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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Base 3dr Coupe Manual

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
22 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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February 19, 2013, 1:27 am

Susie J
 

Question: what is a code 54 meen on a transmission ?

Took My Car To A Repair Shop.Had Them Run A Test On My Transmission,And It Came Back With A Code 54.If I Put My Car In Drive It Shifts Just Fine In 1st And 2nd Gear,But Doesn't Shift In Any Other Gear.What Is Really Wrong With My Car?


May 14, 2013, 7:46 pm

Tyler O
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Code 54 is an incorrect ratio code. This doesn't really indicate the exact issue.

You probably need a replacement or rebuilt transmission. You can have the solenoids and valve body checked to be sure.


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