16 Sep, 15

Mitsubishi Colt Clutch / Gear Actuator Repairs

Mitsubishi Colt Clutch Actuator FaultsDoes your Mitsubishi Colt slip out of gears when driving or fail to even select any gears? Or does it sometimes get stuck in neutral? If so, this may be due to a failed Clutch or Gear Actuator.

The Mitsubishi Colt is equipped with an automated manual gearbox which allows it to interchange between manual or automatic at a flick of a button, which is unlike any normal 5 or 6-speed automatics. It operates on sensors and ECU’s which means it does not require a clutch pedal.

The three main components that consist within this type of gearbox include the clutch actuator assembly, a gear shift actuator assembly and a gearbox ECU. Position sensors are placed within each actuator, which allows for signals to be sent back to the gearbox ECU to determine the position of the clutch as well as what gear the vehicle is in. The gearbox ECU then also uses this information as well as the vehicle’s speed and other parameters to calculate the required gear, when the next gear change should take place and when to engage / dis-engage the clutch.

Unfortunately, as many Mitsubishi Colt owners are most likely aware of – this design has been diagnosed with faults that have caused the vehicle to sometimes be left completely immobile!

Common Clutch + Gear Actuator Problems
The most common signs to look out for when diagnosing a faulty clutch or gear actuator on your Mitsubishi Colt are listed below:

  • Slips Out of Gears
  • Gets Stuck In Neutral
  • Fails to Select Gears

The list above is just some of the common issues that have been diagnosed within our workshop on a daily basis.

Being such a common fault, it is likely you have either a clutch or gear actuator fault and in some cases, it is possible that both actuators have failed together. If you have contacted main dealers already, you will be aware that the price to replace the whole unit can cost in the region of £700 + VAT, which will increase as each actuator will need re-coding to the vehicle. Furthermore, if you opt to replace your unit it will only come with 12 months warranty, and as it is known to be such a common failing part, there is no guarantee that it will not fail again.

My Mitsubishi Colt Actuator is Faulty – How can SINSPEED Help Me?
We specialise in testing and repairing gear  + clutch actuators for the Mitsubishi Colt as well as many other vehicles makes and models where electronic actuators control the vehicle’s gearbox. We can fully bench test and repair your Mitsubishi Colt Gear + Clutch actuator using genuine OEM parts are used when repairing the actuators, to ensure that every repaired clutch / gear actuator meets and exceeds OE specifications.

Actuators that are repaired by Sinspeed will  not require re-coding when fitting back to your vehicle and for a complete peace of mind – will also come with Lifetime Warranty!

If you have a Mitsubishi Colt with a clutch or gear actuator fault then give us a call today on 0844 847 9999 or alternatively send us a quick message here.

167 thoughts on “Mitsubishi Colt Clutch / Gear Actuator Repairs
  • Hi , my daughter colt will not select a gear . She just told me had problem before with jerking but she new driver so thought it was her driving style lol
    Can you advise me if this is a actuator problem and cost to repair yhanks

    • Hi Stephen

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email in regards to your actuator issue.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • I have Mitsubishi colt 1.3 petrol automatic. My actuator problem. Can you send me your address. How many cost for actuator change. Thanks

    • Hello Jovy

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with more details about your queries and pricing information.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • Hi traded out car 1.5 diesel colt semi auto is it like smart box ?? Freed up actuators on early smart then they started sleeving on later models had no problems, got diagnostics that can run live test on smart , don’t know about colt??? Anyway difficulty getting reverse and only runs in manual at moment how much to sort £???????? Thanks. Steve.

    • Hello Steve

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with full details and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • Hi, my Mitsubishi colt 2006 semi, sometimes won’t go into reverse and it suddenly jumps and judders at low speeds, mostly when I first switch the ignition on.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Hossain

    • Hello Hossain

      Thank you for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with pricing information and some more details.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • Hi, I have the same issue. It is a 2008 semi automatic colt diesel. Most of the time the car will not engage reverse and first gear. You need to rev it quite high to engage the gear. Could you please provide further information and pricing. Many thanks, Jim.

    • Hello Jim

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with full details and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • Hi Sinspeed

    I have a 54 plate Colt with the auto/semi auto/manual gearbox.
    Garage has diagnosed a clutch actuator fault. Replacement part approx £250 with total inc labour being £440.
    Could you let me know rough costs for investigation please?

    • Hello Dave

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with full details and pricing. We can definitely help with your Clutch and Gear Actuator issue.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • My daughter recently bought a Cz2 auto 1.3 petrol 2007 model. The problem is that it will not select gears, particularly reverse. Keeps saying ‘O’ on the dash. When it does go the gears are all over the place then the engine shuts down. Leave it a while and it starts. It’s Been in a Garage a couple of weeks now and diagnostics are telling them nothing. Also they dropped the box and are clueless. As I email it going to Mitsubishi for more diagnostics. Can you help.

    • Hello Mark

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with full details and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • Hi, sounds like i have a problem with the actuator on my mitsubishi colt cz2.. it feels like clutch is slipping and jumps in and out of gear.. sometimes it does know when to change gear and often gets confused when braking hard.. Sounds like its very common. Is this expensive to fix. Kind regards J

    • Hello Jason

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with full details and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • selects forward and reverse with difficulty when drive slowly backward or forward it judders badly and when the brakes are applied the clutch does clear and the engine stops

    • Hello Mike

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with full details and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Sophie
      SINSPEED

  • Hello Nabz

    Thanks for getting in touch,

    We have sent you an email with full details and pricing.

    Kind Regards

    Sophie
    SINSPEED

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