Having problems with your 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD ?

Intermittent Flashing 4x4 Light

\015 The 4x4 drive light is flashing even though it is in 2-wheel drive. The light flashes quickly sometimes, then stops, and sometimes flashes slowly. The antilock brake light has come on three times while driving. I'm concerned they are related and there is some kind of electrical problem.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-08-2017

Answers :

This was a weakness of the Montero Sport models. If you google Montero Sport 4WD light flashing you will find lots of information. The best troubleshooting article I have found is here: http://4wd.blogeasy.com/article.view.run?articleID=318776 This article is about the Pajero, but the Montero Sport uses the same platform so this article applies.
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\015\012The Montero Sport uses several switches and vacuum modules to put the system in and out of 4WD. If any of these malfunction, the light may flash continuously, flash intermittently, fail to come on, and it can trigger the anti-lock brake light to come on. In brief, if the 4WD shift lever is engaged, but the transfer case doesn't engage, the sensors show a mismatch and will cause the light to act funny including triggering the vehicle's anti-lock break light. These SUV's need to be shifted into 4WD regularly to keep the switches and mechanisms working correctly.
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\015\012Try this before you even think about a visit to the $$$$$ Mitsubishi Dealer:
\015\012Shift the 4WD lever between 4WD High, Low and 2WD at least 100 times. Often, this will free the mechanisms and resolve the problem. It worked for me after three years of trying everything else including the dealer replacing switches, etc. If this does fix it for you, just be sure to shift the vehicle in and out of 4WD several times at least one a week and this will keep the mechanisms lubricated and functioning correctly. If that doesn't work, try the above link (article). Good luck!
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\015\012Jeff
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Hi,
\015\01222-03-09 Mitsubishi 2001 3500CC Petrol NP model
\015\012I was experiencing same problem. I have changed 2WD to 4WD then amber colour light start to flash all the time. These are the steps that i have taken to fix the problem. It works for me perfectly.
\015\012Step 01:- Turn the ignition off
\015\012Step 02:- Move Gear shift to “P”
\015\012Step 03:-Move 4x4 Gear stick from 2H to 4HLC
\015\012Step 04:- Turn on the ignition (no need to start the motor, just see what happening to 4x4 indicator lights)
\015\012 if the amber light is still flashing
\015\012Step 05:- turn off the iginition and move 4x4 gear in to 4LLC position
\015\012Step 06:- Turn on the ignition (no need to start the motor, just see what happening to 4x4 indicator lights)
\015\012 if the amber light is still flashing
\015\012Step 07:- turn off the iginition and move 4x4 gear in to 4H position
\015\012By this time it should be start to work, if not
\015\012Step 08:- turn off the iginition and move 4x4 gear in to 2H position
\015\012Step 09:- Turn on the ignition and start the engine, then reverse few meters back and repeat above steps.
\015\012If no success, take it to Mitsubishi dealer.
\015\012Thanks,
\015\012Indika From Melbourne, Australia.
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