1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 162000 miles
My '94 eclipse keeps blowing the auto transmission dipstick out.
History: Transmission (TM) was rebuilt 12,000 miles ago, new radiator. Bad rebuild, transmission failed @ 4,300 miles, they had to redo. The shop then cut the TM cooling lines loose from new radiator and jurry rigged a 6" x12" heat exchanger to the radiator. Ever since rebuild I find dip stick blown out, fluid spraying everywhere. This tells be internal pressure is building up.
On top of the TM is a tube that I believe is the vent pipe (rubber cap over flaired tube) but it apparently is completely clogged up. Put drops of alchol in tube, just sat there, level did not fall.
Is there an orfice or something? What are my options for resolving this problem.
Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 2:24 PM