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#1 of 1246 Nissan Pathfinder 05/06 tranmission
Dec 19, 2007 (2:30 am)
I have an 06 does anybody hear whinning in transmission when get going tranny fluid is full truck has 68000. miles.
#3 of 1246 03 Tranny problems.
Jan 07, 2008 (8:38 am)
145K total miles. I had major service 6K ago, including transmission flush. Dealership replaced leaking front differential pinion seal at that time. Occasionally the tranny has been a little balky or delayed about shifting into overdrive at highway speeds (70 & up). Last night, vehicle simply would not shift into overdrive above 65 mph. Pulled into gas station to check things out, found the tranny fluid was about 1.5 inches above the full mark and tranny fluid all over the bottom of the tranny case. After sitting about 10 minutes, there was a dinner-plate sized puddle of tranny fluid under the truck. Got towed back to the house. No fluid at all under the truck this morning. ???
#5 of 1246 Help Nightmare Transmission problems
Feb 03, 2008 (6:37 pm)
the transmision on my 1997 pathfinder went and I took it to a garage and had a used one put in. When I picked up the vehicle I noticed it had a very bad vibration in it and after driving it about 30 km there was a loud bang and the transmission broke (no reverse) I took it back to the garage and they put another transmission in it . the car still vibrated and the mechanic never made a comment when I mentioned it . I took the car home and when driving to work he next morning the exact same thing happened. What is wrong here??? I can't afford to put yet another trasnmission in this car, I had to pay over 800$ in labour each time in addition to the transmission , what could be causing this to happen? I was not driving more than 70 km each time it broke.
#6 of 1246 Re: Help Nightmare Transmission problems [diannad]
Feb 04, 2008 (5:31 pm)
The problem most likely(but not positive) lies with the cooler in the radiator not allowing adequate cooler flow...the garage should make sure that the flow is at the very least 1 quart per 20 seconds, if not it will damage the unit that is installed very quickly.
#7 of 1246 No Reverse
May 17, 2008 (9:50 am)
I have a 95 pathfinder that the reverse just went out on. The rest of the gears work fine. I heard there maybe a band or belt (something that can be adjusted) that I can get to if i drop the pan. Does anyone know what I'm looking for and how to adjust it if there is one?
#8 of 1246 Transmission Shifting Delay
Sep 24, 2008 (4:06 pm)
I am at wit's end. My brand new 2008 Path was doing fine for the first 2 months. However, for the past week, I have been experiencing the following problem:
1. Problem: Delay when shifting from Reverse to Drive on upward slope
When the vehicle is on a street that is sloped upward, and after backing up I shift from Reverse to Drive, the vehicle will continue to roll backward (downhill) as if it is in Neutral for a few moments before it changes to Drive.
2. Problem: Delay when shifting from Drive to Reverse on downward Slope
When the vehicle is on a street that is sloped downward, and after driving forward I shift from Drive to Reverse, the vehicle will continue to roll forward (downhill) as if it is in Neutral for a few moments before it changes to Reverse.
3. Problem: Delay when shifting from Drive to Reverse or Reverse to Drive
When the vehicle is on a street that is level and not sloped, and I shift from Drive to Reverse or Reverse to Drive, the vehicle may not roll due to the lack of a slope, but it will have a delay as if it is in Neutral for a few moments before it changes to Reverse or to Drive.
The mechanic at the dealership said that this issue is 100% normal and that his personal Pathfinder does the same thing. He says it was okay until now because it was not yet broken in.
Is it true that this is typical or is it in fact a transmission problem?
(note that once the gear is engaged there is no rollback, it is only in the first few moments after switching from Reverse to Drive or vice versa.)
#9 of 1246 Radiator leaking into Transmission
Oct 20, 2008 (3:04 pm)
Have a 2005 automatic pathfinder,97000Klm it seemed to be missing at about 80KPH or chugging when shifting into 4th gear. I just went to dealer and found out that the radiator is leaking into my transmission causing the trany to slip and I will have to replace rad and flush trany with Nissan J Matic fluid (no other type will work- very expensive) possibly up to 3 times Bill C$2000+. Has anyone else run into this problem and is there any other solutions less costly. Is there any possibility that once fixed the trany could be damaged and I will then have to spend additional $$ to replace?
#10 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [esks]
Nov 30, 2008 (11:07 pm)
same thing happened, supposedly changed transmission, but now 25K miles later at a small local shop in Los angeles, california, tranny shifts are into 2nd into 1st, some times get stuck in 3rd/ 4th gear..
also when i restart, it shifts normal for a day or 2...
i had the IDPM controller changed right after this, nothing but trouble, warranyts out,
$700, caused the car not to start or stall after 5 mins
i ihave over 112k miles.. bullshit..