Mitsubishi Shogun CUTS OUT AND RED A/T LIGHT COMEs ON

1998 Mitsubishi Shogun Problem

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CarMitsubishi Shogun 3 V6 auto
Year1998
OwnerKITCAT
Posted30/05/2015
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towed caravan to norfolk was there for 2 weeks after first three day went out 30 mile did a walk came back to car and just got up the road and the car cut out and red A/T light came up( this is an auto car) Had to waiting 3/4 hour for the AA when came it started for him and he put some gear box oil in for us as it was low and followed us back to site we used the car for the next couple of days and did not cut out but on the fourth day she did it again we check the gear box oil and seem ok got it started and drove back to site after it cut out again AA man did think there was a leak can someone please tell me what is wrong.
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Gearbox & Clutch

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

If the light is flashing it is a warning that the ecu is reading a fault in the system or the ATF (automatic transmission fluid is overheating ) You really need to get it scanned to see what fault codes are stored as there are so many possible causes .


Posted on Saturday 30th of May 2015
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KITCAT | Driver | Since: May 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Hi Thanks for the answers but the AA plug into the car and could not find any codes that were saying fault as nothing came up in the end we have to get towed home and my car is sitting out side as i will not drive it just in case it cuts out again as you lost all control of it we are waiting for our friend to see if he can find out what the problems is.


Posted on Sunday 31st of May 2015
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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In the 3/4 hr you waited for the AA to come would be enough for the ATF to cool down enough for the light to reset .If they said there was a leak it would be worth checking .To check the level correctly it must be driven to the correct temp , so AA man may not have topped up correctly .I have posted a link at bottom for procedure .Also if ATF is discoloured or smells of burning it may need changing .I believe every 54,000 is the mileage recommended .Also correct ATF is vital , usually Diamond SPIII or equivalent .


http://www.justanswer.com/uk-car/5zjd7-check-auto-gearbox-oil-level-52-plate-shogun-litre.html#re.v/180/


Posted on Sunday 31st of May 2015
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