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Pete, Automotive Mechanic
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Experience:  GM and Mercedes vehicle technician.17 years experience.
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero kicks transmission down and thros a

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1990 Mitsubishi Montero kicks transmission down and thros a ck engine light and can hear a click when this happens in passenger side kick panel where relays are
JA: How many miles are on the car? How old is the battery?
Customer: a lot like 240000
JA: Are you fixing your Montero yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: ive sent it out for a read at the dealer and nothing back from them as they replaced to 02
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: cant drive this vehicle anymore as it keeps kicking down in gear and sets the ck engine
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Pete replied 9 months 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 the engine or transmission is going into a fail safe limp mode.The transmission will down shift to second gear usually when this occurs.The computer will cause this to occur when a fault is detected.If you have not had the fault codes re checked to see what codes are set in all computers this needs done.Any codes set will help diagnose and locate the issue here.If you can get the fault codes checked and post the code info here let me know.This is a component on the engine or transmission causing this to occur.

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Thanks Pete