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I went back through the thread and noticed that you said the problems started after you got a new battery in it. I have to wonder if there wasn't a voltage spike when the new battery was hooked up that might have caused an issue with the PCM. Just doing some brainstorming, so don't put too much stock into my hypothesis.
 

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So here's the latest. Took it to Nissan who said that the Toque Convertor is getting locked and the fix is a new Transmission. They were vague on what they actually did to come that conclusion other than the mechanic determined this. They offerred no paperwork, or any reports. So I took it to transmission garage who did a free diagnosis. They hooked it up and found a stored code in the history of P1588 (G Sensor Circuit Range Performance). They gave me reports of before and after calibration which showed the G Sensor voltage moved from (before) min 2.41 to max of 2.61 and (after) of min 2.53 to max 2.55. The G Sensor slop % was (before) - 4.29 to max + 4.21. The (after) numbers were min 0.55 to max 1.66. They said that the G sensor might need replaced and they will quote it and get back to me. When I call Nissan, they don't know what a G sensor is? So I am puzzled. I have the Dealer saying need new Transmission and a transmission garage saying replace G sensor? Any thoughts anyone?
 

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So here's the latest. Took it to Nissan who said that the Toque Convertor is getting locked and the fix is a new Transmission. They were vague on what they actually did to come that conclusion other than the mechanic determined this. They offerred no paperwork, or any reports. So I took it to transmission garage who did a free diagnosis. They hooked it up and found a stored code in the history of P1588 (G Sensor Circuit Range Performance). They gave me reports of before and after calibration which showed the G Sensor voltage moved from (before) min 2.41 to max of 2.61 and (after) of min 2.53 to max 2.55. The G Sensor slop % was (before) - 4.29 to max + 4.21. The (after) numbers were min 0.55 to max 1.66. They said that the G sensor might need replaced and they will quote it and get back to me. When I call Nissan, they don't know what a G sensor is? So I am puzzled. I have the Dealer saying need new Transmission and a transmission garage saying replace G sensor? Any thoughts anyone?
Hi Windsor, Any further updates on this issue? I have a 2012 1.6 and I am experiencing the same issues.... For me, this only happens when the car is cold, if I start it and let it idle for 5 - 10 mins start driving then it rides perfectly fine. Thanks!
 

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So here's the latest. Took it to Nissan who said that the Toque Convertor is getting locked and the fix is a new Transmission. They were vague on what they actually did to come that conclusion other than the mechanic determined this. They offerred no paperwork, or any reports. So I took it to transmission garage who did a free diagnosis. They hooked it up and found a stored code in the history of P1588 (G Sensor Circuit Range Performance). They gave me reports of before and after calibration which showed the G Sensor voltage moved from (before) min 2.41 to max of 2.61 and (after) of min 2.53 to max 2.55. The G Sensor slop % was (before) - 4.29 to max + 4.21. The (after) numbers were min 0.55 to max 1.66. They said that the G sensor might need replaced and they will quote it and get back to me. When I call Nissan, they don't know what a G sensor is? So I am puzzled. I have the Dealer saying need new Transmission and a transmission garage saying replace G sensor? Any thoughts anyone?
I tried using my resources to find more information for you, and the diagnostic flowchart for the P1588 code does mention a G sensor underneath the center console, so I wonder if it's not an accelerometer that may also be listed as the yaw rate sensor. Unfortunately parts catalogs and service manuals don't always line up. I'd have a hard time seeing how that sensor would impact the transmission, though.
 

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I wouldn't chase the g sensor. If it stalls when you take it out of park, I would believe the torque converter 100%. If you had a scan tool that could communicate with the transmission you may be able to see it happening in the data, but so far my money is on the TC.

Does it happen constantly?

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So here's the latest. Took it to Nissan who said that the Toque Convertor is getting locked and the fix is a new Transmission. They were vague on what they actually did to come that conclusion other than the mechanic determined this. They offerred no paperwork, or any reports. So I took it to transmission garage who did a free diagnosis. They hooked it up and found a stored code in the history of P1588 (G Sensor Circuit Range Performance). They gave me reports of before and after calibration which showed the G Sensor voltage moved from (before) min 2.41 to max of 2.61 and (after) of min 2.53 to max 2.55. The G Sensor slop % was (before) - 4.29 to max + 4.21. The (after) numbers were min 0.55 to max 1.66. They said that the G sensor might need replaced and they will quote it and get back to me. When I call Nissan, they don't know what a G sensor is? So I am puzzled. I have the Dealer saying need new Transmission and a transmission garage saying replace G sensor? Any thoughts anyone?
Hello,
I am having the same problem (2010 Nissan Versa SL) . Did you find a solution? thanks
 

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Thank god, i finally got the problem solved. The harness had an exposed wire and it was touching the body of the vehicle. The electrician taped the exposed wire and the car now works fine. U need to check the harness in the areas where they use tie straps to fasten the harness as this was the area where mines was exposed on the inner side where the harness was straped.
I hope this helps u.
I did not need to replace tranny or g sensor
 

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Thank god, i finally got the problem solved. The harness had an exposed wire and it was touching the body of the vehicle. The electrician taped the exposed wire and the car now works fine. U need to check the harness in the areas where they use tie straps to fasten the harness as this was the area where mines was exposed on the inner side where the harness was straped.
I hope this helps u.
I did not need to replace tranny or g sensor
If you dont mind can you send me a picture of the exposed wire your talking about. or point out what side of the vehicle. i have a car i will be looking at tomorrow morning.
 

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Those bulletins probably only apply if there are no driveability issues, which you have. Search for a local diagnostic tech that works mobile or bring it to the dealer. I'd put the old MAF back in it or they might want to replace the cheap one with a factory one, which probably still won't fix it, but when a car comes in with a bunch of new parts, I dont want to wonder if the new stuff is bad too.
 
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