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'06 Frontier XE manual trans.Cruise control will not stay engaged when in 5th gear.

Swapped rear axle with one from an '10 XE automatic. One wheel speed sensor from the '10 and one from the '06. Also, the bottom bolt on the one sensor broke so it is only being held in with one bolt. Now the cruise control works fine in lower gears but will engage and then disengage after about five seconds in 5th gear. What would cause this? The new axle bolted up fine. It is a 3.69 ratio instead of the stock 4.09 for a mt.

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Changing the ratio could be causing the computer to miscalculate the speed. Try ruling out the sensors (by seeing if it stays engaged while in fourth gear.)

Posted on May 07, 2014

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the lights you have on are probably the brake lights. you need to check the brake light switch. it is probably stuck in the on position and that would cause the cruise to not function properly because the cruise automatically shuts off when you press the brake pedal.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 300Zx will not shift out of 5th gear

Dear javatrader: There are very few solutions to this problem. The fact that you had mentioned 5th & Reverse, tells me that you problem is has two possibilities. Both relate to the same component.
The shift fork for Fifth gear and reverse are the same as well as the hub which the fork fits over.
When you Move the stick shift, it moves one of 3 rails in the transmission of which one is 5th and reverse. The hub is what locks the transmission in gear. The gears are what are referred to as synchromesh. This means that when you shift from gear to gear, it makes it possible to easily make the transition without the gears grinding while the car is in motion. The synchros are in fact, kind of a "BRAKE" for the gears so that when you go to shift into that gear, the synchronizing ring, slows the gear down enough to match the speed of the counter gear allowing it to engage with it, without grinding. As the hub slides into gear, there are spring loaded "KEYS" which are small pieces of steel about 1/2 inch long, 1/4 inch thick and 1/4 inch wide with a little hump in them to push up into a small cavity machined into the hub when it slides over it, thus locking the gear into place until you pull the stick to move it out of place. If a key pops out, it could cause the gear to stick, not allowing you to pull the hub back because the key has popped out at an angle which prohibits the hub from sliding over it.
Another possible senario: The fork is secured to the shift rail with a part called a "Roll pin". If this part shears, the car will be stick in what ever gear it was in at the time the pin sheared. If the pin shears, the stick will still move out of 5th gear position but the transmission won't.
This problem, unfortunately is not one a layman can fix. This is best left to a professional.
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Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Speedometer/odometer/cruise control isn't working.

It's your speed sensor at the transfercase on the drivers side i believe. Check the wire and clip to the sensor for any break or loose contacts. 
Easy fix and is about a 30 min job to do with simple tools. Un-clip the wire conntection, remove the retainer bolt and slide and sensor out. To install just do everything in reverse and add transmisson oil if needed.

Most of the time, it's going to be the sensor. Keep in mind that there are two sensor's so make sure it's the one on the output shaft at the transfercase. The other one is closer to the front of the transmission on the same side with is the input Volosity speed sensor.
If it was your ABS sensor, you ABS light would come on in your dash.
Good luck and hope this helps

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 nissan frontier 4x4 runs rough, jerky only at

check your in-tank fuel filter: at speed debris turbulates inside your fuel tank and, can block the fuel pump inlet then fall off again and, your truck will operate well untill you speed up again the culprit is most often the fuel pump fishnet filter

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: my cruise control not engaging

the servo for the cruise is out it located under the hood with a cable going to the throttle body

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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