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My mother-in-laws 95 RVR 1.8 litre auto has always shifted a bit hard when cold and loose when hot. I'm planning to change out fluid first as this has never been done to my knowledge (108kms). I added some friction modifiers last year and it helped for a short time but it soon went back to where it was before. Can anyone tell me what AT fluid is recommended and if it requires a special Mitsi type like my 97 Pajero? Is it essential to flush tranny when doing?

Any other recomendations would be useful from those owners who have experienced problems with their auto. I've never worked on this yet but all else is going well (eco/powr/hold & overdrive settings). Is there a filter to clean/change and any other maint required with the tranny?

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never flush your tranny thats a sucker job. just replace the fluid and don't forget to change the transmission fluid filter. not a lot of people know that there is a transmission fluid filter, but there is change that and you my fix your problem a clogged filter.
 

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What fluid do I use? Do you have any specs on this model?

Flushing is a professionsl job as you need specail equipment to presserize. I did my Pajero this way at the shop and it made a huge difference.

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Hi Jim, I don't know if there is anything special about the trans' fluid, perhaps a phone call to one of the specialists in Dunedin yellow pages will help. I do know if you buy a auto service kit from the likes of Repco, it will have a new filter and gasket in it. There are several models, I think it depends on how many bolts hold the pan on ie; 11 or 13 bolt pan.
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Ps let us know what you find out.
 

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Thanks for that I'll follow up with the local dealer when I get up the nerve. I hate to deal with them as they know I never give them any work because I do it myself. Better put up on stands and have a good look underneath to see what pan I have. Never realised that there was a filter on these models which may be half my problem.

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Just a note here. The drain plug should be on the back of the oil pan away from the front of the car. You can tell the transmission oil pan from the engine pan because you can see the drive axles going into the back of the transmission case. I've never actually seen an rvr other than pictures so I don't know if the engine and trans sits the same way it does for U.S. models engine on the left side when you're sitting in the car. I do know the steering wheel's on the wrong side. Use an ATF+4 grade of fluid preferably synthetic. That's the newest formula for Mitsubishi's, it's really slippery and can handle heat. When you change your oil drop the pan after you drain it. There should be 5 magnets in the bottom of it. They hold metal particles and need to be cleaned. So get a filter and gasket, clean your magnets and pan, it's easy. There should be a transmission code on the data plate on your firewall. It'll say which engine, transmission combination your car has so you'll know which filter to get. Hope this helps!
 

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Hi, the plug to drain the transmision oil is on the bottom of the pan, nearest the drivers side(rhd) wheel. You have to pour the new oil in via the transmision dipstick tube, use a funnel and pour slowly ,or it will airlock and spill.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (rvrboy @ Nov 3 2008, 01:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Hi, the plug to drain the transmision oil is on the bottom of the pan, nearest the drivers side(rhd) wheel. You have to pour the new oil in via the transmision dipstick tube, use a funnel and pour slowly ,or it will airlock and spill.[/b]

how many liters of tranny fluid needed in a rvr?
 

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Speaking with my mechanic and from advise from forum one of the most important things to do with these tranny's is to flush the old fluid from the torque converter and oil cooler. I agree it is good to clean the filter and remove and debris from the magnets but unless you flush the system under pressure you will leave the worse fluid trapped in the system.

Granted you need special equipment to do this and it cannot be done by the backyard mechanic. Only way to get similiar results is to change yourself then run tranny and do change again. This would cost far more than having a proper tranny flush done at the shop IMO. Really depends on how bad your fluid is. Most of us leave this job until we start having problems and then it is even more important to completely flush & replace.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dtex_blue @ Nov 4 2008, 01:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
how many liters of tranny fluid needed in a rvr?[/b]
Hi, I replaced 5 litres when I changed mine, but as the post above says, you cant get it all out by just draining. Check the colour, have a smell, It shouldn't smell burnt, and check how much debris is on the magnets. If you think its very bad, change it again in a 1,000 ks
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Benckj @ Apr 20 2008, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
My mother-in-laws 95 RVR 1.8 litre auto has always shifted a bit hard when cold and loose when hot. I'm planning to change out fluid first as this has never been done to my knowledge (108kms). I added some friction modifiers last year and it helped for a short time but it soon went back to where it was before. Can anyone tell me what AT fluid is recommended and if it requires a special Mitsi type like my 97 Pajero? Is it essential to flush tranny when doing?

Any other recomendations would be useful from those owners who have experienced problems with their auto. I've never worked on this yet but all else is going well (eco/powr/hold & overdrive settings). Is there a filter to clean/change and any other maint required with the tranny?

Jim[/b]
Hi. I've used "Mitsubishi ATF SP" for my dad's RVR. I didn't actually find any replacements & didn't go for a risk.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Benckj @ Nov 4 2008, 03:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Speaking with my mechanic and from advise from forum one of the most important things to do with these tranny's is to flush the old fluid from the torque converter and oil cooler. I agree it is good to clean the filter and remove and debris from the magnets but unless you flush the system under pressure you will leave the worse fluid trapped in the system.

Granted you need special equipment to do this and it cannot be done by the backyard mechanic. Only way to get similiar results is to change yourself then run tranny and do change again. This would cost far more than having a proper tranny flush done at the shop IMO. Really depends on how bad your fluid is. Most of us leave this job until we start having problems and then it is even more important to completely flush & replace.

Jim[/b]
If you got a lot off contaminations in oil and burn smell you may try to replace oil and filter but probably it will not help as tranny already got damaged.This is from my 10yrs experience in Nissan Motors shop.
 
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