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Sad day for my wife Gen III #1106552 12/04/21 04:30 PM
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Hey guys,
yes it is a sad day for my wife GEN III XLS which we purchased new & 0 miles back in 2001. We gave the car to our daughter for college and for the past 243,000 miles the only thing that was ever replaced was the radiator.

Well on a mishap, she ran the engine low on oil and it has developed an internal noise.

I love the truck but I do not have the time to work on it, it will have to go to someone with the time or to the junkyard.

Dang it is sad.

Thanks,
Javy


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
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Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: JAVYPRO] #1106553 12/04/21 06:08 PM
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In that time, you must have replaced the timing belt, too?

Your daughter needs to pony up, friend.

Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: JAVYPRO] #1106554 12/07/21 02:33 AM
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Oh no.....

It would be a shame to see it in a junkyard. There is a "Mitsubishi Montero USA Parts Exchange" group on FB. Maybe someone there would be interested.


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Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: JAVYPRO] #1106578 01/12/22 01:04 AM
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Hey guys,
This Montero was so well taken care of that when I took it to the dealership for a transmission flush they were surprised. They said it looked like brand new from bumper to bumper with all its mechanicals in tip top shape and maintenance to match BUT a rookie mistake.
I am going to fix it. But need a source for the how to remove the engine, well, how to disconnect the torque converter in particular. It looks like PITA.

Javy

Last edited by JAVYPRO; 01/12/22 01:07 AM.

88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: JAVYPRO] #1106584 01/23/22 02:57 AM
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There is an inspection plate on the bottom of the bellhousing that will present the flexplate and torque convertor bolts to your eye. Remove the bolts, thus leaving the TQ in place. Pull engine and go.

Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: rxinhed] #1106594 01/30/22 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rxinhed
There is an inspection plate on the bottom of the bellhousing that will present the flexplate and torque convertor bolts to your eye. Remove the bolts, thus leaving the TQ in place. Pull engine and go.


I’m sorry but I don’t see such inspection plate. This is the 4 speed on the XLS, would that make a difference?

I have not started the disassembly just yet due to the cold weather and freezing garage floor =) but, I am guessing that removing the bolts through the engine starter hole will be a very tight space to do it through. It will be crazy, I mean removing the spark plugs is an insane process so I wouldn’t be surprised, BUT imagine having all bolts in minus one and drop that bolt inside the bell housing? Just imaging it sends a cold feeling down my spine!!!

That is the only thing that keeps dancing in my head. The machine shop can do the short block assembly so that will save me from that extra step. I have done the heads and timing belt of my Gen I V6 and 2.6 so I’m not worried about those.

I’m also pondering on removing the heads and all surrounding accessories before removing the engine or if I should remove the engine as a whole unit. The latter gives me the opportunity of taking my time to “safely” do the unbolting process since you know how “delicate” Mitsubishi’s bolts can turn out to be.

I have downloaded the FSM but so far I have not come across definite information on the torque converter bolts.

Thanks,
Javy


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: JAVYPRO] #1106595 01/31/22 03:41 PM
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Front face, drivers side.


Cheers, Charlie
If It ain't broke, Modify it!
87 Montero turbo Converted back in Spring1989
95 Montero SR 3.8 DOHC Only one?
93 Pajero 3 door 6G75 Mivec with paddle shifted 5 speed
Then a Gen2 SR with full coil independent suspension.
Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: JAVYPRO] #1106598 02/09/22 10:21 PM
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Saturday is the day. I will start tackling the engine removal, will keep you posted

Javy


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: JAVYPRO] #1106599 02/10/22 07:44 AM
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One thing to pay attention to, if your donor engine came from a 5 Spd vehicle the bolt circle on the flexplate for the TC is a different diameter than a 4Spd.


Cheers, Charlie
If It ain't broke, Modify it!
87 Montero turbo Converted back in Spring1989
95 Montero SR 3.8 DOHC Only one?
93 Pajero 3 door 6G75 Mivec with paddle shifted 5 speed
Then a Gen2 SR with full coil independent suspension.
Re: Sad day for my wife Gen III [Re: JAVYPRO] #1106610 02/18/22 03:32 PM
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I am rebuilding the engine, I removed the Dow pipes, radiator and accessories. Checking on that access port on the driver side this weekend, I got to get the engine out ASAP.
I am bagging all the bolts and marking everything.

Javy


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
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