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Sorry, it's a 2005 Altima 2.5 auto transmission that is

Customer Question

Hi Mike,
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: Sorry, it's a 2005 Altima 2.5 auto transmission that is struggling to make the shift from R to D.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: Transmission is original and no leaking
JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, and nothing yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Slight bump from the 1 to 2 shift, but mostly the issue is that is doesn't always want to go into drive from reverse
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site, the very best advice i can give you is to take it to a shop that has a diagnostic tool that can interrogate the transmission control module to see what fault it has in it. a generic code reader will only get codes form the pcm and not the tcm.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Does what I've described cause you to think of something specific?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

im here just helping others too

Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

off the top of my head line pressure is low.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Well, I was hoping to avoid having to take it in, but looks like that's what I will do.
Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

unless you have a code reader that reads transmission codes, theres nothing i can do without knowing the fault codes. we can check line pressures but you need to have the correct test equipment to do that.

Expert:  david craig replied 5 months ago.

can i be of further assistance? sometimes we dont get the answer we want to hear, but those are the times that as experts we have the obligation to let you know those things