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Old 03-17-2005, 07:14 PM
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automatic transmission help

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I currently have an automatic transmission that seems to have a problem with it. When i'm on a NOT so steep hill i push my foot hard down on the accelerator and it will stay in first gear for about 5 seconds before changing to second gear. Also sometimes when i push the accelerator when driving on a flat road the tranmission doesn't respond for about 2 seconds. What is wrong with my auto transmission and how long would this take to fix??? 1 hour?
Previously when i bought the car it was missing a gear so the guy installed one for me but now i've got this new problem.
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what type of car/trans?
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its a nissan pulsar and its an automatic 4 gear transmission with over drive
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From what I gathered from the description, it is operating normally.
I have seen a few things that make me actually wonder a few things here though.
I am wondering your age, and if you have driven an automatic transmission equipped car before.
I noticed a difference in language useage and checked out your IP address, you are from New Zealand.
From what little I know about New Zealand, I cannot help but put this tidbit of information in here for others to be aware of, cultural differences make the meanings of the same word end up being very different.

If there is a problem with the transmission, you can expect anywhere from minutes at the least, to weeks at the most, to wait for replacement parts if they are required to fix the problem you describe.

Can you tell us what speeds the transmission shifts up at, with the accelerator held at a steady midway point, and if it has a tachometer, the RPM's it shifts at also?
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pauses in tranny

It can be as simple as a clogged filter. The fluid cannot get to the proper places quick enough.
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It can be as simple as a clogged filter. The fluid cannot get to the proper places quick enough.
Actually... with an automatic transmission, there should never be anything that would plug a filter. That being said, a plugged filter is not a simple matter.

Vehicles with automatic transmissions will shift based on how much pressure is being exerted on the gas pedal. A vehicle with alot of power, like a V-8 Ford, will shift earlier on a slight hill, than something like a Nissan with a small 4 Cyl., accelerating at the same speed. That being simply because the engine is not being stressed as much. Like M&M said, you should check the speeds that it shifts at under normal/moderate acceleration on a relatively level road.
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