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: 132,903 (14,000–200,000)
40 people reported this problem
19 people shared problem details
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
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
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse138,000Visitor
Car shifts slow. Engine revs up
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
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
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse200,000Visitor
Stuck in first gear
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
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse70,000Visitor
I have a 2003 Eclipse GTS. Very low miles. It's having an issue going into gear (manual trans.),but it seems to be only when it is a cold start. No trouble once it's been running throughout the day. It won't go into Reverse or 1st gear. After it has warmed up a while, it will go into gear with some finesse. Runs fine the rest of the day.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse102,372Visitor
Turns over but when I put it in gear it shuts off I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2004 Mitsubishi EclipseVisitor
How do you know if the transmission is compleelty gone in a automatic transmisson on a 2004 mitsubishi eclispe Help
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse120,000Visitor
will not shift into 3rd gear
shifts hard and just put new clutch in
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse86,800Visitor
My car has become very difficult to shift. Cold weather definitely makes it worse. It does begin to "loosen up" as it warms up but it still doesn't shift easy. I am going in for the 90K service and hope that they can tweak the fluids and get it shifting smoother
2002 Mitsubishi EclipseVisitor
I have recently purchased a 2002 Mitsubishi eclipse, I am having problems shifting with a kinda grinding sound between shifts, eclipse is a 2002, 2.4l, 4 cylinder 5 speed manual. please advise
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse130,000Visitor
Once shifted into 4th gear it kicks out of gear now it's starting to do it in second gear ever once in awhile. How do I fix it?
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse200,000Visitor
Just want to know how much it cost to repair
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse96,000Visitor
I purchased my eclipse when it had 70,000 miles on it, now at 96000 miles I am having difficulty with my gear shift not wanting to go into 1st gear. I take very good care of my care, it has plenty of clutch fluid, and ive never had a problem until now. but its really only when I first start it up, after a few minutes of running it comes right out of it and the gear shift will slide into place like butter.
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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