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  • Fastest fix ever: Removing the steering wheel squeak on my Montero

    Fastest fix ever: Removing the steering wheel squeak on my Montero

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    A vehicle can develop a noise that is tiny in terms of decibel output. However, that noise can be huge in terms of annoyance delivered. I have a noise like this on my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. Well, had a noise like this. The steering wheel would squeak as it turned past a point on the column.…

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  • My Montero is a CHONKER!

    My Montero is a CHONKER!

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    I expected 3900 pounds. The number on the slip read far higher than that though, and I’m still surprised. I took my Mitsubishi Montero over to a truck scale to get it weighed. Why? Because I’m going to upgrade the suspension and the company would like to know how heavy this thing actually is. If…

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  • Montero Update: In a good place, but let’s make it even better

    Montero Update: In a good place, but let’s make it even better

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    It’s been sometime since I gave you an update on my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. Let’s fix that, shall we? The truck has been running well for the last few months. I’ve had a few hiccups though, and I’m working on fixing them. My idle speed is mostly consistent. Occasionally, it will drop and run a bit…

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  • The Montero: Running around on a new set of shoes

    The Montero: Running around on a new set of shoes

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    My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero has become my daily driver. The 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 still gets some driving attention, but it also wears a pair of For Sale signs in the front and rear glass. As I’ve been driving the Montero, I’ve also been fixing a few issues that have popped up. This “cheap” truck is…

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  • Fixing the wheel stud on my MItsubishi Montero

    Fixing the wheel stud on my MItsubishi Montero

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    My cheap Montero is, as you know, proving itself to be a bit of the opposite as of late. Things are dripping. Slaves are revolting. And recently, a wheel stud decided to break away from its group. While test fitting a new set of wheels and tires, one of the six lugs on my driver-side…

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  • Captive rotors can go to hell

    Captive rotors can go to hell

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    That wheel above? It’s the left-front wheel on my Mitsubishi Montero. The hub is a six-bolt setup, but at the moment it’s been downgraded to five bolts. Why? Because well testing the fit on my new wheel and tire combo, a wheel stud snapped. That bit of rifled metal sheared right off and left me…

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  • Meguiar’s helps me clean the interior of my Montero

    Meguiar’s helps me clean the interior of my Montero

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    My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero looks pretty nice on the outside. The pain is in decent shape, and there’s only a very mild smattering of dents, dings, and bruises. Not bad for a 28-year-old truck designed to go play in the dirt. On the inside, however, things are a bit more rough. The interior is in…

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  • Video intro and photo gallery of my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero

    Video intro and photo gallery of my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero

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    A bit over a week ago, I shared the newest Hooniverse project car acquisition. It’s my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. The plan is now to sell my 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 and use the Montero as a daily driver until The Wombat is done. The introductory post on the Montero was just a quick peek at the…

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