Question about Mitsubishi Lancer
I have a 2006 Lancer ES. I had a replacement used gearbox fitted some months ago by a nationwide company. Cost $2,600. Soon found that it was difficult to get into 1st gear, particularly in the morning. Also found that when changing from 1st to 2nd that gears grated as if clutch not depressing fully. The only way to avoid this was to stop midway briefly between the two gears in double declutch fashion. After various returns to the workshop, the workshop ultimately deemed there was a problem within the gearbox, so took the car in for a week, during which time they (alledgedly) sent for and installed another gearbox. I drove the car for a while, and pretty soon determined that the problem between 1st and 2nd gear was still there. Further diagnosis was carried out over several days, and I was told the problem wasnt within the gearbox area at all, but was to do with the linkage from the gearstick which was accessed from within the car. They said they greased an area, adjusted cables etc, and that should do the trick. It was quite good for a while, but the symptoms of crashing the gears between 1st and 2nd is coming back, as are the original symptoms of it being hard to get into gear when starting in the mornings. My question is: Do you think this problem is one that could be remedied through the floor of the car (which didnt work)? I cant be totally sure a second gearbox was fitted of course, so it could be they're trying to work with the first replacement! Any advice as to what this might be would be appreciated, so that I can understand to a degree what they try to tell me when I take the car back again. It is under warrenty for a little longer.
Problems with a clutch system will result in grating first gear or reverse gear as the input shaft is still being turned by the engine. 2nd gear is syncro operated so any mismatching of gear speeds will be overcome by the syncro ring of the gears. By double de clutching you state that the problem is eased somewhat and this indicates that the gear box is at fault ( shaft bearings, syncro rings, gear teeth ) hard movement of the gear lever would indicate failed gear cable ,linkage or gear lever pivot problems. What you describe is a gear box fault. I would take it back and tell them to fix it or exchange it . Keep all records of conversations and dealings as you may have to get legal help to have the shop full their warranty agreement. Time to remove ,repair and replace a gear box would not exceed 12 hours in an accredited shop
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