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Hi all,

I have a 2009 registered automatic 1.6 Note.

3 years old, 35k on the clock.

About a week ago I noticed that when starting the car from cold, I would shift from PARK to DRIVE and when I put my foot down on the accelerator there was nothing for a split second, and then a jolt forward. Everything seemed to be fine once it was going.

Since then the problem has deteriorated - whenever I move back into DRIVE from either PARK or REVERSE I get the same problem, only rather than the sudden jolt I now get a bunny hop, and it takes longer to pick up. Starting on an incline is even worse, the car struggles to pick up enough power to get up anything but the merest incline. The gearbox has also started making a dull whining noiseintermittently as well.

Took the car to a local garage a few days ago and they replaced the oil in the gearbox. I've given it a few days since but the problem shows no sign of getting better, only worse.

I've already discovered how problematic it is to find a garage that specializes in automatic transmissions, but I've got one at last.

As a quick headsup, has anyone else had anything like this? If so, how did it pan out? I'm braced for an expensive job to either repair or replace the gearbox, but if anyone could provide a rough ballpark figure, it would be really appreciated.

Thanks all
 

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a rebuilt will be 6-800 depending where you are in the country and what needs doing any lights on the dash ?? have you had any fault codes read ??
 

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poss torque converter fault or sticking valve.
 

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Seriously hoping it's not something massively expensive. It came to light the day after the 3 year warranty expired, and about a week after it had passed its MOT.
 

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get the auto box ecu read it may have logged something, also do the old disconnect thebattery for 20 mins as it reset the ecu(s)and bcm
does it go into reverse ok with the reverse lights on
 

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Will do.

Goes into reverse absolutely fine.

It's when I then change back to DRIVE and accelerate that it then bunny hops again for a few seconds.

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I agree with mdvineng, sounds like the one way clutch in the toque converter has failed.
You need a transmission specialist to diagnose and repair, most likely an exchange transmission needed, as bits of the clutch in the oil can cause valves to stick , and the labour in stripping and cleaning will be as much as the new transmission.
 

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Cheers everyone.

I've got it booked in with a specialist garage on Monday, so I'll post back what they find.
 

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you may find that Nissan would fix it cheaply as it is just outside warranty, or you can try claiming against them using the idea that transmission failure at 35,000 miles is down to some manufacturing defect.

Try writing to Nissan UK when you know what is wrong.
 

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iirc nissan outsource there auto box issues to a specailist
 

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Well, took it in yesterday.

Initial finding was that the automatic clutch was losing pressure.

They've said that front drive-element is burning out, so they're stripping it down to see why and whether there's anything else going on.

Won't hear anything now for a few days.
 

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Good luck.


I go along with mnl's suggestion. Register the problem with Nissan UK sooner rather than later and tell them the action you have taken thus far. A gearbox, unless abused, should not fail at 35,000.
 

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Oh yes, we'll definitely be in touch with Nissan.

The garage were surprised when they found out that we only have 35k on the clock.

Certainly not abused, both the wife and myself are pretty careful drivers.
 

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note 2005, hr15 :I have same problem but i'm kind a worse result when i take off the oil pan, metal all over the pan i don't know what happen inside there and i have no idea where are those metal came from...




Please anyone have seen things like this before i would appreciate for your help. Thanks
 

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I thought that was a Photoshopped joke as it looks like every shell bearing has shattered along with a liner or two.
 

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Component failure or lack of lubrication - take your pick

Either way it's, as has been said, terminal, kaput, dead.
 
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