AfterMarketNews Auto Care Pro AutoProJobs Auto-Video.com Brake&Frontend BodyShopBusiness Counterman EngineBuilder Fleet Equipment ImportCar Motorcycle & Powersports News Servicio Automotriz Shop Owner Tire Review Tech Shop Tomorrow's Tech Underhood Service

Diagnosing Power Steering Loss on a 2008 Ford Escape

The vehicle in question is a 2008 Ford Escape with a 3.0-L engine. The customer complaints are as follows: The steering wheel will turn by itself; at times, usually when turning, the vehicle will lose all power steering assist; and occasionally, while...

Read more...

Cartridge Oil Filter Tips

Cartridge oil filters account for a large number of oil filter applications in the field. The chances of improperly installing a cartridge oil filter are greater than with a spin-on filter. The key is to take your time, inspect before installing and follow...

Read more...

The Case of the Missing Starter

I was called last fall by a client who owns a heavy-duty diesel shop to diagnose a no-cranking condition on his father-in-law’s 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. Because his work is mainly with heavy-duty trucks, my client knew he was lacking both in tooling and...

Read more...

Inside The Bosch Xperience Mobile Technician Training

Robert Bosch LLC has been bringing technician training straight to the shop this year with its Bosch Xperience mobile tour, and when it rolled into The Swedish Solution in Orange Village, Ohio, a team of editors from Babcox Media had to check it out. In...

Read more...

Oklahoma Shops Organize To Join Auto Care Association

The auto shops in Tulsa, Okla., are organizing an effort to all join the Automotive Service Association in order to improve the overall service levels of the city. ABC Channel 8 in Tulsa, Okla., has the details: Randy Calley of Same Day Auto Repair...

Read more...

Service Adviser Pay Program Tips That Work

If you are looking to drive up your profits, you need to ensure you have service advisers that have the right attitude, aptitude and ethics. They will need to have the natural talent to sell, they will need to be well trained, and they will need to have...

Read more...

Speed Sensor Diagnostics: The 'If’s' of Sensors and Speed Explained

If all of the wheel speed sensors are generating a speed signal, and they all agree, the wheel speed sensor (WSS) is not an issue, but something else might be, possibly an intermittent wiring fault in one of the WSS circuits. If one of the WSS...

Read more...

What is Brake Noise? The Basics of Diagnosing NVH

What does your shop do when a brake noise complaint enters the service bays? Does it end up hurting productivity for the rest of the day as a technician randomly applies lubes, pastes and sprays to the brake system hoping that the problem will be...

Read more...

How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

Dual clutch transmissions are like ­having two manual transmissions shifting together while being controlled like an automatic transmission. This is the transmission of the future because it is lighter than an automatic and is just as ­efficient...

Read more...

Tell Us Your Top 5 Tools and Win!

Send in your list of your five favorite tools and equipment that help you most in the shop, and you could be chosen to win a $25 gift card for Bass Pro Shops. From scan tools to flashlights, impact wrenches to on-car brake lathes or computer systems...

Read more...

Pulling Codes: Good Guys Vs. Bad Guys

The Story of U0100 This article will document Code U0100 — Lost Communication with the ECM/PCM. In the world of automotive module-to-module communication, it can mimic a good guy/bad guy situation — the good guy has made an attempt to communicate...

Read more...

Snap-on Franchisee Conference Introduces Latest Tool & Equipment Innovations

The Snap-on Tools Franchisee Conference (SFC), held in Orlando, FL, played host to more than 8,000 registered attendees this past weekend; including principals representing more than 3,000 North American routes as well as their families and guests. The...

Read more...

Home Asian Tech Tip: Mitsubishi 2-3 Shift Flare, Slipping

Print Print Email Email

Some customers may complain of shift flare when shifting from second gear to third gear. This bulletin contains procedures for diagnosing and repairing this condition. New, improved parts are listed in the Parts Information section of this bulletin.

Affected vehicles: 1997-2002 Mirage, 1999-2005 Galant, 2000-’05 Eclipse, 2001-’04 Diamante, 2001-’05 Eclipse Spyder, 2002-’05 Lancer, 2003-’05 Outlander, 2004 Lancer Sportback Wagon and 2004-’05 Endeavor

Procedure:
1. Test-drive the vehicle to confirm that shift flare occurs at the 2-3 shift.

2. Check the ATF level and color. Correct as necessary. Inspect the A/T drain plug for metal debris.

3. Start the engine and warm the ATF to 140-212° F (60-100° C). With constant throttle opening at TPS reading 1.7-1.8V, confirm that the 2-3 upshift occurs between 35 and 40 mph (between 56 and 64 km/h). Continue this driving pattern until the 2-3 shift has occurred five times.

a. If the shift flare is not eliminated after the 2-3 shift has occurred five times, continue with Step 4.

4. Check for DTCs.

a. If any DTC is set, diagnose the DTC as described in the appropriate service manual.
b. If no DTCs are set, perform the pressure tests for the OD clutch and second brake as described in Group 23 of the appropriate service manual. Record the pressures on the repair order. Then continue with Step 5.

5. Open the rear cover. In the seal ring area, inspect the drum, seal rings and rear cover for grooves, excessive damage and poor clearance. See Fig. 1.

Fig. 1

Note: Perform this inspection/repair with the transmission assembly in the ­vehicle.

a. If any grooves, damage or clearance problems are found, replace the following parts with the new, improved parts listed in the Parts Information chart at right.

– Reverse/OD Clutch Assembly (with drum)
– Reverse Retainer
– Seal Rings
– Rear Cover
– Input Shaft Rear Bearing

b. If no grooves, damage or clearance problems are found, follow the diagnosis procedure in Group 23 of the appropriate service manual.

                                PARTS INFORMATION

Part                                             Model                   Part Number

Reverse/OD Clutch Assembly    Mirage 1.5L             2722A020   
                                                   Mirage 1.8L              2722A019
Rear Cover                                  Mirage 1.5L, 1.8L    MD763204

Reverse/OD Clutch Assembly    Diamante                  2722A017
Rear Cover                                 Diamante                  MD763194

Reverse/OD Clutch Assembly    1999-2003 Galant 2.4L    2722A019
                                                    1999-2003 Galant 3.0L    2722A017
Rear Cover                                 1999-2003 Galant 2.4L    MD763204
                                                    1999-2003 Galant 3.0L    MD763194

Reverse/OD Clutch Assembly    2004-’05 Galant 2.4L    2722A019
                                                    2004-’05 Galant 3.8L    2722A023
Rear Cover                                  2004-’05 Galant 2.4L    MD763204
                                                    2004-’05 Galant 3.8L    MD763194

Reverse/OD Clutch Assembly    Eclipse/Eclipse Spyder 2.4L    2722A019
                                                    Eclipse/Eclipse Spyder 3.0L    2722A017
Rear Cover                                  Eclipse/Eclipse Spyder 2.4L    MD763204
                                                    Eclipse/Eclipse Spyder 3.0L    MD763194

Reverse/OD Clutch Assembly    Lancer/Sportback/Outlander    2722A019
Rear Cover                                 Lancer/Sportback/Outlander     MD763204

Reverse/OD Clutch Assembly    Endeavor 3.8L    2722A017
Rear Cover                                 Endeavor 3.8L    MD763194

Seal Rings                           All vehicles listed above    MD760146, MD760147
Input Shaft Rear Bearing    All vehicles listed above    MD752039 or MR446687

Courtesy of Mitchell 1.

The following two tabs change content below.
ImportCar Staff Writers

ImportCar Staff Writers

ImportCar Staff Writers

Latest posts by ImportCar Staff Writers (see all)

Latest articles from our other sites:

Tips for identifying timing belt, tensioner and idler failure

Courtesy of SKF When identifying timing belt, tensioner and idler failure, the first sign of wear is noise. For example, if the tensioner sounds bad, it’s usually bad. Start by listening to hear...More

Diagnosing Power Steering Loss on a 2008 Ford Escape

The vehicle in question is a 2008 Ford Escape with a 3.0-L engine. The customer complaints are as follows: The steering wheel will turn by itself; at times, usually when turning, the vehicle will lose...More

AVI Releases New Live Stream 7 (LS-7) Event

Save This Date: On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Customer Service expert Bill Haas will teach a FREE live, online course called "Service Selling Skills – Close One More Job." In this course from Automotive...More

Philips Introduces New Anti-Counterfeit Xenon HID Packaging

Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has developed special packaging to prevent piracy and protect customers from buying counterfeit Philips Xenon HID lighting. The new packaging...More

Custom Wheels and TPMS: What Are Your Options?

Selling, mounting and balancing custom wheels can be a profitable business, but what about tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...More

Eliminating GM Electronic Suspension Issues

Models: 2001-‘14 Cadillac Escalade Models 2001-‘14 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban 1500 2001-‘13 Chevrolet Avalanche 2001-‘14 GMC Yukon Models The electronic suspension control (ESC) system...More

Snap-on Offers Top 14.2 Reasons To Upgrade To Latest Diagnostic Software Release

Keeping the diagnostic tools up-to-date is critical, because without the latest vehicle coverage, professional technicians simply cannot service as many vehicles in a day. Snap-on Software Upgrade 14.2...More

Tell Us Your Top 5 Tools and Win!

Send in your list of your five favorite tools and equipment that help you most in the shop, and you could be chosen to win a $25 gift card for Bass Pro Shops. From scan tools to flashlights, impact...More