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Old 02-05-2010, 10:59 AM
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The Transfer Control Lever Assembly (Gear Shift Lever) is Part number MR953730. Below is an exploded view. USA dealer price is $247-287. This part fits in 2001-2005 Mitsubishi Montero Sport (Pajero). Not sure about 1997-2001.


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Old 12-28-2011, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by spoons View Post
I am in the process of the shop replacing the rear main seal when they tried to put together the shift lever assembly the nylon bushing crumbled. In order to get the new bushing, you have to buy the entire shift lever assembly. WTF! Does any one know the part number for the shift lever assembly. I will try to re-design that bushing?

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS AWD
Originally Posted by spoons View Post
The Transfer Control Lever Assembly (Gear Shift Lever) is Part number MR953730. Below is an exploded view. USA dealer price is $247-287. This part fits in 2001-2005 Mitsubishi Montero Sport (Pajero). Not sure about 1997-2001.

what luck did you have with this? I believe this is the issue the shop described to me. "crumbling bushings"

Long story short. Daughter bought a $600 inop 2001 Montero Sport XLS. Tranny was bad, but it would move. It was towed home. Then towed to the tranny shop. The tow driver put the truck in 4x4 and drove it up on the bed. All seemed to work well with the 4x4. Well the tranny turned out to be unfixable as the owner cooked it by driving it broken for too long of a distance. So we got a junkyard one and had it serviced and installed and all was well. well then the 4x4 light would come on and the truck would slam into 4wd. we called the previous owner. this had never happened to her.

We thought good grief did the shop bump something loose so we took it back. He said what we described CAN'T happen. Someone shifted the handle. Well its stiff and does not vibrate around on its own and no one touched it. Its happened multiple times. (So we then researched ourself. Found out about the vacuum controlled 4wd.) He said this vacuum story was not true and that would not cause this, blah blah, blah... Your transfer case is broken. I can't help you pick up the truck.

We were over it and picked up the truck... now the whole 4x4 handle was loose and flopping about. WTF? Did they break it? He said inside the transfer case is broken and cause it, but it was like that. He did not break the handle. We decide to take it to another tranny shop with the same name (warrenty) I explain about the last shop and say can they see if the other shop broke it? They take things apart and say the shifter assembly is shot all the nylon bushings are broken and that is why its floppy. That this just happens and its not the other guys fault.

Now he wants to charge $465 for the 4x4 shift assembly. says you can't service the bushings. Really... could they just break on their own? And what do I do to fix it. If it $247-287 then pay $465... how hard is it to swap myself?
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:02 PM
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2003 mitsubishi montero sport transfer case looking at transfer case with shifter off ! 2 bars passenger side moves Driver side won't move ! Disassembling Monday or Tuesday any idea what broke before proceeding ( thinking sinkro fork ) driver shifted at 30 mph !! And won't come out of 4wd low !
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