Question about 1997 Nissan Maxima
When you start moving, 1st and 2nd gear shifting is normal. The problem is when shifting to 3rd gear and that is when there is a few seconds delay and the rpm goes up before 3rd gear is engaged. After moving for a couple of kilometers and slowing and changing gears in between this delay in shifting to 3rd gear disappears. Seems like when it is heated up all seem normal. Leave the car for a couple of hours and then start to drive again the same thing all over again. Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter have both been changed 2 months ago. Some say it is the cable to the gearbox, some say it is the convertor and others say it needs a new gearbox. The car has done almost 240,000 kms and almost 13 years old. Regular serviced and maintained over the years. What do you think?
Check your ignition coils. One of mine was bad and when I replaced it, the shifting issue stopped.
Posted on Jun 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like the selector box at fault but change the auto oil and filter with some treatment and this should solve youre problem
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
do not flush the trans, that will make it worse.
My friend you have no second gear, you need trans rebuilt.
If you flush it now you can cause more damage.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Ford : back the truck up 10ft put truck in neutral and disengage four wheel low. (You can't drive in four wheel low cause its a pulling gear and you won't do over 3-5 mph.)
Nissan: start truck see if it idles normal. If so rev motor and check throttle for sticking and check EGR valve make sure its not stuck open or malfunctioning when you drive it..
Posted on May 25, 2009
It sounds like you have a tranny leak. When fluid is low, you will have difficulty shifting or maintaining the gear while driving. As far as where the leak is coming from, it is hard to say just from the post, it would have to be seen to determine exactly where you are leaking from. One possibility is the seal where the input shaft goes into the transmission case. This would require the removal of the transmission in order to replace the seal.
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
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