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Overdrive button on shift knob doesn't work

I have an '05 Quest with automatic transmission. The shift stops are P-R-N-D-3

While in D (Drive) mode I used to be able to hit the overdrive button which put the gear in 4. Likewise while driving in 3 (3rd gear) I used to be able to hit the button and downshift into 2 (2nd). Neither of those are working anymore. What could it be?

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    when you hit the gas at take off, it will slip going into second gear. When you get on it to pass it just whines out with no advancement.

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Most likely the turning on and off might have trigered or burned out your relay switch located in the front of your engine. The overdrive button on your nissan was only ment to be used sporadically and not as a stick vehicle ( According to your expression ). You can purchase this relay in your nearest nissan dealer. Good luck.

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