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2001 mitsubishi eclipse: i need a diagram of the shift solenoids

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i need a diagram of the shift solenoids on a 2001 mitsubishi eclipse so i can tell which ones are c and d. i have the parts, and the pan is off the tranny right now but i dont know which ones to change out of the 5 soleniods that are there
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Mitsubishi does not letter their shift solenoids; if you have trouble code numbers that referenced C and D I can tell you which solenoids they and which ones those are.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
yes please tell me which ones cause i have the pan off the tranny right now i see that there is three solenoids on the driver side and two on the passenger side of the tranny and i need to replace c and d.
Expert:  Doug C. replied 3 years ago.
Right.... as I mentioned Mitsubishi does not letter the transmission solenoids; the information you received was proprietary... if you have trouble codes we can ID which solenoids they mean, but Mitsubishi does not identify them by letter, only by function.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
the codes were po760 and po765 which are c and d and the picture is exactly what i needed is there anything else i need to know about changing them or when im putting it all back together
Expert:  Doug C. replied 3 years ago.
Nothing really; if you know which is C and D from that picture then great (I am digging currently looking for a letter reference back to Mitsubishi naming).

Replacement is pretty straight forward once you have the pan off which you already do; just be sure that the fluid is filled properly (measure with the vehicle running and HOT when checking the dipstick) and I strongly recommend you use only Mitsubishi SPIII fluid; there is not known aftermarket fluid that is compatible long-term.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Do I have to get that fluid at the dealer
Expert:  Doug C. replied 3 years ago.
Yes; SPIII is only available at dealers, and is about $6 a quart. As I mentioned before, there are no known compatible or universal fluids that work in it's place. "Universal" and DEX3 type fluids have a tendency to develop poor shifts that result in premature clutch disc wear, and eventually result in heavy sediment in the torque converter.... not a good thing. I strongly recommend you use only SPIII if you are planning on keeping the vehicle long term to avoid any unnecessary repairs.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Would it hurt to use the universal fluid just for today to see if the problem is fixed
Expert:  Doug C. replied 3 years ago.
No as long as it is a type 3 compatible fluid (dexron for example); just be aware that the shifting may not be as nice as before, and long term use is bad.... you will need to have the fluid flushed at a dealership afterward to make sure you get it all out (usually about $130 including fluid)

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