My 2006 nissan altima 2.5 automatic transmission will sometimes not go into drive. It will go into reverse, but you have to manually shift it into 1 then 2, 3 and then drive to get car to move.

Asked by Mar 16, 2014 at 04:51 PM about the 2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

only way to get car to drive when this happens is to shift manually from 1 through to drive.   
After that car runs fine for rest of day.  Sometimes it shifts into gear hard.

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Transmission failure, normally shift and lock solenoid or rear output speed sensor stops working but it would stretch gear

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sorry but I have the same problem. If I put the gear in drive it wont go anywhere. I have to start shifting from 1st to 2nd to 3rd and them drive. I can get on fwy full speed without any problems. Once I come to a complete stop I have to start the process all over again. any info will help. thanks in advance

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I have the same problem

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Did you guys ever get a fix for this issue?


The car has been running with the same issue since then. It's basically a manual without the clutch

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