Hi, I drive a 2005 Pajero S/W/B 3.2 Diesel with an auto transmission. The problem is that the traction control lights come on and then the vehicle looses power or would not change over to the next gear. The local mechanics tell me that it is the diesel pump. I had the diesel pump fixed recently at an enourmous cost of R27000.00. I'd hate to think it's the pump again. Sometimes the lights would come on but the engine still performs normally, the problem mainly occurs when you put your foot flat.
Country: South AfricaMake: MitsubishiModel: Pajero S/W/B 3.2 DieselYear: 2005Engine: diesel 3.2
Fixed the diesel pump at an cost of R27000.00
Hi,Have the ABS/TCL codes been pulled yet? If the TCL light is coming on, a fault should be recorded in the systemAdditionally, the transmission should be scanned for pending faults as well... though I would be more concerned about the ABS/TCL system at this point.
It has been done but it says it is the diesel pump, which I dont really believe seeing that I had it "fixed" at Bosch Midrand For R27000.oo in February 2012. Please use simple terms for I am not cery technical, I am just trying to save myself some money, and I love my car! I don't really know what ABS/TCL means but they had that little Fault detector on it. Wherabouts are you, maybe I can bring the car to you?
No problem.If the diagnostic is showing an issue with the diesel pump that is a bit surprising but not crazy.My concern was that perhaps the issue turning your traction (ABS/TCL) light on was at the root of the issue, rather than a symptom. If the pump is throwing a fault it is more likely it is the cause that the traction light is just a side effect/symptom.Given that the pump was just done four months ago, why is the shop not guaranteeing the repair? Most shops will guarantee a repair like this for at least 12 months.
The problem is that the shop went bankrupt or simply closed down, I don't know. I don't think that it is the pump. Sometimes the T/L come on but the car still has ampell power. Most of the time if you accelarate gently the car pulls ok. Then again if you accellarate harshly it loses power and then the transmision won't function properly, in other words, it won't change to the next gear. Then I put it into Tip Tronic and change the gears manualy, but when the lights are on you can feel that there is a lack of power, especially on an incline and when you overtake.The people that put the car on the fault detector for me offers me a reconditioned pump exchange fot R17000.00 wich is also a heck of a lot of money. Any reccommendations? I live in Krugersdorp, do you know of any trustworthy place closeby, where I can go for a 2nd opinion?
Well as far as the the symptoms go, it does sound like the pump is the most likely suspect. I would only be concerned if maybe it is a little loose and shifting, adjusting the timing a bit... otherwise it does sound like you may be looking at a pump.My initial concerns were if there was a traction or transmission issue affecting the situation, however the tip tronic working normally minimizes that risk.At this point I would strongly recommend having another shop take a look at it, a dealership if possible just in case there is something obvious that was being overlooked at this shop (exhaust or intake blockage, etc). Unfortunately I do not have any referrals to give as we live quite a distance from each other.Before committing to that expensive of a repair on something that was just replaced, a second set of eyes really needs to be put on this... the last thing you want to do is replace that pump for all that money only to find out it was something minor that was over looked.If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Please remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate one of the lower two negative ratings, please stop and reply to me via the REPLY/CONTINUE CONVERSATION button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the information you need to be completely satisfied.
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