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I just bought this car yesterday. I had the motor oil

I just bought this...

I just bought this car yesterday. I had the motor oil changed on it including spark plugs filter etc. And when I start i turned it on out of the blue the car didn’t go reverse or drive. So I check the transmission oil and happened that it didn’t have any oil so I added oil and got it to move but for some reason the drive gear seems funny

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the level of your transmission fluid? Is it bright red, or is it dirty?

I haven’t but it’s new oil because it’s been 5 hours since I put it

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

Nissan Altima 2002

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

All I’ve tried was adding transmission oil and Lucas because it didn’t have a single drop

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

I just want to know why is the drive gear not engaging

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How much oil was needed to get the transaxle to the correct level?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Well it was empty of transmission oil it didn’t have any
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I only put 2 quarts

It holds 9.5 qts, so it was just low.

Can you see a visible leak under the car?

Can you go into more detail on drive is funny?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It drives but once I shift in D gear it seems like it jerks

Is it just jerking when engaging D or is it jerking through each upshift in drive?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How I said I got this car yesterday and did motor oil change on it and I Santes to drive it didn’t engaged any gear so I checked the transmission oil and it didn’t have a single drop so I added 2 quarts and I got it to drive but for some reason the D gear seems not engaging well
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Only in D

Thanks, ***** ***** in drive are there any concerns with 1st. 2nd, 3rd, or 4th?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Once in Drive it jerks to 1st and then rest are ok but if I come to a complete stop and drive 1st it jerks
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Could be that it’s low on transmission fluid and needs more?

Thanks, ***** ***** check the trans oil level at operating temp in park on level ground to see if the fluid is up to the max fill line?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No I haven’t honestly!
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How I said I only added 2 quarts of oil and that was it.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Does it have to be on max fill line?

Possible causes for these issues would be:

  • APP or TP sensor reading incorrect
  • Incorrect transaxle line pressure
  • Valve body issue
  • Torn seal or broken spring on the N-D accumulator
  • Accumulator servo release failure.

A trans tech would need to go into the transaxle and check these things.

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