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Forget the ignition switch for now it is most likely not your problem. I assume a no-start.First have assistant turn on headlamps while you observe from front of car. As you observe, have them try to start car. Did the headlamps light? Did they glow less as the car was cranked? No headlamps or dim headlamps whilw cranking indicate a battery, battery connection, battery cables. Clean or replace these. If headlamps were bright then we can look at the starter. Raise vehicle safely, block rear wheels, put in park. Go under car and take a screwdriver and short across the starter terminals. A bad starter will only spark. If we determine starter is bad, remove the negative battery cable. Under car, observe the size of wrenches needed and then remove the 2 or 3 wires on starter, 2 or 3 starter bolts and any brackets that are in the way. Once unbolted, the starter will be easy to remove. Take it to a auto store that tests these free ,just to reconfirm it is bad. Reverse the procedure.

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Q: How do you change a starter or an ignition switch in a 1998 Mitsubishi Montero?
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