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Experience:  Auto repair Technician with 17 years experience.Past ASE and other certifications.
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I purchased an 05 Mitsubishi Eclipse 5 days ago. It ran like

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I purchased an 05 Mitsubishi Eclipse 5 days ago. It ran like a bat out of hell for approx 2 to 3 hours and then while going up a hill I shifted from 2nd to 3rd and it shifted super hard, the N light started flashing and the Check Engine light came on. I tried reading the code but a faulty ground wire prohibited that. The weird thing is I'll say 2 out of 5 times after this incident it would start up and run fine but the other 3 out of 5 it was stuck in 3rd gear but I could manually shift into 2nd. I did some research and troubleshooting via the Web and YouTube and after unplugging a couple plugs into of my transmission now when I start the car the P light is NOT lit up. It goes into reverse and neutral (both R and N light up) but dies not shift into drive (nor the D light up). It's hard for me to believe the trans is shot because of the 2 of 5 times it would run and shift flawlessly, BUT..... I have seen stranger things. Any ideas? ??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

This sounds like an electrical fault with one or more of the solenoids in the transmission on the transmission valve body itself.I have seen the solenoids and sensors fail before needing replaced.You will have to get the OBD connection working to read out the fault codes as this will help diagnose and repair this issue.

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Thanks Pete