Question about 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5
CAR WOULD NOT MOVE FROM PARK
The most common culprit for this failure is that the interlock release solenoid has failed, either because it is jammed or because your brake light circuit has failed. (Do I need to mention that your foot must be on the brake in order to take the vehicle out of Park?)
First, check your Owner's Manual to determine how to bypass the interlock so that you can move the vehicle (if you need to move it).
Next, verify that your brake lights are working. If they are not, replace the fuse for that circuit. If they are still not working, replace the brake light switch.
Next, remove the cover from the PRNDL and check the condition of the interlock solenoid. Make sure it is receiving voltage when the brake is applied. Replace as necessary.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 03 Nissan Altima
on the japanese cars u need to press the brake pedal to release the lock on the auto transmission.this works via the brake light switch.if u have no brake lights the switch is probably not working.replace this and see how things go.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
SOURCE: car shift seems locked
I had this problem a few months ago. I was able to drive the car home by taking a screwdriver and overiding the gear. Read your manual and if your car is equiped with an overide it will give you instructions. A little covered hole is to the left of the shift when in park. It is small circle and you must pry out the cover before using a screwdriver head to push the overide. I had to do this to put the car into reverse and then again to put it into drive. The solution: Nissan Auto Service replaced the crankshaft position sensor. Fortunately the car was still under the Extended Warranty at 68,000+ miles and this solved the problem. At 72,000 I had the rear right motor mount replaced. Too early for this. Now I am needing a new AC Compressor (79,000 miles) and it sounds like I'm on the vurge of problems with my catalyc converter. I have found a link that shows that many other Altima owners like me are having these very same problems at low miles. Check out: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/nissan_altima.html . Sounds like some recalls need to be done.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
well there should be a little round plug by the shifter that you pop out and you can put a screw driver in the hole and release the shifter and you should check All the fuses and check the terminals on the battery
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
It is possible that you have some timing chain noise, especially if you have the 3.5L engine. The secondary timing chain tensioners on the 3.5 have a known problem, Nissan has issued a service bulletin regarding this and there is an updated part to replace them. It is not a cheap job, but your dealer may give you some "goodwill" depending on your mileage. If you have the 2.5L the problem may a couple of other things...even more serious! They had catalytic converters that came apart and got ingested into the engine, eventually destroying it. Try googling "Altima rattle" and include your engine size in the search. There is a ton of info on the net about noises in these cars.
Posted on May 31, 2010
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