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I have a 2005 Altima with the 2.5 little engine. When I

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Hi I have a 2005 Altima with the 2.5 little engine. When I first start the engine it runs very rough in Drive. But when I place it in Reverse or even in park the engine is smooth. Any ideas???

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yes to both questions

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing yet. I can turn a wrench but I admit I am a bit lost on this one. I have s cold air intake on the engine. Would that be a cause?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No. After the car warms up it may or may not smooth out. Nissan has told me that the car just needs to warm up but it is clanking and idling rough in Drive but smooth in every other gear.

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So has nissan recently done a repair on this vehicle? have you checked the transmission fluid? Is there a check engine light?

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