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3 second delay (when warmed up trans engaging from park to drive

I have an 2008 nissan frontier, & noticed (since purchased new, at 50 miles on odometer) that once warmed up, there's about a 3 second delay when i shift from neutral or park into drive (or reverse).

It's also a 'gentle' engagement.

When at fast idle , eg, when it's cold) there is no such delay.

Seems to otherwise shift ok when on the road.

Acceleration a bit low.

It now has 900 mles on it (most short trips). have i damaged it, or are short trips my salvation (assuming trans fluid is low)?

Other identical models don't have this delay. (i drove 2)

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    Craig Love Mar 19, 2009


    Just took it into a dealer.

    They said "Nissan says anywhere from 1-6 seconds is 'normal' for their brand", and "no trouble codes from the trans or engine computers, so there's nothing wrong".

    Trans fluid is normal level.



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Thats a deff. tranny prob. theres a fluid transition prob when it goes to buildup... almost like air brakes

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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