Flashing orange LC light on Pajero MN 2000 Diesel - Help

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 15:58
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We have a flashing LC light that comes on after driving for approx 10mins doing about 100kmph. Local dealership has already changed the 6 sensors, the speed sensor and the vacumn for the diff. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply By: _gmd_pps - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 16:12

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 16:12
find a mechanic who has a clue and a diagnostic computer which actually reads the error codes.
I have a Tech II for my truck and when I have a diagnostic light coming on I know within seconds what is wrong with it. Diagnostic computers should be a compulsory part of any modern car, just like a fire extinguisher and a portable warning light, but as long as people keep buying cars without the request for the required tools nothing will change.
good luck

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Follow Up By: sluscombe - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 16:24

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 16:24
Thanks gmd - but all of the work that has been done so far is after the car has been on the diagnostic computer and phoning Mitshibushi themselves. Told them that they were guessing
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Follow Up By: dbish - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 17:58

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 17:58
The problem with diagnostic computers they dont tell the whole story, If the Mechanic doesnt fully understand how the part of the vehicle works that is being diagnosed, then yes he is guessing. Several years ago when i was a Ford mechanic, Fords used to run very comprehensive courses on each new model, Dont know if this happens these days with cost cutting!!!
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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 17:57

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 17:57
The only flashing light I have experienced in my '04 NP Paj is the 'Active Stability' lamp on a couple of trips in the middle of nowhere - took me a while to work out the rear left tyre was a bit lighter on tread than the other side. Only happens when the van is hooked on. Very conscious of the need for good tread since.

What is the 'LC' light please?

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Reply By: patsproule - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 18:47

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 18:47
It's the centre diff lock light. It will flash and at the same time extinguish all other wheel lights when it detects a fault with the SuperSelect II system. Most common faults are one of the 6 shift rail position sensors in the top cover of the transfer case, the vacuum feed & switches for the front diff actuator, the front diff engage sensor, the transfer & transmission wiring loom (usually just gets dirty or wet) or at worst (and a lot less likely) a binding transfer shift rail - usually from lack of use.

Come over to the pajeroclub.com.au forums - there are quite a few threads on variations of this fault.

By the way - a generic fault coder reader will not help you diagnose it. Only a Mitsubishi MUTT will talk to the transfer case ECU across the CAN BUS. And it gives a wealth of information on the system. A decent tech should be able to see via the sensors what's not engaging or moving.

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Follow Up By: _gmd_pps - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 12:33

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 12:33
Who was talking about generic code readers ??
If you cannot by the manufacturers diagnostic tools do not buy the car: simple.
have fun
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