Question about 1997 Mitsubishi Magna
Having problems with auto gear box in a 99 maga 3l replaced oil went ok for a bit then was reving hifgh before cluncing into gear and clutch was slippin
Hi I'm Peter, What kind of transmission oil did you use? According to what I have found from a Mitsubishi Master tech , here is his response and I have to believe it. As a Master tech myself my wife had a Galant and I was so glad the day it was totaled in a wreck. I had to change brake pads on that car at 17K miles. A brand new freaking car not even broke in and already having repairs. But back to you DO NOT drive it any more. I would drain it and hope I didn't find chunks of anything. Anyway here is what he said....I've been a tech for a long time and I've never seen more problems with vehicles using supposedly equivalent ATF than with Mitsubishi. I don't care what the bottle says, use only Mitsu SP4 in your vehicle or you will have issues. There are special friction modifiers that adhere to the torque converter clutch (and all the clutches for that matter) and without them you will have noticeably reduced smoothness. It won't "blow up" your transmission, it just won't shift or run like it should. Spend the extra bucks and get the mitsu fluid
Posted on Apr 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
prob has little to no clutch fluid, to check this open the bonnet, in the engine bay next to the brake master cylinder there is a round clutch master cylinder, unscrew the cap and topp it up with brake fluid.
If the system has run dry you may need to bleed the system, if not completly empty should be able to pump it a few times and will come good.
If this is the case there is a leak somewhere...
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
The knocking noise has to be a deep knocking noise if its the crank bearings . If the oil is very gooey the oil was never changed properly at the mileage or months as required. Also if the oil is thick as you state it must have 15,000 miles or more on this oil. 10,000 miles the oil will still be thin if never overheated. I suggest this engine be completely disassembled and inspected if you plan to keep it. You will find wear to more to it especially the cam shaft, lifters, rocker arm as so on. for the oil never lubricated the engine enough to save this engine
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
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Posted on Oct 15, 2010
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