Question about 1986 Mitsubishi Tredia

1 Answer

Front wheel drive and transmission

I was driving on the highway and something popped and i had been told earlier to get a cv joint replaced and that if it should break that the car would feel like the transmissions was bad but that it would be something else that drives the front wheel drive . the cars runs but i can not get it to go into any gear.....any info you have would be greatly appreciated

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 291 Answers

That 'pop' noise you heard, and the subsequent inability to shift into any gear can indicate a shift linkage problem. This isn't too uncommon on a 20 year old car. I would recommend having a transmission shop or the dealership inspect your cable linkages and replace them if necessary. But your worst case scenario is that your transmission has a broken band or planetary gear. If this is the case, you'll need a transmission rebuild. Hopefully your problem is just the linkage. Good luck!

Posted on May 15, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

What is a cv shaft


Dear Dianne,
Under the front hood of your Honda is a motor or it is also called an engine.
The engine is hooked or fastened to a large container called a transmission, which is also under the front hood.
In order to get the car to move, there are 2 steel drive shafts going from the transmission to the front wheels.
These drive shafts are about one to 2 feet long, and each one drives a front wheel. That is why there are 2.
These steel drive shafts have a large joint at each end of them, so you see why there are 4 joints.
The joints attach to the wheel on one end and the transmission on the other end.
These 2 steel drive shafts are called cv shafts because they have a CV joint at each end, and these CV joints are a part of the shaft assembly.
The CV shafts "transfer" the movement of the engine to the wheels.

Dec 03, 2015 | 2007 Honda CR-V

2 Answers

How do I decide if it's the drive shaft or the CV joint?


It is easier to change the whole half shaft than it is to change just the CV joint.

Aug 13, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

The front left wheel makes a terrible grinding popping sound when I turn the wheel to the left. It also seems to be driving a little "weird", kind of "mushy" and loose. There is a boot...


That a CV joint you're describing. That boot protects bearing from dirt getting in and grease from getting out. You don't have to hit anything, they split with age, deteriorate and sometimes actually twist on shaft and gives the appearance like you smacked something. Replace or have someone replace CV joint and boot on that wheel and you should be good to go.

Mar 11, 2011 | 2008 Toyota Tundra

5 Answers

Does the 1988 Nissan Stanza have U-joints? The reason I ask is because when the car shifts it jolts. And when you put it in gear it jolts and vibrates. I looked under the car and I dont see a driveline. Is...


Hi, yes you have front wheel drive. The drive shafts are on each side going from the transaxle to the wheels. each axle has 2 constant velocity (CV) joints. This is a bit different than a U-joint but serves the same purpose. There are 2 indications of a worn out CV joint. Id the boot is torn, the CV will wear out due to dirt getting in. If you hear a popping noise when making a sharp turn, that is a worn our CV joint. If your boots are intact and there is no popping on turns, the odds are the problem is not with the joints but somewhere else in the drive train. Raise the car and turn the wheels by hand to see where the play is coming from. let us know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

front wheel drive axle:

jturcotte_170.jpg

Jan 20, 2011 | 1988 Nissan Stanza

1 Answer

Dear sir yes i ment cv joint & no it does


CLUNK NOISE YOU HEAR IS WORN CV JOINTS.

May 26, 2010 | 2003 Saturn VUE

2 Answers

Growling noise from front of my taurus while driving, it also makes a whining noise when i steer hard left. i had the right front wheel bearing changed but the noise's are still there. also the inner cv...


It sounds like the CV joint, no they are not supposed to be loose, free to move but not loose like you describe, sort the CV then look at the wheel bearing as I imagine all the noises will disguise others

Jan 07, 2010 | 1997 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

2005 buick rendezvou front passenger wheel wobeling after sharp right turn heard a popping sound


Is this vehicle front wheel drive..? If it is then you have a CV joint about to collapse !!! The CV or Constant Velocity joint allows the drive from the transmission to drive the wheel during turns. The joint is made up of balls and sockets and as the sockets wear,they elongate. Eventually, the balls try and lift out of the sockets and this is the popping sound you can hear.. Replace BOTH joints because if one has failed, the other one will too. If you don't replace them, they can snap and you may lose control and crash !!! Replacing them is relatively easy. Remove the drive shaft from the transmission or gearbox by releasing the large nut at the outer side of the disk rotor. release the upper ball joint which will allow you to pull the shaft out of the rotor and the transmission. The joint is held onto the shaft by an internal circlip and a good tug on the joint will allow it to slide off the shaft. Refit the new joint and refit the shaft. Make sure the nut at the rotor end is TIGHT!!!! and make sure you refit the locking pin if it has one..

Dec 01, 2009 | 2005 Buick Rendezvous

2 Answers

Front end vibration


on both my Camrys, i had this problem. You could really notice it when you were driving down the road going 40-60 mph and punch the gas - car would vibrate, let off the gas - vibration stops, punch the gas - car vibrates...... On both, it was the CV joints. It is much easier to just replace the drive axles (with the new cv joints and boots already installed). For my last replacement, i think thy were only around $65 each.

Mar 30, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Camry

3 Answers

My 93 caravan will shutter when drive at highway speed


sound like the lhand cv has lost all its grease and needs replacing i am 99% sure of this the retaining nut could also be loose

Mar 24, 2009 | 1993 Dodge Caravan

2 Answers

Inner cv joints


inner cv joints are the joints on the inner half of the axle shaftswhere they go into the transmission. sometimes the easiest thing to do is replace the axle shafts

Jan 05, 2009 | 1996 Chrysler LHS

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

114 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mitsubishi Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Mitsubishi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...