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#2068 of 2122 Re: NISSAN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS [suzyq2005]
Mar 25, 2010 (8:52 am)
I have a 2005 Frontier Crew Cab with NISMO package.
My gas gauge hasn't worked in over 8 months. Fill up causes the empty light to come on and the needle to go to E, at about 3/4 of a tank it decides to work again. This all causes my check engine light to come on. Dealer wanted $500 to fix it, I said I think I'll just drive about 300 miles and fill it up, clear the trip meter and repeat. I've had numerous problems with my Frontier, including but not limited to, computer replaced, u-joint and drive shaft, rear differential problems, rear axle seals busted and had to be resealed (both sides), vent control valve went bad, clutch fan replaced (whatever that is), driver door not aligned properly, hood squeaks if not correctly aligned and greased, and a new radiator. All of this except the radiator and gas gauge happened before 66k miles, and the only thing I paid for was the radiator and the Vent Control valve and clutch fan. I raised heck with Nissan over the other things especially the rear axle seals and u-joint/drive shaft.
#2069 of 2122 Re: 05 Frontier Transmission Problem [rdb40sw]
Mar 25, 2010 (9:16 am)
I have a frontier with a transmission problem from a faulty radiator which leaks into my tranny. I'm hoping nissan takes care of this problem.
#2070 of 2122 roof rack
Mar 26, 2010 (7:35 am)
Can anyone tell me where I can get a stock roof rack for a crew cab, I have a 2005 Nismo and would like to but a rack on it but can't find one, Nissan wants to much.
#2071 of 2122 Re: NISSAN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS [suzyq2005]
Apr 04, 2010 (7:46 am)
2005 Nissan Frontier have had to have both catalytic converters replaced. One failed at 78K, they other at about 110K. Dealer would not honor 80K warranty on first. Taking dealership to small claims court to recoup cost.
#2072 of 2122 Key Coded on 06 Frontier?
Apr 13, 2010 (6:43 pm)
2006 Frontier. Local key man said it has no transponder code. Ordinary cut key starts it ok. Will it stop in a few miles as part of security? I really am wondering if it has a chip or not? Is the cost for a key a total ripoff? Thanks.
#2073 of 2122 Re: NISSAN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS [tpt]
Apr 15, 2010 (6:56 am)
My trans recently broke due to the leaking coolant tank problem. It is easily found when there is a purple "slime" in the radiator. The repair has been quite expensive (dollarwise and downtime!) while a replacement trans is being rebuilt. It seems Nissan doesn't have replacements in stock, nor will any repair shops have any in their inventory. The result? I have been waiting about a month to get my truck back. Nissan needs to "man up" and correct these problems to an otherwise excellent truck.
#2074 of 2122 Re: NISSAN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS [mdntflyr]
Apr 15, 2010 (8:44 am)
Has anyone explained why this leaking problem occured?
#2075 of 2122 Re: NISSAN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS [mystro]
Apr 17, 2010 (10:21 am)
Mine is a 6-Speed manual, so I'm not affected and am no expert, but the radiator cools both the transmission oil and the engine coolant on many automatic transmission vehicles. In Nissan's case a leak is developing within the radiator, allowing the transmission oil and engine coolant to mix, thus leading to the problems.
Some concerened owners have added a separate transmission oil radiator and replumbed the lines to it. I suspect that the job is not that difficult, nor that expensive.
#2076 of 2122 Re: NISSAN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS [suzyq2005]
Aug 08, 2010 (3:50 am)
My 2005 NISMO truck has recently started the shaking that you describe. Did you ever determine the cause? A friend who is a mechanic thought it might be electrical. He replaced my positive battery cable and it was better for about 4 to 5 days but it is happening again.
#2077 of 2122 Transmission Trouble
Aug 30, 2010 (3:48 pm)
My 2005 Frontier NISMO also had the trans fluid leak into the radiator. The heat was limited in the winter and the truck would shutter going into OD at about 40-45 mph. I have a bit of mechanic experience and new how to explain to dealer to fix. There are 'patches' and ways to bypass the radiator, but it leaves you with no trans cooling or heating in winter.
I just picked up my truck from the dealer after having the radiator replaced, the cooling system flushed 2 times, and the transmission flushed 2 times as well. I have complained and am now ready to fight with Nissan about this...I just want my truck to run like I have treated it...GREAT!
Has anyone else had their transmission flushed? What was the outcome after time/mileage?
My fingers are crossed!