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good chance you have a clogged cat converter ...with engine running have someone rev engine and see how much flow you have out tail pipe. also if you hear the sound of something rattling inside exhaust that is another tell tale sign
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: why does my 1998 nissan
You did not mention your transmission, if its automatic or manual.
Well, start with manual transmission. The problem of uphill climbing with manual is the breakdown of clutch disc, mainly it is already eroded, the shoes( abrasive material ) is thinning out. That's why its failing to grip on the flywheel to move the wheels. A technician will/can replace it with the whole set( clutch disc, pressure plate, release bearing ). Actually its the disc got the problem, but with one time repair and cost wise you should the whole set. Just remind the technician to shave off the flywheel before putting on the clutch set.
Automatic transmission, the problem sometimes is the A/T Fluid, check if the level is low. If its low just top it up and test drive it. Still couldn't climb the hills, check the filter and the state of the AT fluid, smell the fluid via tranny dipstick, if its smells burned you got problem on those clutches and needs to pull down the tranny to replace it. The other internal problem would be the electronic governor and solenoid inside.
Don't forget to go in your nearest Nissan dealer for free check up and estimate, so that you could have some idea of the problem. Ask them if they could check the ECU for the transmission!
Then compare the price for repair, reconditioned, and wreckers parts.
Hope that helps you out.
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Posted on Jul 03, 2011
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