A 2001 Mitsubishi Galant with an F4A51 transmission came into a shop here in Miami with a complaint of no forward movement. The complaint was verified, and the unit was replaced with a rebuilt transmission that matched in gear ratio. After a thorough road test the car was returned to the owner.
The F4A42 hit the streets in 1997 in the Mitsubishi Mirage. Since then it has grown into a F4A51 and has found its way into larger Mitsubishi models as well as Hyundai vehicles. This month we’re going to explore some valve-body-related issues, look at valves that can be installed incorrectly and provide some explanations about valve function.