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Shipley 3/5/2019

2011 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 6 Cyl 4.00L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

I have a rough shifting going on

I am experiencing a rough shift in my Frontier, It does not happen all the time. It seems to happen when I am getting up to around 3000RPM then it shifts. It does this kind of jerk, I am just trying to figure out what it is. U-Joints? Differential? Transmission?

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Teddy B

Teddy B 3/5/2019

I would stop using ANY Vehicle with a Possible transmission issue.

Just a heads up -- I once owned a Trans Repair Shop !

There are many You Tube Videos on your Transmission you could
watch,to get an idea of the possible issues,IF the trans is involved.

I will say & others could tell you something different,But guessing between
U-Joints or Differential & not actually getting under the truck & do some looking,
listening or testing,is not going to give you an answer,nor is having us guess
on the internet.

I have a 2014 Frontier.

Almost all issues with that vehicle are well known & on the internet & fairly easy
to figure out & resolve,unless your going to pay a shop to guess & who knows what else.

Unless you or previous owner has never changed the fluid,then there should be no reason for
a trans issue.

You can crawl under the vehicle & remove the drain plug & or trans pan without even raising the vehicle,
I have done mine,& the is no filter,just need a new gasket.

Sounds trans related,as u-joints pop or snap or whatever & you would know if a rear axle bearing
was going or diff failed.

I believe on the yours if you have a Dana Axle verse a Nissan,that they had bearing issues.

May have to remove the valve body & clean it if the solenoids are not dirty & working properly.

Not changing the fluid every couple years causes issues.

Don't waste money at a dealer for Matic S Fluid

Go to Auto Zone for Castrol Full-Synthetic Multi Vehicle part # 06519.
That is the only LV Fluid I know of that is the same as the dealer fluid.


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