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#1 Old Sep 25th, 2008, 10:57 AM
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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Delay

2008 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Malfunction


Description of the problem:


Important Note: This problem must be identified when the vehicle is on a sloped road, as the problem is not as noticeable on a level street where there is no downward gravitational pull.


1. Problem: Delay when shifting from Reverse to Drive on upward slope

When the vehicle is on a street that is sloped upward, and after backing up I shift from Reverse to Drive, the vehicle will continue to roll backward (downhill) as if it is in Neutral for a few moments before it changes to Drive.

2. Problem: Delay when shifting from Drive to Reverse on downward Slope

When the vehicle is on a street that is sloped downward, and after driving forward I shift from Drive to Reverse, the vehicle will continue to roll forward (downhill) as if it is in Neutral for a few moments before it changes to Reverse.

3. Problem: Delay when shifting from Drive to Reverse or Reverse to Drive

When the vehicle is on a street that is level and not sloped, and I shift from Drive to Reverse or Reverse to Drive, the vehicle may not roll due to the lack of a slope, but it will have a delay as if it is in Neutral for a few moments before it changes to Reverse or to Drive.

The mechanic at the dealership said that this issue is 100% normal and that his personal Pathfinder does the same thing. He says it was okay until now because it was not yet broken in.

Is it true that this is typical or is it in fact a transmission problem?

(note that once the gear is engaged there is no rollback, it is only in the first few moments after switching from Reverse to Drive or vice versa.)
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#2 Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 07:34 AM
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I haven't noticed that as I keep the brake on when changing from forward to reverse or reverse to forward, how much of a delay we be talking about?

When I get some time I'll check this PF for similar.

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#3 Old Oct 16th, 2011, 09:20 AM
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a big problem with the 05 model, is the radiator for the automatic transmission. its basically shit!!! and the coolant over time leaks out in contaminates the gearbox...... so maybe this doesnt apply to you, but its worth checking the transmission radiator for leaks. Last thing u need is fluid in the gearbox.....it happened to me and wasnt cheap to fix. good luck
#4 Old Oct 16th, 2011, 10:03 AM
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thanks for the reply,i hope its not the case,cause i was driving it for about a month wit this problem,and all the forward gears are grand and even when it does engage into reverse is smooth out,my head is wrecked over this like
coolant contamination in the transmission fluid is very easy to check for.........
#5 Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 07:16 PM
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I have a similar delay in my 2006 LE and my friend's 2008 SE. It's pretty much normal on the 5spd. AT Pathys. I wouldn't be surprised if the Frontiers and Xterras were the same way. Obviously, if you see coolant in your ATF, that's a whole differant issue!
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