WHY IS THERE AN UNUSUAL STROKE WHEN MY CAR SHIDTS GEARS?

  • Tiny
  • chavacamarena
  • 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • 150,000 miles

I recently noticed an unusual pull when my car shifts from 2 to 3 gear. I have automatic transmission and I rwcently replaced the starter. And I might have taken a transmission bolt out by accident but I replaced it right away after I noticed my mistake. What could this strange stroke be a symptom of?

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 AT 11:49 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Could be slipping internally. Is there any check engine lights? How is the fluid? Have you serviced the trans fluid regularly?

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 AT 12:20 AM
  • Tiny
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I checked the trans fluid, it is critically low, and I got code po743. To my knowledge the car has not been getting regular service on trans fluid.

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 8:13 PM
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You can try changing the fluid and see what happens but I think you have internal issues.

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 8:14 PM
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I looked around all over the place but I just do not seem to find where should I add the new fluid, I cannot find the cap or somewhere to put it. All I see is the dipstick. Where do I add the new fluid? Please help.

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 8:39 PM
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In the dipstick tube

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 8:41 PM
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So after I found out that my problem was transmission fluid I added a quart and a half of fluid. And the problem was instantly solved, or so I thought because now I have a leaking problem. The fluid is leaking somewhere and I cannot find the. Source of. The leaking, any suggestions where to start looking?

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 3:01 AM
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Take it to a shop and let them tell you where it is coming from. There are way too many places it can be leaking from to try to guess.

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 AT 12:49 AM

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