My over drive gear is not working

Tiny
ANDREWJR73
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  • 1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 155,000 MILES
My eclipse 2.0 dohc all wheel drive turbo automatic tranny slips in O/D won't go at all. What do I do? Was told that the End Clutch Plate is worn?
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 4:50 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Does it slip in any other gear?
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 5:01 AM
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ANDREWJR73
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No other gears slip only O/D 1st and 2nd stick a little between shifting
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 5:26 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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OD is run through the same clutch packs as the other gears. Therefore, I don't think it's clutched. Is the fluid clean and full?
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 5:49 AM
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ANDREWJR73
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Sorry for delay I'm working. Yes I changed tranny filter new fluid and full
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 7:39 AM
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KHLOW2008
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OD clutch is at end of transmission and can be accessed by taking the end cover off. Such problems are common for this transmission and replacing the OD clutch works.

The 1 - 2 sticking intermittently indicates the shift solenoids are not working well and quite often are the cause for transmission failure.
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
ANDREWJR73
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Thanks so much for help, so changing OD clutch is worth a chance?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 2:52 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Yes it is and might buy you some driving time with the transmission.
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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 AT 4:21 PM
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ANDREWJR73
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Where can I buy the overdrive clutch plate away I'm not having any luck maybe I have the termonology wrong?
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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 4:00 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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You can try the dealer or any place that does transmission rebuilds. Parts stores would only have the complete kit.

Replacing the clutch plates and disks would not work if the seals are bad and they would have to be replaced as well.

Installation on vehicle is a little tricky as the thrust washer ( item #9 in second diagram) tends to fall off. Use petreleum jelly to hold the retainer in place.
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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 AT 11:39 AM

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