FYI there seems to be an ongoing investigation into the mysterious oil leaks that keep causing alternator failures in Mitsubishi's Monteros. Based on my online research, anyone having this problem should have their mechanic check: camshaft, crankshaft front seals, all connections
are clean and in good condition, earth connections, alternator belt is it too loose, too tight or cracked, air conditioner belt, fuse box located near battery, slipping drive belt (it turns the alternator), and diode.
Also, if your alternator is 10 years old or older it probably just needs replacing.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 AT 2:09 AM