Violent Sudden Jerks

Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:31 pm

Any mechanics out there?

My truck is having some issues its a 2005 nissan titan about 67k miles, so i was looking for mechanics on the forum and i came across your industry post. So im getting ready for my rapping tommorrow when i bring it to the dealer.

When i accelerate or brake slowly nothing abrupt i get these violent tugs and hear a large mechanical bang like something in the power train is spinning and all of sudden chookes and is not engaged so it sends a giant shake , jolt thru the truck. It happens more often at turns or if im backing up.

Any advise? Should I break out the ky?
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:40 pm

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/titan-p ... oblem.html

Found a similar problem.

Should i just get the fluid changed and see what happens before i get taken?
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:49 pm

ValterBorges wrote:Should i just get the fluid changed and see what happens before i get taken?

Does the fluid smell burnt? What you describe sounds like a rear clutch to me.
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: Coalfire On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:53 pm

You could flush it, but should of been done to prevent this. Fluids won't fix mechanical problems. Dealer will probably want to do trans, any good independent trans rebuilders up there maybe they could fix with out doing a complete overhaul.



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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: theo On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:55 pm

did you get down under the truck and look around? maybe something loose down under you can spot out,, could be a number of things wrong, check all your u joints. is it 4 wheel drive?
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:37 pm

yes 4 wheel drive, normally run it on 2x. I have not looked under truck started on the drive home tonight.

Whats a job like that cost? rear clutch vs trainy.
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:46 pm

My first thought was you blew something in the rear differential, but after reading your post again it does sound more like the transmission.

Yeah, get the K-Y ... it's gonna be painful. Especially if the dealer does it. There is nothing cheap inside an automatic. 4 figures at dealer. :shock:

Looks like Nissan is taking pointers from GM ... :roll:
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:55 pm

Would i make out better on a trade in? It doesnt happen all the time.

Just outside the 60k mile warranty too :mad:
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:10 am

Not really. You'd make out better on a private sale - but it would be a very tough sell. People ( at least MA people ) freak out over any problems, and will pass for one without problems.

Anything related to the dealer means you pay, & they profit. Always. You'll get the lowest possible price for the truck, they'll fix it, then put it out front for $10,000 more than they gave you. If it were me I'd do it myself - find a used tranny & throw it in. If your not mechanically inclined, I'd find a small garage somewhere that has a good reputation, & specializes in driveline work. Even better if they specialize in foreign vehicles. That's the cheapest way out of this. Might be able to find one at a salvage yard from a recent wreck for half of what a new one will cost. Small shop wouldn't charge too much to just swap it out.

Then I'd dump it. ;)

But you need to be 100% sure that it's the tranny before doing anything drastic.
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:38 am

Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:47 am

http://www.automotix.net/usedtransmissi ... ntory.html

$931 is the cheapest used?

What you think labor should cost? to fix vs replace?
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:18 am

A complete overhaul of what you have would probably run close to that price anyway. But I'm speaking from MA where everything is mega-expensive.

The best thing for you to do is shop around your area -- stop in a few tranny shops an ask what an overhaul would cost, and ask what it would cost if you got a used tranny to swap out. Hit a few local small garages too and ask the same questions. I'd hit the local salvage yards too & see what they have. They have the book (can't think of the name right now) that shows what fits what from any year, make & model - so they'll know what years Titan that tranny will fit & work in. There won't be too many of them since they're not that old ... but every so often someone will total one & it'll end up there getting picked for parts. More often in cities. Could even look on eBay for one that's being parted.

Here's one, but not for parts - they're selling the whole truck. Great deal though considering the mileage & year: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Nissan-T ... 2eb9c2b66d

You might get lucky & find someone that knows these trucks, and knows what the tranny needs for a permanent fix. In that case, fix it & keep it. In MA it's "cheaper to keep her" as they say, due to the $75 title fee, sales tax, etc. on another vehicle.
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:39 am

ValterBorges wrote:http://www.automotix.net/usedtransmissions/2005-nissan-titan-inventory.html

$931 is the cheapest used?

What you think labor should cost? to fix vs replace?



when you go with the cheapest you will get to do it three times. And it will cost four time more than doing it right the first time. If you do the work yousrelf and you have nothing else to do go ahead. If not find a good independent trans rebuilder. We have one in the area that we sub our trans jobs out to.



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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:50 am

My buddies Nisson Titan had broken rear spring mounts, It would bang every time he accel or decel, then they actually broke and the springs went up thru the bed! I think there was a recall on them. He was not happy.
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Re: Violent Sudden Jerks

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:02 am

Treat it like it's your AHS and you won't go wrong......Cost Effective VS Cheap......Cheap loses damn near every time......Nissan says "Happy Pearl Harbor Day"......In reality,I'm finding all newer pick-up trucks are over-priced,under-built and destroyed by the technical controls,irregardless of manufacturer. Good Luck and treat yourself well on this one and bite the bullet and do it right. 9 out of 10 gearheads surveyed claim Smitty's advice is excellent. Remember,it's only advice and you must make and carry the final decision.....Good Luck,as it's definitely a racket ! :o
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