How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask indy-tech Your Own Question

indy-tech
indy-tech, Import tech
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 6808
Experience:  Import technician
29331485
Type Your Nissan Question Here...
indy-tech is online now

I have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder diesel automatic transmision It

Customer Question

Hi I have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder diesel automatic transmision
It does not seem to be picking up when I pull away from a junction but once I get going it runs as normal.
It also doesn't seem to be going into 5 gear when I'm on the motorway although
It is running ok. And the revs are around 3000 at 70
When I release the throttle I can hear like air sucking from the passenger side of the vehicle
Also when I lifted the bonnet there was a small (approx 10mm) pipe laying under the air intake but not connected it seems to come from under the rad were it is connected but I can't see. I have just changed the Maf sensor and it seems better but not right
Help appreciated
Louis
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  indy-tech replied 11 months ago.
Hi Louis ..
Looks like you are in limp mode where the transmission is locked in 3rd or 4th gear.
You need to have a diagnostic scan done to see what has malfunctioned
and causing the transmission to go into limp mode .
Could be anything from a input / output speed sensor ,most common for this issue you are having .
This explains the slow take off and not changing into O/D.
Still need additional information then please get back to me with the reply button, and not the poor or bad service, this way i can get back to you or suggest another expert if needed.
Your deposit does not pay me until the answer is rated in a positive way,
A bad rating does not constitute a refund.
If you are not happy or you have sorted out your problem before the answer then please let me know with the reply button .
Kind regards Greg.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi Greg, I don't think it is in limp mode as it changes up from 2nd to 3rd and limp mode wouldn't allow it to do 80mph down the motorway I have experienced it in limp mode before. Do you have any suggestions for the discription in my message
Expert:  indy-tech replied 11 months ago.
Okay good thenk you.
Is the exhaust smoking when you accelerate hard if what colour .
Any warning light on like the check engine light .
How many miles on this engine .
Greg
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No smoke,120,000
Gear box fluid good level and condition.
I know they rely a lot on air intake and the mass air flow sensor for fear change etc.
Like I said if I take the foot of throttle I can here air suction from passenger side seat area plus there is this pipe
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No lights on
Expert:  indy-tech replied 11 months ago.
Can you take a photo of this for me . Greg
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi Greg photo attached
Expert:  indy-tech replied 11 months ago.
Louis is there suction on this hose when the engine is running . I'm not sure what this is ?? could be the breather hose from the front diff if no vacuum on it ,check and see where it comes from under the rad may go to the diff. Greg
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi greh it's dark now but yes if I block the hose for a bit there is suction
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
But if it's not blocked I can't feel anything it's not obvious i blocked it whilst driving when I unblocked it there was a release of air
Expert:  indy-tech replied 11 months ago.
Hi .
Sorry but have no idea what this could be , i will have to opt out and see if another fellow expert can help .
Sorry Louis ,happy new year ,
Greg

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
< Previous | Next >
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Jake

    Jake

    Nissan Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    217
    Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/05/05muranosl/2012-1-26_195212_JA.64x64.JPG Jake's Avatar

    Jake

    Nissan Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    217
    Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordtwo/2014-12-19_163422_arrepair.64x64.jpg Robert's Avatar

    Robert

    UK Qualified Car Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    79
    self employed in the motor repair buisness 19years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IN/indytech/2013-8-8_102717_SantoDomingo146598x6402.64x64.jpg indy-tech's Avatar

    indy-tech

    Import tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Import technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/35/350matt/2012-6-7_182356_matsavatr.64x64.jpg Matt's Avatar

    Matt

    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    4441
    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/techmachine/0601821347169_717372168_8940977_39623330_o.64x64.jpg Ross's Avatar

    Ross

    Diagnostic and repair technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    453
    Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/RobMechanic/068.64x64.JPG Rob's Avatar

    Rob

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    82
    30 years trade experience