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Gen 2 Montero / Re: Starter solenoid access
« Last post by bpw on August 28, 2019, 06:27:19 PM »
Back at the truck, ordered a whole starter.  Seemed worth it of I'm getting in there.
Yo you know I'm in the middle of performing flush and have consulted you at many steps along the way. THANK YOU AGAIN for your help.

But i'm reading this article you posted 

and the below was taken straight from that article and it basically says using DISTILLED water is not optimal.

There are a couple of different versions of purified water that are far better alternatives. So-called soft water is actually a process that mixes sodium chloride (NaCl) with the water to remove these same impurities. This process uses the sodium ion to create a balanced solution. Because the water is chemically balanced, it will not strip electrons from the soft metals in the cooling system, which is exactly what we want. While some enthusiasts balk at this because they claim that it adds salt to the water, if youíve ever tasted soft water, you know thatís not the case. Soft water is an excellent choice.

If soft water is not easily attainable, look for drinking water that has been purified by reverse osmosis. We found a company called Glacier Water that places water dispensers outside grocery stores and sells this water for thirty cents a gallon. We had this water tested and discovered it removes virtually all of the dissolved metal impurities. This is what we use exclusively in all of our cooling systems. Short of that, any household tap water purification system is certainly better than straight tap water.
Gen 2 Montero / Starter solenoid access
« Last post by bpw on August 26, 2019, 10:02:44 AM »
I'm not near my Montero so can't check easily, but how easy is it to replace the starter solenoid vs. doing the entire starter?

I am getting occasional no start with a quiet click when I turn the key, then I turn the key a few times and all is good.  Thinking starter solenoid issue but if its just as much work to replace that as the whole starter I will put in a new starter, if the solenoid is easy I would rather do that first since starter looks like a hassle.  I am thinking the clicking I am hearing means its not the ignition switch, but could be wrong.  It sounds like some relay is engaging in the dash or hood, but much quieter than I would expect the main starter relay to be.  Only seems to happen on morning cold starts, no issue once the truck has been running a bit.  Battery is strong.

Thanks, I'm away from my truck for a few days and want to get parts ordered. 
Build Threads / Re: tperkins' 1999 Pajero Exceed
« Last post by tperkins on August 24, 2019, 10:24:47 AM »
Truck was pretty far north!

Build Threads / Re: tperkins' 1999 Pajero Exceed
« Last post by tperkins on August 24, 2019, 10:15:22 AM »
Remember all that flushing of the rad I did? Well like 11-12 flushes and it was still pretty rusty. Lent the truck to my buddy for the weekend and he hooked it up to the rad cleaning machine at work.

The aftermath is some squeaky clean coolant!

He also hooked it up to the intake service machine to clean up the likely caked up valves.

Honestly I have noticed the truck runs smoother and the throttle is more responsive.

With all that done, I would say that the maintenance is entirely up to date!

Please enjoy this picture of how glossy the Sonax is still holding up:
For Sale Automotive / Gen1 3.0 v6 for sale
« Last post by 90LWBMonte on August 21, 2019, 10:54:09 PM »
I'm selling the engine out of my gen 1 it has 181000. Valve job with timing belt and water pump done gasket and seals at 172000.
Gen 2 Montero / Re: Electric Door Lock Issues
« Last post by RyanY on August 13, 2019, 01:54:57 PM »
The actuator in the driver's door is the master and usually the first to wear out since it's used the most. As noted above, the rubber stops inside the actuator come apart over time and cause your problem. Someone recently posted on the FB Montero page that they had found an aftermarket replacement for $20, which is probably worth doing since it's an easy component to replace.
Gen 2 Montero / Re: Electric Door Lock Issues
« Last post by concealer404 on August 12, 2019, 03:56:07 AM »
There's a rubber stopper inside the actuator that gets worn.  What's happening is that the mechanism is going "too far" and bounces back to locked position.  Time for new actuator(s) (i believe it's the passenger side that's most likely to be worn for some reason) or open them up and rebuild the bumper.
Gen 2 Montero / Re: Electric Door Lock Issues
« Last post by CharlieN on August 10, 2019, 12:05:24 PM »
Start with checking if the actuator in the rear (cargo) door is functioning properly. Sticky handle not returning down or other issues.
Mine is to the point the key works in the drivers door but I need to cycle it 3 times to unlock the other doors., they go up a little each time.
Seems the Pax door does not signal the control unit or something, been a long time since I tried it. The key will not open the other doors from the pax side.

My remote did not like being in my pocket when I seem to have gone swimming out of my canoe a decade ago so I can not offer allot on it. but,
When using your remote, watch all actuators. might be one door is draggy such that it does not signal the control unit properly. They all must freely unlock it's door or an error happens.
Gen 2 Montero / Electric Door Lock Issues
« Last post by radar56 on August 09, 2019, 07:22:17 AM »
Recently the door locks started acting weird on the Montero.  Everytime I unlock the doors with either the key fob or the door switch it locks again right away.  I know the system is setup if you unlock it with your key fob and the door is not opened in 30 secs the doors relock.  To me it is acting like the system clock for that safety feature is not working as intended.  Anyone every have this issue before?  I am thinking the likely fix is to buy an aftermarket system, I think there is a link on here for a pretty cheap and easy on to install.  Maybe buy a remote start while I am at it...

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