Hi, I have a problem on my Montero SR 94 3.5L. I am the original owner and have 122,000 miles on it. The car hesitates and jerks at around 40 mph. After around 50 - 60 mph, the symptom disappears. I had a transmission fluid flushed at a Mitsubishi dealership a few month ago. Still the same problem. I had a fuel filter replaced and fuel system cleaned at Pep Boys a few of weeks ago. Still the same. So I brought it back to Pep Boys for diagnosis to see if Fuel Pump is failing. The tech indicated "A/T shifting rough. A/T Temperature light is coming on. See Transmission Shop". (Note: I believe They did not test the fuel pump. Also, I myself have never seen the A/T temperature light coming on.). Anyway I took my car to the Transmission Shop they recommended and left it for a week. The owner told me: he really want to do a business with me, but there is nothing wrong with the transmission. He looked quite confident about his conclusion. So I brought my car to the Mitsubishi dealership for check up hoping they will find a real cause and fix. They told me that the torque converter needs to be replaced. It seems that they really did not check but think so because of the past experience. I am not so sure if I should believe in Mitsubishi dealership. My fear is that I stll have the same problem after I get a torque converter replaced. Mitsubishi dealership estimated around $2000 for replacing the torque converter. I already spent about $3000 on this truck for new tires and some repairs this year. I really love my Montero. But I am considerting to part it as I really do not want to pay so much more for repair. I am not sure what to do at this moment. Do you think if the torque converter is really the cause and if I would be a trouble free on the transmission after its replacement? I apprecaite your commments. Aki
Montero 94 3.5L - Hesitation and Jerk at 40mph - End of the life of my Montero?
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