Ready to drive off and car put into drive it stalls

Tiny
JOVANIHERRERA0323
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  • 2006 NISSAN ARMADA
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 184,565 MILES
When ready to drive off and car put into drive it stalls or takes up to three or longer to kick in. I just want to fix it or if it's the transmission to get another one. Someone told me it is the sensors not the transmission. It goes in reverse and park but stalls on drive.
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Saturday, December 12th, 2020 AT 11:56 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Is the check engine light staying on when the engine is running? Also, have you checked the fluid level and condition?

Here are the direction for checking the fluid:

2006 Nissan-Datsun Truck Armada 4WD V8-5.6L (VK56DE)
A/T Fluid Check
Vehicle Transmission and Drivetrain Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Testing and Inspection Symptom Related Diagnostic Procedures Repair Information A/T Fluid Check
A/T FLUID CHECK
A/T FLUID CHECK
Fluid Leakage and Fluid Level Check
Inspect for fluid leakage and check the fluid level.

Fluid Condition Check

see pic 1

see pic 2

Inspect the fluid condition.

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Next, is the check engine light staying on when the engine is running? If it is, you really should have the CAN scanned. CAN stands for controller area network. Here is a video showing how that is done:

https://youtu.be/InIlnsjOVFA

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I have one more question. When you place it in drive and it doesn't go, does the engine rev as if it is in neutral?

Let me know.
Joe

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Saturday, December 12th, 2020 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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Yes it sounds like it revs but doesn't go anywhere for like 3 minutes sometimes.
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Saturday, December 12th, 2020 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

It could be related to the fluid level or a pressure-related issue. Have you had the computer scanned to see if there are diagnostic trouble codes related to the transmission? What happens if you put is in low gear?

Let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, December 12th, 2020 AT 11:17 PM
Tiny
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If I put in low gear you can drive it. I found that out today if I put it low gear and move it back to drive it it works.
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Sunday, December 13th, 2020 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

It sounds like it is related to a line pressure issue. There are a few electronics such as a line pressure switch. Based on what you are describing, it sounds like the pressure is low.

What needs to be done is a line pressure test. Here are the directions for doing it, but it is somewhat involved. Take a look through them and let me know if it is something you are comfortable doing. The attached pics correlate with the direction. It does require a scan tool and basic electrical testing equipment. Here is a link you may find helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring
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2006 Nissan-Datsun Truck Armada 4WD V8-5.6L (VK56DE)
Line Pressure Switch
Vehicle Transmission and Drivetrain Transfer Case Testing and Inspection Component Tests and General Diagnostics Line Pressure Switch
LINE PRESSURE SWITCH
Line Pressure Switch

CONSULT-II REFERENCE VALUE IN DATA MONITOR MODE

pic 1

TRANSFER CONTROL UNIT TERMINALS AND REFERENCE VALUE

pic 2

CAUTION: When using a circuit tester to measure voltage for inspection, be sure not to extend forcibly any connector terminals.

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
1. CHECK LINE PRESSURE SWITCH SIGNAL

With CONSULT-II
1. Start engine.
2. Select DATA MONITOR mode for ALL MODE AWD/4WD with CONSULT-II.

pic 3

3. Read out ON/OFF switching action of LINE PRES SW while operating 4WD shift switch.

pic 4

Without CONSULT-II
1. Start engine.

pic 5

2. Check voltage between transfer control unit harness connector terminals and ground.

pic 6

OK or NG
OK >> GO TO 5.
NG >> GO TO 2.

2. CHECK HARNESS BETWEEN TRANSFER CONTROL UNIT AND LINE PRESSURE SWITCH
1. Turn ignition switch OFF. (Stay for at least 5 seconds.)
2. Disconnect transfer control unit harness connector and the transfer terminal cord assembly harness connector.

pic 7

3. Check continuity between transfer control unit harness connector E143 terminal 35 and transfer terminal cord assembly harness connector F56 terminal 1.
Continuity should exist.
Also check harness for short to ground and short to power.
OK or NG
OK >> GO TO 3.
NG >> Repair or replace damaged parts.

3. CHECK TRANSFER CONTROL UNIT
Check transfer control unit input/output signal.
OK or NG
OK >> GO TO 4.
NG >> Check the following. If any items are damaged, repair or replace damaged parts.
Transfer control unit pin terminals for damage or loose connection with harness connector.
Transfer control unit.

4. CHECK LINE PRESSURE SWITCH
1. Turn ignition switch OFF. (Stay for at least 5 seconds.)
2. Remove line pressure switch.

pic 8

3. Push and release line pressure switch and check continuity between terminal 1 and ground.

pic 9

OK or NG
OK >> GO TO 5.
NG >> Replace line pressure switch.

5. CHECK DTC
Perform the self-diagnosis, after driving a vehicle for a while.
OK or NG
OK >> GO TO 6.
NG >> Replace transfer control unit.

6. CRUISE TEST
Perform cruise test. See: Transfer Case > Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview > Cruise Test
OK or NG
OK >> Inspection End.
NG >> Perform the applicable trouble diagnosis.

COMPONENT INSPECTION
1. Turn ignition switch OFF. (Stay for at least 5 seconds.)
2. Remove line pressure switch.

pic 10

3. Push and release line pressure switch and check continuity between terminal 1 and ground.

pic 11

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, December 14th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM

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