The manual transmission may become difficult to shift, this is commonly caused by binding between the synchronizer and the gear surface. Adding a special friction modifier to the manual transmission fluid will often correct this condition. If the problem persists revised synchronizer kits may be available.
Manual Transmission Shifting Difficulty on Mitsubishi Eclipse
Average mileage: 133,463 (14,000–188,000)
28 people reported this problem
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse125,000Visitor
catches sometimes, making it harder to get out or into 2nd. other gears fine, getting weird noise in first and second intermitently now to(130,000). thinking i might need new motor mounts
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse160,000Visitor
Car started kicking out of 1st and and eventually wouldnt go into 1st and very hard to put in 2nd but all other gears work fine
2001 Mitsubishi EclipseVisitor
Drove tthrough water, later that day while driving car would not excellarate like it's not in gear
2003 Mitsubishi EclipseVisitor
Had to have the original clutch replaced at 45,000 miles; at 100,000, had been progressively getting difficult to put into reverse; now, stuck in reverse and cannot get it out
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse138,000Visitor
Car shifts slow. Engine revs up
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse159,000Visitor
wont shift into gear at all, heard it could be the wave spring which is a manufactors problem, but I also heard that they will not recall it
2000 Mitsubishi EclipseVisitor
Put new clutch on and having trouble with the shifting linkage and getting it to go into gear it's unlike anything I've worked on and I can't figure it out
I cannot shift into 3rd gear at all, 1-2 gear ok, 4-5 I can shift in but it just freewheels. The syncro is about $185.00 and labor is hard to say, if it's been grinding and damaged hard parts tthere will be more money for parts and may mean the transmisson has to come out, and thats more money so it could get as high as $500.00 or more depending on what it needs. It's hard to say without tearing it down and looking at the parts.
My automatic transmission started to have problem on first gear toward second gear once the speed goes over 25 mph its fine.
when i go to 1st it will shift but cant get it to go anywhere
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