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#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!
#2078 of 2122 Re: 05 Frontier Transmission Problem [suzyq2005]
Sep 11, 2010 (2:05 pm)
We had the same problem and the only way Nissan could fix it the problem was replacing radiator n replacing the Transmission. we are having big struggle trying to pay x the repairs bcs we were out of warranty...good luck!!
Sep 11, 2010 (2:15 pm)
How is ur complain going? our radiator broke n mix water to the transmission n Nissan told us that to fix it we had to replc tranny...it is no cheap!
And i like to know what can we do about it...(Also we have had the computer replaced twice).
#2080 of 2122 Re: Transmission Trouble [draines5]
Sep 19, 2010 (6:11 pm)
draines5, ive also had to drain my fix my radiator problem, and i havent had a problem with it yet, atleast not that i notice.
i also have the shuttering problem in OD, around 40-45, have you found the answer to this? i would really like to get it fixed before anything major happens. i usually just shut my OD off, but any mechanical fix will be greatly appreciated
#2081 of 2122 Re: Transmission Trouble [webbie554]
Sep 20, 2010 (6:41 am)
I had my transmission flushed twice and my coolant system flushed twice. New radiator installed and all new fluids in everything (cooland and transmission).
Immediately after my transmission flushes I would only get the shutter if I 'tried' to make it shutter. I did a normal transmission fluid change (4-5 qts.) after 350 miles and the fluid was dark colored already. After the fluid change, it is harder to make the transmission shutter, but I can still fill it shifting weird into OD.
I will continue to change my transmission fluid until it comes out the correct color for new fluid (clear pink-red).
I keep my OD in the 'on' position. I want to make sure the new transmission fluid is getting 'pumped' through all the little gears and bands within the transmission. This seems to be the biggest issue with getting all the radiator fluid out of theh transmissions? I have gotten advice from several mechanics, and they tell me that I need to nurse it back to health with several fluid changes and easy driving.
I also installed a second transmission cooler on my own. I did this when I did the radiator bypass on my new radiator. After all this I still think its crazy that Nissan would put a new radiator into my truck, AND hook it up the exact same way that it failed!
I am still talking to Nissan...when they return my calls...to try and meet some type of resolve for this. I am sure I will not prevail in the end, but can't afford to not try. There are some guys on the Nissan Frontier Forum that have between 65k and 110k miles on their transmissions after the defect-failure and feeling the shutter. So, my hopes are slightly elevated that my truck will make it.
#2082 of 2122 Re: Transmission Trouble [draines5]
Sep 26, 2010 (8:55 pm)
so, your saying just check the fluid, and re-flush it if it looks dis-colored?
i really hope this helps, im on the merge of selling the truck. its such a nice looking truck, but mechanically its pretty ugly.
#2083 of 2122 Re: Fuel Gauge (Sending Unit) Recall [asa]
Nov 04, 2010 (10:35 am)
I just got a letter from Nissan that they were extending the warranty on the fuel sending unit. I already have an appointment tomorrow morning to get a new one installed at no cost to me.
#2084 of 2122 Re: Fuel Gauge (Sending Unit) Recall [shuffles]
Nov 06, 2010 (2:27 pm)
In view of Toyota's reliability issues, Nissan finally decided to re-engineer the fuel sending unit and is replacing them at no charge. My truck was included, which is good because I had TWO of them go bad, Oddly, only certain Gen 2 years and months are included, which infuriates owners which own models with failed fuel sending units that are not covered.
Come December 2010, Nissan will contact certain owners by mail about faulty IPDMs (Intelligent Power Distribution Modules) which cause some models to quit runnning or not start. I think that '05s and '06s are included, but I'm not sure about '07+.
Modern vehicles are just too durn complex.
#2085 of 2122 Re: Fuel Gauge (Sending Unit) Recall [asa]
Nov 09, 2010 (7:23 am)
I'm not so happy now. While driving this morning the fuel gauge went as low as it could go. Not knowing how much gas the dealer spilt during the replacement, I immediately stopped for a fill-up. All of 12.4 gallons. This unit is worse than the one it replaced.
#2086 of 2122 Frontier stubby armrest
Nov 10, 2010 (8:46 am)
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