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Mitsubishi lancer SW automatic trans wont shift

Seems when hot after going uphill
the trans shifts to 3 and wont go back to 4 when going straight or even downhill
haven't changed the oil or checked the filter yet
will that help?
first second and third no problem
and OD works when 4th works

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You may have a shift solenoid (inside the transmission) that fails to work when trans is hot, take it to Kragen or another chain parts store and have them run the code test, then get back to me.


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Yes it sounds like a solenoid,,but if this goes out it wont shift it all, i could be wrong,, try to explain.. theirs a cast alumn plate about 1 thick it bolts to the bottom of your transm,,,,for every gear their is a clyder with a it operrated pressure,, now if you have a code on computer the engin light comes on. id say it is a solenoid... you can call the main company ask for repair..tell them and they will give u an opion..

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