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  1. The evap monitor sets to not ready when you turn...

    The evap monitor sets to not ready when you turn the car off. But a short drive fixes that. Just don't turn the car off. For the cat monitor it is very difficult to set. Per the documentation I...
  2. I believe you're correct in that a non-STAR...

    I believe you're correct in that a non-STAR station should be more likely to SMOG the car. But good luck finding them. I think I found one on a state search engine but the shop didn't even SMOG. ...
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    Just started another thread about SMOGing older...

    Just started another thread about SMOGing older cars. I suggest reading it as a cautionary tale.
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  4. Cautionary Tale for Montero Owners Who Need To SMOG Their Car

    As usual a month ago I received the notice from the CA DMW to renew the registration on my 96 Montero SR 3.5 (OBD II). Part of the request was the semi-annual SMOG test. I know a bit about the...
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    Replaced a little part today that I wanted to...

    Replaced a little part today that I wanted to share. Since owning the car for a number of years, coolant has always weeped out of the top of the expansion tank. Even after servicing the entire...
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    Went out to Big Bear Lake again last weekend on...

    Went out to Big Bear Lake again last weekend on Sunday since it was supposed to snow. It actually did snow and we had a lot of fun. Once thing I noticed though is the Montero does like to slide in...
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    So last weekend my friend and I went to Rowher...

    So last weekend my friend and I went to Rowher Flats OHV area since it has just rained the night before. We had some fun in the mud without going overboard. Pics below:
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    Quick update: Just took another trip to...

    Quick update:

    Just took another trip to somewhere new, Bald Mountain Lookout Tower trail in Sierra National Forest. Our hope was to encounter some snow, but no such luck. It was a beautiful...
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    It has been a while since I posted any updates,...

    It has been a while since I posted any updates, but there have definitely been some updates. I've done A LOT of maintenance to keep it on the road...but well worth it. Items include:

    203K
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  10. It's most likely your alternator.

    It's most likely your alternator.
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    Thanks for that. Well the cleaning did not fix...

    Thanks for that. Well the cleaning did not fix it. Today is a hot day in SoCal. Started the car, drove 10 minutes to someones house, parked for 30 min. Came to start the car and it sounded a...
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    Thanks for the info. I crawled down there this...

    Thanks for the info. I crawled down there this morning and had a look. Looks like two bolts holding the starter/solenoid and on the solenoid 3 connectors. My guess is power, ground and a sensor...
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    1996 montero SR 3.5

    1996 montero SR 3.5
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    Need info on removing the starter

    I think it's time to rebuild the starter. I looked at the FSM but I have a couple of questions as it's not clear to me. First, where is the starter and how do I get to it. Is it from the bottom on...
  15. I temporarily fixed it too. Unfortunately it...

    I temporarily fixed it too. Unfortunately it didn't last long.
  16. I know they show having it, but it's...

    I know they show having it, but it's discontinued. Try ordering from them, your order will be cancelled:-)
  17. I'd be happy to pay postage. Just PM me and we'll...

    I'd be happy to pay postage. Just PM me and we'll go from there.

    They don't make these parts anymore so can't find it at any dealer.
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    It's been a little while but I have a couple of...

    It's been a little while but I have a couple of updates. About a month ago I hit 200k. It's been a pretty good truck so far.

    I also added a couple of lights that I think will be perfect for...
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    Clem, My issue, like that of many others, is...

    Clem,

    My issue, like that of many others, is that when unlocking with the interior buttons it would immediately lock again. This was also the case when using the key on the passenger side....
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    Another victory. Went to a local dismantler today...

    Another victory. Went to a local dismantler today and got a door lock actuator. Swapped it out in 30 min total. Now when I unlock the doors they don't automatically lock again! Now I even using the...
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    Trans Temp Gauge Install in GenII?

    I'd like to monitor the trans oil temp in my 96 SR. But I can't seem to find any info. General ideas include using a T fitting to tap into the existing one (for AT light) sensor. Anyone have any...
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    Couple of more updates. First for an addition. ...

    Couple of more updates. First for an addition. I added the overhead grab handle to the front driver's side. From the factory the holes are there but no handle. I bought a handle from the junk yard...
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    Clem, My overall impression of the KOs was...

    Clem,

    My overall impression of the KOs was that they were ok. Let me explain. For highway and city roads with snow and moisture...no problem. For the dirt trails with fresh powder...problem. ...
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    Well, I have a few more updates: 1. Removed...

    Well, I have a few more updates:

    1. Removed front sway bar a few weeks ago. You can definitely feel the car sway, but if you drive within those parameters you're fine.
    2. Added Trail Gear rock...
  25. Found a Mitsubishi dismantler in Sun Valley (So Cal) with lots of Monteros

    I live relatively close to Sun Valley, and there are a bunch of dismantlers along with pick and pull parts places. But most don't have anything Mitsubishi. I found this out today while I was...
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