Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Manual Transaxle

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



For all vehicles with manual transaxles, use Hypoid gear oil SAE 75W-85W, or 75W-90W conforming to API specifications GL-4 or higher.

LEVEL CHECK



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. Typical manual transaxle drain and filler plug location

  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. 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



  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. Use a box-end wrench to loosen the manual transaxle drain plug . . .



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Fig. . . . 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).
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  3. Refill the transaxle to the proper level, as shown in the Capacities chart, with the appropriate fluid. 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).
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