Help me figure out if I need to replace my car transmission!
March 8, 2011 8:54 AM Subscribe
How do I know replacing my 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer transmission is the only option?
posted by msk1985 to travel & transportation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For the past few months, my 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer has been jerking whenever it shifts gears. At its 87,000 mile tune-up, I was told that there was nothing wrong with the car, and the mechanic couldn't figure out why it was jerking. I brought it back this morning for the 90,000 mile inspection, and just got a call saying the problem lies in the transmission itself, which should be replaced. Needless to say, a new transmission carries a hefty price, and a used one still comes with a huge price tag, but with much less of a guarantee it will not break down.
For those car savvy individuals, can you tell me other potential causes of the problem I could have the mechanic explore before replacing the transmission? Any other related advice? I want to be absolutely sure getting the transmission replaced is my only option. Thanks!