Mitsubishi Shogun auto gearbox slow

2005 Mitsubishi Shogun Problem

Ref#7768
CarMitsubishi Shogun 2.8 td
Year2005
Ownerpetetheengine
Posted11/02/2011
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hi, auto box takes a while to take up drive when cold also very slow to change up, improuves as it gets hotter, when at working temp seams to work fine, oil is at correct level, very little discolouration of oil and no burnt smells from oil,,,,,,,thanks
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Gearbox & Clutch


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11463 | View Garage
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Depending on mileage , might be an idea to change ATF and clean / change filter . Also came across this re. Pajero box which I never knew about ,



Re: Auto box holding onto gears when cold
Years ago when I had my pajero 2.8, it was similar. It would seem that they do this on the winter pack (twin batteries) pajeros as a way to warm the engine/transmission?? seemed daft to me, so I just drove it steady until the temp guage moved and then carried on as normal. I think it has something to do with the overdrive inhibit temp sensor in the thermostat housing, as when the sensor failed on mine I linked the wire to earth fooling the gearbox ecu into thinking the car was warm enough to engage O/D(as the sensor switches to earth as the water temp reaches a certain point) and this made the box change up and in to O/D as if the car was warmed up.

I would'nt worry to much!!




Posted on Friday 11th of February 2011
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Solution 2
Pauls-diagnostics | Driver | Since: Jan 2011 | Posts: 6 | Fixes: 26 | View Garage
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Nice answer whittingehame im having the same problem with mine but just thought it was a pajero thing.lol.Ill try the wire trick on mine on monday as i hate having to wait for it to get moving in the mornings before i can start throwing it about.lol


Posted on Friday 11th of February 2011
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