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Got some bad news Christmas Eve. Was
accelerating out of a corner and heard a
clunk noise, sounded like it was in the
rear. Car wouldn't really move without
strange noise. Had it towed to a dealer
and they found out it's a worn shaft
coming out of my tranny. Also worn is
the sleeve inside my transfer case. Mitsubishi won't sell parts for my tranny or transfer case (thanks Mits) so I'm left with one expensive situation (thanks Mits). Should I change the two parts (550.00 from Kormex) and assume the rest is o.k. or replace both transfer case and tranny with rebuilt units from Kormex (2000.00) I am going to sell car in the spring.
 

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Jody, sounds like you answered your own question. If you're pitching it in spring, do the bare minimum. If thats not enough to keep it running for at least a year (as determined by the tranny shop), then you'll have to do the whole works and eat it. You sure you want to sell it? Do the math first and determine what price you're expecting and whether or not its worth fixing before selling.
 
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Too bad about these cars tranny problems. I would like to keep the car but can never be sure of reliability. Seems to be a common problem with these cars. Must be too much torque for the design of transmission. Mits should have done more homework on this subject because there's obviously a problem. And no recall! That's rediculous.
 

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Oh yeah, its a disgrace that there has been no recall (well, sort of, some models had a transfer case recall or TSb or something), or in the very least, Mitsu could have made the parts widely available-I could live with fixing it every so often, cuz its a great car, and EVERY sports car has an achilles heel. I still wouldn't give up, there are lots of getrags still running, and I'd say the Kormex should give you a lease on life for at least another 5 years depending how you drive.
 

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Hi Jody,
I hope you are not giving up on the car because of tranny troubles. Have you had to replace the tranny or transfer car before? Then I would understand. But the 3000GT/Stealth is ONE SOLID built car. The tranny/transfer case is a good design but transfering all that power to all four wheels causes alot of stress. If the car was abused (ie. drag raced) that would explain a worn output shaft. From what I have gathered on this site and others, the output shaft problem is directly related to how hard you launch the car. Maybe you don't drive the car hard, but are you the first owner? The main problem with the 3000GT/Stealth Getrag trannies is NOT the output shaft but rather the synchros. Mainly 2nd gear synchro. If yours seems fine, (grinding when selecting a gear... mostly during downshifts) then I would probably replace just the output shaft.


I hate to see owners of 3000GT/Stealth's deciding to sell their cars because of the problems they hear about them and maybe one bad experience. Remember, these are high performance sports cars.. See how much a Porsche or even a Vette will cost you in maintenance and repairs. The 3000GT/Stealth is a great bargain... anyway you slice it!

Hope you change your mind...
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I don't have any problems with grinding when downshifting so maybe I will just change worn parts. Is it possible to change output shaft while tranny is still in car or do I have to remove tranny from car completely? How long for a dealer to take out tranny and put back? I guess if I have to take out tranny, I will get transmission specialist to assess damage and make decision on how much to replace from there. Can we get any discount on tranny parts or rebuilds from Kormex? Thanks for info boys.
 
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I don't have any problems with grinding
when downshifting so maybe I will just
change worn parts. Is it possible to
change output shaft while tranny is still
in car or do I have to remove tranny from
car completely? How long for a dealer to
take out tranny and put back? I guess if
I have to take out tranny, I will get
transmission specialist to assess damage
and make decision on how much to replace
from there. Can we get any discount on
tranny parts or rebuilds from Kormex?
Thanks for info boys.
 
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No I never had a problem with grinding while shifting or downshifting. I was really careful when driving, never abused the car. If I decide to change the output shaft on the tranny does the tranny have to come off the car or can I change it in place? I guess I will get a transmission specialist to assess the damage before deciding on changing parts or replacing entire tranny with rebuild. How long should it take a dealer to take out tranny and put it back? Can we get a discount from Kormex on parts or rebuilt tranny and transfer case?
 
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If your car is a first gen mitsu there has been a recall on the tranny. Funny thing is that it doesn't apply to the stealth TT's, don't know who makes up these things since it's the same drivetrain. What you described is exactly what happened to my 92TT, the center shaft shelled out and trashed the tranny and the transfer assy. Either way you look at it you are gonna have to throw money into it.
 
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Can a transmission specialist tell whether my synchros are o.k. or not cause if they are o.k. I will just change what is necessary. How long to take out tranny?
 
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