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Keith, Durham

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

My shogun sport warrior 2.5 2006 does not show an oil pressure light when the ignition is turned on. It does have an oil pressure gauge which works fine once the engines running to produce some pressure. I can see the oil pressure sensor under the oil filter which works the gauge but I can't see a separate switch/sender for an an oil light. I don't have an owner's manual - does this model just have a gauge and no light? If it should have an oil light where is the sender located so I can test it? Thanks

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That model should have both a low pressure warning lamp and a pressure gauge for oil. The sender is mounted in the oil filter bracket housing, as you have found, but I can't identify the signal source for the lamp. It's not on my wiring drawings at all, and as far as I am aware, there is only one sender. It's possible that the back of the gauge has an output for the lamp, but I've not had the pod apart, so I can't be sure. You could just have a failed lamp?? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks Paul, I now have an owner's manual. The oil pressure light is marked with a "*" indicating "where fitted". I have seen a video on the internet of another dashboard at start-up and it didn't have an oil light either! Guess I just don't have one. Keith from Durham

Submitted: 19/05/2017 21:52:21 | ID: 141401

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glyn collins, Bridgend

Mitsubishi Shogun

my 54 reg shogans gears are stiff to engage the clutch is ok but the gears are getting on my nerves please tell me how to solve the problem they say i have to grease the gears will that solve it thanks

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i have the same problem my clutch is ok but gears are stiff to engage i dont know what it is either wish i could find out myself as it is driving me crazy glyn collins from Bridgend

Submitted: 07/07/2017 19:51:52 | ID: 142430

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gary smith, Lancashire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi 05 shogun warrior how do you access the front ns fog lamp to change the bulb.seems to be very inaccessible any help would be very appreciated

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This has been answered before, but from memory, remove 3 screws securing plastic grill, then undo retaining bolt(s), which allows removal of the lamp assembly, after disconnecting the wires. Assembly can then be dismantled to change the bulb. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 18/06/2017 17:29:45 | ID: 142011

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Ceris, Merthyr Tydfil

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I bought my shogun sport equippe 2003 last year and it had a lot of work done before I bought it. 4 years ago it had a recon engine fitted but I only have the bills to proof this. My temperature is sky rocketing when my revs it 3500, I had a burst water fixed that thought that was it but I have a small hole at the top of the radiator which is managed for a little while until I replace it in the next 2 weeks BUT the pipe that runs from the top of the radiator to a resuvior tank (I think) seems to have been over flowing for some time and steam is constantly pouring out of the over flow pipe and of course the temperature is still rising if I don't go over 60 mph the gauge will stay at half which is its normal running temperature but of course the more strain the higher the temperature and as at the moment I need it to do a bit of work I need to fix the problem.Should I empty the resuvior tank? Please any advise would be much appreciated thank you

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Sounds like cooling system is not pressurising. Without pressure, and assuming coolant is mainly water, coolant will boil when engine works hard. Check radiator is not partially blocked with silicates from old or incorrect anti-freeze, and check cap is allowing at least 13psi (0.9Bar). Assuming radiator is ok, I suggest draining and flushing the system, fix any leaks, fill with correct coolant and retest. Lastly, check that viscous fan coupling is working properly. If problems persist, you may have a head gasket failure between cylinder and water way. Paul from Cambridgeshire

My answer above is not complete, I have just realised. At that age, with an original water pump, the impeller could be either severely corroded, or may have even parted company with the shaft. If it were my vehicle, I would remove and check the water pump for good measure. If the coolant is not flowing, localised overheating will give the symptoms you describe. Paul from Cambridgeshire

I would like to thank Paul from Cambridgeshire for all his help with my water problem he was such a help thank you. Ceris from Merthyr Tydfil

It's my pleasure, but you don't say what solved it for you? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 19/06/2017 22:01:18 | ID: 142031

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Bréta, Czech Republic

Mitsubishi Outlander

I just purchased a 2012 Outlander with 130.000, km and while the car seems fine, I've noticed that the turbo seems to be quite noisy. Is this something I should be concerned with or is it normal with the MI-VEC motor. Thank you.

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no i would start worrying as the Turbos are very quiet you shouldn't hear it Tracy Fisher from England

Submitted: 31/05/2016 09:43:47 | ID: 132178

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CHARLIE BALL, Neath Port Talbot

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi there green 4 wheel drive light flashing ! Local garage changed both switches on the transfer box for new ones to no avail .Put code reader on and its showing a fault on switch2 4wheel drive low any ideas please

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There are more than 2 switches employed on the 4wd select system, the exact number depending on transmission type and model. The system also has vacuum actuators, so the vacuum lines are worth checking at the same time. Switch2 Low is engaged when the transfer lever is moved to 4L position, assuming the system is operating correctly. If this switch is stuck in the on position at other time (or all the time), then the ECU will record the fault code you have, and flash the 4wd lamp. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 01/07/2017 15:21:38 | ID: 142291

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jay gee, New Zealand

Mitsubishi Colt

PROBLEM 1 - The boot door auto close button stopped working completely only a few days ago. It was playing up sporadically for a few weeks before that. If anyone knows why this is please advise? PROBLEM 2 - Just yesterday the drivers door electric window does not ascend fully with one click of the button. It goes up 2 inches then stops. Even if you hold the button the window will only ascend partially (2-4 inches) and then stops again. So annoying.... If anyone knows why this is please advise and whether the two incidents are related? Thanks very much if you can help.

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having the exact problem with mine. did you find a solution? Bret spark from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 21/03/2017 04:56:25 | ID: 140040

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Theresa, Powys

Mitsubishi Colt

While driving today all dash lights started flashing while they flashing the speedometer or rev counter stoped working car drove fine flashing was on and off but now engine light is still on this has happened on two operate times now

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Just tested car it codes saying crankshaft sensor and ecu where do i start looked up codes says could be lose connection ect Theresa from Powys

Submitted: 21/06/2017 20:04:49 | ID: 142060

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Pat May, Cornwall

Mitsubishi Space Star

I need to leave the tailgate open all day sometimes. Is there a way to manually turn off the door open warning light? If it's left on will it drain the battery?

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Exact same question posted on the Mitsubishi Forum by Jillity. Hugh from City of Glasgow

No-one on the Mitsubishi forum has answered the question but some friends have said use something like a Ventlock which will make the tailgate think it's shut. A bottle opener will do. Pat May from Cornwall

My apologies, it seems you have a genuine enquiry. There's lots on here who copy and paste things in from other forums - just a waste of space. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 16/06/2017 19:25:13 | ID: 141980

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Allan, Devon

Mitsubishi Colt

Alarm comes on when I start to drive with roof closed ,l if roof is open its fine help please

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Hi, sorry don't have an answer for you but wondering if you got it fixed as this has just started happening to me. beeps when I start driving with the roof up for about a minute then beeping stops until I stop at a junction or whatever. then when I move off it starts beeping again. Put the roof down and it's fine. any help would be great. thanks. Neil from North Lanarkshire

hi the reson your alarm comes on with roof down is because when your roof is up and a person break in it break the beam now when you have roof down you have more or less done the same thing think about this ted from Neath Port Talbot

Check and clean/adjust the sensors are making a good contact when the roof has closed. (Ted from Neath -- Try reading the question before you post.) Mick from Portugal

Thanks Mick. The nearside sensor wasn't seating correctly. Need to move it slightly when I shut the roof now but at least it's not beeping. Thanks. Neil from North Lanarkshire

Actually, Teds answer most accurately fits mine. Someone left my window open. I suspect mine was broken into and an attempt made to steal it and it's now constantly beeping. ?? Ted - ignore the rude person but PLEASE tell me how to stop the beeping. Vanessa from Australia

Ted can't help you, he doesn't understand the question. Try doing what the rude person suggested. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 08/01/2017 00:54:22 | ID: 137918

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Luke, Norfolk

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, I have a 54 plate Shogun Sport Warrior edition. 3 months ago I had the clutch spigot bearing replaced, due to a knocking when ever the clutch was pressed in. Also had a slight oil leak - so changed the rocker cover gasket and half moon seal. I still have a leak and oil consumption is about 2lt every 500 miles. Averaging about 2000miles a month, last month the clutch knocking came back when dipping the clutch - very noticeable at idle. The revs come up on start to about 1000rpm, then dip to 800. This week the clutch has started to smell. No slipping, and it changes up and down gears fine. It has 74k on the clock, and recectly serviced. Can you help? Reluctant to get a new clutch of it's something easier...

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Normal clutch assembly wear occurs gradually over time and affects all of the components involved. It is true that most clutches fail because of excessive wear to the friction plate, but if the design is good and it is used normally (and not abused), then all components shoud wear at the same rate. A clutch change typically involves replacing the friction plate, pressure plate, release bearing and spiggot bearing (sometimes called pilot bearing), as well as checking the operating components as well, such as cable, pedal etc. Also, the spiggot bearing only supports one end of the input shaft, so a failing spiggot bearing can damage the gearbox input shaft bearing, which can give similar symptoms. Without more information, I would suspect either the release bearing, spiggot or input shaft bearing. With 74K on the clock, assuming other clutch components are originals, I would do a complete clutch change, including a thorough check on the input shaft bearing. Not something you wanted to hear, I'm sure, but if the noise is definitly coming from the clutch when disengaged, apart from loose flywheel bolts (!), I can't think of another cause. The clutch smell could be due to overheating friction lining or simply oil getting onto the friction plate and burning off. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 05/06/2017 09:12:08 | ID: 141737

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CHARLIE BALL, Neath Port Talbot

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi anyone now how to remove the radio aerial from the passenger wing?

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the correct way is to remove the wheel arch trims and liner to gain access to the aerial. I could not undo the screws so I had to make a slit in the plastic wheel arch liner. I changed the aerial and made a plastic cover to go over my slit. I sealed it with black non hardening sealant from B&Q. I tried to pull this cover off but it is now a permanent fixture and waterproof. richard rockall from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 27/05/2017 20:01:58 | ID: 141585

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richard, Argyll and Bute

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi need help. have problems starting. I have put a new filter on and still wont start, it will only start if I bleed everything then runs for 2 or 3 minutes and stops. I have tried looking for sender unit and fuel pipes coming out of the tank with no look. could someone please help and give advice. thanks very much. Richard.

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Are you using the correct procedure for priming the fuel line? Air bleed slackened off, pump until stiff? Sounds like you still have air in the system. I'm assuming it ran perfectly fine before the filter change? Paul from Cambridgeshire

hi Paul, sorry I was not clear , the problem started before I changed the filter , that's why I changed it, thinking it was the filter. I had stopped to wait for a ferry, then she took some time to start again. after that it got worse. then it got to the stage where it would not start at all. that's when I put the new filter on thinking it was that. richard from Argyll and Bute

Ok, could be any number of things, including an air leak in the fuel line. When it stops, check the filter for air. Another thing to check is the EGR valve, which should be closed for starting. I assume no engine check light, but are there any unusual warning lights during run, before it dies? Check for proper vacuum at the pump and check for leaks on vacuum lines and actuators etc. Difficult to be more specific without further diagnostic info. Paul from Cambridgeshire

thanks Paul , I will try the things you have said. one other thing does the tank have to be removed to get to the fuel pump assembly and main hose connection. richard from Argyll and Bute

Yes, I'm afraid so, but do some pressure checks at the engine bay end first, before deciding to drop the tank. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 24/05/2017 16:30:28 | ID: 141511

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aniadi izuchukwu, Nigeria

Mitsubishi Space Star

Mine is having gear problem, not entering gear 5 since I bought it and i had tried to fix it but could not,pls need ur advice

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I've just bought a bush kit off ebay. Genuine parts. The kit covers from the gearbox right up to the gear stick. A little fiddley. My car would go from 4th to 3rd even tho i was after fifth. I had to go from 4th then neutral then hit the gear stick over to 5th while double declutch. Sometimes this wouldn't work. Had to start again.And 1st was difficult at times. Had to double declutch like on old car with no sycromesh. Any way sorted. Go's through the gears like new. Matt. from Torbay

Submitted: 21/05/2017 18:49:01 | ID: 141430

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Alwin Waterhouse, West Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

140k miles shogun DID LWB suddenly my engine management light came on. Noticed temperature gauge was on high. Took it to a garage who said there was no water in the engine yet the bottle was full. Garage told me I needed a new fuel pump as the injector was on its way out. Still able to drive the car but only short distances before light comes on and car starts to miss. Sounds to me like there is an issue with the cooling system or pump rather than the fuel injection system. Should I get a second opinion from another garage. Car has only done 146 thousand kilometres. Nothing for a shogun. Answers and guidance appreciated. Thanks

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Mine does same on same miles drives great when cold but when hot cut out runs crap an gauges go mad and engine lite comes on been told it's soming on the pump do u knw out abt prob Kirk from Stockton-on-Tees

Been told it's the fuel injector sensors. £33 each on eBay. Getting them put in next week. Car tried running away with me today. Started revving like hell in gear whilst at traffic lights. Had to turn engine off Alandmaxmax7@yahoo.co.uk from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/04/2017 09:03:46 | ID: 140615

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Baruch, Greater London

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi there. I have a 2005 shogun sport 2.5 diesel. The actuator on the turbo isn't working correctly. It hardly opens with a sharp rev, it only moves when the engine is held at around 3000 rpm and only slightly. I have checked the actuator it moves freely,I have replaced all vac hoses and solenoid still the same. I think the solenoid isn't releasing vac pressure. What would be doing this? Many thanks

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Check your vacuum pump supply yours may be driven at the back of the alternator. It also provides vacuum for the brake servo. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 18/05/2017 00:19:41 | ID: 141363

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CHARLIE BALL, Neath Port Talbot

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi anyone know where I can obtain a user manual for a Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2.5 TD Warrior 2005

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If by 'user manual' you mean owners handbook, there are always a few on eBay at any moment in time. Also, various manual websites seem to have it, but you may have to sign up or even pay to download it. Other than that, you could try a Mitsy garage, where they may have an old copy you can have. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 16/05/2017 19:48:06 | ID: 141342

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john, Somerset

Mitsubishi Space Star

my remote petrol filler flap lever which is by by drivers seat will not work how can i repair it

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If the lever feels sloppy you probably have a broken cable. You should be able to access the back of the petrol filler flap by removing the inner trim side panel in the boot. Look to find where the cable connects to the flap mechanism and you should be able to release the door so you can fill it with petrol. Check to see whether the release mechanism just needs lubricated but if the cable is snapped it's fairly straightforward to replace. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 15/05/2017 13:53:16 | ID: 141308

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Maxine Hall, Buckinghamshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi we have a 2.5td equippe 2002 drives perfect until the rev counter judders which then turns on the EM light. if you dump the clutch before the light comes on its ok, and take your foot back off the clutch then the revs come up and it carries on driving as normal till the next time rev counter judders again not a problem on 5-10 mile journeys but after that it comes on . any ideas guys

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By 'judder', do you mean that the revs drop from idle in a random fashion, whilst not actually stalling? Or do the revs increase and decrease from idle in an uncontrolled fashion? Does this happen at different throttle positions, or just idle? Disengaging the clutch has the effect of removing any load from the engine, so you may have an intermittent electrical fault on the 4wd system. How regularly is 4wd selected? Paul from Cambridgeshire

HI Paul the revs go very erratic in uncontrolled fashion on the dash so if you dip the clutch it stopped it but sometimes you miss it .It did start every 50 miles doing it on a long run but now its down to 10 miles it is happening. I never select the 4wd very very rare . Hope this helps Maxine Hall from Buckinghamshire

Ok, it sounds like you have a failing electrical switch/sensor/actuator, but remote diagnosis is very tricky. When you dip the clutch, you release the throttle simultaneously, so it's possible that it is a failing throttle position sensor, but I'm afraid it's no better than an educated guess! If the engine check light stays on, the ecu will log one or more fault codes, which can be used to help pinpoint the fault. Sorry I can't be more helpful. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks Paul for all your help.. I need to find a garage now who can read the fault codes for me as i have tried 3 garages and no one can bring the shogun up on there diagnostic reader... is it possible for my hubby to ring you and gather some knowledge from you ? Maxine Hall from Buckinghamshire

Sorry, been really busy this weekend. Email is paulATgtbigfootDOTplusDOTcom. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 11/05/2017 18:32:55 | ID: 141247

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Pierre Nell, South Africa

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi I have a pajero 3.5 V6 GDI. The problem is at the first startup of the day it sounds if the vehicle is not running on all 6 cylinders it is like that for about 2 minutes until it picks up heat, it doesn't mater what time of day it is. I have already replaced the pin coils and the maf. Any advice please wat els I can look at. And there is also now fault codes.

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Hi, check your external fuel filter located near the fuel tank, check your intake manifold it could be sooty. Also get all the 6 petrol injector nozzles tested and get to know their volumetric output. If bad get them serviced by a proffesional. I recently experienced that and after a thorough fuel system repair including the main GDI pump repair kit the car is awesome!! ROBERT from Kenya

Submitted: 24/03/2017 09:55:42 | ID: 140125

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Jo, Kent

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

HELP please, lady in disstress. I have a diesel shogun sports, timing belt broke, retimed it (after replacing all the smashed rockers) put belts on but it wont start grrr. I have been told that there is a timing reset button somewhere under the bonnet but i cant find it, does anyone know about these things? please and thank you in advance.

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I'm not aware of any 'timing reset button' on the 4D56 engine (someone please correct me if I am wrong!). Assuming repairs are good, and belts have been timed correctly, it should start. Have all the sprocket timing marks been aligned, including the injection pump sprocket? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks Paul, yes all timing marks are lined up. It has stood for over a year so perhaps its just being tetchy. Jo from Kent

Are you getting a glow plug light on the dash before a cold start? If not, check that the engine control relay is working correctly (passenger foot well - behind door pillar cover). If yes, but very brief, check glow plugs and/or glowplug relay. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 07/05/2017 20:03:33 | ID: 141155

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Glen Rowell, Bedfordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I have a shogun sport equippe 2.5TD. last year the engine management light came on and struggled up gradients. Codes came up as 12 & 52. Changed the air mass sensors and solenoid at the rear of the engine. Cleared codes and all ok for a while now the engine management light has come back on. Any ideas??

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Are the codes the same or new codes? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi Paul, I haven't had the diagnostic test done yet as my mate is on hols for another week, codes previous were 12 & 52.. Glen Rowell from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 06/05/2017 14:43:10 | ID: 141130

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Janet Bailey, Northumberland

Mitsubishi Space Star

I have a type of squeaking noise which appears to be connected to my steering. My steering is quite heavy and the squeak comes when I am manoeuvring. I would appreciate any ideas. Thank you.

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The same problem with mine. pls we need an urgent reply. thanks kay Ronald from Nigeria

If the squeak that you hear is more like a squeal, it usually means that the drive belt for the power steering is loose and needs tightened. Also check the level of the power steering fluid. Hugh from City of Glasgow

if belt appears tight and fluid ok then belt worn and shining can temp fix with can of anti belt slip spray spray while slipping but be careful as dont want accident john from Renfrewshire

Submitted: 20/11/2016 10:38:12 | ID: 136811

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Sherilee Thomas, South Africa

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, My Mitsubishi is hard starting. We let her heat up 3 times before we start it, but we have to do this process 3 times more before it starts, then when it starts a cloud of bad smoke comes out of the exhaust plus on top of that there is a squealing noise coming from the engine. The squealing noise stops after running it for about 20 minutes. we have taken it to the garage but it came back worst than when we take. The glow plugs have been change.

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What year, which engine, what mileage? Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 10/05/2017 15:40:40 | ID: 141212

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kay Ronald, Nigeria

Mitsubishi Space Star

when accelerating it hooked up a bit for like seconds, later gained power to move. what is likely problem. thanks.

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There is whining noise when I get to about 55mph or when the car is moving . Gearbox or draft shaft is my guess but anyone had similar problem? kay Ronald from Nigeria

As a first step check the oil level in your transmission. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 10/05/2017 16:14:49 | ID: 141215

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Martin Smith, Essex

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Had flashy green 4x4 lights and occasional ABS, recent the super select has started to try and engage 4wd whilst driving in 2wd, so I'm getting an awful grinding metal on metal sound. Tried replacing 4x4 vac solenoids and pipework, but no change.. still got flashy lights , abs after 10 mins and the grinding after about 30 mins driving... help please :)

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This sounds like an electrical fault. Have you tested the 5 switches that control the system. If one or more of these are failing, this can give rise to the symptoms you describe. Check previous answers on this subject for more info. I can supply the wiring diagrams, if this would help? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Sure the diagram might be helpful, although I'm not an auto-electrician so wouldn't know how to test the switches even if I could find them. Martin Smith from Essex

Ok, have you tried exercising the 4wd lever? With engine running, in neutral, move the 4wd lever through it's 3 positions a few times. The switches can corrode with age, becoming slightly resistive, which will upset the logic in the ECU. This condition can sometimes be recovered by engaging them a few times. If this gives no improvement, the swithes will need to be checked individually. I can only suggest that a Mitsy engineer look at it. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 01/05/2017 15:54:02 | ID: 141036

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Chris Scott, France

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I have just bought a 2004 Shogun Sport Elegance 3.0 V6 I drove it all the way from Sheffield to France, where I currently am, with no problem, other than the green light when in two wheel drive flashes all the time. (*annoying but not a major prob) Today while driving the engine management light came on which to a non tech person caused panic until I read the handbook and said I could still drive home. Is this serious?. What is the cause? And how is it sorted? Look forward to your knowledgable reply. Chris Scot

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Sorry for the short answer - I tried to answer this earlier, but my submission was dumped! Get the fault codes read by a garage. Check the codes you have with available info online. This should help with diagnosis. The two problems may not be related, so check on this site for previous answers on the 4wd system. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Many thanks Paul. I'll book it in for diagnosis Chris Scott from France

Submitted: 28/04/2017 20:35:21 | ID: 140983

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Jamie, South Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Outlander

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

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

your starter could be going bad, i had the same problem ben from Grenada

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

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Chris Kelly, Brighton & Hove

Mitsubishi Space Star

My Rev counter works intermitantly .Could this account for my engine management light coming on.The car is driving perfectly.Any ideas what could be causing this to happen

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I have exactly the same problem. Had dash out , cannot find reason. However git car from mum who poodles around Isle of Wight for years. A few revving trips on m27 has solved warning light issue and car runs fine, but rev counter still faulty Kevin from Hampshire

Submitted: 03/10/2016 11:46:20 | ID: 135676

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Jude, Nigeria

Mitsubishi L200

My name is Jude. I manage a fleet of about 300 units of MIT L200 2x4 new pick ups.Getting to years by August 2017.I have been having engine knocks for like 8 vans.What could be the possible cause of this knocking.

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Injector seals are known to be problematic, when they leak they give a knock or sound like pressure leaking from inside the cylinder. If so the seals need recut and new copper sealing washers fitted. Also check the crankshaft pulley on each affected vehicle for wear / delamination and breaking up. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 24/04/2017 09:45:30 | ID: 140855

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Matthew ONeil, East Renfrewshire

Mitsubishi Space Star

Hi, having a problem with my space star battery. It keeps draining of power and theres now no visible electrics left on. The dash display light was staying on but I disconnected it as I thought that was what the problem was. It's still draining and have changed the battery too. It charges the battery ok when it's running

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Matt, Hi, It's your Altinator mate, not cheap!!! without a doubt. james webber from Devon

Submitted: 01/12/2015 09:32:51 | ID: 124236

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neil, Highland

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

this shogun drives fine but oil in water the oil cooler behind grill is air cooled head gasket is okay can any one give me a hint why this is any help would be much appreciated.

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Logically, with oil pressure maintained at a higher pressure than water, you are more likely to find oil in the coolant, than the other way round. Unfortunately, identifying the point of origin is not easy. You say the head gasket is ok - has the head been removed then? If ok, maybe you have a small crack in the block - how much oil are you losing per week? Paul from Cambridgeshire

thanks paul for your answer yes head was removed and reconditioned not much oil loss always looks a lot when mixed with water somebody has suggested that there is an alloy fitting near oil filter that can become porous and let oil into water what do you think? neil from Highland

Alloy doesn't become porous, but it can crack in the same way as iron or steel. I'll do a bit of research and see what I can dig up. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hold on. You said the head has been off. Has the coolant system been flushed a few times? This could be residual oil from the engine strip - are you sure it is new oil?? Paul from Cambridgeshire

yes all coolant flushed out you were asking how much oil it was losing about half a litre in six weeks neil from Highland

Ok, that's about 12ml a day. Give me the sequence of events from when the engine was working correctly. Paul from Cambridgeshire

hi paul when it had 100.000 the head gasket blew so decided to overhaul top end so head skimmed valve grind also timing belt and turbo refurbished after which engine running like a dream still is but after 25.000 noticed oil in coolant and still cant figure out where it is coming from hope this helps and you can give me some answer as i am stumped. neil from Highland

Hate to say it, but I suspect the gasket, although it is not uncommon for the heads to crack (especially when overheated). Was the gasket the Mitsy part? Was it torqued using the correct procedures? It's a shame it's not coolant in oil - I've fixed this condition in other vehicles using radweld. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can add to oil in order to block the leak. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Does your engine have an oil-to-water heat exchanger on it? Look at the engine oil filter housing to see if there's water hoses going to it. If so then you need to look at this for either porosity or a leaking gasket. Hugh from City of Glasgow

hi paul yes all genuine mitsy parts and torqued to manufacture,s specifications so will have to check gasket again perhaps its worth mentioning oil pressure still good when cold it is at 6 when hot runs around 4 neil from Highland

As Hugh suggests, check for an oil/coolant exchanger, but I think the 4D56T engines nearly always got an air/oil cooler installed in front of the main rad. Only other suggestion I have is to check the turbo, which I believe has a coolant connection via small bore pipes. I've not seen a turbo fail in this way, but that's the only other place where oil and coolant come together. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 13/04/2017 10:38:17 | ID: 140594

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Ian Mackenzie, Conwy

Mitsubishi Space Star

I've recently purchased a space star 1.9 did (2003), the car lacks power when accelerating and is really poor on hills. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I had similar problem. it was first thought to be carbon build up in the catalyser, but then moving to the air intake,the filter has an air motor on the large round pipe next to it which was changed. you can test this by disconnecting the three wire plug on the top of the pipe. ken chambers from Greater Manchester

I had a similar problem, I changed fuel to know branded ones as appose to the more cheaper ones available. Worked fine for me and still does. jimbo from Blackburn with Darwen

Submitted: 07/12/2016 11:37:21 | ID: 137222

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Andy, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, my ABS light comes on after about ten minutes driving along with the FWD green light that flashes. they both stay on flashing. my FWD then sticks on as normal. I also wrote the same as this guy kind of, please help me out kind to all thanks

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Did any particular event trigger this condition? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 14/04/2017 23:07:33 | ID: 140632

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david hall, Antrim

Mitsubishi Carisma

after driving for a while there is burning smell from the engine , do I need to have it serviced or change the oil and fuel filters

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Ihad same trouble and put it down toclose proximity of exhaust tothe tyre but was normally only when I had been running car at high revs, Broderick from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/07/2015 02:42:45 | ID: 118833

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Sam, Oxfordshire

Mitsubishi Carisma

Car starts fie first time but after driving then switching of somtimes it wont restart unless its been left for 10 mins or more

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I had same trouble. it was antitheft device. Broderick from West Midlands

Submitted: 07/07/2015 23:23:04 | ID: 118199

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Dorrien, Pembrokeshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi everyone, appologies if this topic covered before, but hope someone can help. Just bought a 2004 Sport 3.0V6. Elegance, 90,000 on the clock. Question is, the ride is very bumpy and harsh, even on smooth tarmac,almost as if on solid tyres. Would like to know if this is normal for a Sport, and would it have been like this from factory. Running 16 alloys with Goodyear Wranglers 245/70/16`s and 26psi. Even small bumps in road feel like cobbles and shake the whole interior! Have considered changing shocks if this would improve things. MITZYBITZ sell "Optimal" Shocks, or possibly Bilstein B4`s. I am not expecting an Armchair ride, but a bit better than a boneshaker! Hope you Guys got some ideas!

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An armchair ride you will never achieve, I'm afraid. I've always regarded these vehicles as 'dressed up tractors' - a bit agricultural! You may need to check for worn suspension parts or wheel bearings etc - the roll bar rubbers always need replacing, but otherwise, the suspension works well and is robust. Having owned 2 of these for more than 12 years, I can confidently say that the smoothness of the ride is very dependent on the road surface. Just check to make sure the roll bar rubbers have not been changed for plastic, as this will definitely be felt at the front. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 11/04/2017 22:54:54 | ID: 140566

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Andi Luxton, Pembrokeshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi there, We own a 2006 Shogun Sport Warrior 2006 2.5tdi and absolutely love her. Only 47k on the clock and she has been well maintained so have had very few problems, however after recently having the Cam belt changed a new non related problem has arisen. Normally if you open the drivers door with the engine off and you've left the headlights on an alarm will sound till you turn them off, all of a sudden this alarm has stopped working! Any ideas on how to fix this? Also, I'm told you can get more power and economy out of this model by having the ECU Chipped or whatever? Any suggestions? Cheers guys Andi, Saundersfoot

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You don't say whether the drivers door switch is working? Check this first using the interior light. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Hi Paul, no, didn't think of that. Will check and reply! Cheers. Andi Andi Luxton from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 09/04/2017 17:59:34 | ID: 140511

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James harsing, Scottish Borders

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi whilst we are driving the engine management light comes on sometimes and it causes the truck too loose power if you switch off the truck and turn back on the light goes out and it goes back too it's normal self. Yesterday it starting smelling like a rotten egg smell as well

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Ok, I think I know what this might be. Have you checked your battery(s)? If a cell runs dry, it can produce sulphur compounds, which smell like rotten eggs. Try that first, before getting into more complicated diagnostics. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 02/04/2017 11:26:15 | ID: 140345

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Alan, Tyne and Wear

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, when I start my car it turns over straight away but doesn't accelerate for a short while. I wait until the noise of the engine changes before I can start revving it up. After driving a while and it gets warm I have trouble starting it, the last time I had to call recovery out who started it with some quick start. I've had it in the garage and he said he thinks it's a suction pump valve, as the pump is not getting the right amount of fuel in the engine. I've confused myself looking for this part as I come across different part names and have no idea how it would fit or how to find out which is the right part. Do you think you could advise me on this problem. Thanks

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If you have a Denso fuel pump then the suction control valve or valves are likely suspects (some pumps have single valve, some twin, you don't state the year of vehicle). Removing the valves and washing out in cleaning fluid might restore them temporarily but real cure is to replace them Also check for ECU software update for replacement valves. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Thanks Hugh the year is 2002 Alan from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 06/04/2017 11:58:17 | ID: 140448

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