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2G Weird Problem With 4th Gear

Posted by Steve_Is_Wumbo, Nov 18, 2019

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  1. Steve_Is_Wumbo

    Steve_Is_Wumbo Probationary Member

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    I'm new so I'm sorry if I do anything wrong.

    I got a '97 GST a couple of weeks ago. It was a no start and had been sitting for a few weeks. I got the car running and runs ok, but my car doesn't like 4th gear. It drives fine 1st through 3rd but when I shift to 4th the car shakes and dies. Then each time I try to start the car after, it won't idle. It starts then shuts off. I can keep it running by giving it gas. If I let it sit for like 20 minutes it runs again.

    I'm not sure if I just need a new trans or something else. I'm just unsure what's wrong.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. DogWhistle

    DogWhistle Proven Member

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    Welcome to the forum! No, you didn't do anything wrong, but it will be much faster for you to get answers to your questions if you complete the DSM Profile section for your car. That way we will know, for example, if this is a manual, or automatic, transmission?
     

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  3. Steve_Is_Wumbo

    Steve_Is_Wumbo Probationary Member

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    It's a manual
     

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  4. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    It sounds like you have a transmission that is failing, causing a large amount of friction when placing certain parts under an actual load, you could drain the fluid to confirm if there is metal shavings in the oil.
     

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  5. SpankyStokes

    SpankyStokes Probationary Member

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    What rpms are your shifting into 4th? Skip to 5th at a decent speed to accommodate the gear and see if you have similar results.
     
  6. Steve_Is_Wumbo

    Steve_Is_Wumbo Probationary Member

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    Thank you both for help
    I'll drain and change the oil when I get paid.

    I'm shifting around 5k, and I'll try skipping the gear tomorrow.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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