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How do I know if tranny problem orTRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE

I have a 1987 Nissan 300zx put a new transmission in it and drove for a month. It will start but can drive and when it got towed in order to move vehicle i have to have foot on clutch. How do I know if new transmission is not good or if its a transmission module

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  • ladykshair Feb 18, 2009

    my 300zx is a 5 speed non turbo. After putting another transmission in it. I drove out of town and suddenly it would comeout of gear and heard a clunk sound. It starts but unable to uses gears at all. I am wondering if the transmission module went out would i act as if the transmission is bad? and how would I check transmission module to see if its good.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    A manual trans does not have a electronic module that makes the shifter come in or out of gear, the control is your hand.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I do not understand what you are asking or your posting, all very confusing info, this is a manual trans?

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First, I am guessing the you are referring to the transmission it self as a module,.Am I correct? Your description sounds like the transmission was limited to 3rd, 4th 5th and reverse and ye had no means of getting 1st and 2nd. In having to be towed in order to get going, would indicated that if you tried to get going on your own, you would have to slip the hell out of the clutch.
One other thought which crossed my mind, is that you changed the clutch at the time you changed the transmission. If so, if the clutch disc id put in backwards, you will have a hell of a time driving the car. Especially at slow speeds. The clunk in all likely hood was the center of the disc coming apart.
The more I think about it the more I feel this is your problem.
You description is almost a classic symptom of a disc installed backwards.
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