1998 Nissan Altima



June, 15, 2009 AT 4:20 PM

Transmission problem
1998 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 98000 miles

My car starts well, no weird lights/signs on the dash board, but when I press the accelerator paddle (it feels free), the car does not accelerate at all, the engine RPM also does not go up, it remains < 1000. It drives at that very low speed (< 5-10 mile/hr or so) even in the reverse gear, so transmission seems OK, although not sure.

I wonder if some cable connecting the gas paddle to other parts is broken.

Any help, please.

The metal link near the engine connecting the gas pedal cable to throttle was delinked. Thanks.


3 Answers



September, 16, 2009 AT 9:32 AM

What was the verdict on this one? My Car is doing the same thing.



September, 17, 2009 AT 2:56 AM

The linkage that you are seeing me point to is affixed by just popping the "ball ends" by pressure. same as wiper linkage and can get loose OR crack and break with age and likely popped off.
you'll notice, mine has already done this and i've pushed the top ball back on a couple of times, but, has gotten too loose to continue.
notice that i used "metal wire, fishing swivels" to hold mine together in a bind(worked just fine).
went to a junk yard and just got(stole) another.
by the way, it was fun when it happened while i was going into a turn, lost the pedal, and almost got smashed up. . .oh, that rod is connected below to the throttle body and which is why the car will idle fine without being connected but will not have a pedal.



October, 20, 2009 AT 7:15 AM

I have a 2005 Nissan Altima. My car will not rev up in neutral. It will also not accelerate when I put it in drive and press the gas pedal. The Check engine light never came on. Can you tell me what the problem is and what I can do to get my car to drive?

Do you think my car has the same problem as yours?

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