Shifting the automatic transmission
My sister has a 1997 Nissan Altima GXE. It has the 4-speed automatic transmission Overdrive.
Can you manually shift this automatic transmission?
Recently, we thought about trying out shifting the automatic transmission in this car like a manual transmission because she was kinda wanting me to show her how to do it. I had been doing it a bit lately in my car, which is a 91 Plymouth Sundance RS. So, she wanted to see about giving it a try in her Nissan Altima since I told her about me doing it a bit in my own car.
Theoretically, what I think "could" be done is:
From a stop light,
First turn "O/D" off with the toggle button on the shifter.
Then put the selector to "1".
Accelerate, rev the engine to max RPM right before it redlines, and hold 1st gear to highest speed possible.
Then bump the shifter up to "2" to get you into 2nd gear.
Do basically the same thing; getting engine to max RPM and holding 2nd to highest speed.
Next, flick shifter to "D" to get you into 3rd gear.
Go to whatever speed you like in 3rd gear.
Then turn "O/D" on to get into 4th gear.
Do you think it would affect this transmission in any way to shift it like a manual transmission? Would it help performance?
Has anyone tried this some before in your Nissan Altimas?
Last edited by Robby2612; Dec 30th, 2005 at 05:51 AM.