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Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  I have been rebuilding automatic transmissions for 25 years
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I was in reverse and put it into drive then I got stuck in

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I was in reverse and put it into drive then I got stuck in neutral
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2002 Altima
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing so far I just pushed it back into the driveway
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It was running fine until this happened
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

are you saying the shifter doesnt move at all?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It moves but it feels like I'm just stuck in neutral
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

ok..does it have reverse?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No I can't reverse it just rolls like it's in neutral
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

how about park,,does it go back into park?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
When I put it in park the car stays still
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

ok..

if this is the case,,it sounds as if your shift cable is broken or stretched

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Okay I'm going to get it towed to my mechanic tomorrow
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

ok,,stand by i ill give you a diagram of the cable

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE the link below to your browser, I have uploaded more info on this there please copy and paste the link below to your main browser[INTERNET EXPLORER or FIREFOX]

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/3a1teb1ul5h3o0i/0619-altima-Control%20Cable%20Adjustment.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/3a1teb1ul5h3o0i/0619-altima-Control%20Cable%20Adjustment.doc?dl=0

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