1996 Nissan Pathfinder Q&A
1996 Nissan Pathfinder Question: What causes stiff gears in the morning in Nissan Pathfinder 2006 model?
Wrong type (viscosity) lube in transmission is one thing it could be. Hydraulic clutch problem is another, one or the other is about ALL it can be. Does it shift ok, or better, with the engine OFF while cold? Does the clutch pedal feel different after it warms up (more pedal)? If it is difficult to put in first or reverse when cold, try pumping the clutch pedal to see it it helps. Post results for more info. - pushrod
wrong oil in trans, its poss to thick and shifts hard until fluid gets warm and thins out - globalhelper