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

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 low. The problem is obviously exacerbated if I’m using the air-conditioning system. I believe I need to clean or replace my idle air controller. I’ve cleaned the throttle body but the issue is still popping up.

Next, I need to figure out what’s going on with my steering. When I turn full lock to the right, I can get a bit of tire rub with my current setup. It’s only at full lock though, which is good. Turning to the left, I …can’t get to full lock. I’m stopped before I get there, and I don’t know why. That issue has been there since I purchased the truck, and I haven’t worried enough to try and fix it yet.

There’s still a very minor drip happening at the transfer case. It’s not enough to cause my any worry yet, but I would like to get this rig running cleaner. I want to get to a place of NO DRIPS.

Finally, I’ve placed the order for some updated suspension. The current shocks and springs are a bit tired. So I’m swapping in a complete setup from Fox. This means that the front shock towers will need to be altered, but there’s a team out there that already has the dimensions needed to make this work on a Montero. Once those are changed, I can then swap in the new bouncy bits.

And then I’ll just keep fixing minor things that pop up. I’m still loving this Montero, and I look forward to taking it on some more adventurous drives in the not-too-distant future.

By |2019-10-10T13:05:36+00:00October 10th, 2019|Project Cars, The Montero|18 Comments

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Jeff Glucker
Jeff Glucker is the co-founder and Executive Editor of He’s often seen getting passed as he hustles a 1991 Mitsubishi Montero up the 405 Freeway. IG: @HooniverseJeff