2-3 Shift Flair From Automatic Transmission on Mitsubishi Galant

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The automatic transmission may develop a 2-3 shift flair. This is commonly caused by an internal fault related to the reverse clutch assembly. Replacement of the rear housing and reverse clutch assembly may be required to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 136,974 (14,500–275,000)
10 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
33 people reported this problem
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Just bought the car second hand from a private party. Knew it had a few problems but took a gamble. Car shift hard shift when shifting from second into third gear. Would like to know a ballpark figure in regards to what I'm looking at for the cost of the repair.
its dosent shift and stays on one gear and speedometter dosent works properly
when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear it overrevs a little bit and goes right in to gear but if i floor it it shifts fine
02 galant just started not shifting out of 2nd.and rpm go very high at that time.even tried to shift it manually.please help.
Issue with 2nd Gear, will jolt from second to third gear. Diagnosed as unbalanced 2nd ratio.
notice delay in shifting gears from 2-3
Second to third gear....shifts smooth but rpms rise....just driving normal
Neutral light flashing
Problem/lag when shifting from 2nd to 3rd.
shifts hard going into 3rd. gear
Shakes at about 30 to 45 then it works fine. Also if I accelerate it hard it doesn't do it at all. Car is still at the shop being
When I take of from a dry stop it takes off kind of sluggish and when it's climbing into the higher rpms before shifting it makes almost like there's air pressure being released somewhere..it feels.like the engine is trying to put out the right amount of power,but something with the transmission is causing it to hold back..but the car just started this..and the noise only happens when the passing hear kicks in or climbing hi her rpms...PLEASE HELP...
When we purchased this car in September 2015 it has had the shift flair issue. Where when shifts from 2-3 gear it's very hard and feels like something is going to break.
Same issue as others. Very rough shift/slow laggy shit from 2nd to 3rd gear.
Car want shift to second and 3rd gear and its a automatic
had this problem for several years. currently at 161,000 miles.