Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

What causes stiff gears in the morning in Nissan Pathfinder 2006 model?

(1996 Nissan Pathfinder)
in Tacoma, WA on August 29, 2013
When the engine heats up the problem disappears.
Displaying 2 answers & 2 comments
Popular Answer
on August 29, 2013
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.
on August 29, 2013
Thank you, yes the gears shift very easily when the engine is off.
on August 29, 2013
You have a clutch problem, i have seen this brfore, on the one I fixed it was the slave cylinder! This one would refuse to shift into gear until you pumped the clutch pedal SEVERAL times. It would then be ok the rest of that day until next morning,same thing! You just asseum it's because the engine warms up, actually it is the act of just using the clutch that makes it start working for that time. All of this is just my theroy, i could be completely wrong!! Let us know what you find out.
of Greg's Orange Auto on August 29, 2013
wrong oil in trans, its poss to thick and shifts hard until fluid gets warm and thins out
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
I have a 2005 nissan pathfinder with 104,000+ miles. right now i am experiencing low gas mileage with 10.9 MPG. Its b...
there is absolutely no access room on a 1993 Pathfinder 4x4. Is there any special tools that can be used? I have the...
Didn't find what you were looking for?