Mitsubishi Outlander Transmission Buyer's Guide

The Mitsubishi Outlander's transmission is prone to issues. If you own an Outlander and if you suspect that your transmission isn't functioning as well as it should, this guide is just what you need. Here, you will find information on what a transmission is, how to diagnose a failing one, how to replace one, and more.

What is a Transmission and Why is it Important?


If you look underneath your Mitsubishi, you'll see an aluminum case that's about 1 foot wide by to 2 feet long. That's the transmission. It's a part of your Outlander's drivetrain, and its role is to change the gear ratio to match the speed of the car. This article thoroughly explains transmissions and how they work.

How to Diagnose a Failing Outlander Transmission

It's important to keep your transmission from failing on the go and leaving you stranded at the side of the road. The key is to know how to diagnose a failing transmission and what the symptoms are. This diagnostic guide will help you through the process from start to finish. To sum it up, you need to take your Outlander out on a test drive and then inspect the transmission.

OEM Vs. Aftermarket Outlander Transmission Parts

When it comes to replacing transmission parts, quality and fitment are very important. You have to decide between OEM and aftermarket parts. If you want your transmission to last as long as possible, get OEM replacement parts for the reasons listed here. Basically, OEM transmission parts deliver more value because:

  • OEM transmission parts are built just for your transmission
  • OEM transmission parts are backed by a warranty
  • It's easier to find OEM transmission parts than aftermarket parts

How to Replace a Mitsubishi Transmission

If you feel that you can replace your transmission on your own (which is a project that requires a lot of mechanical knowledge), then this tutorial is for you. Basically, you would need to drain fluids, disconnect a bunch of stuff, drop the transmission, and then put in the new one.

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