1997 Mitsubishi Montero

Tiny
FROMNYC2HOUSTON
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  • 1997 MITSUBISHI MONTERO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 196,000 MILES
I want to say I donated, but not as much as this info is worth! Thank You guys for any help.

I just bought this montero for $2000, I think I got a good deal, the only issue so far is that the fan does not blow at all hot or cold, I do hear the ac coming on when I turn the fan/ac on but it looks like the blower just wont turn on.

I checked under the hood, I switched the relay from the light to test in fan relay and nothing, I replaced 1 blown fuse #25 (does not say what its for, theres 2 #25's together next to 2 relays) that is located on the outside next to fuse box, nothing...I have not checked the inside fuses yet my tester is too bulky and I have to take out 1 by 1 and there is like 20+ fuses down there.

do you guys have a diagram of the fuse box on the inside of car? its missing the cover, it would really help.

also if the fuses turn out not to be the problem any way to test the blower to make sure its not burned out? and where is it located? or what do you recommend i check next?

I am also having an idleling isue at stop signs and red lights, it just idles rpm drops and shuts off(but most of the day is running smooth no problems or vibrations, I can stop at redlights and leave the car running), engine light came on last night, took it to autozone they said ignition missfire or piston misfire, they said that ment spark plugs or wires, so that is what I am doing tomorrow, I bought spark plugs(ngk platinum), wires(duralast, which name brand wires+plugs do you recommend for this truck?), air filter, 20-50 oil(reg valvoline high milage), oil filter (fram i think?), intake gasket, the mechanic is going to install these for $100, is this a good deal?

I am in houston tx, he made a big deal about removing the upper intake to remove spark plugs...I think i can do that my self i dont know where the fuel filter is located, cant find a manual at autozone for that car.. everything else I bought I can do, but fuel filter sounds likes hard..what do you guys say?


I'm used to a honda accord, this sparkplug cover thing got me little upset :)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/442592_frontpic_1.jpg



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I found this picture just now, on how to remove the top intake cover thing....


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/442592_upper_intake_remove_for_spark_plugs_1.jpg

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 11:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hi FromNYC2Houston,

Thank you for the donation.

I believe the blower motor is bad and requires replacement. Blower motor is under right dash and has a 2 terminal wire connector.

Disconnect the terminal and apply battery voltage to the terminals to test if the motor is bad.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_FuseBoxDash97MonterroFig07_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_FuseBoxDash97MonterroFig08a_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_FuseBoxDash97MonterroFig08b_1.jpg



The idling should be due to the IAC and throttle body. While replacing the spark plugs, get them cleaned.

$100 to do the work is a good price for you.

For spark plug wires, I always recommend the use of OEM parts. After market parts tends to fail early.

I could not find the location for the fuel filter in our database. If the design is a round type with both ends for installing the hoses/pipes, it should be near the firewall.

If it is a funny type, it is in-tank.
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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But OEM just tells me original equipment manufacturer?

What name brand is the OEM spark plugs? I was told is NGK?

What name brand for the wire set?

And those pictures look like the diagram cover for the inside the cab fuse box, but I cant read it its blurry, and I have a 32" lcd monitor, if I zoom to 150% it gets more blurry. Sometimes these sites resize the pictures? I dont know if this site resized it down, please email it to me I really need that ejaracil@hotmail. Com

I will try to run the blower off the battery.

Idling should be due to the IAC and throttle body? English please :) what is an IAC? And throttle is that when they adjust the throttle and tighten it up so it revs the rpm a little more?
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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Yes, OEM definition is correct.

Sparks plugs are either NGK or Nippondenso (ND). Others may be used but ensure they are of equivalent ratings.

I am not sure of the OEM brand for the plug wires but those form the dealer should be correct.

Throttle body is the part where the accelerator cable is attached. When the throttle inner barrel gets clodgged/dirty, they would restrict air flow and this would result in erratic idling and stalling.

IAC = Idle air Control, also known as ISC = Idle Solenoid control.

I would get the diagrams sent to your email.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 7:46 AM
Tiny
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Makes sence, I will have those 2 checked out and I got the email very clear diagram.

"I am not sure of the OEM brand for the plug wires but those form the dealer should be correct. "

I bought the duralast(everything) name brand wire set at Auto Zone, their system gave me 2 choices Bosch or duralast.

The ones on the truck look new, but replacing since doing spark plugs.

So would you recommend house brand duralast@$37.99, bosch@$67.99, or which other brand?
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 8:37 AM
Tiny
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Sorry I have not used either brand before but if the ones on the vehicle looks good, get them ohmed and if resistance is less than 25 k ohms with countinuity, reusing them would be my recommendation.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 9:39 AM

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