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2005 Driving Issues

Postby airborneranger » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:53 am

I have a 2005 SE 2WD with about 70K miles on it. Every now and then the car seems to rev a little bit higher than normal before the car moves when going from a stop. Its very intermittent like 1 every 100 stops but it still bothers me. Anyone have/had a similar issue?

I also have a rattling noise that comes from under the car when the car accelerates at low speeds. I believe its the muffler heat shield. How would I fix this? Spray the shield with dampening material?


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Re: 2005 Driving Issues

Postby disallow » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:52 am

airborneranger wrote:I have a 2005 SE 2WD with about 70K miles on it. Every now and then the car seems to rev a little bit higher than normal before the car moves when going from a stop. Its very intermittent like 1 every 100 stops but it still bothers me. Anyone have/had a similar issue?

I also have a rattling noise that comes from under the car when the car accelerates at low speeds. I believe its the muffler heat shield. How would I fix this? Spray the shield with dampening material?
Not sure on your driveability issue, but the rattle can be fixed with a well placed hose clamp, or the removal of the offending heat shield. Spraying anything onto the exhaust is not recommended.

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Postby SPICOLI » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:48 pm

Don't spray your exhaust with anything, not a good idea.
I had a plastic shopping bag get caught on my exhaust once and for the next two weeks all I could smell in the car was burning plastic/oil. I would find out where the rattle comes from and deal with it properly, otherwise you might have to deal with it again when the temp fix fails.

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Postby trowerpow » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:33 pm

don't know about your muffler rattling issue but your first problem i hope your trans is'nt slipping due to coolant contamination :(

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Postby airborneranger » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:10 pm

I hope not either. I'm doing the bypass tomorrow so we'll see what color the tranny fluid is.

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Postby airborneranger » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:53 pm

Bypass complete. I think I need to do a drain and refill. The color of the fluid was brownish red. Has coolant already leaked into the transmission?

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Postby disallow » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:23 pm

airborneranger wrote:Bypass complete. I think I need to do a drain and refill. The color of the fluid was brownish red. Has coolant already leaked into the transmission?
Contaminated fluid will have a milky appearance to it. In my industry we call it a strawberry milkshake.

However, if your fluid is really brown, its probably due.

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Postby airborneranger » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:11 pm

Yah, not milky. So hopefully thank goodness. Going to the dealer for a drain and flush on thursday.

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Postby disallow » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:16 am

airborneranger wrote:Yah, not milky. So hopefully thank goodness. Going to the dealer for a drain and flush on thursday.
For extra peace of mind, have them test the trans fluid for glycol contamination, or have them give you a sample you can take somewhere, if your planning on getting Nissan to cover warranty.

That way, if there there is any glycol at all, you can prove it.

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Postby KEVSTER » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:18 am

what about the throttle position sensor? if bad it will cause the throttle body to rev up and down. No?


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