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Old 15-06-10
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Hi Everyone,
New female member and need some help . I have centre diff light flashing on my NM Pajero and have taken it to Mitsubishi. They charge me $$$ and said they replaced an acutator and it was fixed. I took it for a drive on Sunday and at exactly 24km's down the freeway 2wd lights go out and centre diiff lock light starts flashing again. Rang mitsubishi and they said oh well, must be something else .I don't want to take it back in, more $$$ and still not fixed. Does anyone know a mechanic or 4wd enthusiast in the south eastern, melb suburbs that could help me? Have read all the posts about this problem but I don't know anything about what is under the hood and am at a loss as to what to do. If there is someone who could help me it would be so appeciated!
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Old 27-06-10
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Hi Lee

Sorry to hear of your grief - If they charged you $$ to fix a problem and it hasnt then perhaps they should reverse what they did and give you your money back - and then the pigs fly by.......

I think we have all been there at some point in time where the mech fixes your problem by guessing the solution one at a time (at great expense) until they finally find out what they should have fixed in the first place - drives us completely mad!! soo frustrating!!

Whats the solution?? Second opinion before doing anything more? and then perhaps going back to the original with a suggestion as to what they should do - at their expense (is that a pig again??) Hopefully someone else will have a more constructive and useful respone - good luck!!

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It would likely either be a vacuum line to the front diff actuator, the switches for the vacuum to the front diff, or one of the sensors on the top of the transfer case. These potential problems should be well known to a dealer with a bit of experience.

And when you get it fixed, regularly exercise the transfer case by popping it into 4H every so often. You can do this while moving at anything up to 100kph. Stops the shift rail from binding up.
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hi , maybe get intouch with one of the club members in your area and see if some one can help you out. i had trouble with mine and with talking to some one it can be fixed without costing a lot of $$
regards peter
ps there is a lot of info here if you are not in a hurry to get it fixed, just keep asking questions and im sure some one will always help out
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Old 30-10-10
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I have same with 2000 NM and a week in the trans shop with no solution. Anybody the ACT/Queanbeyan area or further that has a handle on these faults?
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Old 30-10-10
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Lee. i had this same problem with the orange light flash and supprisingly enough i had the vehicle in for a breakdown fix which was nothing to deo with the flashing lights and when i picked the vehicle up after repairs , there were no more flashing lights.
all i can put it down to was when they were working under the vehicle the mechanic must have cleaned the wiring plugs that lead to those 5 x transfere case switches. so what i would say to you and others with this problem is to firstly unplug one by one every wire that has a plug end and spray the conections with something like wd-40 / inox / contact cleaner etc etc before going any futher with the replacement of parts like certain mechanics seem to do as you found out. if you still have the same problem after cleaning all connections the next step would be to clean each of the 5 x transfere case switches making sure there not seized .
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Can also be caused by a simple vacum leak like a loose hose off the intake manifold or a small hole. Mine did from the hose clamp being loose on the intake boot coming from air cleaner to throttle body
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Hi Lee,
While I'm not from your area so I cant help with a mechanic, but I can sympathise. I'm having similar issues with my NP. I just keep taking it back and annoying the hell outa them until they get it right.
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Can also be caused by a simple vacum leak like a loose hose off the intake manifold or a small hole. Mine did from the hose clamp being loose on the intake boot coming from air cleaner to throttle body
Really.. Never heard that one.. What does the engine vacuum have to do with the 4Wd ECU?

I would go for a slow leak on the vacuum solenoid as psproule says..

So.. check all the hoses from the 4WD system. Spray the transfer case switched and spray the vacuum solenoids as well.. Then exercise the &^%$ out of it as noted. Sit there with a beer and go back and forwards through 4WD. 4WD cd and out again..
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Fixed! Faulty vacuum solenoid (no click when power applied). Owner pointed out how poorly designed the system is really with rubber hoses adjacent to the exhaust manifold etc and certainly not designed for Australian conditions.
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