Montero pajero shogun OBD check engine complete tutorial

How to Read and Clear the CHECK ENGINE Mitsubishi Montero/Pajero/Shogun without using the OBD DIAGNOSTIC SCANNER

This is my simple tutorial on how to read the meaning behind the Check Engine light on your Mistubishi Montero, Pajero, or Shogun car model. This tutorial is applicable only for the following year models: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Even though this car model is OBD2, you can still retrieve the trouble code by counting the check engine lights flashing on your dashboard. Please follow my tutorial below to guide you through the process of retrieving the OBD1 codes. Anyway, you can simply get the check engine code by using the OBD diagnostic scanner.

READING THE CHECK ENGINE PROCEDURE

ENGINE PROBLEM: Trouble codes are displayed by the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL).

TRANSMISSION PROBLEM: Trouble codes are displayed by using the AT/fluid temperature warning lamp.

IMMOBILIZER PROBLEM: The immobilizer control module fault memory can only be accessed and erased using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector (DLC).

AIRBAG PROBLEM: SRS control module incorporates self-diagnosis function. SRS warning lamp will illuminate if certain faults are recorded. SRS control module fault memory can only be checked using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector (DLC).

STEP 1

  • Make sure the ignition and engine is OFF.

STEP 2

  • Located the 16 pin OBD2 Data Link Connector.

location of dlc of montero pajero shogun

STEP 2

  • Bridge data link connector (DLC) terminal 1 and earth. (Bridge the Terminal 1 and ground it to the metal body of the car.)

bridge the terminal 1 of montero pajero shogun

STEP 3

  • Switch the Ignition to On. Don’t start the engine.

STEP 4

  • Count MIL flashes. Note trouble codes. Compare with trouble code table.
  • Each trouble code consists of two groups of one or more flashes.
  • Long flashes indicate the ‘tens’ of the trouble code.
  • Short flashes indicate the ‘units’ of the trouble code.
  • A short pause separates each flash.
  • A long pause separates each trouble code.
  • For example: Trouble code 12 displayed.

count the check engine flashing of montero pajero shogun

STEP 5

  • Write the code then check the corresponding code description below.

OBD1 ENGINE CODES

 

DTC 1
FAULT: Engine control module (ECM) – malfunction
CAUSE: ECM

DTC 11
FAULT: Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S)/oxygen sensor (O2S) 1 – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, HO2S/O2S

DTC 12
FAULT: Mass air flow (MAF) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, MAF sensor, ECM

DTC 13
FAULT: Intake air temperature (IAT) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, IAT sensor, ECM

DTC 14
FAULT: Throttle position (TP) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, TP sensor, ECM

DTC 21
FAULT: Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, ECT sensor, ECM

DTC 22
FAULT: Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, CKP sensor, ECM

DTC 23
FAULT: Camshaft position (CMP) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, CMP sensor, ECM

DTC 24
FAULT: Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, VSS, ECM

DTC 25
FAULT: Barometric pressure (BARO) sensor – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, BARO sensor, ECM

DTC 31
FAULT: Knock sensor (KS) – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, KS, ECM

DTC 36
FAULT: Ignition timing, adjustment connector – short circuit
CAUSE: Wiring, ignition timing connector short to earth

DTC 41
FAULT: Injectors – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, injectors, ECM

DTC 44
FAULT: Ignition coil/ignition amplifier – cylinders 1 & 4
CAUSE: Wiring open/short circuit, ignition coil/ignition amplifier, ECM

DTC 52
FAULT: Ignition coil/ignition amplifier – cylinders 2 & 5
CAUSE: Wiring open/short circuit, ignition coil/ignition amplifier, ECM

DTC 53
FAULT: Ignition coil/ignition amplifier – cylinders 3 & 6
CAUSE: Wiring open/short circuit, ignition coil/ignition amplifier, ECM

DTC 54
FAULT: Immobilizer control module/engine control module (ECM) communication – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, immobilizer control module, ECM

DTC 55
FAULT: Idle speed control (ISC) actuator – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring open/short circuit, ISC actuator, ECM

DTC 59
FAULT: Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S)/oxygen sensor (O2S) 2 – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, HO2S/O2S, ECM

DTC 61
FAULT: Transmission control module (TCM)/engine control module (ECM), torque reduction signal
CAUSE: Wiring, ECM, TCM

DTC 62
FAULT: Intake manifold air control actuator/position sensor – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, intake manifold air control actuator/position sensor, ECM

DTC 64
FAULT: Alternator – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, alternator, ECM

DTC 71
FAULT: Traction control, vacuum solenoid – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, vacuum solenoid, ECM

DTC 72
FAULT: Traction control, vent solenoid – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, vent solenoid, ECM

 

OBD1 TRANSMISSION CODES

DTC 11
FAULT: Throttle position (TP) sensor – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring open/short circuit, TP sensor

DTC 22
FAULT: Wide open throttle (WOT) switch – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring short circuit, WOT switch

DTC 32
FAULT: Transmission output shaft speed sensor malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring open circuit, transmission output shaft speed sensor, TCM

DTC 38
FAULT: Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring open circuit, VSS, TCM

DTC 41
FAULT: Shift solenoid (SS) A – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring open circuit, SS, TCM

DTC 42
FAULT: Shift solenoid (SS) A – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring short circuit, SS, TCM

DTC 43
FAULT: Shift solenoid (SS) B – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring open circuit, SS, TCM

DTC 44
FAULT: Shift solenoid (SS) B – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring short circuit, SS, TCM

47
FAULT: Transmission lock-up control valve – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring open circuit, transmission lock-up control valve, TCM

48
FAULT: Transmission lock-up control valve – malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring short circuit, transmission lock-up control valve, TCM

OBD1 IMMOBILIZER CODES

DTC 11
FAULT: Immobilizer read coil – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, ignition key, immobilizer read coil, immobilizer control module

DTC 12
FAULT: Ignition key – incorrect signal
CAUSE: Incorrectly coded/incorrect ignition key, immobilizer control module

DTC 21
FAULT: Engine control module (ECM)/immobilizer control module/diagnostic equipment communication – malfunction CAUSE: Wiring, ECM, immobilizer control module

DTC 31
FAULT: Immobilizer control module – malfunction
CAUSE: Immobilizer control module

32
FAULT: Supply voltage, ignition switch – circuit malfunction
CAUSE: Wiring, ignition switch, immobilizer control module

AIRBAGS OBD DTC’S

DTC 11
Front crash sensor, LH/RH – short circuit
Wiring, front crash sensor(s), SRS control module

DTC 12
Front crash sensor, LH/RH – open circuit/short circuit to positive
Wiring, front crash sensor(s), SRS control module

DTC 13
Front crash sensor, LH/RH – open circuit/short circuit to
positive
Wiring, front crash sensor(s), SRS control module

DTC 14
SRS control module – front crash sensor
SRS control module

DTC 15
SRS control module – front safing sensor, short circuit
SRS control module

DTC 16
SRS control module – front safing sensor, open circuit
SRS control module

DTC 17
SRS control module – side safing sensor
SRS control module

DTC 21
Driver’s airbag – short circuit
Wiring, spiral cable, driver’s airbag, SRS control
module

DTC 22
Driver’s airbag – open circuit
Wiring, spiral cable, driver’s airbag, SRS control module

DTC 24
Passenger’s airbag – short circuit
Wiring, passenger’s airbag, SRS control module

DTC 25
Passenger’s airbag – open circuit
Wiring, passenger’s airbag, SRS control module

DTC 26
Seat belt pretensioner, driver’s side – short circuit
Wiring, pretensioner, SRS control module

DTC 27
Seat belt pretensioner, driver’s side – open circuit
Wiring, pretensioner, SRS control module

DTC 28
Seat belt pretensioner, passenger’s side – short circuit
Wiring, pretensioner, SRS control module

DTC 29
Seat belt pretensioner, passenger’s side – open circuit
Wiring, pretensioner, SRS control module

DTC 31
SRS control module – capacitor
Front crash sensor, SRS control module

DTC 32
SRS control module – capacitor
Front crash sensor, SRS control module

DTC 33
SRS control module – cranking signal
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 34
SRS control module – poor connection
SRS control module multi-plugs, SRS control module

DTC 35
SRS control module – crash data stored
Airbag(s)/pretensioner(s) deployed, SRS control
module

DTC 41
SRS control module – supply voltage low
Fuse, wiring, SRS control module

DTC 42
SRS control module – supply voltage low
Fuse, wiring, SRS control module

DTC 43
SRS warning lamp
Wiring, bulb, SRS control module, instrument panel

DTC 44
SRS warning lamp
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 45
SRS control module – EEPROM
SRS control module

DTC 46
SRS control module – collision circuit
SRS control module

DTC 47
Driver’s airbag – igniter circuit
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 48
Driver’s airbag – igniter circuit
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 51
Side airbag, driver’s side – igniter circuit
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 52
Side airbag, driver’s side – igniter circuit
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 54
Side airbag, passenger’s side – igniter circuit
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 55
Side airbag, passenger’s side – igniter circuit
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 56
Seat belt pretensioner, driver’s side – igniter circuit
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 57
Seat belt pretensioner, driver’s side – igniter circuit
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 58
Seat belt pretensioner, passenger’s side – igniter circuit
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 59
Seat belt pretensioner, passenger’s side – igniter circuit
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 61
Driver’s airbag – short circuit to positive
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 62
Driver’s airbag – short circuit to earth
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 64
Passenger’s airbag – short circuit to positive
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 65
Passenger’s airbag – short circuit to earth
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 66
Seat belt pretensioner, driver’s side – short circuit to positive
Wiring, pretensioner, SRS control module

DTC 67
Seat belt pretensioner, driver’s side – short circuit to earth
Wiring, pretensioner, SRS control module

68
Seat belt pretensioner, passenger’s side – short circuit to positive
Wiring, pretensioner, SRS control module

DTC 69
Seat belt pretensioner, passenger’s side – short circuit to earth
Wiring, pretensioner, SRS control module

DTC 71
Side airbag, LH – short circuit (except Colt/Galant)
Wiring, side airbag, SRS control module

DTC 71
Side airbag, RH – short circuit (Colt/Galant)
Wiring, side airbag, SRS control module

DTC 72
Side airbag, LH – open circuit (except Colt/Galant)
Wiring, side airbag, SRS control module

DTC 72
Side airbag, RH – open circuit (Colt/Galant)
Wiring, side airbag, SRS control module

DTC 73
Side airbag, LH – igniter circuit (except Colt/Galant)
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 73
Side airbag, RH – igniter circuit (Colt/Galant)
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 74
Side airbag, LH – igniter circuit (except Colt/Galant)
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 74
Side airbag, RH – igniter circuit (Colt/Galant)
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 75
Side airbag, LH – short circuit to positive (except Colt/Galant) Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 75
Side airbag, RH – short circuit to positive (Colt/Galant)
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 76
Side airbag, LH – short circuit to earth (except Colt/Galant)
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 76
Side airbag, RH – short circuit to earth (Colt/Galant)
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 79
Side crash sensor, LH – communication not possible
Wiring, side crash sensor, SRS control module

DTC 81
Side airbag, RH – short circuit (except Colt/Galant)
Wiring, side airbag, SRS control module

DTC 81
Side airbag, LH – short circuit (Colt/Galant)
Wiring, side airbag, SRS control module

DTC 82
Side airbag, RH – open circuit (except Colt/Galant)
Wiring, side airbag, SRS control module

DTC 82
Side airbag, LH – open circuit (Colt/Galant)
Wiring, side airbag, SRS control module

DTC 83
Side airbag, RH – igniter circuit (except Colt/Galant)
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 83
Side airbag, LH – igniter circuit (Colt/Galant)
SRS control module short circuit

DTC 84
Side airbag, RH – igniter circuit (except Colt/Galant)
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 84
Side airbag, LH – igniter circuit (Colt/Galant)
SRS control module open circuit

DTC 85
Side airbag, RH – short circuit to positive (except Colt/Galant) Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 85
Side airbag, LH – short circuit to positive (Colt/Galant)
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 86
Side airbag, RH – short circuit to earth (except Colt/Galant)
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 86
Side airbag, LH – short circuit to earth (Colt/Galant)
Wiring, SRS control module

DTC 89
Side crash sensor, RH – communication not possible
Wiring, side crash sensor, SRS control module

DTC 91
Side crash sensor, LH – supply voltage low
Wiring, side crash sensor, SRS control module

DTC 92
Side crash sensor, LH – malfunction
Side crash sensor

DTC 93
Side crash sensor, LH – communication incorrect
Wiring, side crash sensor, SRS control module

DTC 94
Side crash sensor, RH – supply voltage low
Wiring, side crash sensor, SRS control module

DTC 95
Side crash sensor, RH – malfunction
Side crash sensor

DTC 96
Side crash sensor, RH – communication incorrect
Wiring, side crash sensor, SRS control module

ERASING THE TROUBLE CODE

  • Ensure ignition switched OFF.
  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Wait 15 seconds.
  • Reconnect battery earth lead.
  • Repeat checking procedure to ensure no data remains in ECM fault memory.

WARNING: Disconnecting the battery may erase memory from electronic units (e.g. radio, clock).

 

This is all the information you need to know for the guide on OBD1 diagnostics for the Mitsubishi Montero, Shogun, and Pajero. I hope this tutorial helped you resolve your check engine light problems. Thank you very much for visiting my website. -Erwin Salarda.

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