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#49 of 63 Transmition and Idle problem
Jan 14, 2012 (4:22 pm)
I have a 1995 Nissan Sentra with an automatic transmission. It runs and accelerates well, however, when I come to a stop the idle dips a couple of times and then it stalls. It restarts right away but it will not idle properly while in drive. If I put it in neutral when coming to a stop it idles fine. In park it idles fine. In drive or reverse it won't idle.
#50 of 63 Re: Transmition and Idle problem [compwaco]
Jan 14, 2012 (7:24 pm)
Sounds like your torque converter is locking up. It is supposed to disengage when you are idling. If it does not it puts strain on the engine and causes it to stall.
#51 of 63 Re: Transmition and Idle problem [compwaco]
Jan 15, 2012 (11:45 am)
Your problem may not be the transmission. Cars that idle fine in park but stall out in drive can be caused by some build up of varnish in the throttle body. Try cleaning the throttle body and check the air filter before tackling the transmission.
#52 of 63 2001 Nissan sentra won't change gears
Feb 28, 2012 (9:36 am)
#53 of 63 2001 Nissan sentra won't change gears
Feb 28, 2012 (9:36 am)
2001 Nissan Sentra. 2.0l, auto transmission, 112,000 miles.
When first starting the car and driving, the gears change just fine. After warming up, the car seems to be stuck in a higher gear. The gears won't change. When I take off it feels like its not getting enough gas but after around 1800 rpm it picks up. Problem is the faster I go the higher the rpm. At 50 mph I am right around 3000 rpm. If I go faster it goes higher. I watch the tach as I accelerate and the rpm steadily increase and do not lower when the gears are supposed to change.
I tried dropping it into 2nd and 1st (low gears) manually as I drive but the rpm never changes. Then I put it in reverse and hit the gas and accelleration is just fine. I thought at first (because of sluggishness) it may be injectors or the MAS (replaced MAS and cleaned throttle body a few months ago) but after testing with the manual shifting and getting good acceleration in reverse I believe it is something with the tranny.
Any ideas on what it could be? Sensor? Linkage? Anything? Thanks for help.
#54 of 63 1996 sentra 1.6 ECCS automatic Transmission shifting
Jun 08, 2012 (12:32 am)
I have a 1996 A/T Sentra 1.6 ECCS, when the gears shift from 1st to 2nd gear, it's like a car is bumping it on my rear?
Any ideas or comments?
#55 of 63 1998 Sentra manual transmission problem
Jun 15, 2012 (12:07 pm)
I recently replaced my clutch and axle along with some other engine parts. Everything seemed to run smoothly. I stopped at a light and I heard a type of release, similar to a snap. The car still sounded fine running but when I tried to accelerate, the car only gased up and rolled backwards instead of accelerating.
So plain and simple, I can have my car running and put it in gear (with and without the clutch) and it will run smoothly, but it will not drive off! I assumed the transmission has ran its course. Could it be something other than my transmission? I am new to transmission work; any advice would be greatly appreciated by my family and I.
#56 of 63 Re: 2001 Nissan sentra won't change gears [knockster]
Jun 28, 2012 (6:23 pm)
Did you ever get this figured out. I have the same car, with the same problems.
#57 of 63 Re: 2001 Nissan sentra won't change gears [knockster]
Aug 18, 2012 (7:26 pm)
i m having the same problem as #53 does anyone know what wrong ?
#58 of 63 Shifting problems
Aug 20, 2012 (6:31 pm)
I have a 5 speed manual transmission in a Sentra 2000. first thru fourth work good. Reverse works good. When you shift to 5th (over drive) you can not down shift to any gear AT ALL!!! It is not consistent on how it finally releases. Sometimes shaking (slamming) the shifter side to side will work but not to often. Most of the time just cut the engine off and back on, or just wait for a period of time for it to release. I believe in the process my daughter has burnt the clutch up and is now needing replacing. Any ideas on why it is sticking in 5th gear. You can pull it out of 5th gear just can not shift to any other gear until it decides you can. Please help.