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OD on Auto gearbox goes into neutral when cold

When the gearbox is cold OD will go in, but after a about 200yards it goes into neutral, if I ease off the accelarator it will re-engage, but will do the same again.

when the gearbox is hot generally the OD is no problem and it performs faultlessly. The gearbox out of OD performs normally.

The car is a Mitsubishi Galant VR V6 2000cc 1997 model.

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  • mrodulfo Apr 24, 2009

    I will give this solution a try, however the fluid was changed by Mitsubishi about 5000 miles ago, but when this problem started I found they had under filled the gearbox, below minimum, perhaps this affected oil quality but it looks clean as new. This problem only effects the Overdrive function.



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You need to have your transmission serviced. The fluid has gotten so thick in there that it builds up too much pressure and your transmission will either kick it out of gear or blow up. I'm glad it actually still works. Once the oil warms up it thins right out and it works no prob. Just service your tranny, and you'll be fine.


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    Calvin Hart Apr 25, 2009

    If it started at the last service, they probably didn't put the filter in right. Therefore there is a bad seal for the fluid to travel through, and it keeps kicking it out of gear.



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