4WDing in new Pajero

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 12:17
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Gidday all,

Just got back from a 2 week holiday with a mate who has a new Petrol Pajero, very nice vehicle, however when in 4WD it was making horrible crunching noises coming from the wheels, sounds a little like a rachette or cluctch slipping, book says it has to do with the traction control. The dash lights up with the wheel concerned flashing indicating which one it is.
He seemed to loose power when it happened (which happened a lot) and momentum.

Anyone shed any light.

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Reply By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 12:28

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 12:28
G'day Mick,

Were you in sand? ASC (Automatic Stability Control) can cause problems in sand BUT is automatically disabled in 4LLC AND can be manually disabled in the other ranges below a certain speed. ASC will cut engine power if the system thinks it's in the wrong situation. ATC light comes on on the dash board
ATC seems to work very well but continuos use can cause the system to overheat. Indicator lamp comes on on the dash boord.
For more knowledgable help than I can offer go to www.pajeroclub.com.au and do a serch or ask the question on the forum.

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Reply By: Fordskin - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:07

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:07
Sounds like you were definately driving on sand or mud. In this situation you turn the stability control off. Something they dont tell you when you buy the car. Traction control can not be turned off but there is no need to. Turn on the stability control when you get back on the bitumen or dirt road. I also had to find this out for myself when i bought my 04 3.8. Its a nice motor but a bit thirsty and lacking a bit of torque when towing, otherwise its great.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:04

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:04
That's why I went DiD. Noisier but great for towing and extra range due to better fuel consumtion.
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:59

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 00:59
seems the 3.8 doesn't go as good as the 3.5

My brother has just traded up, and I prefer the old motor.
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Reply By: Member - T-Bone (ACT) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:54

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:54
Yep, you hit the nail on the head - it was the traction control cutting in, braking individual wheels that were slipping. Mate of mine has just bought a new DiD, and the first time we went out to play the same thing happened - lots of strange noises, and the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree. Perfectly normal apparently, if a little freaky at first...

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Reply By: Fordskin - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 21:25

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 21:25
Well i think that the 3.8 has a bit more bottom end than the 3.5. If i had the choice now between the DiD and the petrol i would still go the petrol because of the DiD noise but hey everyone's use and preference is different.
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Reply By: Sapper - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:21

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 22:21

Same same here. I wondered what the hell had happened. After coming from an NL, it was all bells and whistles. Mitsubishi advised me that it was the traction control. When in sand I switch it off.

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