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BubbleBobble
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amongst other problems LOL, I'm using it for rural USPS delivery

andddd when it's in drive (D) it has started accelerating really slowly, whether or not I'm driving from the right. so I've had to resort to manually shifting it in 2nd gear (2) for it to accelerate normally between boxes

so what might be the issue? the transmission has been weird since I bought this thing, but the slow acceleration in D just started happening about a week or 2 ago. any ideas? it's almost like the parking brake is half stuck on or something, is that a possibility? the electrical system has been fucked on it since I bought it.. pretty sure I got ripped off but that's another story (well also it's old af so I guess I should have expected it)

I know there are other problems, I wish I knew how to fix, or at least identify issues

5/10/2018 8:35:15 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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if it accelerates normally when you shift to 2nd manually, then i'd say the transmission is fucked up. stuck in 1st or something.

5/10/2018 8:52:04 PM

tchenku
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I was going to say stuck in a high gear

Go get this; it's right-hand drive too:
https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1992-nissan-skyline-gts-type/6553845094.html

[Edited on May 10, 2018 at 9:01 PM. Reason : ]

5/10/2018 8:58:21 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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^yeah, stuck in high gear makes more sense

5/10/2018 9:12:38 PM

BubbleBobble
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ah I thought it might be some issue with the transmission

is that something I can kind of "treat" with transmission fluid? (someone told me Lucas transmission products might be good but I never tried them), or is that just something that's gonna cost way too much to repair?

5/10/2018 10:17:27 PM

BubbleBobble
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also I believe it might be a bit too difficult to try delivering mail and manually shifting, but thanks for the suggestion

5/10/2018 10:18:36 PM

tchenku
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It's usually chalked up to solenoid/pcm issues. No idea on costs.

That additive stuff, whether it's gas/coolant/oil/trans, is never really recommended. Even then, I can't see making your trans oil into a snotty sludge helping your case.

[Edited on May 11, 2018 at 8:10 AM. Reason : ]

5/11/2018 8:10:38 AM

beatsunc
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i think your trans has no dip stick. take the little plug that lets the fluid run on the ground when its full out and pour ATF in there until it leaks out. engine needs to running. worth a shot

[Edited on May 12, 2018 at 9:26 AM. Reason : s]

5/12/2018 9:25:03 AM

underPSI
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first check the position of the throttle position sensor

5/13/2018 9:37:10 AM

BubbleBobble
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who wants to work on my car?

5/19/2018 4:49:00 PM

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