Originally Posted by 06nismofrontier
I just started having probs with my tranny on my frontier first thing tht happend was when i went to start the truck it was very sluggish to start like the battery didnt have enough charge finally got it started and drove home from 180 trip i had taken during the drive i was about 30m away from my home town and i felt a jerk in the transmission. After i felt the jerk i started babying the truck the rest of the way home. Got 5 miles away pulled off the interstate and the truck was stuck in 4th gear long story short i freaked took the truck to a dealership and the techs there told me that the turbine sensor within the valve body on the trans. was bad and i had to order the entire valve body mind you ($972) so i had no other choice to order it. Well today i get a call from the dealer telling me the trans. is pretty much (FRIED) and all they done was a fluid test to see if there was particles within the fluid so i freak to say the least later on this evening im thinking about the elec. controlled trans. and the battery sends voltage to the trans.computer which tells the tranny to shift at certain rpm's come to find out the trans went into fail safe mode because the battery would not hold a charge found this out by searching (will a low battery cause transmission trouble) so dont always listen to what the SERVICE TECHS say there paycheck is made up from what you pay to have your vehicle serviced.....sincerly no dis to all SERVICE TECHS
Well, I don't know why you put this in the Altima section rather than the Frontier section, but you're right. Charging system failure can cause a lot of problems on today's vehicles. If you mentioned the starting problems you had to them, the first thing they should have done is checked the battery and charging system, correct as necessary, erase any stored codes and road test the vehicle to check for any more potential problems. Service shops, be it a dealership or independant shop, are only as good as the tech that works on your car. I was a Nissan Master Tech and spent 16 years in Nissan service departments. There were some very good techs, but there were also some I wouldn't let anywhere near my vehicle!