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Old 04-21-2004, 07:01 AM
 
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Hi there. I have a 1997 Spyder 2.4L engine with an automatic OD transmission. Last week I was driving on the freeway going about 60mph and when I step on the gas, the transmission just slipped. It feels like its in neutral. When I put it in drive it makes a winding noise coming from the transmission. The car doesn't move at all. The only gear that works is reverse, but very weak. My friend told me the problem could be the torque converter in the transmission. Or do I need a new transmission? If you have any ideal please let me know. Oh, and if you know where I can get a 2.4L F4a23 transmission let me know. I been looking around every where, but they are asking too much. </P>


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Old 04-21-2004, 12:05 PM
 
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Chances are it's the torque converter. You may want to try a transmission fluid flush and replacement. If the car has high miles and you don't know whether or not the fluid has been changed, chances are it hasn't. It's not too terrible, once you change the fluid everything should be back to normal. However, if you've ran the car abusively with the same old fluid, it will mess up the torque converter. You can get the tranny flushed at almost any shop like Aamco or Midas,trying to flush it yourself is kinda hard. Also, those transmissions are hard to come by, but they were also used in the early to mid 90's Galants if that helps.
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Old 04-21-2004, 06:55 PM
 
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Thanks for the info SpyderGS.</P>


The car has 100k miles. I had the transmission oil change about 20k miles ago. The other thing I notice when I check the transmission oil, it smells burnt. If I take the transmission off, how do I check to see if the torque converted is bad? What's the way to test to know if its the problem?</P>


Yah I check for the Galant's transmission too, but they are asking about $800-$1000 with about 80k miles on it. Isn't that too much? 5sp tranny is only about $400.</P>


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Old 04-22-2004, 12:39 PM
 
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Yea it sounds like the torque converter is going out on you. I have an automatic spyder also. I never had that specific problem before, but it sounds just like symptoms of it going out on you.<IMG src=smileys/smiley2.gif border="0">
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Old 04-22-2004, 11:38 PM
 
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Wow, that is a lot for the transmissions. Hmm...i'm not exactly sure on how to check the torque converter, i'm guessing you would have to take it apart and look for brazed fins or something like that? Anybody know? I hate to do this since i'm the mod here....but go to the ATDSM yahoo groups and tell them the symptoms. They'll be able to help you better than me just guessing in the wind. Don't mean to blow you off onto another forum, i'm just trying to help you fix your problem before it gets worse, i.e. damaging your transmission.</P>
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Old 04-22-2004, 11:56 PM
 
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Any transmission specialist should be able to look at it for a reasonably cheap price. They will be able to tell you what the problem is and exactly what you will need to replace.
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:01 AM
 
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Thanks for the lead to ATDSM. I look everywhere on ATDSM page, but can't find the page where to post my question. The ATDSM site is hard to use, can't find the page to where people post there questions. Its nothing like this website. </P>


I would bring it to a shop for anestimate, but last time I brought my Integra in with a tranny problem. They told me to replace the 5sptranny, but it turns out just to be a gear shiftingbearing problem. Thanks toa friend of mindthat told me this or else they would just had replace the tranny and rip me off.So I don't really trust shops any more. Thats why I'm asking around to see if my Eclipse needs a need tranny or just the torque converter. I have ask alot of people that deals with cars and nobody has a sure answer.</P>


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Old 04-23-2004, 12:19 PM
 
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<FONT size=1>For the ATDSM group, you have to have a yahoo email account. Not a big deal, but just sign up and you'll be able to post. Yeah, it's way different than here, this place is much more user friendly.</FONT></P>
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:01 PM
 
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sounds like your tranny is gone. umm....what is the deal with eclipse automatic tranny's???? mitsu didnt do something right. good luck replacing it to. you need somebody that knows something about them cars to be able to replace an imports tranny and they do NOT come cheap neither.
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Old 04-26-2004, 03:57 PM
 
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They just weren't built to handle alot of power. Mitsubishi didn't exactly make it open for upgrades.
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