2002 MITSUBISHI LANCER TRANSMISSION PROBLEM

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  • JERRYHAHIN
  • 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer

Transmission problem
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 130, 00 miles

While driving to work this morning, my transmision suddenly failed to engage. It would not engage in any gear. Prior to this, I noticed in each gear the engine rev rate was very high (not in the red zone though) as I was accelerating in eahc gear. The car qit engaging at a stop sign and when I exited the car and lifted the hood I could smell something burnt. Ther was not noticable smoke or any other indication of a problem. Is this my whole transmission, clutch or what has happened?

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 8:04 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi JERRYHAHIN,

The smell was probably from the trans.

The ATF level must have been low which caused the slipping.

If you are lucky, there might be a leakage with the hoses and the fluid got dry. Fixing the leak and adding ATF might solve the problem.

Otherwise you need to rebuild the trans.

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