car wont shift it just rvs and jerks around 30mph


Asked by Oct 05, 2014 at 12:46 AM about the 2000 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2000 Nissan Maxima, and i very recently cleaned out my throttle body, note that the car was fine before this. i did have an issue with a sticky solenoid but this is way different. anyway i took apart almost every piece in my damn thing trying to take it off so i could get to my egr valve, sadly it took so long i didnt even get to clean it and i had to pack it up and go to work. well the car started idling high, cause i didnt have time to set it back to norm, but that was fine(norm is like 800-900 high was 1300-1500). i then drove to work i noticed when it became time for the car to shift the clucth seemed to be enagaed for to long and the car would rev high. no big deal. but when i started to get into 35 mph give or take the clutch engages and it revs really high and the car pulls foreward and then revs down and does not shift. it will continue to do that for as long as i care to try to go above 30 the car with not actually go past that point bu still. what do you guys think? did i blow a sensor? or somthing even dumber than that?

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is it a 5 speed or automatic?




Sounds like the transmission is slipping. Check and see if its low on fluid. You have to check it while the engine is running and the transmission is warmed up just a lil bit.


So it has nothing to do with tb?


T.A. is right on the money. It's your transmission. It's shot.


Unfortunately, BoholMark and I both think it's the transmission not the tb. Check the fluid level in it first it could be that simple, but it also means you have a leak. If the fluid isn't low then its probably going to be the trans itself. Have it looked at by a REPUTABLE mechanic.


Update: I changed the throttle posistion sensor, and now the car drives back up to normalish. Its acting like it has a vacuum leak or just that my sensor is misaligned. I did notice my purge solenoid isnt working so im replacinf it to and hopefully that with an egr cleaning will make everything disapear. Ps, I know you guys have to do guess work cause the cars not in your hands but I even said I doubt its the tranny :(


I'm glad that it worked out for you. Get the other things done and let us know.

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