Mitsubishi Canter 4x4 information?!

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 22:27
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Hi I have an FG639 1996, the crew cab, with manual gear box and push button 2H/4H and 4H/4L. A 4D34 is under the seat!

I am having trouble getting information on any model of 4x4 let alone my 1996 model.

I have a chassis manual for a 1990 with some bits being the same.

I need to replace the front wheel bearings and my 4H/4L low range switch is not working!

To disassemble the free wheeling hubs I require special tools: the lock nut tool and hub puller. I have looked everywhere and can’t find. The Fuso dealer near me said it was doubtful they could get it and if so expensive. Anyone know where to get these from? Or any work around? Also because the axels and drive line is pretty much the same over all but the newest models does anyone know if the super singles wheels fit?

Also if anyone knows what model transfer case this year has and where I could get diagrams or information to diagnose the low range problem. At the moment I don’t even know how it works, I assume vacuumed assisted switches? There are few up for sail used in vic and I wanted a stick/linkage 4wd system for this very reason!

Because the 4x4 canter is a rare beast there is little information on it. It is essentially a big cab over 60 series cruiser, but when it comes to particulars the info ain’t there! So if anyone can point that would be great. I use it for work at the moment but if it’s ever going to be driving on the beach up north.... thanks.
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Reply By: Malcom M - Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 06:09

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 06:09
There's a few 4x4 Canters on They may be able to help.
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Follow Up By: Lew B - Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:39

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:39
Thanks Malcom, I will look into this but i assume i will get as much help as the other forums! Like i said i use this rig for work as a tree lopper, but dream of taking the family for a good spin in it if i can rely on it! I have fitted a 10 ton runva and a tipper to the body, but i cant even change wheel bearings, fix the 4wd or fit singles tyres to her, i have no hope! So i again i will have to assume that most people have later models and take them to mechanics that are further north and west than me!

Ta, Lew
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 19:12

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 19:12
Gday Lew
I looked into Google and found that you can download service manuals free from that site.
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Follow Up By: Lew B - Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:13

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:13
Gday Muzbry
Thanks for reply, which site? the one suggested by Dean K3? It has the manual i think but for $20, this looks good though if it is as it appears. I will download it and hope it has the info on the 4WD system.
They dont always have what you need in the manuals! And if you just bought one for $300 form mitsubishi and it doesnt even tell you the fuel filter number! then $20 is easier to ware!!
Ta, Lew

$27.50 USD not $19.95 AUD
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 20:15

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 20:15
This link might help:

Getting hold of bearing oil seals etc should be fairly easy any bearing supply company ie statewide bearing (WA company) would have a kit for it or make it up pending samples supplied.

4x4 isn't rare its occurs more common than a OKA let alone a Pingazer 4x4 or 6x6 -one of those up for sale somewhere in Victoria if only I had the $70K they want for it
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Follow Up By: Lew B - Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:29

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:29
Thanks Dean K3

This is the first bit of info i think anyone has ever given me! If it downloads ok and has the 4WD system in it it will be $20 well spent!

Getting hold of main parts hasnt been a problem yet, but every thing else is!

When i mean rare i dont mean like the Mungo man skeleton! im mean rare as in there are no forums for 4x4 canters, no body i can find has even changed wheel bearings! I cant buy an accelerator spring unless i buy the whole pedal etc from mitsubishi for many $$$. No mechanics in my area want to deal with it and there are none in wreckers in Vic, I bought her from WA. At least if it were an OKA somebody would be able to help me!!!

Ta, Lew
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Follow Up By: Lew B - Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 00:13

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 00:13
The Manual is for a Yank model but may have some correct info! I will have to sift through it all and work out what applies.

Ta. Lew
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Reply By: Member - cruza25 - Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 21:25

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 21:25

Have you looked here

Parts only but may help you find info too

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Reply By: Lew B - Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:42

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:42
Cheers Mike, I have used these guys for main parts, they have some things, of good quality, but can be expensive!

Ta, Lew
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Reply By: Lew B - Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:50

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 23:50
Thanks guys, i will look into all the replies. i hope the manual downloads and has the 4wd info in it!! I will talk to a local engineer guy and he maybe able to weld me up a tool for the hub lock nuts. But this will involve taking it to bits first to "have a look" and this always leads to trouble! And cant afford to have her off the road for too long!

Ta, Lew
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 16:05

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 16:05
heavy duty diesel mechanics will have tools & knowledge - not all is lost !

even if they work on it get samples (the OEM seals etc) take them to seal/bearing supplier get them to cross reference

mitsy 4z4 are commonly seen in WA - Isuzu maybe more popular but they do exist
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Reply By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 07:01

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 07:01
Hi Lew,

Have you tried Expo portal?
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