Transmission slipping

transmissions

#1

I bought a 2002 Nissan Frontier 4 cyl and noticed it slips between 1 & 2 gear and seems worse when in traffic. It this serious enough to take in or should I drive it till something breaks?


#2

That all depends. Do you enjoy sitting on the side of the freeway at night hoping to see a tow truck? Do you like writing out big checks to the repair shop or do you prefer really really big checks?


#3

I,am waiting for next post car for sale a rebuild trans is $ 2800.00


#4

Well with my supposed warranty it should cover towing and repairs but that is where it gets tricky. I am getting every kind of denial from dealer. I was hoping I could fix it myself but I can’t even find the transmission dipstick on the bloody thing and was hoping it needed fluid or a minor tune up but if it has a chance of falling out then it off to arbitration with the dealership. Man those guys know how to tell lies don’t they. Well they can’t fool me.


#5

My first thought was fluid level also. DOes your owner’s manual shed any light on the subject e.g. the location of the dipstick, if any?