• Tiny
  • FTOALEX123
  • 1996 Mitsubishi FTO
  • 95,000 miles

Ok I need help please. My FTO Mitsubishi 1996 gearbox is playing up. On cold starts the car starts ( bad idle) and when put into drive it goes and changes gear ok then suddenly jerks back as if your going into a higher gear and then it gets stuck on LIMP mode gear 3 with n light flashing. I checked the gear box oil and its black and dripping so its very fin when it should be red or dark red and thick. Could this cause it? When the cars hot and you switch it off and start it it revs a bit high and will not drive in D it just revs even in trip tronic. Reverse works fine. I have to wait for the car to get cold. I recon its the oil no tto sure.

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Sunday, March 4th, 2012 AT 2:42 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 44,843 posts

If it's black then you probably have an internal issue like a bad seal/clutch problem. Have a trans guy look at it. I suspect it's time for a rebuild.

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Sunday, March 4th, 2012 AT 4:08 PM

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