2003 montero ltd center differential lock light flashing

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Old 08-20-2009, 09:14 PM
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Hi I have a 2003 mit montero limited, On the dash their is a picture which is the REAR WHEEL DRIVE/4-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION INDICATOR LIGHT which indicates which setting the car is in, 2 wheel, 4 wheel etc. After I drive about 40 miles on the highway (not the city ) The CENTER DIFFERENTIAL LOCK LIGHT starts flashing yellow. This prevents being able to change 2 to 4 wheel drive. After the car is turned off and restarted the light goes back to normal. I've preformed all the transmissin service, flushes etc. My mechanic says I need to replace the 4 sensors on the transfer case. But isn't 100% sure if this will fix the problem or not. The car has 80,000 miles on it. PLEASE HELP WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS ON THE FLASHING LIGHT
 
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:44 PM
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I had a similar problem and a quick fix seems to be switching from 2 to 4 once a week just to exercise the mechanics/electricals. I drive only a short distance in 4WD (100ft) and its not come back on for quite a while! Good Luck!
 
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:44 PM
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I bought 2001 Montero, and having same problem, you have mentioned. Just curious, how did you resolve this issue. I will appreciate your response.

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As stated above, if the middle light is flashing. Stop, turn the ignition off and back on. The light will have reset; when you're somewhere safe, put the vehicle into 4WD and drive @ 100m or so and then back into 2WD on the fly.

I do this monthly or so and have not had any further issues with it. I put it down to simple lack of use of the 4WD system.
 
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Some body was mentioning the contact points in the gear selector can't cause the lights to flash so he moves the gear selector across the full range of options about a hundred times...or something like that.

I agree, put it into four wheel drive once in awhile.

If all else fails...sensor time.
 
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I have Mitsubishi - Nativa 2004 , the 4wd indicator flashes for about 15-25 minits and stops
the 4 wheel are the same and I changed the sensor for the same reson a year ago. Please advice.
 
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Default Mitsubishi Montero 2003 Center Differentail

Hello Everybody i have montero 2003 and i have the same problem with the center differential yellow light... and i just wanna make sure if i don't turn the car off and keep going there is any dangerous i asked my mecanic and said its not mechanical issue so you don't have to turn the car off is it right?
 
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try replacing the "freewheel clutch solenoid". on the '02 its located under the airbox passenger side fenderwell. Takes about 10 mins. for the "02 the part number is MR430381, $125
 
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Default Rear carrier 03 Montero Limited

Team, I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited with a whining rear differential. Fortunately these are carrier assemblies so in my understanding is is a remove and replace? In my search for a replacement is there any advice anyone can give me. Thanks so much.
 
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Default 203 montero ltd center differential lock light flashing

Hello, I have the same problem can you help me please. Thanks.

Originally Posted by FHideg View Post
Hi I have a 2003 mit montero limited, On the dash their is a picture which is the REAR WHEEL DRIVE/4-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION INDICATOR LIGHT which indicates which setting the car is in, 2 wheel, 4 wheel etc. After I drive about 40 miles on the highway (not the city ) The CENTER DIFFERENTIAL LOCK LIGHT starts flashing yellow. This prevents being able to change 2 to 4 wheel drive. After the car is turned off and restarted the light goes back to normal. I've preformed all the transmissin service, flushes etc. My mechanic says I need to replace the 4 sensors on the transfer case. But isn't 100% sure if this will fix the problem or not. The car has 80,000 miles on it. PLEASE HELP WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS ON THE FLASHING LIGHT
 
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