The dipstick for the auto gearbox has two sets of marks. The lower end of the dipstick is marked - cold. The upper end of the dipstick is marked -hot. When the engine is cold, the oil level should register on the bottom level and after running for 10 miles or so, when tested with the engine running, the oil, on the gearbox dipstick should register on the upper (hot) level. However this is not happening. There is no oil showing on the dipstick at all when tested 'hot running', even though it has started off at the correct cold level. The oil in the gearbox sump seems to disappear when hot instead of registering higher up on the dipstick. So the opposite is happening to the levels.
This would seem to indicate that there is insufficient transmission oil in the gearbox, but recently on ascending a steep climb, the transmission lost power, the A/T warning light came on as the oil in the gearbox overheated. This would seem to indicate that there is too much oil ! What do you think is happening. How can I correct this.
There are no Mitsubishi agents in my area, and probably none in Zimbabwe, so I am stuck with this problem and will be very grateful for any helpful advice. I am 75 years of age and extremely short of funds !
have the same problem?
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 AT 2:13 AM