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    Default Mitsubishi Problems!

    This thread serves at a database of all problems experienced by Mitsubishi owners. This will give potential buyers or owners of this specific make a database they can go through to see what problems their vehicle could possibly develop.

    To ensure this thread contains only information related to vehicle problems and to keep it easy to read and understand, there are a few very specific rules:
    -Copy the list below in bold into your thread and only provide the information asked for, no more, no less.
    -One list per problem. More than one problem can be posted in the same post, but use seperate lists.
    -No discussions will be allowed in this thread. If you want to discuss a specific problem, contact the poster directly or start a new thread in the relevant section. Copy the post across to the new thread if need be.
    -ANY comments, or posts not conforming to the list below, will be deleted.
    -Only post problems you personally experienced, please no friends' stories or hearsay's.
    Please help to keep this neat and factual.

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    Who did the repair:
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:
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    Model: Pajero 2.8 tdi LWB
    Year: 1999
    Mileage: 200 000
    Problem: Cracked head, Cracked outlet manifold, damaged Turbo and the Radiator top tank was damaged.
    Cause of problem(if known): faulty diesel pump and injectors
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Diesel pump rotary cam replaced, Injector tips replaced and calibrated, New head, New outlet manifold, reconditioned Turbo and a aluminum top tank for the radiator.
    Cost of repair: R15 000.00
    Who did the repair: I did it myself
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N
    Last edited by Barto; 2008/12/15 at 11:06 AM.

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    Model: Pajero 2.8 tdi LWB
    Year: 1999
    Mileage: 120 000
    Problem: Noisy engine
    Cause of problem(if known): Timing chain stretched.
    Cost of repair: R 2000.00
    Who did the repair: DAS
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N
    Last edited by Barto; 2008/12/15 at 11:07 AM.

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    Model: Pajero 2.8 tdi LWB
    Year: 1999
    Mileage: 160 000
    Problem: 4x4 lights on dash unreliable
    Cause of problem(if known): Replaced the switch washers with thinner washers (Located on the Gearbox).
    Cost of repair: R 0
    Who did the repair: I did it
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N
    Last edited by Barto; 2008/12/15 at 11:08 AM.

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    Model: Pajero 2.8 tdi LWB
    Year: 1999
    Mileage: 115 000
    Problem: Alternator
    Cause of problem(if known): The second battery in my dual battery system was faulty and damaged the alternator (thatís what they said)
    Cost of repair: R 7000.00
    Who did the repair: Dealer
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: y
    Was damage covered by warranty: y

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    Model: Colt Clubcab 2.8 4x4
    Year: 1996
    Mileage: 135300
    Problem: Broken Anti-rollbar linkage and mount
    Cause of problem(if known): Wear and tear and very rough road (Richtersveld)
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Reengineered two new linkages, re-engineered stronger mounts, replaced bushes
    Cost of repair: R850
    Who did the repair: SBS Montague Gardens (highly recommended)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: N
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    Model: Colt 2.8 TDI 4x4
    Year: 2003

    Mileage: 105,000
    Problem: Cracked cylinder head
    Cause of problem(if known): Not known
    Specifics of repair work carried out: complete engine overhaul, fitting new Spanish AMC head, waterpump, radiator recon, diesel pump & turbo recon.
    Cost of repair: R35,000
    Who did the repair: Automotive Dynamix, Brackenfell
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N, but I got a 12 months warranty on the repairs.
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    Model: Colt 2.8TDI DC 4x4
    Year: 2001

    Mileage: 146 000
    Problem: Grrr Grrr noise from engine
    Cause of problem(if known): Timing chain worn out.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace timing chain and tensioner.
    Cost of repair: R2500
    Who did the repair: Mitsubishi Centurion
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Colt 2.8TDI DC 4x4
    Year: 2001
    Mileage: 140 000
    Problem: Oil leak between gearbox and engine.
    Cause of problem(if known): Rear main bearing seal worn out.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace seal, new clutch and rebalance flywheel.

    Cost of repair: R4500. Clucth Kit: R3100 (Mitsu) Seal: R300 (Mitsu)
    Who did the repair: Izak van Niekerk

    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Colt 2.8TDI DC 4x4
    Year: 2001
    Mileage: 162 000

    Problem: Excessive exhaust smoke under accelartion.
    Cause of problem(if known): Injector tips worn and pump overfueling.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace Injector tips, diesel pump calibration and service.
    Cost of repair: R3500
    Who did the repair: Jo Lo Turbo Diesel and Izak van Niekerk
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Colt 2.8TDI DC 4x4
    Year: 2001
    Mileage: 156 000

    Problem: Reverse lights does not come on.
    Cause of problem(if known): Reverse light switch broken.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace switch (R300). Discover transfercase covered in oil. Replace 9 gearbox seals. Discover tappet cover leak and replace seals.
    Cost of repair: R3000
    Who did the repair: Mitsubishi Hatfield
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Colt 2.8TDI DC 4x4
    Year: 2001
    Mileage: 148 000

    Problem: Engine overheats.
    Cause of problem(if known): Dirty/blocked radiator.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Remove radiator. Unblock and clean - chemical treatment. Remove dirt between AC radiator and engine radiator.
    Cost of repair: R600
    Who did the repair: Izak van Niekerk.
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Colt 2.8TDI DC 4x4
    Year: 2001
    Mileage: 150 000

    Problem: 4x4 won't engage after long trip in 4H on sandy roads.
    Cause of problem(if known): Easy select wired burned.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Add a piece of wire to the loom to restore signal from easy select switch.
    Cost of repair: R280
    Who did the repair: DC agents in Luderitz.
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Pajero 2.8 Tdi
    Year: 1996
    Mileage: 174000
    Problem: Timing chain broke, found head cracked when I had it tested
    Cause of problem(if known): Bad workmanship by previous repairers
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced timing gear, Welded hole in timing cover, fitted new head, rings big-end and small-ends. Fitted new cammshaft. Replaced diesel pump and turbo with newer/better units
    Cost of repair: R15 225.85
    Who did the repair: Jacques Els (Private)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N
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    Model: Triton 2.5 Diesel DC 4x4
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 26000
    Problem: Engine light comes on - loose power
    Cause of problem(if known): Blocked barometric pressure sensor hose
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Fit new hose , clean inlet connection
    Cost of repair: 0
    Who did the repair: Mitsubishi Paarden Island
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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    Model: Pajero 3.2 DiD
    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 10 000
    Problem: power steering went
    Cause of problem(if known): power steering pump
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: dealership
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: y
    Was damage covered by warranty: y


    Model: Pajero 3.2 DiD
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 19 000
    Problem: engine unstable under acceleration
    Cause of problem(if known): injectors
    Specifics of repair work carried out: reset on computer
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: dealership
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: y
    Was damage covered by warranty: y

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    Model: 2.8Tdi Rodeo extreme 4x4
    Year: 2005
    Mileage: 71000
    Problem:A/C Stopped working
    Cause of problem(if known): Fuse burned and melted fuse housing
    Specifics of repair work carried out:Replaced wiring and fuse housing and fuse
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Mitsubishi Midrand
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y


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    Model: 2.8TDi 4x4 D/C
    Year: 2006
    Mileage: 43000 km
    Problem: Gearbox/propshaft chatter or vibration under load going through 1500-1800 rpm
    Cause of problem(if known): Propshaft too short, insufficient engagement between propshaft splines and gearbox extension housing bush. Worn centre bearing.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Lengthen propshaft by 30mm, replace centre bearing & U-joints, re-balance propshaft.
    Cost of repair: R 1600
    Who did the repair: Propshaft Pro, Pretoria-West
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No
    Was damage covered by warranty: No
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    Model: Colt 2.4i Trailbuster
    Year: 2001
    Mileage: 153000 km
    Problem: Vibration on pull of and at low revs
    Cause of problem(if known): Worn Clutch plate
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Lengthen propshaft, replace centre bearing & U-joints, re-balance propshaft (thought it was a propshaft vibration). Replaced Clutch assembly.
    Cost of repair: R 1800 (propshaft), R6 000 (Clutch @ stealers)
    Who did the repair: Propshaft centre Access Park, Mitshubishi clutch
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No
    Was damage covered by warranty: No
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    Model: Colt Rodeo D/C 3000i V6 4x4
    Year: 2002
    Mileage: 105000
    Problem: Intermittent 4x4 selection. Would drop out of 4x4 when gear lever shook or wobbled.
    Cause of problem(if known): Pin and Ball switches on gearbox.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced switches
    Cost of repair: R500
    Who did the repair: Me
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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