Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Manual Transaxle

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FLUID RECOMMENDATION



For all vehicles with manual transaxles, except 1995-98 2.0L non-turbo engine, use Hypoid gear oil SAE 75W-85W, or 75W-90W conforming to API specifications GL-4 or higher. For 1995-98 2.0L non turbo engines equipped with manual transaxles, use Texaco MTX fluid FM.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

Inspect each component for leaking. Check the oil level by removing the filler plug. If the oil is contaminated, it is necessary to replace it with new oil. Check the oil level as follows:

  1. Make sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Manual transaxle and transfer filler plugs-1990-94 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the manual transaxle drain and filler plugs-1995-98 2.0L non-turbo engine



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Fig. Fig. 3: Manual transaxle drain and filler plug location-1995-98 2.0L turbo and 2.4L engines

  1. Remove the filler plug and make sure the oil level is up to the lower edge of the filler plug hole.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Oil, when at the proper level, will reach the lower edge of the filler hole opening

  1. Check to be sure that the transaxle oil is not noticeably dirty and that it has a suitable viscosity.
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DRAIN & REFILL



See Figures 5 and 6

  1. Make sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Place a suitable drain pan under the manual transaxle.
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  5. Remove the filler plug and the drain plug and allow the oil to drain completely.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Use a box-end wrench to loosen the manual transaxle drain plug ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... then withdraw the plug and drain the manual transaxle oil into a suitable container

  1. Install the drain plug and tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) for 2.0L non-turbo engines, or to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm) for 2.0L turbo and 2.4L engines.
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  3. Refill the transaxle to the proper level, as shown in the Capacities chart, with Hypoid gear oil SAE 75W-85W/75W-90W conforming to API specifications GL-4 or higher or Texaco MTX fluid FM, as applicable. The oil level should be at the bottom of the oil filler hole.
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  5. When the oil reaches the proper level, install the filler plug and tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) for 2.0L non-turbo engines, or to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm) for 2.0L turbo and 2.4L engines.
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