Transmission has a hard shift issue after changing the gear oil

Tiny
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  • 2009 MITSUBISHI LANCER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 390,000 MILES
The car listed above saloon; I changed the gear transmission oil couple of days ago, now the transmission is a bit hard to change from gear to another. What is the issue?
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Friday, January 14th, 2022 AT 2:34 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

It sounds like the oil itself. What brand and viscosity oil did you use for the repair? I attached the specs below along with the procedure. Check out the diagrams (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Roy
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Friday, January 14th, 2022 AT 5:03 AM
Tiny
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Dear Roy, thanks a lot for your valuable time in replying to my question
and cooperation, I really appreciate your effort in resolving my issue.
And really sorry for late reply.

Dear Roy, I saw your attached files regarding my car and found out that I put on my car the wrong gear oil so, I guess it's why my transmission is doing this kind of issue.

Instead of "75W-80 Gear + GL-3" oil type, I put on "SI G-90" from Shell CO.
I called in my Local Mitsubishi Motors Co. Regarding the issue, they said this oil you want, you might not find it around here (in my country).

Please Roy, check the attached video and photos as you requested so.
From the video you could just realize that the transmission is stuck/cannot change to the other gear.

Moreover, could you please send me the Owner's manual for my car?
Coz I recently bought this car (Pre-enjoyed) so I guess there's no manual left in the car from the previous owner.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you ASAP.
Thank you kindly.

Best wishes,
Hanoled544
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Monday, January 17th, 2022 AT 9:36 AM
Tiny
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I would replace the fluid with the correct fluid and see if it helps it any before we talk about damage to the transmission itself.

Roy
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Monday, January 17th, 2022 AT 10:49 AM
Tiny
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Okay Roy, I will check this type of oil and change it then I will see.
Thanks,

There's another issue, this car uses 95 MO gas, but the previous owner was using 91 Mo Gas for this car, now the car has an issue in gear 3 and 5, the car starts cutting off when you accelerate it start cut off. Is it because of the fuel being used? Or what can it be?
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Monday, January 17th, 2022 AT 12:09 PM
Tiny
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No, it is not.

Site rules allow one subject per question.

Please start a new question and we will be glad to continue to help.

Roy
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Monday, January 17th, 2022 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
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Understood, thank you.
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Monday, January 17th, 2022 AT 12:20 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Monday, January 17th, 2022 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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Roy,

in my country, I didn't find the right fluid for my Mitsubishi Lancer car MTF.
The company itself doesn't have it.

However, I found another company (Mannol) having the same grade as required which is 75W-85 but its API GL-4. And mine should be GL -3. Can I use this one for my gear instead?

Check the attached photo of the fluid.

Thanks
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Monday, January 17th, 2022 AT 11:30 PM
Tiny
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Yes, you must use a minimum of GL-3. The 4 is better, so yes. You could not use anything less than GL-3.

Roy
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 AT 1:54 AM
Tiny
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Can you please elaborate more? What does GL-3 and 75W-8085 stand for?
In the manual it says GL-3 and 75W-80, but the available right now is GL-4 and 75W-85.

Please have a look at the photo attached below.
Many thanks
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 AT 5:57 AM
Tiny
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GL4 is better than GL#. That is good.

75w-85 is the weight of the oil, both hot and cold.

Those specs are critical for the proper operation of the shifting.

Roy
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 AT 6:00 AM
Tiny
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Okay Roy, thanks!
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Friday, January 21st, 2022 AT 9:39 PM

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