97 Altima transmission

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Old 05-15-03, 02:22 PM
bobdino
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97 Altima transmission

On cold (below 45F) days the transmission hesitates on shifting up. Letting up on the gas pedal helps. Could this be the TPS? Chilton shows only one three lead connector and says the TPS is only OFF or On (not variable). What I'm looking at on the car has two 3 lead connectors. Am I way off base suspecting the TPS? Where else could I look. Everytime I take it to a mechanic, It won't act up.
Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 05-15-03, 04:07 PM
darrell McCoy
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Appears you are on the right track. However, how long since any trans maint, such as fluid change. Joe probably knows, as I am not sure if that veh has a filter or not. How many miles on the veh?
 
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Old 05-15-03, 05:30 PM
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Approx. 75k on vehicle now. Fluid was changed at ~35k.
In original post I meant Haynes, not chilton.
I find no mention of a filter in Haynes. Anyone know for certain if there is or not?
As the vehicle is driven the problem dissipates.

It originally started after a long trip on which extensive use of overdrive and cruise control was made.
 
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Old 05-16-03, 06:04 AM
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What's the condition of the fluid? Is it full?

I agree with Darrell. I do not think it has a serviceable filter.

BTW: WAY too long on a fluid change. Every 25k on the button!
 
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Old 05-16-03, 07:18 AM
bobdino
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Many thanks to Darrell and Joe.
While the Haynes manual does not mention a filter, I followed the link in your answer Joe and the Chilton shows how to remove the filter and the magnet.
Guess I'll see if a filter can be purchased and that will confirm it's presence or not.

Any thoughts on the TPS or any other suspect parts?
 
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Old 05-16-03, 09:17 AM
Joe_F
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Tough to say without actually testing it. Does it feel like the tranny is slipping?
 
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Old 05-16-03, 11:50 AM
bobdino
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RPMs will get to 35-4000 without shifting and as I say letting off the gas will allow it to shift
 
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Old 05-16-03, 04:12 PM
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Sounds like a slipping tranny.
 
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Old 05-16-03, 05:25 PM
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Do you mean the transmission will not upshift until you let off or the engine flares and the transmission slips until you let off?
 
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Old 05-16-03, 06:04 PM
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Will not upshift until I let off
 
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Old 05-16-03, 06:14 PM
bobdino
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Just checked www.nissanpartsstore and they show a filter for a 97 altima
 
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Old 05-20-03, 12:37 PM
bobdino
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Had a shop flush, clean and refill the transmission and they also scanned the ECM and road tested with a scanner attached and said "everything is operating properly"
But it still does not shift correctly
Where do I go from here?
 
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Old 05-20-03, 01:14 PM
Joe_F
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Have a tranny shop go for a ride with you and give you their opinion.
 
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