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Gen 3 Montero / Re: Water leaking from behind the dash (2003 Limited)
« on: July 02, 2018, 07:18:46 PM »
Awesome. Much easier than removing the heads like I had to, haha.

Build Threads / Re: WaTaBi Montero Guy's Build Journey
« on: June 23, 2018, 07:48:49 PM »
Thanks guys. I'm glad somebody found it, and better, found it amusing.

Brian Driggs graciously extended the invitation for me to goof around a bit like this on the digital pages of Gearbox Magazine, so keep an eye out in the near future for content over there. Should be fun!

Mitsubishi Related / Re: 6G75 Timing Belt Change
« on: June 06, 2018, 04:54:55 AM »
Great news. Glad it went well for you. Is that your son in there wrenching with you?

Gen 2 Montero / Re: JDM Gen 2 Profile - V20-V40
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:48:16 AM »
Website looks great Phil. Keep 'em coming.

Gen 3 Montero / Re: 11 Volts at idle, stall problem
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:20:45 AM »
I've had the exact same problem, and to spare you the endless rabbit hole that this can spiral into I recommend starting with figuring out why your alternator is not putting out volts north of 13v even when moving (1500+ rpms).

When my '03 Limited was exhibiting this issue, my voltage would be relatively normal up until I stopped and came to an idle (while the A/C was on) which point it would drop down to < 12.5v and begin to stall. You say you're only seeing 12.7v under normal driving. Seeing only 12.7v "while driving" is a bad sign for your alternator. Should be 13.8 - 14.3v when engine rpms are 1500+. Do you have a cam seal oil leak on the passenger side? It's a common leak, and has killed many a Gen3's alternator. Like Toasty said, check grounds and terminals also. The alternator may not be the only problem, but it looks like it is an issue that has to be eliminated before you can get a clear picture of other things down the line.

The alternator's internal voltage regulator may be shot, and replacing it may solve the issue, but if a cam seal oil leak is causing the alternator death you need to fix that too or it will just kill your replacement alternator in short order.

Once this is dealt with you may then delve down any of the many possible rabbit holes in chasing the idle gremlins of the 3.8L Gen3 Montero, one of the principle holes being the infamous MAF sensor...which you have already replaced. OEM sensor? Junkyard? Ebay? Or it could be a fuel trim issue caused by a vacuum leak, or EGR clog, or butterfly valve leak, literally could be about a dozen other things. Hopefully it's just your alternator.

Here's some reading in what not to do, mixed with a little blind squirrel finds a nut type stuff too if the alternator isn't the culprit.

I like using RC Hill Mitsubishi in Deland, FL for getting my OEM parts. They consistently have the best prices.

What happened to your steering rack? I'd definitely get the reman'd unit, if given the choice.

The junkyard LCAs should work fine, especially with new bushings and ball joint.

Regarding the bushings, it will ultimately save you a lot of time to do them all at once (assuming a corner at a time). I did all the rear bushings at one time, and haven't gotten around to the front yet. And like Toasty said, you'll need a new alignment each time you put something new in, so there is coin to consider too. I've got a lifetime alignment plan for my Gen3 with a local Firestone Complete Auto Care. It was $180 (the price of 2 alignments), but I can have it aligned for free everyday from now until Jesus comes back. Something to consider getting, especially with a Gen3, as their rear ends typically need more alignment attention to correct camber.

Build Threads / Re: 1999 Pajero Super Exceed SWB DiD (gen3)
« on: May 02, 2018, 04:51:30 AM »
I can't be the only one...haha.

Paj, what does "clamp on the binders" mean?

Gen 3 Montero / Re: 3rd Gen CAD delete
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:54:34 AM »
Forgive my ignorance, but what does CAD stand for?

Gen 3 Montero / Re: Vehicle specific tool bag contents?
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:51:59 AM »
36mm (rear) and 32mm (front) sockets for the axle nuts.

Most of the rear suspension parts have 22mm bolts, and the rear trailing arm is 24mm (I think the crank bolt is 24mm too, iirc).

Since it's a Gen3, I'd include a multimeter and some sort of OBD2 scan tool in the bag.

After seeing the OEM tool kits that used to be in the back door, I'd had a similar idea for this too.

Mitsubishi Related / Re: 6G75 Timing Belt Change
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:34:20 AM »
Upper Hose MR404869

Lower Hose MR404876

Those #s should get you off in the right direction.

Gen 3 Montero / Re: Water leaking from behind the dash (2003 Limited)
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:49:20 AM »
Here's a picture I found of the drain. If not obvious, it is the white tube with the pipe cleaner sticking out of it.

Condensation Drain Line (2) by John Rimmer

Note, in the picture my intake plenum and heads are removed, so it is not normally so easy to see. The lines and brackets should provide some visual aids to locating the drain though.

Sorry I can't pose any help here TJ. I've never had to do anything with emissions testing, so I know nothing.

I've heard that the AZ Crew guys are wizards when it comes to emissions stuff, but I don't know how much of that collective knowledge pertains to the Gen3. You might try asking them over in their forum section.


Mitsubishi Related / Re: 6G75 Timing Belt Change
« on: February 28, 2018, 04:41:04 PM »
Hi Dennis. Wow, only 90k kms? That's just 56k miles in US-speak. That thing is almost brand new.

Aisin TKM-005 kit has the Mitsuboshi belt. I'm no belt expert, but I've heard "the internet" say it is good. The kit does not come with a tensioner.

I don't think you need the crank and cam sensors. Just be careful not to break the crank sensor when removing the harmonic balancer.

You have the correct part number for the Overhaul Gasket Set (MD979471) for your 2004. It is a different part number than the set I used for my 2003 (MD979167), but I have no idea how the two sets would be different. They are for the exact same engine, the 3.8L. The set contains everything you'll need to disassemble the top end of the engine down to the pistons...though, if you're not planning to remove your heads to do the head gaskets, exhaust manifolds, or valve stem seals you may be able to find a cheaper set or save some money by buying individual gaskets. If my Montero only had 56k miles on it I would not touch the heads unless I had a very good reason to.

Two gaskets those sets will not contain are the throttle body gasket and the egr gasket. I detached both from my intake plenum so that I could clean them.

Good luck and have fun.

Yes, thatís the rear.

Iím doing all four at a time.

I just pulled mine today, actually.

Theyíre just shy of 14Ē tall unladen.

Iíll have both off in the near future if Virginia isnít too far to ship from for you.


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