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1996 nissan pathfinder that wont shift in to drive it will

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1996 nissan pathfinder that wont shift in to drive it will shift just fine through all the other gears i drained the fluid it smells burnt so i took off the pan and there is no metal shaving in the pan so i need to know is it junk
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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If the fluid was dark and burnt then it has likely clutch and band failure within meaning a overhaul is needed. To diagnose this a pressure test is needed to see if the pressure is low in drive. Then a air test is needed on the clutches to see if any are leaking prior to removing and taking apart.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
could it be the torque converter just needed to be replaced
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

The converter would not be to blame for this issue.