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#1303 of 2710 Tranny question
Nov 28, 2005 (11:36 am)
considering buying my 1st Nissan, 1998 Altima.
Tranny was recently replaced (automatic with push button over drive).
The new tranny doesn't have OD (or is not hooked up correctly).
1. What transmission would have been compatible that did not have over drive?
2. What can I look for to see if it does have OD but isn't hooked up correctly?
I saw no cables on the transmission so I'm assuming it's electronic, but how can I validate?
Also, car has a VERY HARD shift 1-2 and 2-D, are these two issues related in anyway?
Thanks in advance.
#1304 of 2710 Re: '02 Altima engine burning oil [jlhoff1]
Nov 28, 2005 (3:03 pm)
My Altima has 93K miles. However, ever since it had 12772 miles right after an oil change on June 3 2002, it started missing. Or rather jerking. I took it in and they told me they could not duplicate it. They did this several times. Finally they told me to put 91 or higher octane gas in the car. This helped but the problem never went away. And should I use regular gas the problem would definitely resurface even stronger. Now the engine light is one and it is doing it even worst. And, it is now gossling gas. Where before it didn't. I have had to go to Nissan Consumer Affairs also. It is documented that my car has had this problem from back then. I am waiting to hear from Nissan Consunmer Affairs. Or can someone suggest what action I can further take. I have to agree that there are serious problems with the 02s. The question is how can we get Nissan to accept responsibility for these problems. Several other poeple have written about the jerking problem which at a given point causes the engine light to come on. We all need some help.
#1305 of 2710 Re: '02 Altima engine burning oil [haefr]
Nov 28, 2005 (3:12 pm)
My 02 along with missing or some put it jerking is also idling very high now. The idling high has just begun but like I stated before the jerking started within six months of having the car. Right after they serviced it. Now it is not just jerking it is jumping forward when you stop or put on the brakes which is very dangerous. I will agree with the person who stated that based on the information from goolge the Nissan Altima 02 does have serious problems.
#1306 of 2710 Future 05' Altima SE-R buyer
Nov 28, 2005 (5:59 pm)
I have several concerns after reading the last years worth of mechanical problems and lack of dealership support. However, I am still a die-hard Nissan fan after putting 150K on my 96 Maxima and having no problems other than normal wear. The problem I hear most often with the SE-R is if you live in the frozen tundra, your screwed with the low profile tires. Is there a reason people aren't putting on a winter all-season radial to combat that problem? Also interested in other SE-R owner comments / experiences. Thanks
#1307 of 2710 Help!!!
Nov 28, 2005 (8:49 pm)
Mine is an Nissan Altima 96, 93,000 miles on it. Three weeks ago, it failed to start. Mechanics replaced the distributor and a sensor, saying there was an oil leak...cost me about 600 totally broken on this...three days later, it died on the road again and mechanics can't check anything out. When the engine cooled down for about half an hour, I could start it and drive fine. I feel I'm driving with a bomb...please help!!!Thanks..
#1308 of 2710 trans problem 03 altima
Nov 29, 2005 (6:00 am)
under heavy accel. engine revs high but sounds like trans slipping. yes fluid is up to level any thoughts thanks for your input . Aaron
#1309 of 2710 Re: '03 Altima transmission trouble [gatoredie]
Nov 29, 2005 (6:11 am)
just posted a mess about my altima 03. having problem with slipping, my understanding is warr for 60,000
#1310 of 2710 Re: Shift selector problem anyone? [teparie]
Nov 29, 2005 (12:51 pm)
I own a 1994 Altima with the sane problem-There is a 12 volt solinoid inside the shift console that releases a pawl that keeps the shift lever from working until the brakes are applied.Once the brakes are applied the solinoid is energized and releases the pawl allowing you to shift out of park-The part is called: "shift lockout solinoid" it may be going bad or is binding.
#1311 of 2710 xgx oil in distributor
Nov 29, 2005 (3:37 pm)
My son had the same problem on my 94 altima. Mechanic cleaned it up and drilled a small hole for oil to leak out of it. The leak of oil into the distributor is not uncommon. When you go over a bump it can splash up and coat the distributor. The hole will keep the oil from building up inside the distributor. I'm not a mechanic, so this is as close as I come to understanding the problem and solution. But, there has been no problems since.
#1312 of 2710 Re: Speakers and other issues with my 05 Altima [trannygirl5409]
Nov 29, 2005 (7:51 pm)
I am having issues with my 2005 altima not starting. It has been intermittent. Sometimes it starts right up and other times it does nothing as if there is no battery at all. It always has accessory power and it doesn't need a jump.. Took it to the dealer last weekend and they said the Idle Air flow module was programed incorrectly. When I went to pick up the car they said it was fixed but it happened again in their parking lot.....Thank GOD!!! The car only has 6300 miles on it and it is 4months old! The y better come up with something!! Any ideas?