Ok I need some advice here. I'm curious if anyone else has had this problem or has any suggestions for me. About two weeks ago my 2004 Frontier started having some issues. It has 29k miles on it, it's automatic, and has the V6 motor.
From time to time, espically when it's cold, I go to put the truck into reverse or drive and the auto shifter won't move. I push in the button on the shifter with my thumb and it won't move. I can't do anything with it. It takes about 2 miuntes of trying to push the brake pedal in, then mess with the shifter, then repeat a few more times.
Finally then I can get it into drive or reverse. Well today it's 72 degrees out, and the truck had been running for awhile. I get stopped at a train for abit, so I put it in park. Then once the trian passes, I go to put it back into drive. The same thing happens again.
It only does it every once in awhile. If I take it to the dealership, I know they will just say it's working fine for them. Any ideas on what I can check out or look for? Anyone else had issues with this? Thanks in advance.
My truck had his problem for a few months after I got it then it went away and I have never had the problem again. What I did was if the shifter would not move I completely lifted my foot off the break and then pushed it in all the way and then shifted the auto. It worked everytime for me.
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you already posted this once, why did u post it again? it was fine in general, if mods wanted it moved it would have gone here.
Dude chill out. It's not hurting anything by being in both boards. I know that the general board moves fairly quick and it's filled by mostly 2nd gen owners. I wanted it here too, just to get the advice of some 1st gen owners who may have had the same problems. It's not exactly like the 1st gen board is swamped with posts. If the mods have an issue with it, then they can pm me. Thanks.
Hey guys give him a break he only wants some help with his problem.
He posted it originally in the general section but realized he might get more help if he had posted in the 1st gen. where it will be seen longer. I agree he should have just posted it there in the first place and been done but I know I have posted threads in the wrong area before and realized I would get more help in the 4 banger or 1st gen section so I waited until the first one quit getting hits and started it again in the other forum.
Let's just help the poor guy and quit giving him grief over posting it twice. As he stated "if the mods have and issue with it" THEY will let him know.
As for the issue....The only thought that I have is that when you press the brake you should hear a small click sound when in park. That releases the lock on the shifter that allows you to shift into gear. It could be sticking or something. And I know that if you grab the shifter on mine before you press the brake that sometimes it will not release so make sure that you press the brake before grabbing the stick.
whenever this happens is it always on a flat or inclined surface? i know our 04 xterra gives me ahard time shifting into reverse whnever i park it up our driveway. i think when you release the brake pedal the truck smidges rearward a bit and then something in the tranny locks it there.
then again it could be something in your shift linkage is coming loose. maybe you could check under your vehicle to see if everything is still connected as they should be...
I replied to your other thread, don't remember if you mention if it was still under warranty or not? If it is, by all means take it in, and if you can keep taking it in until they fix it. Even if it's intermittent persistence will pay off. If it isn't intermittent well then it's a tough decision. If this happens daily, then by all means have it fixed. Either way this is a danger to your and your truck if you ever put it in park while on the road, waiting for a train or whatever. Good luck & keep us posted.
I have the same problem. I plan to take my truck in this week. I hear the lock click but I have to play with it to get it in gear. I just bought the truck and It has been near zero for the last month. If you can not get it to go in gear pop out the black tab on the top right base plate of the shifter and depress the switch with a small screw driver
I havn'et heard of this problem before...thats crazy
I would think that something isn't working correctly with the shifter.....captain obvious I know haha....
but it sounds like when you depress the brake the mechanism that releases the shifter isn't being activated. You said in drive and reverse, does it shift into nuetral without any problems? try putting on your E brake, and turning the truck off in nuetral. it will s tart right up, see if it will shift from N to D that way. it may be something involving the Park feature
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