Mitsubishi Triton 2010 Problems

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How do I add a leaf spring to the suspension of my 2010 Mitsubishi Triton?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Aug 2021

The short answer is that this can be done, and, in fact, there are kits available to allow you to add a leaf to a suspension spring-pack. The broad idea is to make the spring stiffer, increasing theoretical load-carrying ability as well as giving more ground clearance (as the modified spring will usually make the vehicle sit higher).

The trick is finding the correct extra-leaf kit for your specific vehicle, and this is where a specialist supplier comes in. The kit should include the extra two spring leaves as well as longer centre bolts (as the spring-pack is now thicker). And as with any suspension -related equipment, quality is hugely important to safety and the actual performance of the new set-up.

But there are other issues. The first is a legal one. While the new, thicker spring-pack might tempt you to increase the loads you carry, legally, the vehicle retains its original loading and towing limits until it has been certified otherwise by an accredited engineer. Some kits are supplied with this paperwork all sorted for you ready to simply lodge with the authorities, but some aren’t. And consulting engineers don’t generally come cheap. You would also need to inform your insurance provider of the change to the vehicle’s specification. There are also absolute limits to how much higher your vehicle can sit compared with a standard one. This varies from state to state, but in your home state of NSW at the moment, a vehicle can legally be raised by 75mm over its standard ride height. The catch is that only 50mm of this can be from suspension modifications, and the other 25mm of lift through bigger tyres. But if you stick within those limits and don’t intend to increase the vehicle’s load or towing ability, then the raised suspension doesn’t need to be certified by an engineer for the vehicle to remain legal.

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Our Mitsubishi Triton is blowing black smoke, will the warranty cover the problem?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Jan 2018

Check the warranty document, which should tell you what is specifically not covered. Normally it’s the consumables that are not covered, that’s things like oil filters, air cleaners, spark plugs, belts, brakes and clutches. Fuel injectors don’t normally fall into the consumable category.

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800,000 cars recalled in two days

800,000 cars recalled in two days

30 Jun 2016 · by Joshua Dowling

Cars are either being built worse -- or companies are getting better at detecting faults.Almost every Mitsubishi model sold in Australia over the past 10 years -- close to 500,000 cars -- and 324,000 ...

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Mitsubishi recalls 3600 Tritons and Challengers

Mitsubishi recalls 3600 Tritons and Challengers

27 Sep 2013 · by Karla Pincott

The safety recall is to fix a fault that could see the powered seats' reclining lever stick in the operating position after use, allowing current to continue to flow to the seat motor. Mitsubishi ...

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Triton GLX-R blows black smoke

Answered by CarsGuide 3 May 2013

You don't say if the engine is a petrol or diesel, but I'm guessing it's a diesel. If that's the case it's likely to be excessive fuel, which could be an injector problem, or a fuel pump issue. Get it to a diesel mechanic, who should be able to sort it out.


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Ask Smithy Xtra Noisy Triton diesel

Answered by CarsGuide 17 May 2011

I’m surprised the dealer didn’t try and sell you a more powerful sound system! You could also check the firewall and make sure there are no gaps or openings that are letting the noise through. If there are seal them. Having made sure all is well there you could get some sound deadening material and apply under the floor covering on the firewall, floor and transmission tunnel.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Mitsu Triton surges when cold

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Apr 2011

It’s a great feeling when having spent many tens of thousands of dollars you get treated badly by the dealer isn’t it. Thankfully it’s not the norm, but it does happen and it shouldn’t. If I were you I would be very angry that I have been sold a car that is faulty and I would demand a replacement car, or my money back if they couldn’t fix it within a reasonable time. A week or two should be enough to come up with a fix; a year or more is ludicrous. You need to stand up for your rights.

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Mitsubishi Triton 2010: premature brake wear

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Mar 2011

While we often get reports of rapid brake wear, but have never had any about the Triton. You’ve obviously seen the pads and say they are not worn or discoloured, so I would be asking the dealer to justify the advice they’ve given you. One possibility is that they are glazed.

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