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I have a 2004 pathfinder/armada and when I come to a stop…

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I have a 2004...

I have a 2004 pathfinder/armada and when I come to a stop and go to accelerate, it moves real slow, like it didn't downshift properly.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?

Yes, filters, hoses, fluid all seems ok. It seems like more of an electrical or sensor problem

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

2004 Nissan Pathfinder/Armada. It was the first year of the Armada. V8 Automatic Transmission

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

I typically order parts and have a shop do repair

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 5 months ago
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Hey there, thanks for the question.

Does torque converter lock up when you give it 3/4 throttle or more? Where you feel it down shift?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Everything seems to run smoothly when I first start vehicle, put into Drive and accelerate. But if I come to a complete stop (ie stop sign or light) and then accelerate, it seems like it's in a higher gear and takes time to move. If I shut the engine off and restart, then it works fine again.
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 5 months ago

Thanks, ***** ***** noticed the service engine light or the A/T light come on?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 5 months ago

also, have you checked the transmission level and color warmed up at idle?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No A/T light coming on and transmission level and color are normal even after warmed up.
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 5 months ago

Thanks, ***** ***** case would be hard to guess without any actual testing, but would be worth looking and the revolution speed sensor on the scan tool and the TCC operation to get a better idea of whether or not its actually an electrical issue here.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 5 months ago

These Nissan transmissions these days have few if any external sensors (speed sensor is usually the only one if any).

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 5 months ago

and your armada specifically has none externally. Even the speed sensors primary and secondary are internal.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 5 months ago

Just checking in to see if you still need assistance?

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