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I have a 1998 4cyl 2wd auto transmission Frontier XE at about 135,500mi and when I first bought it at the end of October I noticed it was kind of a rough shift from 1st to 2nd at about 133,000mi and now it sometimes won't even go forward unless I start all the way down in first then up to 2nd and then drive but I bought this stuff at Advance today, has anyone on here tried it? Think it'll fix my problem?

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Get your transmission rebuilt, it's worth it...and apparently (over)due for your truck.

If you bought it used it was probably abused.


That said, have you flushed your auto? changed the filter? Could be your valve body is shot too...

In any case, get it repaired before more damage occurs (except you've probably already done more damage by ignoring the problem)

No offense of course...
 

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I don't have any paperwork on it but in the engine compartment someone wrote "Transmission 128k" in there so I'm assuming it had work done on it then? That has all been checked at Nissan and our mechanic friend took a look at it and they both said it shouldn't be a problem. You don't think that that stuff would work?
 

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I don't have any paperwork on it but in the engine compartment someone wrote "Transmission 128k" in there so I'm assuming it had work done on it then? That has all been checked at Nissan and our mechanic friend took a look at it and they both said it shouldn't be a problem. You don't think that that stuff would work?
Most likely the trans was serviced (fluid change) then and may possibly be the reason the truck was for sale. I don't know why the shifter position would change how it shifts.
Maybe it wouldn't be an expensive rebuild since it's still in decent shape.

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Maybe when the shifter is in drive it doesn't like click in place all the way or something? Sometimes it will be in drive and go forward but I have to go a few feet for the green light on the D to come on in the dash.
 

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Now that you said that I think I remember something about the clip holding the shift cable in place were dislodging and the cables were moving when they should stay put. I could be mistaken.
I just looked through all the service bulletins listed for that year truck.
You can look at them at All About Nissan and look up two items per day or subscribe for unlimited. You can access service manuals, bulletins, recalls etc. for all Nissans.

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