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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT: automatic..shifted..kick..The reverse

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I have an automatic 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT and the transmission was replaced about 3 months ago. It shifted fine for about a month, then only 1st and 2nd & sometimes the 3rd shift would kick in. The reverse also works fine, now not even 3rd at times. What could it be?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ironmike replied 7 years ago.


I would start with getting the vehicle scanned for trouble codes. You may have a bad TCM(trans control module) If there are several codes that is a good sign it is failing. Get the codes and we can go from there.

good luck

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I did take it to Precision Auto & Transmission and their diagnosis was:

Transmission check out only 1st and 2nd gear diagnose transmission, no shift issue and found internal speedometer gear. I still don't understand what this means, because were very vague so that I would leave it there.

Expert:  Ironmike replied 7 years ago.
go to a parts place and get the code and #. I will look them up and we can do the diagnosis together.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I will do that, thanks.


Expert:  Ironmike replied 7 years ago.