I was driving on RTE 95 doing the speed limit (65) and cruising along with no problem when all of a sudden the car lost it's power and basically felt like it was in neutral.
I coasted to the side of the road, engine still running, and tried moving through the gears.... All gears the same, engine would rev when hitting the gas but there was nothing happening. It was like all gears were neutral.
It's a GTZ version Galant with 133K miles.
This is the first issue I have had with this car... any advice????
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Re: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Transmission problem?
Could be a few things:
Low on auto transmission fluid; this would cause you to lose a few of the forward gears (reverse is used less often so its the last gear to go Start the car and add fluid to the specified markings on the Auto Transmission dipstick
Bad auto transmission fluid; Check the fluid, if its brown and gives off a burning smell, it needs changing along with the filter
Bad transmisssion; if neither of the above are true, then it sounds like the clutches have burned out on the transmission or the transmission itself is bad; if 1 or 2 hasn't solved your issue the car needs to be diagnosed at a reputable transmission shop; Make sure they lay out all of your options and if you decide to have a major transmission repair done, the Kelly Blue Book value on a similar car similarlly equipted in exellent condition is about $6,800 retail
I hope this leads you in the right direction. Don't be afraid to post back with any questions. Best of luck.
Mine just did the same exact thing cruising at 75mph ... I took it to th tranny shop and he said the pump in the transmission blew and particles were everywhere in the transmission so it needed to be rebuilt ending cost... 2200$ :(
Im having the same problem. But will move foward if I step the gas pedal super slow. Since its the family car, I had the fluid drained yesterday. There was ateast 8 quarts in the bin. It seemed thin as water and was dirty black. Had it changed with 4 quarts only. Also did the throttle body clean and gas tank clean and even vaccum clean with Sea Foam. It burned alot of the accumulated carbon but its still sluggish. Wont go past 30 unless I go super slow. Maybe its a Sensor. In my case, I think the Catalyctic converters areclogged. Need to get that checked too.
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If it sounds like a jet taking off then it's most likely some rush of air so where/how does air under pressure come from? Well, it comes from your exhaust but you said that's been replaced. Could be a cylinder head gasket in a engine but you would have felt a lose of power if that was the problem.
Is it a bearing that just sounds like an air sound? As I've suggested with other people...have someone follow you, then pull up along side of you on both sides and see if they can hear/isolate where the sound is coming from.
Sometimes when you're driving it's hard to hear exactly where the sound is coming from because well....you're driving!
So having two people in another car riding along side of you on the highway or unpopulated back road can hear it better.
Just remember to do it safely...you are on the road after all but if you hear it at 40...you should be able to hear it loud and clear at 55 or 65 or whatever the speed limit is.
Going too slow on the highway is dangerous too so obey the speed limits.
code p0320 refers to cam shaft position (CKP) sensor/engine speed (RPM) sensor--circuit malfunction=== causes --wiring--CKP/RPM sensor ---ECM
because the engine runs ok until it is on cruise control I would be investigating the RPM sensor for a fault
The cruise control takes its control from the RPM sensor and if that circuit is interminable the the cruise control doesn't know what rpms to maintain.
If you know how to set your speed limiter. To set your cruise control, press the stalk in (to the right). The orange light on your dash should go out and you're ready to set your cruise control. You can start the cruise control by either moving the cruise control stalk up or down. Once you start the cruise control you can move the stalk up or down to increase or decrease your cruise speed. You can move it toward you to shut off the cruise control. You can press it in again to go back to the speed limiter. I hope this helps.
Sound's as though a previous owner installed a speed governor so that the engine would not exceed the nationwide 55-65 mph speed limit average. This most likely was a company owned vehicle or owned by someone concerned about speeding ticket's or excessive speed by a teenage driver. It can be uninstalled by an experienced mechanic. Unless this poses a problem while driving on an interstate, you may wish to leave it as is.