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95 Nissan Maxima HELP Engine revs taking too long to switch gears

My 95 Nissan Maxima has about 200,000 miles on it, I just had my transmission replaced about 4 months ago,

Starting about a week ago I would start to drive and when I'd get to a stop light, instead of inching forward when I let my foot off the gas it would stay stopped, and (once in a while roll backwards!) I'd have to sit with my foot on the gas reving the engine a few times before it would 'catch' & start to drive- sometimes *jumping* forward.

It has gotten progressively worse, especially from this cold weather we just got, and when I'm driving just main roads my car's basically rolling forward with the RPM going way too high before switching gears, (as if my wheels are spinning in mid air but going nowhere)

Highways are fine, and once the car warms up it seems to do a little better but...
This morning I stopped at the gas station before work to let the car warm up and I went to reverse out of the spot and the Engine started revving and spinning as it does, when it finally caught, It actually drove FORWARD.

Please HELP, I just have no idea, I've gotten so much work done on this car already within the span of having it~
Any suggestions or ideas soooo much appreciated!

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  • mcclendon130 Apr 04, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 95 Maxima. It takes too long to switch gears and it jerks. I would love to know what you eventually did. I am thinking of doing body work but if the car is going to break down on me it won't be worth it. Does anyone know what causes this. If it is not the transmission, them what?

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Check the transmission fluid for starters. sounds like it is low. Is tranny still under warranty? I would take it back to whoever did work

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