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Stuart, Cheshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

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

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

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david thomson, Aberdeenshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi, I have a 2005 (55 plate) Shogun 3.2 did elegance. When I start it from cold after sitting for several hours, it belches out white smoke for around 4-5 minutes until it gets slightly warm, then runs fine all day. Plenty of pulling power, does not use oil or water. It was suggested the pump was knackered but I`m not convinced as it runs fine and I`m not willing to spend around £1500 replacing the pump only to find this is not the problem. Any suggestions would be very helpful

Submitted: 18/12/2014 22:11:18 | ID: 108116

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Ken jennings, Lancashire

Mitsubishi Shogun

I can't work the rear door windows via the switches but the motors are good and work when you take a direct feed from the battery to the door motors. The vehicle is sport 4work

Submitted: 14/12/2014 14:06:34 | ID: 107889

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sam cranshaw, Isle of Wight

Mitsubishi Shogun

I have a mitsubishi pajero 2.8 automatic diesel. When you sit at a junction in drive then go to pull away it has no power and a lound clicking noise take foot off gas then try again its fine no dashboard lights come on and temp is fine any idea what it could be. Thank you

Submitted: 02/12/2014 11:00:40 | ID: 107241

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Stuart, Greater Manchester

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi guys can anybody possibly shine some light on this problem.......centre display unit has stopped working (is just a black screen) radio wont tune or do anything...total nothing!any ideas please

Submitted: 29/11/2014 13:52:05 | ID: 107081

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kevin barry, Lancashire

Mitsubishi Shogun

After replacing a flat battery, all the dashboard lights, with the exception of the radio/nav unit swithched off, none of the instruments work. After a while everything started working, then went off again. This keeps repeating itself. Has anyone come across this problem?

Submitted: 29/11/2014 11:09:53 | ID: 107070

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Geoffrey, Zambia

Mitsubishi Shogun

My pajero 2003 model with automatic transmission gear box broke down along a high after a mechanical pump failure and it was towed for a distance of 640 km. The mechanic has the gear box could be damaged after towing the vehicle for that long. Is true that automatic transmission gear boxes are damaged when you tow them. Geoffrey - zambia

Submitted: 26/11/2014 14:20:27 | ID: 106924

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Peter, Aberdeenshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Do I need to change the timing belt, if so when , we have done 53,000 .?

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If you have the 3.2 DiD it has a timing chain so doesn't get changed in normal service schedule pete from Wiltshire

If you have the 3.2 DiD it has a timing chain so doesn't get changed in normal service schedule pete from Wiltshire

Submitted: 21/11/2014 21:23:06 | ID: 106637

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chainie worrall, Bedfordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi Had nothing but problems with my car which I need to tow 2 large horses it keeps cutting out now the new problem is no maintenance lights the ASC light did come on once prior to this new problem when I am driving along and the engine just cuts out no power no steering not good with young child in car nothing coming up on diagnosis machine and have no idea when this is going to happen can happen once or ten times in a journey long or short any help would be great banging head against wall tried numerous garage's with no joy

Submitted: 21/11/2014 08:43:06 | ID: 106588

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Les Evans EDAS, East Sussex

Mitsubishi Shogun

I have an intermittent gear change problem some times it will take a long time to change and other times changes okay any ideas . Les

Submitted: 16/11/2014 16:19:08 | ID: 106279

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giga, Georgia

Mitsubishi Shogun

Unburnt diesel smell and when driving and make accelerate it smoking black can u help me whit this problem ?

Submitted: 11/11/2014 21:57:05 | ID: 106075

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giga, Georgia

Mitsubishi Shogun

Unburnt diesel smell and when accelerate while driving it going black smoke

Submitted: 11/11/2014 21:53:51 | ID: 106074

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nathan, Kent

Mitsubishi Shogun

hello could some one help me I have a 1994 Mitsubishi 2.8 turbo diesel it has been fine but over the past week it has been going through coolant and when I go up a hill or pull away from traffic /traffic lights I get white smoke my heaters only get warm I have no white stuff on dipstick or oil filler cap and also it does not over heat does this mean I have a blown head gasket or do I have a faulty thermostat or a leak some were I also have no loss of power

Submitted: 11/11/2014 18:24:45 | ID: 106053

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Atkinson, Essex

Mitsubishi Shogun

A fitter shorted out the electrics when changing my battery on my Pajero 2.8 diesel. Various lights do not now work and my automatic g/box keeps changing down and up. Could this be due to a relay? All the fuses are good.

Submitted: 09/11/2014 21:02:36 | ID: 105958

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Atkinson, Essex

Mitsubishi Shogun

I changed my batteries on my Pajero and the fitter flashed his spanner to earth, since then my 4wd indicator, one or two other lights have stopped working. More seriously my automatic g/box keeps changing up and down. Could this be a relay box blown out? I have checked all the fuses I could find, none blown.

Submitted: 09/11/2014 20:29:27 | ID: 105955

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spud murphy, West Sussex

Mitsubishi Shogun

My 1998 Shogun starts and runs okay for about 1/4 mile and stops. It`s hard to restart and when it does start again it judders, fills the road with smoke and then it`s okay. When it`s hot it turns over longer before starting. I had a Pajero before this which was the same and it was the pump seal, could this be the same? I was told the seal problem was with the imports only, this is a Shogun not the imported Pajero, help.....

Submitted: 09/11/2014 13:15:50 | ID: 105928

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And, Blaenau Gwent

Mitsubishi Shogun

Is it a factory fitted imobleizer Or aftermarket part on 19995 2.8 pAjaro

Submitted: 06/11/2014 16:27:12 | ID: 105778

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ian Pippen, Caerphilly

Mitsubishi Shogun

I've just purchased a shogun equippe 3.2. I take it for a short run and the temperature is fine. Then I switch off the ignition. A few minutes later I switch the ignition back on and the temperature gauge goes right up off the scale. The radiator feels pretty cool and the engine do not smell overheated. When I drive around a bit more the gauge goes back to normal. I thought it could be a problem sender but the one on the top of the thermostat have been changed. Are there any other sensors bedsides that one that could be at fault? Could the thermostat be sticking shut after shutting off the engine until it's forced back open by pressure? Can anyone tell me what could be going on? I'm sure the engine is not over heating and the head is in tact. I only get the problem after the engine have been run for a while and warmed up.

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Just had this on my 02 changed everything Found answer on Pajero club of Victoria Web site it is a dry joint on a resistor at The back of the dash clocks just needs Touching both ends with a soldering iron Steve Rigby from Merseyside

Resistor is R10 Steve Rigby from Merseyside

Thanks very much for your help Steve it's very much appreciated ,but I was just wondering when you had the problem was the rev counter working .mine isn't and I'm just wondering if the problems may be connected ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Hi Ian Rev counter on mine was ok but I'm Not Sure if the resistor has something to do With it If you remove the black cover 2 screws And clipped at the bottom the clocks are held In with 4 screws They just pull out on a plug Look on the back There's a white box about 2 inch square unscrew that and pull it of the the resistor is on the back of it it's very small I held it in place with a small screwdriver then touch both ends with a hot soldering iron the resistor will not be loose it a dry joint you don't need to add solder when you replace the white box remove the front glass and hold the clock face when you push it back home if you don't you can damage the clock hope this helps steve Steve Rigby from Merseyside

Thanks Steve, your help is tremendous, I'm working long hours through the week as soon as the week end comes I'll have a look to see if I can get the clock cluster out. I've only just bought it so at the moment I haven't got a clue what the setup is. Is it much work? I hope the whole dash haven't got to come out. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Hi Ian easy job to do only takes about 30mins as i said 2 screws and pull the black trim off then 4 screws and pull the clocks out Good luck Steve Steve Rigby from Merseyside

Thanks Steve,I'll be letting you know how I got on as soon as I can. Thanks again. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

I have the same problem , the problem is, fuel gauge goes right up off the scale but sometimes works giga from Georgia

I have the same problem , the problem is, fuel gauge goes right up off the scale but sometimes works giga from Georgia

Hi Steve from rigby. I haven't forgotten you mate . what have happened is I've taken the shogun back to the dealer I purchased it from and explained the problem i was having and that i couldn't drive it around not knowing if or when the gauge was lying. In all fairness to the man he came the next day and took the shogun away to be repaired. It's being repaired by an electronics specialist and it's due back any time now. As soon as it is returned I'll get back to you again and tell you all what they have done and what the problem was. Perhaps Giga from Georgia will find the information useful as well. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Hi Steve from rigby. I haven't forgotten you mate . what have happened is I've taken the shogun back to the dealer I purchased it from and explained the problem i was having and that i couldn't drive it around not knowing if or when the gauge was lying. In all fairness to the man he came the next day and took the shogun away to be repaired. It's being repaired by an electronics specialist and it's due back any time now. As soon as it is returned I'll get back to you again and tell you all what they have done and what the problem was. Perhaps Giga from Georgia will find the information useful as well. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Hi Ian hope it's sorted soon don't know If fuel gauge is affected by this as it was only the temp gauge i had problems with Good luck Steve Steve Rigby from Merseyside

Steve I've had no problems with the fuel gauge but now you mention it Mitsubishi of Cardiff tells me that up until 2006 Shoguns were fitted with faulty temperature gauges and they have replaced many of them that have faulted in the way I have explained. The temperature and fuel gauges are one unit and can only be replaced as a pair. The cost of the clocks are £105 plus vat. A replacement rev counter costs about £75. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Steve.the shogun was delivered back to me on Friday. They had to change the whole clock cluster, and then they found that the rev counter still would not work . They found that the power was coming from the, I'm sure they said fuel pump, to the ecu and going no further.it appeared that Somehow someone or something to do with the rev counter had caused a short and blown the ecu.they purchased a new ecu direct from Japan and fitted it asp. I've got to say I'm most impressed. The shogun was advertised as a fine example and it really is. It's done 104k and the price was £1000 cheaper than any where else I found for a similar shogun, and when something went wrong they came and collected it, had it repaired at I'm thinking great expense and delivered it back with no quibble what so ever. I bought the vehicle from TG car sales central garage Pengam. South Wales. Phone 01443 829047. This is the second vehicle I've bought from this man, the first one was a Ford fusion which I bought about 4 yrs. ago and I've still got it now. I will definitely be going back there for my next car. I'd recommend them to anyone. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Hi Ian glad to see its sorted changed my 02 recently for a 2011 but still wonder If I did the right thing Had the 02 for seven Years no big problems This is my 5th. Shogun Hopefully It'll be as good as the rest. Steve Rigby from Merseyside

Steve mitsubishi Cardiff said that my shogun was pre 2006 thats why I had the problem with the clocks, , because there was a bad batch. (It must have been a hell of a big batch), ,which implies that all shoguns after 2006 will not have the same problem with the clocks that I've just had. I'm hoping that this one will last me a few years, because I work 10hrs a day and that I haven't seen much of it owing to it being repaired, I haven't really had a chance to take it for a good run, but so far i think it's absolutely supurb. Compared to my daihatsu it's very comfortable, luxurious, spacious and it will go like hell. But what will it go like with 2 ton behind it I've yet to find out do you know. Steve when I first bought it I took it straight to a fuel station and filled it right up, I done 67 miles, it went to be repaired, came back, then another 12 miles back to fuel station,to be filled back up again, that must be an easy 9 miles . When I calculated the mpg it came to nearly 40 mpg. That can't be right can it? I'm thinking surely I found a good pump for the second fill. What sought of mpg was you Steve, what should I expect driving it sensibly? I've heard about someone who was pulling a horse box and got only 12 mpg, I hope that's not right either. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

I'm saying you shouldn't have the trouble with the clocks, that's assuming mitsubishi is right in saying it was the clocks and not the cuicit board ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Hi Ian the 2002 was a swb and at a guess was Doing about 27mpg it was a manual gearbox thats driving gently we tow a Twin axle caravan not a lot less with that behind It unless you drive it hard. The 2011 is a lwb That's showing up to the 32mpg solo but down to about 20mpg when towing but This is a auto. Steve Rigby from Merseyside

Thanks Steve thats useful information, I've got the lwb and will be pulling a twin axle as well, a swift conquer. If it does 20 mpg pulling that I'll be pleased, that's all the daihatsu used to do. That used to pull well but I'm thinking perhaps this will pull better. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Hello again Steve. Thought I'd just let you know, today I took the shogun to Aberystwyth. I filled up with fuel until I could see the diesel right up the filler pipe and then set on my way. There and back I done 186.5 miles and then filled back up with fuel to the same mark up the filling pipe again. I used 28.18ltrs of diesel. That works out to 6.618 miles per litre, 4.5ltrs to a gallon =29.78 mpg. I kept my speed between 50 & 60mph the journey is a&b type roads but is all up and down hills. This is a lwb automatic 3.2. I think that's a very good result and will be even better with motorway driving. I'm well pleased. ian Pippen from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/11/2014 23:39:37 | ID: 105544

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Andy, Staffordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

I have a Pajero 2.8 TD LWB, changed the engine, had power problems, would not start, had it running but other problem now, turn key, glow plug light goes out but no logger hear click of the fuel solenoid, can this be fixed or do i need to change the solenoid and if so where do i get one, what is its location on the car as not listed in the Manuel, or do i need to change the whole fuel pump, could do with it fixed soonest, have 2 daughters due to increase my grandchildren in next 3 months...

Submitted: 02/11/2014 20:18:52 | ID: 105532

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rocketman, Darlington

Mitsubishi Shogun

mitsubushi shogun pinin 1.8 gdi reg 2000 main problem is it shuts down and you have to stop switch off and let it reset then it may be ok for a month dangerous in fast lane of a1 fully serviced everthing new other thing reversing lights blows fuse even when not connected at gear box end any advice wecome

Submitted: 02/11/2014 16:56:45 | ID: 105510

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Tim, Kent

Mitsubishi Shogun

New to this, so here goes, I have a 2001 3.2 DID, on a number of occasions when in manual mode it fails to shift above 2nd gear, holding for a long time. Today when i auto it suddenly dropped from drive 5th to 2nd again any ideas cheers in advance

Submitted: 01/11/2014 19:22:59 | ID: 105475

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Marcus, County Down

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi my 3.2 did manual shogun is a tad lazy at starting tho when it starts it will idle no prob and will take revs very slowly if you give them all at once it just stops and cuts off the engine, tho when you get it going above 2000rpm it will drive with all it's power no problem! I've replaced the fuel filter and blocked off egr still no improvements! The temperature guage isn't working properly and jumps straight into the red from cold start! Could this be the cause of my problem? Or has anyone ever had any problems like this ?

Submitted: 29/10/2014 22:51:58 | ID: 105317

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adamson, County Down

Mitsubishi Shogun

my car had being well untill last week i filled up with deisel but then seen that when car is going the deisel is pouring fron lift hand side of engine i have looked and all the pips seem to be intact

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do you mean key turns does not do anything theres a piece of metal at bottom of ignition barrel that weaars out mine did this replaced with one from scrapyard £20 rocketman from Darlington

Submitted: 28/10/2014 16:54:27 | ID: 105246

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David, Northamptonshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

We have a problem with a 3.2 Shogun Equip Diamond DI-D LWB 2004. We bought it and drove it 150 miles home and the next morning started it and drove a quarter of a mile and stopped it. Went to start it again and the engine turned over but would not fire. Local garage used a computer which said transponder could not be read. Vehicle electrician looked at it, removed cobra alarm and suggested that a locksmith could read the keys, he came and thought it was the key aerial around the ignition key hole. We replaced this and it still didn't work. Main agent are now looking at it and wondering whether it may be the engine management system, so has anybody any suggestions as to what this problem may be please as we have been without the vehicle for 3 weeks now?

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Main dealer found the problem it was a bad connection between the key aerial and the engine management system. David from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 26/10/2014 17:23:06 | ID: 105151

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Beth, North Ayrshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

I have a Shogun Pinin 06 plate. When turning the ignition key nothing happens for up to a dozen turns, then it catches, but sounds like it's about to cut out. When the car is running its fine, but I can't figure out why the ignition key seems to work sometimes and not others. Any ideas?

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ignition barrel worn at base i got one for mine £20 from scrapyaard now works ok rocketman from Darlington

Submitted: 18/10/2014 14:21:50 | ID: 104812

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Hannah, Somerset

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi,I have recently bought a 2002 Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 did lwb.. drove home today and it began bunny hopping almost up the road. I managed to limp home as this got progressively worse, pulled up outside to which I lost power steering and it poured out black smoke from the exhaust. I turned the engine off and back on again to which all seemed fine again, only a little smoke. I drove back to work and for the first 4 miles it was fine, but then began to hop again and produce more black smoke and intermittently lose power steering. Any ideas?

Submitted: 16/10/2014 16:23:17 | ID: 104704

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Donald, Argyll and Bute

Mitsubishi Shogun

Centre console light with radio temp clock will not go out. Dims down when key turned back or removed but will still drain battery if left idle for few days. Driving me nuts as has ruined 3 batteries & diagnostics came up with nothing, as did mitsubishi. thanks

Submitted: 15/10/2014 12:34:50 | ID: 104638

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Kath, Lincolnshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Rear door is stuck shut no key access as on electric key front doors are fdine

Submitted: 09/10/2014 21:35:42 | ID: 104351

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David Penhaligan, Middlesex

Mitsubishi Shogun

My 2012 Shogun has rear indicator lights on the rear bumper and not on the side rear panels where they should be in other cars and I wondered if this can be upgraded and where

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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 all, Mitsubishi Shoguns from the first one up until the very newest have the indicators at bumper level colin from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 08/10/2014 14:54:03 | ID: 104270

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nicholas.banfield@googlemail.com, Bedfordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Will a Kestrel phone connect to my car?

Submitted: 08/10/2014 13:53:21 | ID: 104266

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Steven, Merseyside

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi, got a shogun swb 3.2 and its stuck in 4wd, cant get it out. We tried doing the reverse for 10ft but nothing. It need to go back into 2wd. Any ideas guys ? Thanks

Submitted: 30/09/2014 18:51:16 | ID: 103849

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Mark, Jamaica

Mitsubishi Shogun

Helppp....... My mitsubishi shogun 3.2 DI-D will not key start unless i remove the intake hose and spray gas or aerosol in it. when started she runs like a dream . she will key start now and 10 minutes later she wont.Not sure what the issue is

Submitted: 29/09/2014 19:01:27 | ID: 103811

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Dave from horsham, West Sussex

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi. I've recently got a 2004 shogun 3.2 did auto, and it doesn't start very well, a few shaky cranks and it fires, it also intermittently cuts out whilst pulling up to a junction ! Just wondered if any other owners have suffered with this. I have heard that these are prone for the fuel pump timing sensors failing, do you think this may be the case here or should I be running a leak of test on the injectors ?

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Hi there Dave. I have exactly the same probs with my 2003 Shogun 3.2 di-d auto. It runs fine when driving, just struggles starting, but does start every time after about 10 secs turning over and cuts out pulling up to junctions. I have swapped over the 2 pump speed sensors and it made no difference. Have you managed to sort yours yet? Alan from Warwickshire

Submitted: 19/09/2014 19:06:22 | ID: 103311

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clive, Greater London

Mitsubishi Shogun

Air con pump burnt out on my shogun 3.2 did. Got one from breakers. Do you need a gasket to fit it to the engine.

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No you do not need a gasket to refit AC compressor to the engine but you will need to visit a specialist to take the refrigerant gas out of the system and then to re-gas the system. pete from Wiltshire

Submitted: 14/09/2014 15:28:15 | ID: 103081

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john, Suffolk

Mitsubishi Shogun

I have an ongoing issue witch in volives eng management . car go into get home mode when put put on test machine . it come up with code 26 control sleeve position sensor and code 48 ge actuator in the middle o control sleeve position sensor inoperative system. could you please tell were to fine them as the manul dont till us aney thing. thank you john

Submitted: 04/09/2014 23:35:43 | ID: 102621

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Nat, South Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

My Pajero failed to start, it was just making a fast clicking noise on turnover. Managed to jump start the car and ran it for 20 mins and park up at home. On returning to the car half an hour later, the power had totally gone, no lights at all on the dash. Managed again to get it jumped, and both batteries have been charged, however as soon as you put the car into drive, the engine just cuts out and again the power is totally drained? Any suggestions much appreciated

Submitted: 04/09/2014 13:07:19 | ID: 102595

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Kevin, County Londonderry

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi I have a Mitsubishi shogun 2005 3.2, I have to replace the engine as the timing chain broke on old one. I was wondering if I get an engine and put my old pump and all on it will it have to be programmed to the new engine? Not sure what the story is with these. If anyone knows please get back to me. Thanks

Submitted: 01/09/2014 22:12:08 | ID: 102484

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Costantine, Tanzania

Mitsubishi Shogun

I have mitsubishi Pajero GDI. it started when off after running a certain km, then we conduct a overall but now the temperature is normal but after running a certain km and keep off and start on , the car cant start. We have changed the plug. The temperature is normal but i think their is internal heating may be

Submitted: 26/08/2014 15:57:58 | ID: 102155

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Penny, Devon

Mitsubishi Shogun

I have a Y-reg 2 litre Shogun Pinin (the small, SWB 3-door version). It's doing over 3,500 revs at 50mph and 4,500 revs at 70mph, which is clearly not right. Any ideas, anybody? Very grateful for any help.

Submitted: 22/08/2014 21:37:17 | ID: 101953

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Jane Robinson, Derbyshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi I was driving my petrol 3l v6 shogun and it just stopped, got petrol in and fuel pump is working. When you try and start it, it just turns over and does not fire, there are sparks and fuel in the cylinders, please can you help.

Submitted: 22/08/2014 14:58:02 | ID: 101933

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