What did you do to your Mitsubishi today?

towed it back from Bishop to Walnut Creek after it died above 10k feet w/electrical issues on the North side of Coyote Flat. Can now say I have coasted my Montero down crazy steep (well, it seemed that way) trails with no power brakes or steering. Pucker Power!
Time to dig into FSM.
Died, no warning. Crank, no start. All fuses and relays check out. No 'check engine' light when turning key to on position. Swapped ecu out with another Montero on the trail, and ecu checked out. OBD2 port won't link to rest of the car. Had an Ultra-gauge plugged in but after car died it wouldn't get past boot screen. Tried two different code readers and both responded with 'link error'
First time Montero crapped out on me. :ar15: Back on the trail soon, mark my words. :smiley_drive:
 

Salonika

Monterror Pilot
Repaired drivers side rear door lock actuator. I discovered that a hair dryer releases the dust barrier adhesive like magic, don't cut the plastic! Reinstall the same way by heating and working it back into position.
 
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bikerjosh,

What was the issue with your Monty? Just re-noticed this thread and I don't believe I've seen you post an outcome. Maybe you have. Anyway, I hope you got it up and running easily enough.
 
@Toasty, I will look up ‘control module', doesn't ring a bell offhand.
@evomaki, nope still not running. Been doing a lot of multi-meter checking between ECM/harness and other components (nothing definitive yet). Have the front of the motor pulled apart to get to crank/cam position sensors but didn't realize I needed to pull crank pulley/bolt to get lowest cover off. Didn't have the tool to hold the crank pulley in place while removing bolt so waiting until Fri/Sat when I can borrow a buddy's tool.
Hopefully make a dent in it in the next couple of days.
 
Good luck, keep us posted. This is the kind of breakdown that is a huge PITA as involves so much diagnostics. Also, the repair of which is valuable information to the rest of us. Could easily be any of us. Super naive question on my part, but I wonder if there is a way to test the cam and crank sensor before removal of the timing assembly. They do terminate at the top of the intake manifold. Would a failure of those sensors cause a CEL?
 

Salonika

Monterror Pilot
I recently dealt with a crank but no start condition that threw a CEL & code right away for the cam sensor. In contrast, I battled a failing crank sensor for a long time a few years ago without ever getting a code specific to the crank sensor. Yes you can test the position sensors but you need a wave form analyzer (oscilloscope) to do it. The FSM has a continuity / resistance check as well but that checked out fine when my crank sensor was failing. If I ever suspect my crank sensor is acting up, this time it's going straight to a shop with a scope. Worth the $$ to get the diagnosis before tearing it apart.
 
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haolepinoy

Incomplete Idiot
I recently dealt with a crank but no start condition that threw a CEL & code right away for the cam sensor. In contrast, I battled a failing crank sensor for a long time a few years ago without ever getting a code specific to the crank sensor. Yes you can test the position sensors but you need a wave form analyzer (oscilloscope) to do it. The FSM has a continuity / resistance check as well but that checked out fine when my crank sensor was failing. If I ever suspect my crank sensor is acting up, this time it's going straight to a shop with a scope. Worth the $$ to get the diagnosis before tearing it apart.
Thanks Salonika. I will keep this in mind if similar symptoms start somewhere down the road.
 

Salonika

Monterror Pilot
Had my cat back exhaust repaired. The shop salvaged the stock stainless muffler at my request and all the hangers, so it is aligned perfectly. NEW METAL! Yeah! Amazing that the muffler is still rock solid after 20 years, at least half of those years in the rust belt. Other than a little corrosion on the exterior, that thing is still in great shape. WAY over built! $186, mostly labor. I still need to add back some heat shielding.
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