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Sep 25, 2009 (6:14 pm)
the transmisson jerks when in low speed after up and over 50 the car dose great what could this be? i check the fluid its not low. now i am have problems with the coolant temp running half way at all times im worried, i cant be with out a car i have a child that is disabled and is having surgery oct first i don't want to break down.
#2407 of 2455 Trans. issues, maybe
Nov 22, 2009 (9:52 pm)
On the wya to work, my 1990 Nissan Pathfinder Automatic 4WD, was traveling uphill, and suddenly decided it wanted back downhill, and began rolling back. I quickly pulled to the side of the road, only to find my car would not drive or go in reverse. My truck has been well maintained, we are the 2nd owner it has just over 200k, (a lot, but it was spolied rotten).
We had gone to Scranton over the weekend, and noticed a smoke coming into the vehicle, we pulled over and checked under the vehicle, we didn't see anything. It was a light smoke, and we assumed it was the exhaust leak and cover the hole it was coming in. Now, I'm not so sure.
There is plenty of fluid in the truck, the oil was changed 2 days before the incident. We also noticed a slight grinding noise in the front drivers side, (we had the front end rebuilt last Nov). We have put som much money in the truck we are broke I don't want to get rid of it, so any advice would be helpful while we decide to have it towed to a shop or scraped.
#2408 of 2455 97 K1500 4 wheel drive issue
Nov 27, 2009 (8:08 am)
When I engage the 4-high (button on dash), the 4 -high light just flashes. I here the transfer case solenoid engaging. The 4 wheel drive never fully engages (whether I'm stopped or slowly rolling). I'm not sure how to trouble shoot this issue any further, and the Hanes manual gives zero details on this aspect of the truck.
Any help would be appreciated.
#2409 of 2455 Re: Trans. issues, maybe [mzdrea]
Nov 27, 2009 (8:16 am)
I see you say there is "Plenty of fluid in the truck." Is that because you checked after the "incident," or because the oil was changed 2 days prior?
If you haven't already, I would pull the transmission dipstick and literally "Smell" the oil. Does it have a burnt smell to it? Then, engage the emergency brake, run the vehicle until it is warm, put the vehicle in Neutral, and check the transmission fluid level on the dipstick several times to make sure the fluid level is at its proper level.
#2410 of 2455 Re: Trans. issues, maybe [mzdrea]
Nov 30, 2009 (6:35 pm)
I know a lot of people expect cars to last forever but 200K is a lot of miles for any transmission especially on an SUV.
At that age and mileage, it's probably not worth the cost of a rebuild but you might be able to fiind a good used one. If the rest of the truck is in decent shape, it might be worth doing this.
#2411 of 2455 Re: 92 Maxima GXE transmission whine [92max2]
Dec 04, 2009 (2:19 pm)
Sorry to bring back an old post. I have a 93 Escort with the same issue. What happened with your Maxima?
#2412 of 2455 Re: spudislander [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 15, 2009 (8:03 pm)
Here it is almost 6 years later and I just discovered that I didn't reply to this post. My apologies and yes, draining the fluid seemed to correct the problem. (Actually, rather than draining it, I pumped it out via the dip stick tube.)
#2413 of 2455 93 altima transmission shifts irregulary
Mar 14, 2010 (6:37 pm)
I have a 93 nissan altima 132,000 miles on it the tranny sometimes holds in first gear to 600 rpms then shifts hard into 2nd almost instantly into 3rd. Then downshifting it will slip sometimes . no bad smells or anything. had a mechanic tell me that is probably a solenoid or ? any help or suggestions greatly appreciated
#2414 of 2455 Re: 93 altima transmission shifts irregulary [bubba38]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 14, 2010 (7:02 pm)
This sounds like the governor inside the transmission and not solenoid related. This transmission is a kind of transitional unit from old tech to new tech, but in this case, given your symptoms, I think the old tech is the culprit, not the new tech. Just a guess from far away, but this problems you describe match very neatly to governor malfunction. This is not a fun transmission to work on, so you may get some high bids.
#2415 of 2455 Re: 93 altima transmission shifts irregulary [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 15, 2010 (6:38 pm)
thanks for the response and advice