Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Mitsubishi

You have helped me before - 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse -

Customer Question
Hi Doug, You have helped me...
Hi Doug,
You have helped me before - 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Salvage Title -
Replaced the Manifold cats and cat under car like you suggested - the car has been running great since your advice - the transmission has issues now - the D light on the dash is flashing - it will only shift from 1-2nd gear - my daughter went to Mitsubishi to get it looked at -
They said the code says to replace transmission and replace the rear cat -
any clue ??? do they just read the codes without doing any kind of trouble shooting on the vehicle??? Could it be a wiring issue ????
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mitsubishi
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Answered in 12 minutes by:
11/20/2015
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Doug
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8,635
Experience: Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician
Verified

Hi,

I have a few issues with that (jumping to a transmission after only reading codes, the rear cat comment, etc), but lets get to that shortly.

Any chance you have the actual code numbers that they found in the system?

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He told me it was a code that had shift 3 and 4 issue and a book told him to replace trans
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Hmm.
Well I can tell you that there is almost nothing that the service manual recommends replacing the transmission on this model. The 40/50 transmissions are 100% serviceable, anything less than a structural/case problem can be fixed.
That being said... it doesn't mean it makes fiscal sense to fix it. Any internal failure usually ends up being more than one part to replace, as the failed part usually leads to debris, and there are many parts that can not be cleaned of debris and require replacement when that happens (oil pump, converter, etc). Then when you calculate the wear and tear on the transmission for the age and start adding in friction replacements etc since it is apart.... next thing you know you have a $4000 overhaul going on, which is a hard pill to swallow particularly when brand new units with a warranty are that much, not to mention being able to find a low mile used unit for 1/4 of the price or less.

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

For an example, I once had an Endeavor (same transmission) come in with a loose drive nut that had backed off into the planetary gears. Straight forward fix... torque and stake the drive nut and replace the damaged planetary set right? By the time the debris was fully removed it ended up getting a pump, converter and valve body as there was so much debris in there you couldn't reassemble it like that (as the old debris in the converter if you reused it for example would end up tearing up the new pump, scoring the valve body etc), and the OD clutches were burned up pretty bad so they got swapped out as well and so on.... by the end of the overhaul with labor it was just over $7000.
If it hadn't been a warranty issue, it would have made way more sense to replace the transmission with a used unit for ~$1200 and called it a day, with the whole repair bill ending up being 1/3 the amount. Of course in that instance it was a warranty job so it gets repaired by-the-book regardless of cost.

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Without knowing the exact codes (and specifically in the transmission controller, not the OBD codes) it is hard to say if that is a justified repair though. I can say this transmission overall is very reliable, and in most scenarios it is considered "unusual" to have a failure... I would be suspicious that there is something less severe going on. But again, technically speaking there really isn't anything at all that requires transmission replacement, all failures on this model can be repaired it is just a matter of whether or not it makes fiscal sense to do so.

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I read somewhere I can count the flashes of the D on the dash.
I will find out the codes and get back with you
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

An 09 should no longer have that function.... you can check though. I'm pretty sure they dropped the flash patterns (of the N light) several years before that.

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is there anything I can check myself ?
The wiring to the trans didn't look too good-
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Any wiring issue to the transmission is certainly going to be any area of concern. Literally every single wire going to it will cause the transmission to malfunction if it is cut/damaged/etc.
What exactly is the extent of the damage to the wiring?

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am work now
I will check it this evening
Is there a way I can send pictures?
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Sure, you can attach them here, or if the site gives you any issues (the image uploader sometimes has issues) you can instead upload to www.imgur.com and post the links here.

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Could it be the low temp switch or a speed sensor? And do you have a diagram where it's at
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Doug, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Sure it could be, but you don't want to just go replacing things randomly. The two speed sensors are on the top of the transmission, you need to remove the air box/intake duct, battery and battery tray to get to them. The temp sensor is internal and requires pulling the front pan off to access, and as well is unlikely to be related.
But again, the actual code numbers would be needed to make any sort of judgment like that.

Ask Your Own Mitsubishi Question
Ask Doug Your Own Question
Doug
Doug
Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 8,635
8,635 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician

Doug is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Doug

Doug

ASE Certified Technician

8,635 satisfied customers

Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

312 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech 15+ years

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ase master

205 satisfied customers

30 yrs foriegn and domestic, gas and diesel

Jake

Jake

Automotive Technician

195 satisfied customers

Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

160 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mitsubishi Mechanic

104 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

AMD

AMD

Master Technician

48 satisfied customers

L1 Advanced Level Diagnostics Specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Mitsubishi Questions
It won't start and I can't put it in neutral to tow it home,
It won't start and I can't put it in neutral to tow it home … read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
1991 Montero. Engine cuts out intermittently. While driving,
Engine cuts out intermittently. While driving, usually after being at a stop light and then taking off, engine dies as if I turned the key off. No hesitating or stumbling, just goes dead and then seems to restart while still rolling (manual transmission - may be the car jump starting itself). If I pull over, car will still be running and then will either restart right away or it may take several tries for the car to start again. Battery, alternator, plugs, plug wires, cap, rotor, coil are all new. Problem was occurring before and after I changed these parts out. … read more
Cesar Jimenez
Cesar Jimenez
Owner/CEO
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
99 satisfied customers
Same wandering, have replaced steering box, replaced
Same wandering, have replaced steering box , replaced everything on front end, have done alignment, the works. The steering is dangerous, can I delete and put different setup on vehicle … read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
A 2011 endever. The hand brake light is on. ,t know if a
A 2011 endever. The hand brake light is on. Don,t know if a cable has tightened up or maybe a sensor. It sometimes comes on then goes out and other times it stays on. … read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
0 satisfied customers
Tcl light tcl light antilock light and cruise light on dash.
Tcl light tcl light antilock light and cruise light on dash. No acceleration when in gear … read more
Jake
Jake
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
195 satisfied customers
I have a hole in my upper oil pan after going thru a creek
I have a hole in my upper oil pan after going thru a creek with rocks. Don't know if something inside shot out and made the hole or what but my 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor is not running. It's turns over… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
160 satisfied customers
I have a Mitsubishi Lancer 2011 And problem is that ac
Hi guys I have a Mitsubishi Lancer 2011 And problem is that ac doesn't work By pressing the ac on button There is no codes at ac control module and no codes at ECM Fuses all fine ECM was replaced and … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
160 satisfied customers
I have a Mitsubishi Pajero year 2008, Model:VP6WLNDFL,
Hi, I have a Mitsubishi Pajero year 2008, Model:VP6WLNDFL, Diesel, manual drive, Done only 70,000 km, VIN:JMYLNV96W8J001680. … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
4wd light blinks. When vehicle is in 2wd, light blinks
Have looked up the problem and it seems the freewheel front differential solenoid valve is wrong … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
160 satisfied customers
While driving after periods of time for no reason my gearbox
Hi, while driving after long periods of time for no reason my gearbox shifts into Neutral. The "N" and "D" light's are on and the car is in Neutral. If you shift back to Netural then out again it seem… read more
indy-tech
indy-tech
Shop owner, technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
Car is running and keys are out. Won't open. It's cold. 2015
To open with fob and other door with key. Car is running … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
160 satisfied customers
2002 Montero will operate in Reverse, bit won't go into gear
2002 Montero will operate in Reverse, bit won't go into gear in Drive. … read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
2001 3.0 spyder oil leak, I replaced valve cover gasgets,
2001 3.0 spyder oil leak , I replaced valve cover gasgets , oil on outside of power steering hose , oil burning off rear exhaust manifold after long up hill pull and idling I cannot find source of lea… read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,716 satisfied customers
I have a 91 montero. The turn signals just quit working. I
I have a 91 montero. The turn signals just quit working. I suspect the flasher, so bought a new one, but can't find anything that looks like it under the dash.… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,436 satisfied customers
Should I buy a brand new mitsubishi outlander SEL 2018. Is
Should I buy a brand new mitsubishi outlander SEL 2018. Is it an improved version of the car. I have heard there has been issues with reliability, but this one comes with a bumper to bumper warranty f… read more
Kavey
Kavey
86 satisfied customers
My check engine light is flashing for a time and then goes
My check engine light is flashing for a time and then goes solid then back to flashing. truck sounds ok except for a ticking sound when accelerating … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
2000 Montero sport limited. auto tranny with manual 4 x4.
2000 Montero sport limited. auto tranny with manual 4 x4. Can I tow on ground or do I need a dolley … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,716 satisfied customers
I have a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000gt which has been in storage
I have a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000gt which has been in storage for two years. Old stereo system was changed prior to storage so I cannot enter security code in order to start car after replacing battery. H… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,436 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x