Gearbox Mitsubishi V4AW2

The Mitsubishi V4AW2 4-speed automatic transmission was produced from 1991 to 2006 and was installed on Pajero 2 with a 4D56 diesel engine, as well as a 12-valve version of the 6G72 power unit. This transmission is essentially one of the varieties of the popular automatic transmission Aisin AW03-72L.

This series includes: V4A11, V4A12, V4AW2, V4AW3, V4A51, V5A51, V5AWF.


Production years 2004 – 2009
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 4
Type of drive all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 3.0
Torque output, Nm up to 275
Recommended oil Dexron II
Oil capacity, liter 7.2
Replacing the oil every 80,000 km
Replacing the filter every 160,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~450 000

Gear ratios Mitsubishi V4AW2

Using the example of a Mitsubishi Pajero 1995 with a 3.0 liter engine:

Main 4.875
1st 2.826
2nd 1.493
3rd 1.000
4th 0.730
Reverse 2.703

The transmission was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi L200 3 (K70) in 1996 – 2006;
  • Mitsubishi Pajero 2 (V30) in 1991 – 2000;
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 1 (K90) in 1996 – 2004;
  • Mitsubishi Space Gear 1 (PA) in 1994 – 2000;
  • Hyundai Galloper 1 (JI) in 1991 – 1997; Galloper 2 (JK) in 1997 – 2003.

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi V4AW2 gearbox

  • This is a very reliable and durable automatic transmission, and most of its problems are due to old age.
  • The main thing is to regularly renew the lubricant in the automatic transmission and ensure that there are no strong leaks.
  • And also prevent the transmission from overheating, which will cause all the rubber parts to become tanned.
  • Electrically, the most common concern here is the speed sensors or selector position sensors.
  • Also, the control cable in the gearbox often breaks, and replacing it is labor-intensive.

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