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  1. Hey Crat64! What ended up happening to your transmission? I have the same issue with mine, everyone is saying it's done. Did you have any luck fixing yours? or replace/rebuild/sell?
  2. Hey Kennyu! What did you end up doing with your truck? Did you fix it? I have the same problem with mine right now. Considering all options haha
  3. Found this in another thread... I understand that my clutches, etc. are probably burned by now (the oil that came out was super dark and nasty smelling), but does anyone think that maybe the LINE PRESSURE SOLENOID has failed? In the A/T Manual, many of the diagnoses for the different issues I've had state line pressure solenoid, or Solenoid "A", among many other things. I love my truck and would love to fix it, rather than selling it for parts or buying a reman tranny. The transmission was very strong up until the last week of driving it, so I'd love to believe it's still got life left in it. Any input would be very helpful lol. I'm at the point where I'm willing to try to replace the transmission by myself in the Canadian Tire parking lot if I can find a good used one, but they're actually hard to find here due to high demand. Or maybe I'm not looking hard enough yet haha
  4. UPDATE: My buddy is an Auto Mechanics Professor at the University here. He took it for a test drive and says it's "Not in Limp-Mode". It's having trouble shifting into gears, and still no movement in Reverse. Reverse is engaging, but the truck doesn't move at all even when I rev it. He told me to not waste anymore money on it... But I don't want to say goodbye just yet. My 2 ideas now are the TPS and the MAF but not sure what to look for. Gonna try to clean the MAF and read some more.
  5. Wire harness looks fine where I plugged in the new sensor.. Is there any other spot that might have fried? I did shorten my "fusible link" attached to my Positive Terminal on the battery, because the thieves cut right through it. Could that have anything to do with anything? I cut them off flush with the plastic, as long as I could leave them, then put them together into a ring terminal, and onto the battery that way. The new connector was too expensive..
  6. Major Issue is GETTING OUT OF LIMP MODE. I replaced the Revolution Sensor, and the CODE is still there. Can I try unplugging the ATCU? I heard it's in the rear passenger wheel well. Any other ideas?
  7. So.. I drained the tranny fluid and refilled it with fresh stuff. I removed the cross-member tranny support and lowered the tranny to access the top of it and removed the Revolution Sensor. I installed a new NTK Revolution Sensor from Rockauto and put everything back together. Had the battery off all day hoping to reset the computer. Went out this morning, dropped the jacks, re-attached the battery and went for a test drive... STILL IN LIMP MODE!! STILL NO REVERSE!!! I went thru the steps to pull a code again, and it STILL gives me the Revolution Sensor code...?? Q: Does anyone know how to RESET the atcu? or REMOVE the code from the computer??? PLEASE HELP I need to move out of my apartment today, and this is my only vehicle lol
  8. I just noticed my Front Driveshaft appears to have spewed all it's grease from the nipple Is this a common wear problem? or could it be a result of the hot exhaust smoke beside it? --- I've located the wire for the Revolution Sensor under the hood, and followed it back to the top of the transmission. I sprayed the the bolts on the crossmember, gonna try to crack them shortly. I've read that I can just wiggle out the support and lower the tranny just enough to get the sensor out and replace it... anyone actually done this before? outside on the un-level street? 40 degrees Celsius and no shade? (that's 104 Farenheit) Also, gonna attempt the tranny flush. Any advice on that? Iol
  9. So now I also noticed that my front drive shaft has spewed all it's grease from the service nipple! Anyone with that issue? Maybe from it getting super hot?
  10. Wow awesome news! Thanks silverton! My speedo is fine, as far as a know. I can't seem to find an actual pic of the Revolution Sensor when it's uninstalled. Many pics seem to have threads on the sensor, and a nut to hold it in... So I'm kinda worried about pulling the old one out. If anyone has a picture of theirs, or the location, that would help a lot. I've seen all the diagrams online and they're fine, but a real picture would be super useful. I found an old post with one, but it's expired. Thanks!
  11. I made a new post, with updated info: http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/topic/46466-revolution-sensor-or-speed-sensor-limp-mode/ PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!!!!!
  12. Please Help! 1992 SE-V6 4x4 Auto WD21 I'm stuck in limp mode. Now reverse is gone too. Won't even roll in Neutral. Before this, Truck was driven 3 hours with the exhaust pipe disconnected just before the cat (cat was stolen). I think something was fried from the hot smoke, but maybe this was about to happen anyway, as it was giving me signs that were exactly as another post on here. (not shifting into OD) I did the tranny diagnostic and got the code for the Revolution Sensor. I called Nissan and they said $230 but it's in Japan, and that I should check napa etc. I found one on nissanpartsdeal.com and searched THAT part number on Rockauto and ordered it immediately for $115. But now I'm seeing the invoice and it says "Speed Sensor" #3193541X63 https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/ntk,AU0005,speed+sensor,10634 Can anyone help me identify this part? I know I have to lower the tranny a bit to get at the rev sensor, but what if I have a different part? (VSS?) I will try changing the tranny fluid and filter, see if I find any crud in there. The sensor arrives early next week, I paid for express because I need this fixed!! Please comment if you have any suggestions, I've been reading NPORA for days, my brain needs a rest! Thanks!
  13. Hey! Old post, but what was the outcome?? My truck has the same exact problem
  14. Hi Speedbuggy67,


    I read a post of yours from 15 years ago about a grey resistor plug for the transmission, on the passenger fender wall. You said that you unplugged it and the transmission stopped slipping. 

    May I ask how long that lasted?

    You mentioned that you were at 208k miles at the time, did the transmission survive longer than that?


    No worries if you don't remember. I'm just trying to diagnose my issue.




  15. Hey, Thanks for the quick reply. Great news to hear about the "Limp Mode"! I'll try the pin thing right away and see if there's any codes. The O2 sensor is about 7" before the end of the pipe they cut off, so I was worried it might affect something. I'm ordering a new one with my new Cat from Rockauto, so might help. I have no idea how to "take a look at the TPS" but I will do some research and go from there. They definitely damaged the wires when they cut the battery. The 2-plug harness that attaches to the positive terminal was cut right through. I had to cut the end off and crimp the wires into some loop terminal things to make it work. Could they be affecting anything? I put the green wires together into one tip and the red ones into the other tip and attached them to the bolt on the positive terminal. I'll try to add a pic tomorrow. Doesn't look like anything else got messed with under the hood. I checked the transmission when I got home, and it wasn't hot by the exhaust, I could put my hand on it. I need to look again in the daylight if anything melted underneath- like wires. One thing I did do different was that when I left work, I used the air compressor hose to blow out my engine bay from all the metal shavings from sawing out the cables and the hold-down bracket. Could any dust or bits have flown into a sensor or anything? Now I'm overthinking.. I made a mistake on the first post, I meant P and N ... I edited the original so people don't get confused when they read it. lol I have checked the fluid with it warmed up and sitting cold and cold/just started and ran thru gears. All similar readings. Smell is hard to describe, but I don't think it's healthy (for it OR me haha) Also I should mention that this 92 SE has 257,000km on it and it hasn't had a tranny service or fluid change in at least the last year/30,000km that I've owned it, driving it hard. It probably was a very long time before that, so I might tackle the fluid change this weekend and see what else i find out. I've read the AT section of my Haynes, not much help. Thanks for the link to the Diagnosis PDF! That's super helpful. I've got lots of reading to do now. Thanks SO MUCH for your help, I'm scrambling to get this back on the road. I'll update soon as I have more info. This is the topic that has the guy saying the thing about "Unplugging the grey thingy" CLOSE TO THE BOTTOM of the thread above, a guy named SPEEDBUGGY67 says this: "unplug the gray plug under the hood above the passenger wheelwell you will see it bolted to the fender side. Unplug and try out the trans. I was told this was a resistor limiting pressure in the trans and if unplugged the Power light flashed but it creates more pressure inside a worn out trans giving it more time. Mines unplugged and reverse works and slipping is very limited opposed to the way it was before unplugging. def worth a try so unplug take it for a ride and try reverse. let us know how it goes. Scott ps before i unplugged this the mechanic put a different resistor inline for an added boost of pressure and it helped but i still had slipping now with it unplugged completely it works very well. This guy learned this on an early 90's maxima and 3 yrs later the maxima is still working so.........."
  16. Hi Everyone, Last Friday my 92 SE Pathfinder was STOLEN from valet parking at Harrison Hot Springs, BC. Right out front of the hotel, while we were asleep. Vehicle was found the next day 5km up a forest service road. Though it was relatively undamaged, the dirtbags CUT out my Battery and my Catalytic Converter, which were both over 11 years old . On Monday they finally opened the impound lot and I was able to roll it out of the yard and see what I needed to fix. I stopped at Princess Auto on the way and grabbed some battery terminals, etc. and then had to run to Canadian Tire and buy a battery. Once I figured out the wiring I got it started, and it ran fine, just super loud. So my girlfriend had to drive it home (3hours), while I drove my roommate's WD21. She mentioned "going slow" on hills, but I thought she just meant it was too loud ... I should've listened to her! REWIND to a week or two ago: I have been driving an hour to the city and back 3 days a week through the mountains, then Off-roading on weekends for almost a year straight. Recently I started noticing that my O/D was losing power at low rpms, and not shifting soon enough. I'd hit the button on the shift lever and just ignore it FAST FORWARD to now: I was concerned about driving with NO cat, pipe, or muffler. Worried about the valves, the O2 sensor, and the hot wet smoke under my truck. I drove the hour commute to the city yesterday, seemed fine but LOUD. Drove home.. stopped about 1/2 way home to eat my lunch. Parked in angle parking, went to leave and put it in reverse and FELT LIKE MY BRAKES WERE ON! Scared, I jumped out, looked around, nothing holding me in... Tried again, with more gas and she moved. Put it into D and drove home on the HWY. When I was almost home, I got to the first red light on the route and when I went to pull away, I had NO POWER, felt like I was still in a high gear I panicked, let off and just feathered it and was able to limp it home, like 3km. Barely made it up the big hill on the way, but I made it home. So, now I'm on NPORA reading every single post I can about trannys. QUESTION: -Does anyone think the O2 sensor is causing any of this? (from driving it without the CAT) -Does anyone think it may be the Neutral Safety Switch / Range Sensor? -How about the guy that says "uplug the grey thingy on the passenger fender"???? Please, any help or comments are GREATLY appreciated!! You guys have helped me fix a million things already, with just basic searching. Thank you SO much for that. This time I am really freaking out, I love my Pathy and don't think the tranny is done yet, had tons of power and never ever slipped. PS: - I checked the tranny fluid and it is still clear/pink with NO metal bits or cloudiness, but smells WEIRD (not burnt though....maybe burnt, I don't know). ----- It does seem a little too full though? like 3 inches up the dipstick everytime, running or not, P or N. - I checked the power switch light for codes> Nothing. Just lights up and stays lit as long as the other start-up lights. - It starts and runs fine in P or in N THANKS IN ADVANCE BOYS!
  17. Hey! I have similar problems, could you tell me which post or what your conclusion was? Thanks!
  18. Hey Guys, I need a photo of a wd21 cluster that has 290,000KM approx. Please help, anyone with that specific amount of KM, between 289k and 292k KM is what I need. If someone can DM me a clear photo ASAP I will send them an Etransfer or meet up and buy you a beer Thanks so much!!!
  19. Hello k9sar, Is this your engine? Did the stud for the tensioner spring sheer off? What is all the the black fluff from???? Thanks!
  20. It is a big job, but for $850 USD plus parts, it's something to consider. You'll need a few uncommon tools that you may be able to rent or borrow. This is my first timing belt, so it's taking me a while, but it's pretty simple once you understand it. You could probably do it in a parking lot somewhere if you have all the tools/supplies/info and another vehicle to go buy the weird things you weren't expecting to need! Just take lots of pics and label stuff so you remember how to reinstall it. We're all here to walk you through it, if need be! Best of luck!
  21. You might have enough room, but it'll get pretty messy. It would be easier if you remove your fan, shroud, and drain your coolant. Then unbolt the metal pipe attached to the bottom of your bulging hose so you'll have some flex. Probably much easier to do the rest of the jobs while its all open. That's what I'm doing right now in my driveway in the pouring rain.
  22. You'll want to replace your timing belt if it's been contaminated with any coolant. If so, you can do your water pump and thermostat at the same time. Good Luck!
  23. Hey bro I've got a 92 SE and have that pipe off right now. Measured the pipe and it's 1.5" ID. My hose is pretty soft but it looks like a "stretched" 1.625 inches. Rock auto sells it by the foot: Gates 24026 I can try and upload pics if you like, might be easier if I dm them or something
  24. Hi Everyone, I just bought my first Pathfinder and I'm SO stoked!! She's a 1992 SE-V6 with 229,000km. Paid $900 CAD in Vancouver, BC. All the power windows work great, A/C blows ice cold, even has the adjustable shocks and they work awesome! Fixing a few things, thanks to tons of GREAT info from this site! (I'll obviously post any dope mods I come up with as they manifest.) She has a weird wobble that I'm trying to fix.. Been off-roading and camping constantly since I bought it so all I've really done is order parts. My theory is that there was a mild front-end collision and it messed up the alignment, which, over time, wore the tires down so much that they cause an insane wobble at 30-40km/h and at 80-90km/h. I looked underneath and the only thing that looks bad is bushings. I'm about to start with: - new (used) sway-bar, link and bushings -new (used) tires, balance and alignment See if that fixes the issue.. If so, then move on to Timing Belt, Water Pump and Thermostat.
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