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Date Registered: 01-2018
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T30 stuck in 2nd gear


My ride has is an automatic transmission.
I noticed that it only moves thru first gear and the second and just remains there. The rpm doesn't go too high while driving. It seems like it is in some limp mode. I can get up to 100km/h on the second gear. There is loss of power while ascending hills.
Also I have tried scanning the vehicle but the scanner keeps showing up a link error. So I can't figure out what the issue is.
Please how do I sort this issue out?
I am not much of a car guy...just though I could get some help here.

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Date Registered: 06-2017
Location: Canberra, ACT
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Re: T30 stuck in 2nd gear


When you turn the key on, does the "Check Engine Light' ('MIL') light come on and go off? If so, I don't think you're in 'Limp' mode?

Maybe a mis-adjustment of the selector/switch. Can you start the engine if the gear shift is in 'Neutral'? (not Park.)

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2012 Jeep Cherokee KK CRD Limited is current ride.
Will be looking for a white or silver 2011-2013 T31 TL (Diesel) to "pimp out".
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Re: T30 stuck in 2nd gear


The car was pretty "messed" up before I bought it. So the check engine light doesn't come on at all during ignition.
The car starts only in PARK position.

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Date Registered: 06-2017
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Re: T30 stuck in 2nd gear


Errg, could be in Limp mode then if you don't know that the 'Check Engine' light isn't on.

You say you haven't been able to get a scanner connected? You need a VAG-COM cable for the T30 X-Trail. You can't just plug a OBD-II scanner into the port. I was lucky that the one for my BMW bike worked. It's this one, which you can get anywhere. Just search for "VAG-COM KKL 409.1".
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And then Tom's NDSII Software is worth the price, or it was for me. I coded two keys to the car which the Locksmith wanted $160 EACH. Tom's software was less than half the price of ONE key!

I can't recommend a Bluetooth/WiFi wireless solution with a tablet or phone. I could only get all this working with a mini eePC laptop and the USB VAG-COM cable.

Or pay a dealer/workshop their minimum diagnostic fee to read the codes for you? Cost me $66 at the dealer before I got the software sorted for myself. Asked for a print out on paper so I had all the info. They didn't know how, so they just "Print Screen" the computer screen, all 15 screens! (I think they printed it twice as there is a lot of duplicate info?)

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JRR50 Pathfinder, QD32ETi Turbo Diesel, with 'lots o fruit'.
2012 Jeep Cherokee KK CRD Limited is current ride.
Will be looking for a white or silver 2011-2013 T31 TL (Diesel) to "pimp out".
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Re: T30 stuck in 2nd gear


gonna get the cable ASAP.
I guess till we get a code, you can't really tell what could be the problem.
Could my tranny be broken?

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Drop the oil, drop the pan, look for metal on the magnetic oil drain plug and broken metal/plastic in the bottom of the pan. If there's just 'grey paste', that's not great, but not a sign of anything majorly broken, just wear.

Also, what colour is the fluid? Should be a burgundy red/brown? Anything dark brown or black, needs changing, and a good place to start.

If there's no "bits" then it means that the fundamentals of the transmission are OK, and it is most likely a solenoid/valve/pump issue. So while something might be 'faulty' it's not "broken", if you get what I mean. It's just not working as it is supposed to due to a faulty component. As most of these components are electrically operated, they should throw a code in the TCU (Transmission Control Unit). The last car I worked on with very modern CVT threw a code even when the fluid pressure was "Out of Range" as it had 3 sensors along the fluid path that constantly measured the transmission fluid pressure. What is in a Nissan/Jatco 2005-ish year transmission, I don't know yet.

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2004 T30 series II, Ti (now sold)
JRR50 Pathfinder, QD32ETi Turbo Diesel, with 'lots o fruit'.
2012 Jeep Cherokee KK CRD Limited is current ride.
Will be looking for a white or silver 2011-2013 T31 TL (Diesel) to "pimp out".
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Date Registered: 01-2018
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Re: T30 stuck in 2nd gear


Thanks Wiz Au.
I am working on getting a new transmission all together.
It costs a fortune but I'll do my best. Always suspected a solenoid issue since gears 1 and 2 work perfectly. Anything above that, is a problem.
There is something I noticed. When I am on gear 2 and step hard on the gas, it does switch to another gear but falls back to a slower speed after the needle drops without compensatory increase in moving power. Is this slippage?
On the second gear, climbing up inclines is a pain

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Please what counts as gear slippage? Like what I described above? When I hit the gas, it moves to a higher gear but drops in power with no compensatory increase in the speed of the car. I am thinking of buying Lucas Transmission Fix oil to see if it can help. Maybe it's a valve issue in there. Any one with ideas please?

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Sorry, its hard without driving it myself to feel what its doing and diagnose. So it 'kicks down' but then the engine loses power and the car doesnt accelerate? Thats an engine problem, not a gearbox problem. Sounds like timing or ignition (coil, leads.)

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2004 T30 series II, Ti (now sold)
JRR50 Pathfinder, QD32ETi Turbo Diesel, with 'lots o fruit'.
2012 Jeep Cherokee KK CRD Limited is current ride.
Will be looking for a white or silver 2011-2013 T31 TL (Diesel) to "pimp out".
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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Re: T30 stuck in 2nd gear


So this is an Auto, correct ?

How many kms has the Xtrail done ?

If you manually shift it into 2nd does it still seem to lose power going up the same hill or only if it kicks back from drive ?

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