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.

General Comments:

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.

1992 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5L


I love the heated seats; they're good for my back


My Pajero started missing when approaching 80k, so I got it serviced, and a month and a half later, hello it's back. The service cost $600.

I spoke to my wife who took it in for me to be serviced, she said "oh yeah, that's right, the mechanic said the sparklers need swapping!, changing or was it replacing? Hmm? something like that, I said to the mechanic, don't worry about it".

My reply was something like "ARE YOU FOR @#%$EN REAL?" My wife took my wallet from my pocket, took out my credit card, a peck on the cheek and spent $500 on crap I don't need, $300 on herself, and a 4 Litre pack of oil for me. I got used to sleeping in that spare room.

General Comments:

Can someone please help? My truck ran well when it ran well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th September, 2007

1992 Mitsubishi Pajero GXL 2.5 turbo diesel


Great medium sized 4X4


Had engine oil leak from dipstick tube to cyl block union.

Required new rear shock absorbers.

Second seat row got stuck in one position (would not fold).

Rear door jammed shut lock failed.

Headlights are poor, have upgraded them so as night country driving is easier/ safer.

General Comments:

Car is a great medium sized 4X4 for the money paid. Loads of room for a growing family of four kids and two adults. As long as engine is driven to full potential (keep turbo working) acceleration and economy is pretty good for the class of car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2002

3rd Jul 2006, 04:51

I have Pajero 1992. I heard that high sound in the engine, especially in the morning when I started it, but after 15 minutes the sound goes down. Please help?