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#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.
#59 of 63 2008 Nissan Sentra CVT Transmission
Oct 03, 2012 (8:46 am)
This is the third transmission installed on my 2008 Nissan Sentra. After 67,672 miles the first one broke down where the car had to be towed 95 miles to the Nissan Dealer. The second one broke down at 68,845, only 2 weeks after getting it back, 173 miles. Nissan extended their warranty on this CVT transmission, because of the problems, from 5 years 60,000 miles to 10 years 120,000 miles. Since the transmission broke down at 7,672 miles from the initial warranty, the BBB advised the Lemon law cannot be applied since it is after the initial warranty 5 years 60,000 miles even though it was extended. Nissan being aware of this will not buy back the vehicle but just keeps replacing the transmissions until 10 years 120,000 miles. The CVT transmissions on this car keeps burning up where they no longer work. It is very unsafe and unreliable to take on any long trips. They are aware of this problem and just keep replacing it with rebuilt transmissions. Buyers Beware!!!
#60 of 63 Re: 2008 Nissan Sentra CVT Transmission [pswanee]
Oct 04, 2012 (6:56 am)
I have a 2009 Sentra and received a letter from Nissan extending the warranty to 10 years 120,000 miles. So far, no problems with the transmission. Were there any symptoms or warning signs that something was going on with your transmission that wasn't normal or did it just stop working?
#61 of 63 2007 Nissan Sentra
Oct 08, 2012 (3:53 pm)
My 2007 Nissan Sentra has had the transmission replace 3 times (1st time at 25,000 miles). It is just began failing (again) for the fourth time and I took it in to the dealership. I was first told about the 10 year warranty and that it would be replaced, but then a supervisor was called over who reneged saying that they might "get in trouble" for replacing it a fourth time. I asked what they intended to do instead and was told that they would "fix the problem". I had just been told that they were working on (but do not yet have a solution) so I asked exactly what that meant and the supervisor said "uh er well we need to talk to our rep". Uhhhhhhmmm?? Also they asked if I had driven anywhere out of town lately --as if it were my fault for assuming my newish car (that I am still paying for) could drive further than 30 miles continuously. Actually I have job that requires me to drive all over San Diego (up to 60 miles away) so apparently I am not supposed to use my car to get to work anymore because the transmission just can't take it. They basically said that even if they do replace it, it'll just break again if I do much freeway driving. Waiting to see how this all pans out. I wouldn't count on that warranty though.
#62 of 63 Re: Shifting problems [mike704]
Mar 17, 2013 (5:14 am)
Did you ever fix it and if so how