2003 Montero Sport Sputters in idle or stop signs but does not stall

Asked by Nov 23, 2015 at 04:29 PM about the 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2003 Montero Sport Sputters in idle or stop signs  but does not stall. O2
sensors replaced not long ago. Check engine light went on in car wash. Car
has bad oil leak

2 Answers

121,095

Check and clean the throttle body and check the throttle body sensors. Have the codes read for free at Auto Zone or Advance Autp Parts...

2 people found this helpful.
20

Ours did the same thing and the service engine soon light kept coming on. Took it to Autozone and it always read Coil 3. It was using oil and could not understand why. Changed Coil 3 and still had the problem. Finally had a mechanic changed all of the plugs and when he got to #3 plug it was not put on right by another mechanic which we were charged 450.00 dollars. This man spent 4 hours and only charged us $100.00 and we bought the kit which saved us even more money. He called us and we went out so he could show us why we were using oil and to show us that it was laying in the #3 plug. That was the cause of setting off the service engine soon light.Total cost for parts and labor was around 200.00 dollars. We have not had any problem with our oil being low since it was fixed. Now we are smelling an anti freeze smell and the service engine soon light just came on. Off to Auto Zone tomorrow to see what it reads. All of our fluids are fine.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Experts

  • #1
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    640
  • #2
    Jared Chase
    Reputation
    490
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Montero
96 listings starting at $1,650
Used Mitsubishi Outlander
88 Great Deals out of 12,675 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
268 Great Deals out of 34,349 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
286 Great Deals out of 24,031 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,300 Great Deals out of 208,485 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mitsubishi Endeavor
5 Great Deals out of 386 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota RAV4
518 Great Deals out of 78,882 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Xterra
67 Great Deals out of 2,766 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
49 Great Deals out of 2,473 listings starting at $2,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
874 Great Deals out of 76,615 listings starting at $900
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
10 Great Deals out of 446 listings starting at $9,995
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
14 Great Deals out of 1,160 listings starting at $5,500
Used Ford Explorer
874 Great Deals out of 67,605 listings starting at $800
Used Honda CR-V
629 Great Deals out of 77,126 listings starting at $1,192

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.