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Old 14-12-08, 11:49 PM
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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.
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Old 15-12-08, 10:57 AM
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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

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Old 15-12-08, 11:00 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

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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

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Old 15-12-08, 11:09 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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Old 15-12-08, 12:22 PM
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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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Old 15-12-08, 12:38 PM
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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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Old 15-12-08, 01:04 PM
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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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Old 15-12-08, 01:16 PM
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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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Old 15-12-08, 01:19 PM
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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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Old 15-12-08, 01:23 PM
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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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Old 15-12-08, 01:30 PM
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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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Old 18-12-08, 11:47 AM
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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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Old 28-01-09, 11:43 AM
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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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Old 06-02-09, 10:52 AM
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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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Old 06-02-09, 03:13 PM
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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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Old 06-02-09, 04:36 PM
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Model: Colt Pioneer 2.8tdi 4x2
Year: 2000
Mileage: 130 000
Problem: Grrrr Grrrr noise from engine.
Cause of problem(if known): Stretched timing chain
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced timing chain and tentioner
Cost of repair: R2 300.00
Who did the repair: Dealers: Rola Motors - Strand
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N

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Old 26-02-09, 07:00 AM
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Model: Pajero 3.2 DID SWB
Year: 2003
Mileage: 150 000 km
Problem: Brake shudder
Cause of problem(if known): Suspect brake discs distorted
Specifics of repair work carried out: All discs & pads replaced @ 120 000 km. Brake shudder developed. Agents skimmed discs. Applied brakes hard to avoid accident & problem is now back again at 135 000 km.
Cost of repair: open to correction / about R 5 or 6 000.00
Who did the repair: Mitsibushi Sandton first time. Not again / this 2nd next time.
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: no
Was damage covered by warranty: no
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Old 27-02-09, 01:11 PM
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Model: Pajero 3.0 V6 SWB
Year: 1997
Mileage: 190000km
Problem: Noisy Tappets
Cause of problem(if known):
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced all lifters, flushed engine, changed different oil grades & still no improvement. Can hear the tappets with all windows closed even at high speeds.
Cost of repair: R3000+
Who did the repair: Centurion Motor Engineering
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: no
Was damage covered by warranty: no

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Model: Pajero Gen3 GLX
Year: 2007
Mileage: 30000km
Problem: Brakes (Grinding noise under hard braking)
Cause of problem(if known): Brake pads were apparently "glazed"
Specifics of repair work carried out: Brake pads replaced and discs skimmed.
Cost of repair: nil
Who did the repair: Mitsubishi Umhlanga
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
Was damage covered by warranty: Y

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Model: Pajero Gen3 GLX
Year: 2007
Mileage: 37500km
Problem: Brakes (tapping noise under light braking and shudder when braking from high speed)
Cause of problem(if known): Brake discs were apparently damaged (ridged) during previous skimming
Specifics of repair work carried out: All 4 discs were replaced
Cost of repair: nil
Who did the repair: Mitsubishi Umhlanga
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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Old 26-03-09, 08:08 AM
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Model: Colt 2800td 4x4
Year: 2001
Mileage: 275000km
Problem: Overheating on Highway at 110km/h
Cause of problem (if known): Blocked radiator
Specifics of repair work carried out: Radiator flush + head test
Cost of repair: R890
Who did the repair: Thys (private mechanic)
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N
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Model: Triton 3.2D D/c
Year: 2007
Mileage: 1st 14000km
Problem: Surging/starving then later engine light coming on.
Cause of problem(if known): Don't think Mitsubishi knows what finally fixed the problem
Specifics of repair work carried out: Swapped R65k worth of parts (everything between head gasket to fuel pump) with "problem free" Triton - problem much, much worse. Later found that manifild gasket leaked (on Colt's you could re-use them, not on Tritons). This made major improvement but back to square one. Replaced square-ended fuel pump nozzle with tapered/rounded nozzle. Problem improved not gone. Widened air intake as it is the same as 2.5d intake. Whole repair took 13 visits in 12 months. When finally requested replacement vehicle they put car on computer to show all paramater readings and car has been perfect since this!!!! The engine light came on. Casue: Blocked barometric pressure sensor hose - same as 2.5d elsewhere in this section.
Cost of repair: R0
Who did the repair: Mitsubishi Tyger Valley, Mitsubishi Paarden Island
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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Model: Colt Clubcab 2.8TDi 4x4
Year: 2003

Mileage: 96k
Problem: wouldn't engage 4x4 or diff lock, light wouldn't even come on
Cause of problem(if known): general w/t I'm told
Specifics of repair work carried out: 4x4 switches on transfer case replace, auto locking hub switches replaced
Cost of repair: R2800
Who did the repair: Mitsubishi Paarden Island
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N
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Model: Pajero 3.2 DID
Year: 2001
Mileage: 237000
Problem: Seized motor
Cause of problem(if known): overfueling
Specifics of repair work carried out: New head, new turbo, complete engine rebuild, reset computer, rebuild pump and calibrate
Cost of repair: R69000.00
Who did the repair: SAC
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes (SA Warrantee)
Was damage covered by warranty: Partly (R12500)
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Model: Pajero SWB 3l V6 4x4
Year: 1999
Mileage: 170 000...now183000
Problem: Noisy engine & clutch and was using excessive oil (1l to 500km) ...no oil usage...engine quiet
Cause of problem(if known): worn rings & cylinder sleeves, hydraulic lifters kaput, clutch worn.
Specifics of repair work carried out: Complete engine rebuilt (as in new)
Cost of repair: R28000
Who did the repair: Goch & Coopers Cape Town
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N

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Model: Pajero LWB 3,5 V6 4x4
Year: 1997
Mileage: 240 000
Problem: Noisy lifters
Cause of problem(if known): worn lifters.
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace lifters
Cost of repair: R5 000
Who did the repair: Self
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N

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Old 21-05-09, 04:42 PM
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Model: Pajero 2.8tdi
Year: 1996
Mileage: 184 011
Problem: Car would start easily and then come to a spluttering death about 30 seconds later. Difficult to start when at normal operating temperature.
Cause of problem(if known): Problems carried over from engine failure and rebuild 1. Replaced glowplugs (twice) , 2. Replace fuel filter
Actual cause was worn diesel pump, leaking primer pump and damaged fuel lines. The replacement unit I bought was also badly worn.
Specifics of repair work carried out: Reconned and calibrated diesel pump, replaced primer pump, replaced fuel feeder lines, cleaned diesel tank, fuel pick-ups and all the lines. Checked and reset injectors. Complete test hot and cold start and running. To be dyno'ed next week (Got it offered free so why not).
Cost of repair: Complete diesel pump rebuild - R2 950
Primer pump (new from Mitsu) R665
All the rest - R 1 400 (luckily I could trade in my 2nd pump for R1000)
Who did the repair: SP Dieseltech, Paarl
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No
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Model: Triton 3.5 MPI
Year: 07
Mileage: 98500
Problem: cluster shaft in gearbox noisy
Cause of problem(if known): don't want to know
Specifics of repair work carried out: R+R Gearbox, fitted 1x brand new one.
Cost of repair: 0
Who did the repair: New Vaal Motors
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y (Just)
Was damage covered by warranty: yip

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Model: Triton 3.5 MPI
Year:07
Mileage: 4700
Problem: The steel pipe for the clutch actuator burst on the flared joint
Cause of problem(if known): dont have the foggiest
Specifics of repair work carried out: R+R Pipe assy.
Cost of repair: 0
Who did the repair: New Vaal Motors
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
Was damage covered by warranty: Y

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Model: Triton 3.5 MPI
Year:07
Mileage: 49000
Problem: Rear shocks poked
Cause of problem(if known): bad from start
Specifics of repair work carried out: R+R Rear Shocks
Cost of repair: 0
Who did the repair: New Vaal Motors
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
Was damage covered by warranty: Y

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Model:Triton 3.5mpi
Year:2008
Mileage:
24000
Problem:
clutch taking high.
Cause of problem(if known):
worn clutch plate
Specifics of repair work carried out:
New clutch and pressure plate
Cost of repair:
Who did the repair:
Brooklyn
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Yes
Was damage covered by warranty:Yes

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Model: 3l v6 lwb
Year:1995
Mileage:280000
Problem:Blown cyl head gasget
Cause of problem(if known):Broken Thermostat allowing engine to overheat and eventually busting a water pipe on heater
Specifics of repair work carried out: Opened heads to find rocker shafts badly worn and heads warped beyond repair. Cost of spares in excess of R15k. Replaced engine with Jap import, replaced all rubber hoses, fitted new cambelt ,oil & waterpump. New clutch assembly. Fitted 2 electrical std by fans as well as oil pres & water temp gauges.
Cost of repair:R 11.5k
Who did the repair:Myself
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:N
Was damage covered by warranty:N

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Model: Pajero (CK) SWB, 3200 DiD, Manual
Year: 2000
Mileage: 160000
Problem: Clutch shudder and slip under high torque
Cause of problem(if known): Warn out clutch and fly wheel
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced clutch and dual mass fly wheel
Cost of repair: R22 000
Who did the repair: Dealership
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N

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Model: Pajero (CK) SWB, 3200 DiD, Manual
Year: 2000
Mileage: 150 000
Problem: Clutch not released when pedal is depressed. No pressure regained after bleeding the system.
Cause of problem (if known): Clutch system master cylinder worn out.
Specifics of repair work carried out: Clutch system master cylinder replaced.
Cost of repair: R2000
Who did the repair: Dealer
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N

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Model: Pajero (CK) SWB, 3200 DiD, Manual
Year: 2000
Mileage: 150 000
Problem: Play on front wheel hubs.
Cause of problem (if known): Wheel bearings worn out.
Specifics of repair work carried out: Wheel bearing units (sealed unit, including hub) replaced.
Cost of repair: R4000
Who did the repair: Self
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N
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Model: NH Pajero V6
Year:1991
Mileage:220000
Problem: Missing then engine light on, engine dead, thought it was water in the petrol.
Cause of problem(if known): water damage to CPU previously repaired by local technician, burnt out wires behind dash.
Specifics of repair work carried out: new CPU plus rewire.
Cost of repair: R 18000
Who did the repair: New Vaal Motors
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:N
Was damage covered by warranty:N
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Model: NH Pajero V6
Year: 1991
Mileage: 260000
Problem: Rear wheels getting hot, brakes binding
Cause of problem(if known): Locating pins on rear brake caliper bent, caused by mechanics changing brake pads.
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace pins with new ones.
Cost of repair: R 600
Who did the repair: Me
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N
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Model: NH V6 Pajero
Year: 1991
Mileage: 215000
Problem: Gearbox very noisy
Cause of problem(if known): Previous mechanic replaced bearing and left out spacer on 5th gear - caused too much float - premature failure of bearing
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced bearings in gearbox - difficult to find correct ones, bought off the shelf and modified.
Cost of repair: R 6000
Who did the repair: Mechanic in Botswana, Franchesco.
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N
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Model: NH V6 Pajero
Year: 1991
Mileage: 217000
Problem: Unable to set wheel alignment
Cause of problem(if known): Worn ball joint on steering arm
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced all ball joints, idler and steering arm.
Cost of repair: R 2500
Who did the repair: Mechanic in Botswana, Franchesco
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
Was damage covered by warranty: N
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Old 27-06-09, 07:24 AM
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Model: Pajero GLS SWB DiD
Year: 2008
Mileage: 30000km
Problem: Rattling cubbyhole
Cause of problem(if known):
Specifics of repair work carried out: Will be replaced - on order
Cost of repair: None
Who did the repair: The agent
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
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Old 27-06-09, 07:27 AM
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Model: Pajero GLS SWB DiD
Year: 2008
Mileage: 30000km
Problem: Left front speaker distorts
Cause of problem(if known):
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaved
Cost of repair: None
Who did the repair: Agent
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
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Old 27-06-09, 07:28 AM
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Model: Pajero GLS SWB DiD
Year: 2008
Mileage: 30000km
Problem: Only one hooter works
Cause of problem(if known):
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced
Cost of repair: None
Who did the repair: Agent
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
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Model: Trailbuster 2.8D
Year: 2000
Mileage: 195000km
Problem: Dash lights flashing because front diff not disengaging
Cause of problem(if known):4x4 ECU
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced 4x4 ECU
Cost of repair: R2600
Who did the repair: Agent
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N

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Model: Triton 3.5
Year: 2008
Mileage: 29500km
Problem:Slight Whine from the rear
Cause of problem(if known):N/A
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace rear diff
Cost of repair: Warranty
Who did the repair: Agent Brooklyn
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
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Model: Triton 2.5 DID
Year: 2008
Mileage: 26 500km
Problem:Knock on steering wheel
Cause of problem(if known):N/A
Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace Steering coloum
Cost of repair: R +- 6 500
Who did the repair: Agent High Street
Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
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