Mechanics

STUCK IN 2ND GEAR

1997 Nissan Altima

Transmission problem
1997 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 300000 miles

Automatic transmission/ Car barely goes when taking off and does not shift after getting up to about 55mph. Check engine light came on and problem started after fixing stoplight switch and attempting to fix cruise control switch (do not know if it is related)
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Adlpn
June 21, 2010.




Hi adlpn,

Thank you for the donation.

Symptoms indicates the transmission is locked in 3rd gear and would not up or down shift.

Get a free scan done at Autozone and let me know the exact trouble codes so we can proceed from there.

KHLow2008
Jun 22, 2010.
Code P1605 A/T communications line
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Tiny
Adlpn
Jun 23, 2010.
Also have 1 more? Under the center console beside the gear selector there is a little box with a spring at one end then a plastic piece (guessing something to do with neutral safety) with a metal piece attached that goes into the dash area as a cable. It use to click and now does not what is this and could it be the problem/

Tiny
Adlpn
Jun 23, 2010.
I have emailed the diagnostic procedures for P1605. Let me know if you do not receive it shortly.

The cable is for the key interlock and does not affect the trouble code. If it does not operate, you would not be able to turn the key to the LOCK position when the gear lever is in PARK position. Alternatively you would be able to turn the KEY to LOCK position without moving the shift lever to the PARK position if it is stuck in release position.

The clicking is not from this, it should be from the gear interlock system. The solenoid would only click when brake pedal is depressed with gear position in PARK.

KHLow2008
Jun 23, 2010.
Thank You for the help! Turns out we were both assuming the other had checked the fuse which turned out to be the problem.

Tiny
Adlpn
Aug 3, 2010.
Thank you for the input and glad to know you have fixed the problem.

Thank you for using 2carpros and have a nice day.

KHLow2008
Aug 4, 2010.

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