while driving vehicle will jump out of gear down to 2nd by itself. ... Complaint: while driving on highway vehicle started to downshift to 2nd or 3rd gears. also had to shut off car to

Asked by Jan 05, 2014 at 07:15 PM about the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

while driving vehicle will jump out of gear down to 2nd by itself. ... Complaint: while driving
on highway vehicle started to downshift to 2nd or 3rd gears. also had to shut off  & back
on car to go back in normal gear

7 Answers

250,465

Is it a manual trans?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Its an automatic.

20,085

Does the speedometer work right?

yes it does. The needle for the RPM stays on 5, once the care drops it's self into low gear. As of yesterday, it started doing the same thin on a main road w/ an average of 30 mph. So in order to continue driving... you must turn the ignition of & quickly back on (still in drive) then it puts it's self back in the correct gear!

clarify: the Speedometer : ye it does.

6,175

sounds like your transmission computer is going out or shorting out,, that or you have some transmission solenoids that are shorting out or going bad, or possibly something is going on with the ECU telling the transmission computer that its the wrong RPMs or speeds and its shifting to correct that, this is a stretch but you never know, do ya have a check engine light on, on the dash? a lot of cars the transmission will throw a check engine light and can be scanned,, if so take it to advance auto and have them scan the car,, its free, also don't forget to have them clear the codes if there is any,, and if you get some codes from the scan come back and post them and we will try to get them figured out for ya,, I should add that you should avoid the highways or interstates til you get it solved cause dropping gears like that is hard on your engine and transmission. on more question are your RPMs normal other wise ?

10

I'm having the same problem was this ever resolved?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Eclipse

Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?

CarGurus has 1,262 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,650
#2 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 730
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
14 Great Deals out of 496 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Mustang
735 Great Deals out of 42,661 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
19 Great Deals out of 492 listings starting at $13,826
Used Chevrolet Camaro
413 Great Deals out of 31,557 listings starting at $2,395
Used Honda Civic
800 Great Deals out of 77,734 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic Coupe
249 Great Deals out of 15,320 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mitsubishi 3000GT
83 listings starting at $2,999
Used Toyota Celica
327 listings starting at $1,499
Used BMW 3 Series
1,006 Great Deals out of 31,263 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 57 listings starting at $5,895
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
51 listings starting at $3,795
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 141 listings starting at $3,303
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
177 listings starting at $2,986

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.