Question about 1997 Nissan Pickup

1 Answer

Wont change gears

I have a 1997 nissan pick up 5 speed that all of a sudden won't go into gear. I can put the truck into gear and then start the engine but Icant change while driving. I don't won't to purchase a clutch when it might be something more simple. Please help or steer me in the right direction

Posted by on

  • ChapelHill Mar 18, 2009

    I have a similar problem except my clutch doesn't stay on the floor. It actually is in the normal position, just won't engage unless in first gear. The clutch was doing fine (no slipping, etc), but from one red light to the next, it went out.

  • Mike S
    Mike S May 11, 2010

    does your Clutch pedal go to the Floor. if it does check your fluid in said Slave Cylinder.. after putting fluid back in, you will have to pump the clutch pedal until there is resistance it should feel about the same as your brake pedal. If it does not keep the fluid you will need a new master cylinder..

    If your transmission is right, you can change the gear without touching the clutch..

    While driving at the point you would push the clutch, take your foot off the gas and move to the next gear, if done right it will slide right in there, and not grind.. I have had to do this myself when I have had clutches go out on me…

    This is a link to a Clutch Master Cylinder Repair and Bleeding



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I'm not the most mechanically inclined, but I too had this problem awhile back but with a Ford F-150, and my problem was my slave cylinder check your clutch fluid, If its low then its most likely your slave cylinder has went out

Posted on Nov 21, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

1986 Nissan pickup jerking and bucking badly..manual trannie and carburator

Hi Heather,i have a 85 Nissan 720 with 2.4 engine and Weber carb.with 5 speed,so when you start and put it in 1st gear,does it do this then.

Aug 19, 2017 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Manual 5 speed jump into gear while depressing clutch pedal

check the fluid in the clutch system (if hydraulic) (replace cable if manual). Bleed air out of system replace the clutch master cylinder.

Nov 29, 2013 | 1996 Nissan Pickup

1 Answer

I just bought a 1996 Nissan 300 zx non turbo 5 speed and it won't idle. But when you put it in gear it will idle at like 2000 rpms or if you turn the heater on it will idle at about 1200 rpms. I

Try plenty of 300zx enthusiasts and info on that site. Has a tech forum and links to faq. Look around and search. I go there for help on my 93 Z. And no, it doesn't have to be a turbo model.

Feb 18, 2018 | 1996 Nissan 300ZX

1 Answer

My 1999 nissan maxima 5 speed won't shift from 1st to second gear.

If it goes into other gears correctly, then the issue is likely a synchromesh problem with that particular gear, and the gearbox may have to be stripped.
You may try changing the gear oil first though, as this can often fix the issue without having to spend too much money on unnecessary repairs.

Nov 16, 2012 | 1999 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

I have a 1989 z24 cavilier and i just changed the slave cylinder and now when i start it and press the clutch it makes a grinding noise. When i try to put in gear it wont go in any gears and makes some...

hi i was wondering if anyone can tell me whats going on with my 89 z24 cav i just replaced two shifter cables on she's a 2.8l 5 speed and now when i starts her and lets the clutch out she dosen't engage at all but she has no noises and no grinding goes in gear fine but just won't move hope someone can help thanks

Jul 04, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi I have a 1986 Nissan pick up 4 dual cylinder 5 speed Replaced the whole clutch assembly and it wont go into gear put on new slave cylinder and she wont go into gear at all. could the tranny and...

Why was the clutch replaced in the fist place? will it go into gear with the engine off? if so, the shifter and linkage is ok. what happens if you put it in gear, and then crank the truck, it it tries to go, then the clutch is not releasing. how does the pedal feel? Spongy? normal? If it feels spongy and the slave is new, replace the master and bleed the air out, until it feels normal, like its pushing on the clutch

Dec 06, 2010 | Nissan Hardbody Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Nissan sentra 1997 starts but wont go when put in gear

is it a manual or automatic?if it's manual check clutch.if it is automatic check transmission fluid.

Dec 02, 2008 | 1997 Nissan Sentra

2 Answers

Gearbox change

guess that the 5th gear is over drive inwhich case your fuel consumption will reduce on highway driving. hope u hv nice high ways!
however, watch out for overspeeding tendency.

May 20, 2008 | 1993 Volkswagen Fox

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Nissan Pickup Logo

295 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts


Level 3 Expert

81423 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22359 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides