1992 Mitsubishi Pajero NH 3.6 V6 petrol
I love my Pajero. It was money well spent, and I would recommend one to anyone
Since I've owned it, I've had to replace 2 radiator hoses, & now it's sprung a leak from the water pump, which has gotten worse over a period of roughly 3 weeks. And also it's never had an air conditioner since I've owned it!! But I've bought a new air conditioner compressor for it recently, but I have no idea how to install it. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could please explain the whole process of how to install it. I thought at first I could just take notice of how to install it from taking the old one out, but unfortunately the previous owner must have had it taken out, because there isn't an air conditioner compressor in my 4x4 (so that ruined my idea of installing my new one).
Also the control knob for the fan gets stuck and won't turn all the way around to the A/C part (it will turn to the sun symbol, and then to 1, 2 and 3, but then that's as far as it will turn). Can anyone tell me if it will go right around once the air conditioner compressor is installed, or should it still turn right around??
Thanks in advance.
I really love this car, it's the most comfortable car to drive I've ever owned.
It has really good traction control. Overall it's a great 4x4 off roader (I've had it in some really tough places, and it has never let me down once e.g.: thick red clay mud, and roughly about 2/3 of the tyres submerged, if not maybe a bit more).
I've driven it through pretty deep muddy water, roughly about halfway up to the doors, and went through it without any problems at all. And I've taken it across a river with a pretty strong current, and it went across with no problems at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd February, 2015
3rd Feb 2015, 03:34
Sorry but you have no chance of installing the compressor yourself unless you have the specialist skills and equipment e.g. the refrigerant gas to pressurise the system.
Also, your Pajero is old enough that it probably had the older type of CFC gas, which you won't get anyone to fill it with, therefore it has to be converted to the newer type of gas. It's seriously not worth getting it working on a vehicle this old, as you're looking at over $1000 in parts and labour, which is probably why the previous owner didn't bother. This is from personal experience with a 1993 Mazda.
It also sounds like the switch has been modified so that the A/C mode can't be selected due to the absence of the compressor.