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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

Sorry for the delay in answering but we had a new radiator fitted and seemed to solve the problem we also had 2 water pipes spring lovely leaks. Thank you again for all your help with the water issues. Ceris from Merthyr Tydfil

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

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David Fogarty, Essex

Mitsubishi Colt

I have a Mitsubishi Colt CZ2 with a semi-automatic gearbox. The car has developed a problem where it lurches forward as if I have been rear shunted as the car changes up to the next gear. The lurching forward is more severe in the lower gears. This issue is accompanied by another issue where the car will not start to role forward as you release the footbrake when starting off. I have to apply a reasonable amount of revs before the car lurches a bit, then starts to move. Any ideas as to what the problem is and the solution?

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your proble here could be simple check the fluid level on the auto box it should have a seperate dipstick or fluid level resevior if it's low top it up and it should calm down other than that cables could be needing adjusted /replaced or worse still brakebands need adjusting or replacing best to get an auto box specialist to check it for you sammy from East Ayrshire

your proble here could be simple check the fluid level on the auto box it should have a seperate dipstick or fluid level resevior if it's low top it up and it should calm down other than that cables could be needing adjusted /replaced or worse still brakebands need adjusting or replacing best to get an auto box specialist to check it for you sammy from East Ayrshire

I have a Diesel 2006 DiD automated manual box in mine. It is not an auto in the traditional sense, it is a manual box where the gears are selected and the clutch actuated by electric servos under ECU control. I have the same fault. I had the clutch servo replaced (£200 + labour) and made no difference to the snatch starts. I have found that switching off the engine and restarting clears the problem - happens about twice a week over the last 18 months. Had diagnostics and found everything OK. It can only be the data being sent to the clutch servo from the ECU and I am more than happy to put up with it at their prices!! Of course, if anyone know any better please tell us all. Mark from Somerset

Hi David Did you ever find out what was causing this problem?? As my partners Colt has the exact same problem. Adam from Leicestershire

Submitted: 05/03/2015 12:07:35 | ID: 112793

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allen christer, France

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi - i have recently purchased a lwb shogun sport warrior 2003 rhd and as i live in france, wondered if the headlights can be adjusted to lhd? or do i have to purchase european specific headlight units? thanks.

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I know you can buy beam deflectors which stick on your headlights for driving on the continent, but whether it would be acceptable long term for a UK spec vehicle kept in France I'm not sure. You would need to check french legislation. Keith from Durham

Submitted: 24/08/2017 10:06:00 | ID: 143300

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Keith, Durham

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

I have some driveline noise on my shogun sport 2.5D 2006 which I'm trying to identify. Looking at the rear propshaft, the universal joints seem ok. There is some lateral movement on the sleeve yoke where it fits onto the output shaft from the transfer box, not sure if this is normal or if it should be a snug fit. The transfer box output shaft splines look ok. The sleeve splines feel a little rough. I would appreciate any information on this. Thanks

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Can you describe the noise? Can you detect drivetrain backlash when lifting off the throttle? I assume the noise is present in 2 wheel drive? Is it the same in 4wd? There should be no lateral movement in a splined joint - only longitudinal. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks for the reply Paul. The noise is most noticeable when stationary. More of a beat in time with the engine, sounding like a subaru with a big bore exhaust when idling. I described it as a driveline noise because of the following. If you press the footbrake or pull on the handbrake the noise diminishes considerably. Take the propshaft off and the noise is gone completely. Total backlash at the prop/diff flange is just under 5mm. I have taken the diff out and the backlash of the pinion/ringgear is 0.16mm. I have no information on the the limited slip part of the diff. The manual says not to disassemble it. The prop u joints are ok with slight side to side movement of the splined joint into the transfer box. You do get a clunk if youre a bit rough with the clutch when gear changing but no clunk on and off the power whilst in gear. I have been in another shogun sport, it has the same noise but is a lot quieter. I'm struggling to get my head round it. Keith from Durham

Thanks for the description - it's difficult to convey in words! More of a rumble then?? Have you checked that the balance bars are rotating? The balance bar belt (behind the cam belt) can break without taking out the cam belt, sometimes, or the bearings can seize. With the balance bars not spinning, crank vibration will transmit through the drivetrain, and is particularly noticeable at idle. I'll think a bit more on this one. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Cheers Paul, I put new timing belts on a couple of months ago. The balance shafts seemed ok then. The noise was there before and after changing the belts. The engine runs sweet with hardly any vibration and as I said previously if you take off the prop the noise disappears totally. Its a real head scratcher. Keith from Durham

You said 'most noticeable when stationary'. At this point only the moving parts of the engine, the clutch and the input shaft of the gearbox are in movement, so any noise generated beyond this point has to be caused by vibration being transmitted along the drivetrain. I'm assuming you have checked all of the mounting points for movement? When the prop is removed, you are disconnecting the source from the 'vibration to noise' converter, what ever that is further up the drivetrain. The anti-rotate mount for the transfer box can become quite sloppy over time, so this is a suspect. Unfortunately, without being there, I'm unlikely to be able to diagnose this problem for you. I take it you have tried to locate the noise by ear, under the car? Could it be the body drumming through a bad chassis/body mount? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks again Paul, you're thinking along the same lines as I am regarding the mountings and vibration. They all seem intact but I do think they're a bit sloppy at the transfer end of the gearbox - would you expect it to be fairly rigid? As far as listening under the car goes, I've been round it with a mechanics type stethoscope, the noise being loudest at the propshaft and the rear hubs. I might try swapping a mounting or two, I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks for all your time, I know how difficult it is trying to decipher someone else's interpretation of a fault. Cheers. Keith from Durham

Ok, I've had an idea.... but you may not like it! The engine may be running smoothly, and the all the bearings may be ok, but what about the spiggot bearing and or the input shaft bearing? The spiggot (pilot) bearing doesn't always get changed with a replacement clutch, and an accentrically rotating input shaft will produce vibration and noise, which will be amplified by the prop shaft etc. I understand the noise reducing under braking now - the rear discs being clamped and the noise damped by the shoes and pads! A collapsed spiggot bearing will similar to a wheel bearing, except it will be random in nature, as opposed to constant. Just an idea... Paul from Cambridgeshire

Correct me if I'm wrong here - engine running, car standing still, handbrake off, in-gear with clutch pedal depressed, all drivetrain parts, gearbox, transfer box etc will be stationary. There won't be anything moving to make a noise except the engine and i still have my "noise". Maybe the engine is not as sweet as first thought? Does the 2.5 diesel have a dual mass flywheel? If so, what are the signs of failure? Keith from Durham

Yes, that's the point I made earlier. The sound may be being made by the prop and the rear discs, but the source of the vibration must be the engine and/or clutch and input shaft depending on clutch engaged/disengaged. What puzzles me slightly is that the noise is not constant. The clue is that it is rythmic with the engine, hence my previous suggestion. From what you have described, it does sound like a bearing failing. Can you feel vibration at the front of the prop shaft? Does this keep time with the noise that you hear? Paul from Cambridgeshire

My mystery noise is hard to distinguish at the front end of the prop. Its drowned out by all the other vibrations (bearing in mind the 4D56 isn't the most refined diesel engine) but gets progressively clearer towards the back axle. Its actually most clearly felt at the tyres and trailing arms but doesn't make it through the bushes to the chassis. I'm at the stage now where pursuing this problem is going to cost me a lot of time not to mention the fact that I don't have a supply of good interchangeable second hand parts available. I'm just going to let it run to see if it deteriorates to the point where its easy to pin down. Not ideal but thats the way it has to be... Thanks Paul for all your input - it has been much appreciated! Keith from Durham

Submitted: 15/07/2017 18:52:59 | ID: 142570

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Mark Wilson, County Tyrone

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hand brake light on dash wont go out even with hand off. Any ideas.

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Remove centre console and check the switch. Replace if faulty, but may just need adjusting. Paul from Cambridgeshire

In addition to Paul's answer above I think the same warning light will come on if your brake fluid level is low or the sensor on the brake servo is detecting poor vacuum? Keith from Durham

As Keith says above. I'd clean forgotten it was all on the same lamp! Thanks Keith. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 24/08/2017 13:43:58 | ID: 143301

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john mcguigan, West Dunbartonshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

my 2004 shogun warrior sport cut out while driving, engine started quit and dash lights went off and on again now it won't start i've put diesel in it but nothing HELP

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i've since found out my timing belt has snapped, engine stopped right away so i free wheeled up onto pavement, do you think i've done any damage ??? john mcguigan from West Dunbartonshire

Ok, assuming it's the 4D56 engine, then yes. Normally what happens is that a valve or two will collide with the crown of a piston, which will push the stem out of the spring caps, releasing the collets, which then enter the oilways. The valve(S) may well get bent in the process. You'll also need to drain the sump and use a strong magnet to remove any fragments of metal. This happened to my 2004 as well because, unbeknown to me, the previous owner had only replaced the cam belt and not the aux belt behind it. That belt snapped and took out the cam belt. I'm afraid it's not going to be a cheap fix unless you do it yourself. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Best case scenario is that you end up just replacing valve collets, but you'll need to thoroughly check the valve train for damage. The piston crowns are quite tough, so should be ok. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Cheers paul john mcguigan from West Dunbartonshire

Submitted: 23/08/2017 06:48:40 | ID: 143269

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harold taylor, North Ayrshire

Mitsubishi Carisma

Is it possible to remove/replace/clean the plastic lens from the headlight unit?

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Buy a restoration polishing kit for plastic headlamp lenses and follow the instructions,takes a log time but worth it and no you can't remove the lenses. Zico motors from Kent

rub some engine oil on a soft cloth over the headlamps and they will look like new. this trick will last a few weeks. Franklin Hatton-Brown from Devon

Submitted: 08/03/2015 12:12:39 | ID: 112964

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richard, Hampshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

engine takes a long time to start and cuts out at junctions. RPM back up sensor looks like the problem. where can I find this sensor. many thanks

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Did you get a fault code from the ecu? Lots of other things can give the same symptoms. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 10/08/2017 14:23:31 | ID: 143044

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Mike Harrison, Lincolnshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I am thinking of putting in a Dash Cam, and wondered if anyone had fitted one using somewhere in the sunroof switch interior light pod to wire it in from.

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My roof pod has a digital clock in it which comes on with the ignition aux position. I wired my dashcam from that using a 12v to usb reducer box bought off ebay for about a fiver. It works a treat. Keith from Durham

Submitted: 01/08/2017 11:17:53 | ID: 142841

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jones, Staffordshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Shogun equip were is rear windscreen washer bottle located

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My shogun sport warrior rear wash bottle filler is next to the right hand indicator lens when you open the tailgate. Keith from Durham

Submitted: 24/07/2017 16:23:48 | ID: 142720

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john, South Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi, in any gear, but most notable in 1st-3rd at lower speeds, when revving between 1750-2100, my shogun (kangaroos) almost like it's stalling. Below and above these values, it's absolutely fine. Any help, advice, things to look at, try are most welcome, thanks John

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Numerous things can cause misfire or hesitation. Diesel or petrol - you don't say? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 17/07/2017 16:40:04 | ID: 142608

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Nick, North Yorkshire

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi I have a 54 plate shogun sport warrior 2.5 tdi having trouble with cold starts .dash heater light comes on but only for about five seconds when cold turns over for quite a while before it fires. Once warm starts perfect its had new glow plugs and glow plug relay fitted still not right. Only part i have not changed is the glow plug coolant sensor or could it be a pump problem head scratching time any info appreciated. Regards nick.

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Five seconds is about right for the warning light. You'll hear a relay click about 3 seconds after the light goes out. That's the moment to crank the engine. A cold healthy engine should fire within a few seconds of cranking. If the coolant sensor is supplying a hot signal to the ecu, then you won't get the warning light, so it sounds like the sensor is ok. Are glow plugs correct type? It's really easy to fit the wrong ones! NGK Y-733J (11 volt) are the ones I use in my Sport. I've tried cheaper alternatives and they either don't work at all, or only last a few months! Check the 12 volt feed to the bus bar, which can corrode. If the electricals check out, then suspect the fuel system. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 29/07/2017 19:16:34 | ID: 142796

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Peter, Gloucestershire

Mitsubishi Carisma

The rev counter suddenly stopped. Any ideas why? All else works fine. The model is a 2003 Carisma Elegance auto.

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Fault with alternator or broken wire Zico motors from Kent

Submitted: 29/08/2016 11:59:51 | ID: 134736

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John Mackillop, Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)

Mitsubishi Carisma

I have to be away for 10 weeks. Should I disconnect the battery?

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No if the battery is good and everything is turned off all should be fine Zico motors from Kent

Submitted: 18/08/2016 09:23:18 | ID: 134437

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p hutchinson, Gwent

Mitsubishi Carisma

where is the crank position sensor located on the engine because I cannot find where it is

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Flywheel bell housing Zico motors from Kent

Submitted: 29/12/2015 16:15:58 | ID: 125275

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Jason Pearce, Hertfordshire

Mitsubishi Carisma

I have noticed a burning smell coming from the rear offside wheel, any ideas?

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Brake calliper or handbrake cable seazed Zico motors from Kent

Submitted: 27/09/2015 11:21:59 | ID: 121684

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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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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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