It differs from the previous KM164 in that 5th gear is activated directly from the selector (whereas the previous manual was activated using a vacuum servo and switch) and 5th gear has it's own gear (instead of high and low gears on the input shaft).
The KM210 can also handle more torque than it's predecessor and was used in turbocharged models overseas.
The most common fault with these transaxles is gear crunching on downchanges, normally when going into 2nd and 3rd gear. The problem was caused by a faulty 1-2 syncroniser assembly and a faulty 3-4 syncroniser spring. This problem was acknowledged by Mitsubishi in a Technical Service Bulletin.
|Lubricant||75W/85W Hypoid Gear Oil|
|Clutch Plate Diameter||225 mm|