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Car Jerks When Changing Gears.

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Hey guys,

As above, when changing from Drive to Reverse and vice versa, the car jerks, also when driving the car it doesn't change gears smoothly, it does a little jerk.

When I went to pickup my spare key from Nissan, I asked the Mechanic and he said the timing belt was probably spinning too fast, but doing some research online, most seem to say it's either the Transmission Fluid or bad gearbox (Which I am dreading).

I was just going to wait until the next service, but thought I would ask you guys first.


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Hey guys, sorry for the late response, I checked it before, while the engine was running, and warmed up and on a level surface, it seems to be between the highest hump on the stick and the top of the crosshatches, so it's a little over, but I noticed every time I pull it out, there are little bubbles on it?

Also what color should it be, it looks darkish.


Would having too much fluid cause the transmission to slip?

I read if there is too much it will cause the fluid to foam up?

There aren't many bubbles on the dipstick, like 1-4 little ones, but it could still mean the fluid is foaming up yea?

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I have this same issue, also sometimes when I'm accelerating the power light on the Snow A/T Power switch lights up even though I don't have it on the power setting.

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Ok, I think there is definitely too much transmission oil, I let the car sit out side for a good 3 hours before, engine was cold to the touch, took the dipstick out and it was nowhere between or on the crosshatching, it goes way past it on the cold side and even the hot side, where the crosshatching is further up.<br><br>But would this cause the transmission to slip/make the car jerk?

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What was the verdict?

Was going to make a post about it before, but didn't think anyone was interested, so didn't bother.

But anyway, I went to a few places, was a bit odd, 1 said it was perfect, just on the line and the other said it was a little bit over, they did recommend me to get it serviced as the fluid looked pretty dark (Should be Pink to almost clear), so I will drop it off this week sometime to get it flushed. Hope it fixes the problem, but not going to get my hopes up. :(

Will report back later this week?

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