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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 3dr Coupe 2.4L Manual

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
23 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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September 25, 2012, 10:46 am

Lindsey N

Question: can tries make a transmission blow after 1100 miles?

I just had my transmission rebluit and a 1100 mile later it is shot. The shop I took it to is well known and recommend by everyone I talked to. I am a younge female and picked it up myself and on the warrenty they put I needed new tries. I didnt think anything of it, I pland on getting new ones for wintter. However it blew after 1100 miles and I cant get it fix because I havent gotten new tries. my tries are worn down but not shoot and I was woundering if they could really make a trans blow this soon? I do have a 10,000 mile warranty but it is voided buecaseu of the tries.

September 30, 2012, 9:24 pm

Ron W
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Unless it is an all wheel drive vehicle, the tires shouldn't effect the transmission.operation.

And unless the warranty specifically states tires are required for the warranty to be valid, I doubt they can void the warranty due to worn tires.

If that is what the shop is telling you, I would call you local Bureau of Automotive Repair (in California) or similar agency in your state see what rights you have.

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