I have a 1992 Montero that recently started making the strangest noise.

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Asked by Feb 13, 2014 at 10:36 PM about the 1992 Mitsubishi Montero Base 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I noticed this water noise coming from the dashboard area about 9-10 days ago. It started out really quiet but it's getting louder each day. I don't see a leak (aside from the noticeable oil leak) or any missing hoses. Its as if water is trapped inside the dash board above the steering column. It doesn't happen every time I drive  and I can't seem to figure out what triggers it. At first I thought it only happened while  accelerating slowly (like in a parking lot) then I thought it was worse when I was driving up hill. However its happening more often and not just on an incline.

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2001-08-07 (Published by NHTSA on 2001-08-07) Recall Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE ACCUMULATOR THAT IS INSTALLED ON THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE BOOSTER MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, THIS COULD RESULT IN LEAKAGE OF THE PRESSURIZED NITROGEN GAS FROM INSIDE THE ACCUMULATOR. Hazard: THE LOSS OF THIS GAS PRESSURE COULD RESULT IN AN ABNORMAL NOISE FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DASH PANEL WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED, AND POSSIBLY A DELAYED FIRST TIME BRAKE BOOST ASSIST AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN PARKED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH. Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED ACCUMULATOR. OWNER NOTIFICATION MAILING BEGAN OCTOBER 1, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037. Additional Info: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=01V254001 CALL THE DEALER THIS IS A RECALL!!

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