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8 Nissan pathfinder v6 overheated pulled over let cool down got it home let sit for hour fired up filed radiator went to leave no reverse feels like in neutral ,1,2& drive seem be fine

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Look for water in the trans fluid as the trans fluid runs through the bottom of the radiator for cooling. Find the two hoses that connect the trans to the bottom of the radiator and remove them, see what comes out. Water in the trans is not good, and will require overhaul of the trans. If you feel like it, drop the auto trans' pan, and see what is in there. Depending on what you find..go from there...but it doesn't sound good in any case, sorry.

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Engine overheated? Which also affects transmission oil temperature - trans fluid is dark and smells burnt? You have probably toasted friction surface (I think it would be a band) that applies reverse. Internal problems requiring repair. About the only thing you could do is change the fluid and filter - add some "Trans-X" as part of the replacement fluid. It may or may not work. Severe overheating of the transmission oil does usually cause internal damage to a transmission.
Let me know if this helps you at all

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