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Car runs fine until i get to 25 mph then hesitates for a little while and does not catch gear then catches and does not go past 40 mph why

I just changed cadilac converter could I have a trany problem or is it throttle problem or what can it be?

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SOURCE: Nissan Maxima LE 1996 stall on incline

1.Could be a torq converter or a vacuum leak.2Also could be the converter or a tune up or both.3Sounds like a wire shorted behind the stereo.4It could be the power steering pump going out.

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not necessarily, i have saw cadalatic converters on vehicles with 30k on them be pluged up so tight the vehicle would barely idle... i was going to guess that was your problem before i read what the computer said..

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SOURCE: 96 nissan sentra 5th gear grind

Mor than likely damaged one of the planetary gear sets. Grinding in a trnasmission or rear end is a sign of loss of contact between meshing gears. Automatic transmissions engage two sets of gears internal to the trans to create a forward drive gear, changing between the gear sets creates different ratios anwhich in turn aloows for higher speeds. If the trans only grinds when in fifth range there is mopre than likely internal damage to the gears which 5th needs to operate. I would start by pulling the dip stick for the ****** and check for black or shiney material on the stick. I would then take a sample of oil from the trans by draining some from the drain plug if it has one, or possible drop the pan and check for foriegn matter in the fluid. Peices of metal shaving point to gear damage, and black material pont towards clutch wear/ damage. A worn or damaged clutch will cuase that specific gear not to engage and cause a grinding noise. Either way the concern is internal

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