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#12 of 64 My nissan sentra transmission problems?
Sep 18, 2008 (8:51 pm)
My grandpa just bought me a 2001 Nissan Sentra Gxe. About a Month ago....
First off.... the horn doesnt work, it's not the fuse....
Anyone know what it might be???
And for my main question.... about 2 days ago.... everytime I would switch gears from park to reverse or to drive ...It would make a clunking noise and then it would jerk. Also when I stop at a stop sign or press the gas to go it makes the clunking noise. Well, Come to find out, there was barely any transmission fluid. We had to put two quarts just to fill it back up....
Do you think that the transmission is done for...
The clunking noises does mean it's the transmission right?
And what it the estimated price of a new Transmission?
I heard it was like 2,000 dollars, that seems a bit much, does that seem right?
Please help me out, maybe give me some advice. I'm only 18. And don't know much about cars....
#13 of 64 Sentra First Gear
Jan 03, 2009 (4:02 pm)
We have a 94 Sentra 1.6 ltr. auto trans. with about 119k miles. Today while driving it will not go into 2nd gear. First and reverse are fine. Fluid looks and smells good. I have read that this might be related to the governor. I can't seem to find a replacement governor at the local auto parts shops. Thoughts and suggestions please????
#15 of 64 98 Nissan Sentra 200sx se Transmission problem
Feb 12, 2009 (11:08 am)
Hope you can help........The problem I am experiencing is the transmission isnt slipping, but it's stuck!! In either first or second gear (I cant tell) and it won't shift up to the next gear whether or not it is in Drive or moving the shift from 1st 2nd or to Drive manually. The fluid seems to be fine and the color seems normal. I don't know if I need to go to the extreme of replacing the transmission or could it be an easy fix? The few estimates I recieved are giving me the worst case but with them, it is all speculation with out really looking at it at all. Friends have mentioned that it might just be a linkage problem. If you could tell me what you think it might be I would appreciate it. I plan on doing the work myself but have never done this before. I've done just about everything else, but if you think it's not so easy please advise.
#16 of 64 92 ECCS SENTRA A/T PROBLEM
Mar 06, 2009 (2:50 am)
i have a problem with my a/t of my sentra for about a yr now,the problem is that when the engine is cold and when i put it in drive it takes some time to drive the car its like it doesnt get into gear, but when the engine is hot it gets to gear normally, the fluid is pink in color and doesnt smell burned. what could be the problem/ any solutions or encounter with the same problem pls share thanks.
#17 of 64 2008 Sentra S - 6sp manual transmission whine documented on YouTube
Apr 23, 2009 (11:00 am)
Bought a new 2008 Sentra S back in Feb and have had an ongoing issue with the transmission. Any time I ease off the accelerator in 4th, 5th and 6th gear, I can hear a high pitched whining sound. Started noticing it before 1,000 miles and brought it to the dealership. They test drove the car and told me it was normal. The sound kept getting louder and the dealership agreed to replace the transmission at 2,500 miles. The sound was still their after the swap, just not as loud. I complained again to the dealership and they told me it was out of their hands and told me to contact Nissan USA's customer affairs dept.
They weren't of much help either and told me it was normal. They are arranging a test drive with another 2008 6sp, but it apparently is taking them 2 weeks to hunt one down in Western Ohio.
In the meantime, I'm currently at 4,000 miles and the noise has returned to full volume. I have posted a video on YouTube:
At this point, I just want my money back since Nissan has let me down in a big way and I have no faith in their customer service.
To any potential buyers out there - beware!
#18 of 64 Re: Sentra First Gear [eagle_51]
Apr 27, 2009 (7:05 pm)
were you able to get the problem fixed, if so how..my kid has the same issue with her car.. any help is appricated...
#19 of 64 Re: Sentra First Gear [rtmartinez1]
May 06, 2009 (8:37 am)
It is becoming apparent Nissan USA stalling as much as they can so that I cannot defer to Ohio lemon laws. I have yet to get a call from a dealership for a test drive of another 2008 Sentra.
I happen to work with a few former Honda USA engineers and asked one to go for a test drive with me. He confirmed that this issue is not normal and should not happen with a new car. He also believes the issue is caused by the differential.
#20 of 64 Re: Sentra First Gear [eagle_51]
May 19, 2009 (6:23 pm)
We just had the same problem it is stuck in what they call limp home mode which tells the tansmission something is wrong but allows you to "limp home" we had a new governor plate installed at a small hometown transmission shop for around $250 and works just fine
#21 of 64 vacuum line on top of transmission is off ??
May 19, 2009 (6:26 pm)
We had a small 1/4 inch vacuum line that goes to the top of the transmission and cannot see where it re connects now car shifts very erratcially any ideas?
Automatic transmission w/ 4 cyl 1994 nissan sentra LE