy them cos they dont exist. You could buy a couple of second hand units, heat them up to remove the plastic lens, fit after market hid units. Reheat unit and refit the lens. Time consuming but looks so cool with brill lighting. All the bulbs on my animal have been changed to led or hid roger from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 30/04/2016 11:36:33 | ID: 130984

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Neil, Hertfordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Car starts and drives more or less as new, but has started to be very noisy at idle. It idles at a steady 750 rpm but just sounds rough and lumpy. Vibrates the whole car. New oil, and all new filters fitted made no difference. Car has done 95,000. Is this just wear and tear or is there something out of balance that can be corrected ? Thanks

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You may have an faulty injector, which runs ok at higher rpm, but is partly blocked or leaking enough to prevent proper burn at idle, but I rather suspect you have a fault with the balancing assembly. There are two balance shafts, which are rotated by the balance belt (refered to as timming belt 'B' in the manual): These balance the crank at low rpm. You either have a broken belt or a seized balance bar, more likely both. The bearings can dry out and seize the bar, snapping the belt. Check the balance belt first to make sure it hasn't slipped or worse. If that's ok, you maybe looking at a pump or injector related fault. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi Paul, thanks for your email. I've used injector cleaner fairly regularly and the engine doesn't sound like is it misfiring so I suspect it will be the balance belt/shafts. I assume the balance belt B is behind the front engine cover and can't be seen without some dismantling ? If the bar is seized is that a full engine strip down to replace or would there be a way of freeing it up ? Thanks. Neil from Hertfordshire

Sorry for delay - website didn't seem to be working for a while. If you google '4D56 timing belt' and select images, you will find numerous photos looking at the belts and there arrangement. You can remove the cover to check that the belt is there, and on cranking, whether the shafts rotate freely. Working on it, though will require radiator etc removed. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

I took my balance shaft belt off cos this engine doesnt really need them. They dont rev enough. The 4d56 started life as a petrol engine i belive roger from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 21/05/2016 16:12:18 | ID: 131825

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Martyn, Derbyshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi - I have a 2002 Shogun Sport - no manuals etc - Whats the switch for thats located to the side of the hand brake lever in between the front seats. Thanks in advance for help

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Does it have or has it had heated seats ? Alternatively. it may be for the arial motor. That year had an electric arial and that's where the switch was. Andy Seaton from Surrey

My 2000 Sport had this switch and it would drop the electric aerial down to half mast, presumably to protect it whilst in a car wash, or squeezing under very low bridges!! Paul from Cambridgeshire

I snipped the blue wire from the switch which now makes the aerial retract fully or extend fully. roger from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 30/05/2016 22:12:01 | ID: 132173

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Frankie, East Renfrewshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi my suspension is very squeaky how can I sort this . Cheers in advance

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Hi My front steering / suspension has just become very noisey (squeky). Did you find out the cause? Im looking at mine later this week. roger from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 11/07/2016 18:02:52 | ID: 133440

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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

Hi I replaced my ecu with a second hand unit but also had to replace the lock set, steering lock, relays etc. All working fine now. roger from Hertfordshire

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

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Callum, Renfrewshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have just put my 2002 Shogun Sport Animal (diesel) in for its MOT, it passed though all it needed was a new CV Boot on the off side front. When I got it back later that day I noticed the 4X4 light was flashing and after driving for 10 mins the ABS came on. I took it back to the garage and was told it was just "a coincidence and these things happen"...would I be right in saying that there is a switch or sensor located in the area of the off side front that they may have damaged and didn't even know as the mechanic was 100% certain there were no switches etc in that area or anything to do with the 4X4 light coming on. So now I have a flashing green light along with a constant orange light on my dash that wasn't there before they changed the CV boot.....is that a coincidence it just happened to fail after they changed the boot?...I don't think so Would be grateful for any info please

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Obviously there is an abs sensor on the hub that had to be moved to get the drive shaft out. I would have thought a quick diagnostic test would have been able to clear any fault codes...then a drive followed by a retest? roger from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 10/09/2016 23:05:53 | ID: 135088

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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

Pop the cover off your ecu. They can burn out a track. roger from Hertfordshire

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

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brian dunne, Gwynedd

Mitsubishi L200

my 4x4 warning light is flashing all the time on warrior it goes in and out of four wheel ok

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One of the switches on the 4wd system is corroded. Try exercising the selector back and forth through it's 3 positions with the engine running and in neutral. If 4wd is working, then the solenoids, actuators and the vacuum would appear to be ok, so most likely to be a switch. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 24/12/2016 13:13:42 | ID: 137573

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Nacine, Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Space Star

My car is struggling to get any power , engine management light came on & I went from 70mph to 35mph in less than 2mins nothing else happening, I bought it second hand from a private seller in Rotherham 5 days ago ???? please can anyone tell me what it could be. ??????

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lost of power is definitely your turbo charger nothing else, needs placement joe from Mayo

Loss of power can result from any number of faults, including turbo if fitted. If it were me, I would contact the seller, as it is likely this fault was there before it was sold! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 14/09/2016 18:01:07 | ID: 135177

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martin, Surrey

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

My 4WD drive light is flashing green. Do you know what this means?

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Does the abs come on intermittently too and the green light flickers adrian from City Of Leicester

If the 4wd indicator continues to flash, once the engine is running, there is a fault in the system. Either vacuum, solenoid or switch/sensor. See previous answers on this subject. Paul from Cambridgeshire

I had the same problem. If the ABS like comes on as well its probably the 4wd switch on the gear box. If 4wd isn't used then this can fail. I Also had a fault of when I reversed up hill and parked I couldn't start as there was no power going to the solenoid. I bump started it then went from forward to reverse a number of times. This vleared the fault for me and Ive had no problems since. Another solution Ive read about is to put it into 4wd and drive it. Dave from Isle of Wight

Submitted: 08/12/2016 18:18:00 | ID: 137253

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ian, Fife

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, I have a 54 plate Shogun Sport Equippe and the 4 wheel drive indicator on the dashboard does not work at all Anyone know why this maybe happening and how to fix it cheers in advance Ian

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You don't say whether the 4wd system is working or not? If you are able to select 4wd ok, then it would appear to be an indicator failure. If the 4wd system is not working, then let us know so that we assist further. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 22/12/2016 22:13:35 | ID: 137541

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Jerry Carpenter, Northumberland

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2004

My Mitsubishi Shogun Sport`s indicators are not working as well as the hazards. I found the fuse to the hazards blown, now they are working but the indicators are not. What should I do?

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Did anyone respond to your problem? I have exactly the same issue and was advised to check or replace the relay. Can’t find location for relay, if you can locate yours this could be the problem! John Limbrick from Gloucestershire

Mine have recently done the same but they flash when the alarm is set So it cant be the relay , right? Markl from New Zealand

The electronic flasher relay is located in the cabin fuse box, above the throttle pedal. Not that easy to get to, and very expensive to replace! Relay failure can commonly be confirmed by moving the indicator stalk left or right. The indicator warning lamp and the indicator lamps will light for that side, but will not flash. The same relay operates the hazard warning system, and again, all lights will illuminate but will not flash. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 04/10/2013 15:03:25 | ID: 55815

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SANDY SOMERVILLE, Fife

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

my heater control switch is only working on number five how do I fix it or change it

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Your blower switch is fine, and so is the blower it's self if it's working on the the Max setting. What's failed is the blower resistor pack. I'm not exactly sure where it's located, but it will be in the air path and is part of the heaterbox assembly. The resistor pack has a thermal fuse to prevent resistor overheat and fire, which is non-resettable. Spares are available on eBay, if the Mitzy price puts you off! Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 17/12/2016 23:46:51 | ID: 137424

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sharon, Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Colt

Every so often when you open the car with the remote the boot opens ? It always seems to do this when its damp outside? Could you please advise me what to check Many thanks Sharon

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Sorry I dont have the answer but wondered if you ever sorted it; my wife's has just started doing it graham from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 09/01/2016 20:11:50 | ID: 125814

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ian finch, Surrey

Mitsubishi Shogun

Overheating got nothing leaking water blowing baking into overflow bottle

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your problem could be 1 of 4 problems 1.dirty clogged radiator 2.bad thermostart 3.bad water pump 4.blown head gasket you should try diagnosing them in that other all of us from Dominica

Submitted: 31/12/2014 14:07:53 | ID: 108676

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ted, Neath Port Talbot

Mitsubishi Shogun

how many belts on aternator

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2.5 d how many belts should be on alernator ted from Neath Port Talbot

Submitted: 18/12/2016 23:07:21 | ID: 137442

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Andy Seaton, Surrey

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, my ABS light comes on after about ten minutes driving along with the FWD green light that flashes. After about twenty minutes they both go off and stay off. I understand it is associated with the FWD selector as it goes off if I select FWD for a moment. Question , is there a quick fix for this as I understand the switches are rather difficult to get to?

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See previous answers on flashing 4wd indicator. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 07/12/2016 10:03:54 | ID: 137218

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adrian, City Of Leicester

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

i have just starting to get the headlights flickering when driving and the in car voltage meter increases.i have run the shogun from cold and i tested the voltage on the battery and it was about 12.7v. I took it on a short journey like 2 miles and the voltage meter was going up. I tested it again with lights radio heater on etc and upon checking the voltage on the battery it was fluctuating erratically between 14.7v and 15.2v. I have recently had a new alternator fitted (5 months ish) and it as been fine until about a week ago. I do not want to use the vehicle in case it starts blowing stuff etc, any help would be greatly received.

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The recently replaced alternator is a clue. Fluctuating volts suggests you have an intermittent short or resistive connection somewhere. First, check that the plates in the battery are not collapsing (internally shorting the battery), then check that all of the electrical connections between the battery and the alternator are tight. You can do this by checking for volts being dropped across each connection (electrical joint). You should see drops of no more than 500mV depending on engine speed, load and electrical load. Large voltage drops indicate a poor electrical joint, which if bad will heat up! If the electrical connections are good and there is nothing intermittently shorting the battery to ground, suspect the voltage regulator on the new alternator. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 11/12/2016 09:35:08 | ID: 137309

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kevin wiltshire, Surrey

Mitsubishi L200

I have a L200 on a 55 plate, the vehicle will start but stalls approx 2-3 seconds , will start straight back up and do the same. on some occasions while keeping igntion and starter running the vehicle decides to keep running, if it has been running as long as you dont turn the ignition off for more than 7 seconds ( yes have tried it many times and its excatly 7 seconds ) it will go back to start and stall, anything under 7 seconds and will start and run, have donored engine ecu and immo ecu and key from a known gd donor and does the same. any ideas as am at my wits end trying to get to the bottom of it, regards

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its your crank angle sensor Brennon Cato from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Submitted: 14/07/2015 10:28:56 | ID: 118439

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philip Wiliams, Merthyr Tydfil

Mitsubishi L200

vehicle doesnt pick up when you put foot on throttle then it kicks in after few seconds had service with new oil,fuel and air filters cleaned pipe from vaccum pump unplugged air flow meter and it seems like new so i replaced air flow meter with new and the fault is still there would this be the gearbox filter or anything else thanks

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i am having the same issues have you manged to find out the fault Luke Holt from Brighton & Hove

Submitted: 15/08/2016 21:08:40 | ID: 134380

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edward, South Africa

Mitsubishi Colt

Hello. Am struggling to start my colt mitsubishi during winter in the morning. Cars revs goes high but speed low. Ive reconned injectors, changed filters. Any help

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Probably pump, I assume its a diesel? or dead glow plugs , cannot answer entirely without knowing what engine you have ? does it smoke heavily and if so what colour is smoke? once warm does it run ok? send pump to Bosch for testing and they will be able to repair for you at a fraction of the cost and callibrate or pull glow plugs and test with a 12v battery see if they are all working. David Lyster from South Africa

Submitted: 01/08/2015 16:10:25 | ID: 119212

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Rob Morse, Torfaen

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi all, I have owned my 05 plate sports equippe for 9 years but recently on initial driving it is very reluctant But after a short while engine management light comes on and the car then drives fine. After engine is switched off and then re-started fault light goes out but same thing happens?

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Same with mine. One of your pistons is misfiring I do believe. Had mine hooked up to a device at the garage and that's what they found to be the problem. Simple fix. Renew spark plug. A-J from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 27/11/2016 22:57:03 | ID: 137008

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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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