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My 1998 Montero is having issues keeping a charge changed…

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My 1998 Montero is...

My 1998 Montero is having issues keeping a charge changed alternators and batteries twice tested it while running charging as soon as the lights are on it fails can u help me

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

Head light

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Montero yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing since I found out I was losing power with them on

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Without the lights on I get the right charge

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Mitsubishi
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: peterpete190, Auto Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Was anything done on this vehicle that may have caused this issue before it started to act up?

Let me know,thanks Pete.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Nothing that I know of initially the belts broke because the car was sitting up for a while but its been drive about 8 months now replace the belts that broke from the alternator ran fine until now
Mitsubishi Mechanic: peterpete190, Auto Technician replied 7 months ago

Can you tell me what liter engine is in your model here?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
2.4
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: peterpete190, Auto Technician replied 7 months ago

O.k., this will be a fault with the ignition switch, generator relay or fusible link that feeds the voltage regulator.The diagram layout is posted below on this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjsl188vn65dufm/ig-12-06.png?dl=0

If you lose 12 volts on the white wire at the alternator I would lean on the generator relay contacts weak and the relay needs replaced.

If you lose voltage at the red fusible link single wire then I suspect the fusible link needs to be replaced.But usually, this is the generator relay at fault needing replaced.

The relay is located under the hood as shown below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/klurubxa4js9ucc/gen-12-06.pdf?dl=0

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Thanks Pete

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: peterpete190, Auto Technician replied 7 months ago

Hi, just checking in to see how things are going. Do you need further assistance?

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