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

108,225

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 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

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.

Your Answer

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Experts

  • #1
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    600
  • #2
    Jared Chase
    Reputation
    450
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Montero
3 Great Deals out of 122 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
263 Great Deals out of 21,666 listings starting at $2,300
Used Mitsubishi Outlander
60 Great Deals out of 9,881 listings starting at $2,600
Used Nissan Pathfinder
315 Great Deals out of 24,136 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
11 Great Deals out of 1,009 listings starting at $2,650
Used Toyota RAV4
901 Great Deals out of 58,804 listings starting at $1,690
Used Honda Pilot
433 Great Deals out of 26,021 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda CR-V
852 Great Deals out of 54,165 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
578 Great Deals out of 41,954 listings starting at $2,995
Used Mitsubishi Endeavor
12 Great Deals out of 485 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
898 Great Deals out of 71,353 listings starting at $992
Used Toyota Highlander
468 Great Deals out of 25,002 listings starting at $2,299
Used Ford F-150
2,170 Great Deals out of 181,253 listings starting at $1,000

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.