Mitsubishi Montero: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

There are a few easy to fix reasons why your Mitsubishi Montero’s key might get stuck in the ignition.  It’s often easy to unstick the key.  Whatever you do, don’t start trying to rip it out of the ignition.  That can cause bigger problems. This article is written with the assumption that your key is … Read moreMitsubishi Montero: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

Mitsubishi Montero: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Mitsubishi Montero’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read moreMitsubishi Montero: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Mitsubishi Montero:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Mitsubishi Montero) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Montero’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read moreMitsubishi Montero:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

Mitsubishi Montero: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Every time you start your Mitsubishi Montero, the computer system runs a self diagnostic check on all major systems.  If any of these checks fail, you will see a diagnostic warning light on the dash for the corresponding system.  When the airbag system fails this check, you’ll see the airbag light. Depending on the model … Read moreMitsubishi Montero: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Mitsubishi Montero Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Mitsubishi Montero’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your Montero is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read moreMitsubishi Montero Battery Draining Diagnosis