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Transmission issue?

Postby Wazza » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:05 pm

Hi Team

2011 Pathfinder ST-L Auto 98000kms. Factory standard. Always serviced by Nissan, most recent was 2 months ago. No issues to date, other than some wheel alignment fun and games :)

Over the last month or so I have noticed that the Auto is not changing like it was - mostly at lower speeds - this is causing a LOT of vibration back through the floor directly under the shifter (so that's gearbox I would deduce).

So the behavior is that it seems not to change down as it used to at lower speeds - for example 50 - 80 - and it is akin to driving a manual car in high gear at low speed i.e. vibrations occur due to this.

If I move the shifter over to manual shifting - this isn't an issue, obviously because I can change at the right revs.

What am I looking at here? Do I need a transmission service? Is it potentially more serious? Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Transmission issue?

Postby Wazza » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:07 pm

Well it's off to the automatic transmission specialist.... I will let you all know how it goes. Fingers crossed it ain't too bad :|
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Re: Transmission issue?

Postby DarekD » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:52 pm

Hi Wazza,
I have been very happy with BGA at Coorparoo 3847 2633. Nissan service does not include auto, as far as they know it's for life. I have oil change done every 50K on all my auto s. If you towing it's a must. Also make sure the radiator has not been bypassed as I mentioned in one of my other posts. Some cowboys do that as it generates more work.
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Re: Transmission issue?

Postby toymaz » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:16 pm

Hey DerekD
What is your job,/ profession?
2012 white St Auto, Safari Snorkel, 2"lift,. ARB bullbar
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Re: Transmission issue?

Postby DarekD » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:45 pm

Jack of all, why is that Toymaz. Currently back to design drafting (my original qualifications) but done sales, construction projects and run an IT business for 10+ years. Always happy to listen to interesting offers. You can email me on my user name @optusnet.com.au.
I do most of my car maintenance as I travel solo, including Simpson in a Jeep.

No, I do not work for any of the shops I have recommend. Just don't want people spending money with ones that should not exist.

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Re: Transmission issue?

Postby toymaz » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:52 am

Just curious thats all.
I have been in and around the automotive industry for 25 yrs including a lotof modified vehicles.
I have some different opinions to some of yours that's all.
Each to their own, but i wouldn't do anything that would cause an issue with my vehicle.
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Re: Transmission issue?

Postby DarekD » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:50 pm

Works for me, but I did not start driving in this country or on the wrong side if the road :)
Lifts and bull bars do nothing for me, I like suspension travel and light weight. Try not to drive at night because of the wildlife but killed a roo during the day. Got lucky, it stuck it's neck under the wheels. Not a scratch on the car.
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