Mitsubishi Pajero 1989 Problems

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Mitsubishi Pajero 1989: Won't start

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2010

It sounds like it’s not getting fuel. Get some aerosol starter fluid, like “Start Ya Bastard”, and spray that into the carburetor and then crank the engine. If it starts you can be assured it’s a fuel supply problem. In that case it could be a faulty needle and seat in the carby that’s letting the fuel drain back into the tank while it’s sitting not running.

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Thumping into gear

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Nov 2006

MODERN engines are designed to be driven away from a cold start with no warming up, so doing that doesn't damage the engine. Your problem is probably the carburettor or the supply of warm air. Warm air is normally piped into the carburettor in the first few minutes of driving, and this is often dumped when the engine is worked on later in life. It could also be wear in the carburettor or simply an incorrect adjustment of the carburettor or choke. Have the carburettor settings checked, and check it for wear.

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