This is a used car I purchased and it drives ok, except that it feels like the transmission won't shift gears. The transaxle fluid is very dark (black)and has a very small leak. Do I need to rebuild the transmission/; and if so, can I get a ballpark figure? I have a 1993 which runs excellent; reason for which I bought this one. A local shop, Castro Automotive, recommended that I get rid of this chariot. Should I?
Auto transmission hard to shift gears on 1994 Mitsubishi Expo
by ICDAVILLA in Des Plaines, IL on February 25, 2010
ANSWER by dandd on February 25, 2010
Sounds like your trans needs to be looked at by a trans shop. A rebuild is about $3000. As for you other car, if you like it and it runs well, keep it. I kept my last car until it had over 350,000 miles on it. I don't really care for car payments.