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I have a Mitsubishi Montero Sport and it won't shift into

Customer Question

hi I have a Mitsubishi Montero Sport and it won't shift into drive or reverse. What do you think is going on.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: 2002 ..you mean oil leak or transmission
JA: Are you fixing your Montero Sport yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: taking it to a mechanic and I just wonder rwhat the options may be and cost its a 2002
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Here’s the sequence of events I follow:
Check fluid level and color. Make appropriate repairs.
Check shift solenoids with a scan tool in bidirectional mode if
applicable. Shift solenoids are inside the transmission and this is
the easiest way to check them.
Drop pan and inspect for excessive metal shavings inside pan.
Check valve body and clutches visually.
Hopefully you may not have to go this far, maybe you just were a
bit low on fluid.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Im not a mechanic. I took it to a mechanic and I am wondering what the options or possible causes are and potential cost
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
are you going to answer
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Okay, once they do these items I mentioned to you, they will then know what needs to be fixed. At this time there's no way of knowing until some testing is done.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what a waste
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Our goal here is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. We may not always
have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but our job is to get you on
the right track, which we always do. We can’t hear, see, smell or
touch your vehicle from where we’re at, so your understanding of
that is greatly appreciated. There are no magical or miraculous
answers, but we do our best to guide you in the right direction.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly appreciate a 5
star rating now and I will still assist you after you have rated me
too if another question pops up. I don’t get credit for helping you
until you rate me.
Thanks again, Ron

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Really didn't answer what I was asking
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

How can I give you an estimate of costs for something I don't know yet is wrong. In shops we isolate the problem then tell you what the costs are to repair it. What you're asking is totally bogus.

Ron

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is what it is please stop emailing me
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Okay