2002 nissan liberty
2002 nissan liberty
2002 nissan liberty
2002 nissan liberty
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2002 Nissan Liberty gearbox problems

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Date:February 8, 2011, 1:39 pm
Name:Alen Deda
Location:Zimbabwe, Harare
Vehicle:Nissan Liberty
Year:2002
General comments:The manufacutrer should do something about this problem as it appears the major issue with this brand. Mine is a 2002 model. How do you have a major part such as a gearbox just mulfunctioning so soon and to make it worse there are no spares or new gearbox units?
Problems:Not changing into next gear from gear #1. Looking for brandy-new/second hand gearbox which has broken chain for spares.Please help with where i can get one. if you have lets talk.
Previous car:Mazda 323,Opel Monza, Nissan HB11, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Pulsar J1J,Mazda Eagle 4x4
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March 29, 2011, 2:32 pm  from: Adreria Mutorashanga
I have a similar problem. This type Nissan uses special CT AFT oil. So if you use ordinary AFT oil it will not respond.

This vehicle has a chain that when broken down like what mine did, you hate the car for good, nonetheless buy an almera gear box and replace your you will love this car for ever.

hope you find this helpful
July 5, 2011, 5:08 pm  from: Farai mamire
Also have a problem wth my gearbox.th almera box.do yu adjust anything
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August 8, 2011, 2:20 pm  from: Calvin Jackson
I have a problem with my Nissan Liberty 2001 Model. First the gears would not change, and that was resolved by changing the Speed sensor's on the gearbox.
My current problem is i lost drive totally, and i assume the chain has broken.

I hoping to look for a replacement box, than to repair the one i have.
Can anyone help with advice, what gearbox can i replace with. Please give full details.
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August 8, 2011, 2:21 pm  from: Calvin Jackson
I have a problem with my Nissan Liberty 2001 Model. First the gears would not change, and that was resolved by changing the Speed sensor's on the gearbox.
My current problem is i lost drive totally, and i assume the chain has broken.

I hoping to look for a replacement box, than to repair the one i have.
Can anyone help with advice, what gearbox can i replace with. Please give full details.
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August 31, 2011, 5:57 am  from: mohamed
car vibrating alot we stationary and gear engaged.
October 15, 2011, 10:57 am  from: munetsi
i hve the same problem.it wont change the gears after 20mins.if you restart the engen..it flashes sport light..then it takes time to gain speed.maybe starting with gear number 3
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February 1, 2012, 10:07 am  from: Hery Johnston Seme
my car NISSAN LIBERTY Model 2001. It looses power, its Engine heat more then do not receive more gears after gear 1. If it rest for 1hr it drive properly but sometimes suddenly it turn back to gear No.1 I need advices or where to get new gearbox for this car.
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March 22, 2012, 1:35 pm  from: Khan a n
I tried to repair after i lost traction but couldnt get the front seal 46.61 x 7 what to do ?
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September 20, 2012, 2:27 pm  from: Edmore Nhamo
I have a 2001 Nissan liberty that won't change gears and have high raves at low speed. My mechanic have changed the step up motor 4 times now. Every time he puts a new a step up motor the gears change fine but after a few km the gears get stuck again.My mechanic i suggesting that it is an electrical problem that keeps blowing the step up motor, i am confused, have lost a lot of money and now packed the vehicle and using public transport. what could be the solution? please help!
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November 1, 2012, 1:40 am  from: zeze
Viva, I wonder what is the reference belt NISSAN PRAIRIE (Liberty) 2001 ... QR20DE engine,
Chassis RM12 ... please help me ....
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November 22, 2012, 7:25 pm  from: Enock Mhariwa
If I fit an almera gearbox are there any differences in tames of sensor positions and gear cable adjustments?
Mine is currently down with a broken chain.1999 model. Where can I get the almera gear box
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September 17, 2013, 9:05 pm  from: lawrence Michael
Its seems we all having the same kind of problem with this brand Nissan Liberty coz I also have th same problem it revolts harshly to a low gear below 20km if u force it th car end up smoking have also changed th CVT ATF oil 3 tymz and also regularly top it bt th problem is still there can some one help us wat is really the problem cause I'm nw even afraid to drive in a high way with it because of th problem
December 21, 2013, 9:22 am  from: Chilala
Liberty car cannot change to top gear up to 40km/hr. The chain is okay. Could it be transmission oil level, top converter or some electronics problems? The gearbox was opened and no error was found.

The torgue in reverse gear and starter-up gear is excellent.

Which companies supply CVT ATF oil?
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December 29, 2013, 7:16 am  from: Zhou Ngoonidzashe
my nissan liberty has lost drive completely my mechanic has suggested to change stepper motor sensor is that ok
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March 8, 2014, 7:46 pm  from: basicz
Liberty common problems are as below

SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER this is as a result of a faulty speed sensor on the top right side of the gear box.it only take a number 10 spanner toremove and re-fit another sensor so dont be fooled by the greedy mechanics.

NOT SHIFTING GEARS -use of ordinary CVT AFT will only damage the gearbox buy the correct oil at FUCHS at Highfield junction coming from town along simon mazorodze you turn right at ZBC and check your right side 100m before the round about at highfield junction next to swiss motors.This problem can also be as a result of a damaged step motor that costs about $300 in most cases the step motor is damaged as a result of a malfunctioning speed sensor.

HIGH FUEL CONSUMPTION - Air filter needs to be changed air flow sensor and spark plugs will be faults na need replacement.A wrong air flow reading results in high fuel intake..

Liberty is not a bad car like people say just make sure you have the corect things inplace and you wont have a single problem.

Continued use of a faulty liberty will only cause more damage and weigh down on your pocket.Beware.FFT
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April 14, 2014, 1:33 pm  from: Brendan Mubumbe
i have nissan liberty aotomomatic 2000 model,when it get hot doesnot pick the normal speed and consume more petrol idling loud, but temperature cauge is at midpoint.
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April 23, 2014, 12:15 pm  from: Allen zifesho
Automatic geabox specialists we can solve your problem
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November 8, 2014, 12:35 pm  from: allen zifesho automatic gearbox specialist
we can solve all your automatic gearbox problem and supply all spares
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December 6, 2014, 8:28 am  from: enock dhoko
i have 2 gearboxes with broken chain. want someone who can solve this problem for my nissan 2002.
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March 25, 2015, 5:35 pm  from: clemence chavavira
l changed the ctv oil and the speed sensors the problem stil there.not puĺling 50km/hr and the engine is very hot ,, dont know wat 2 do nw
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April 2, 2015, 9:34 am  from: milika mailangi
i have nissan liberty 2000 model.all the problems i read above ,i already came through.the car was not changing gear ,it only run in a speed of 20 km.the sensor was replaced and its okay again.now the car has a broken chain and the engineer said to look for a new gear box.i am fed up of this car.pls hep
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June 20, 2015, 1:31 pm  from: Allen zifesho
Automatic gearbox speacilist we can solve all automatic gearbox problems and supply spares
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August 11, 2015, 8:25 am  from: nkosilathi ndhlovu
comrades this car is a big problem the earlieryou get rid of it the better. i sold mine but i had found a solution to the high raves, high fuel consumpion, low speed. i got the speed sensors changed but it should be done quickly before the belt in the gearbox brakes, after that it will be super then after please sell it to someone and get at least a toyota car
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August 23, 2015, 5:05 am  from: nhopi
Never shift the transmission to neutral when car is in motion it breaks the chain
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August 23, 2015, 5:09 am  from: nhopi
Also consider using extreme oil additives to improve you CVT fluid.
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November 9, 2015, 4:51 pm  from: darryl
does the almera gearbox fit with the QR20 engine?
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December 23, 2015, 3:49 pm  from: Teeray
pliz help .when I engage in gear the car vibrates a lot when stationary but when the engine heats the vibration stops
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January 20, 2016, 12:30 am  from: Mthokozisi Mabhena
specialize on automatic gearboxes? no drive,1 gear ,no reverse just give a call 0778704191 am in byo
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February 9, 2016, 9:25 am  from: tinotenda
i hv a nissan liberty.it has given me problems since the end of 2015.it has low power .i hv changed the speed sensors bt no change.when engine is cold it has low power ,takes off slowly with high rev.When you stop at traffic lights in drive gear and release the brakes it rolls back.when u accelerate from stop a noise is produced like something is engaging onto something like "guuuu".In reverse it also has no power. please help me.I use cvt atf oil from fleetline
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February 9, 2016, 9:30 am  from: tinotenda
i hv a nissan liberty.it has given me problems since the end of 2015.it has low power .i hv changed the speed sensors bt no change.when engine is cold it has low power ,takes off slowly with high rev.When you stop at traffic lights in drive gear and release the brakes it rolls back.when u accelerate from stop a noise is produced like something is engaging onto something like "guuuu".In reverse it also has no power. please help me.I use cvt atf oil from fleetline
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February 12, 2016, 11:14 am  from: Allen Zifesho
Automatic gearbox speacialist we can solve all your problems
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March 10, 2016, 2:59 pm  from: Pharis
I have had a similar problem with my Nissan Liberty 2002 model. I changed sensors, the problem came back shortly after, I bought a new gear box and it worked for three months. The Car has really stressed me and even the Nissan guys in Kenya can not help. This is my first and last Nissan to buy, I can't even get a buyer for the damn thing !
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March 18, 2016, 11:31 am  from: Henry Mudzingwa
mine liberty 2000 model high revs problem was solved by changing top right speed sensor & cvt oil
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March 22, 2016, 8:42 pm  from: derrick boga
i have the same promblem gear not changing only run one gear.
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April 21, 2016, 8:09 am  from: mathews zulu
have a 2002 model rev and pulling problem when u move for a short distance
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May 17, 2016, 9:31 am  from: Mwanza
My liberty has high fuel consumption and it vibrates too much when gear is engaged what can be the solution?
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June 3, 2016, 9:09 am  from: Zifesho Allen
Automatic gearbox specialist we can solve all your Problems
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June 5, 2016, 1:45 am  from: Tungamirai Zimgoni
Mine is 2001model not changing to next# gear and high raving. A big letdown.
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June 25, 2016, 1:30 pm  from: Batista
I'm using Nissan liberty,2000 model.I have lost interest in it because of its problem.when cool I can drive nicely but after it warms up start to reduce speed.where can I get seed sensor and step motor!
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July 17, 2016, 6:15 am  from: Mathias Yeta
2002 Nissan liberty drives normal when engine is cool,later rivets to low speed with abnormal rive count.Changed gear box oil with recommended one change nd hv just packed the damm car.Are you sure if I change speed sensor the car will be fine.
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July 17, 2016, 6:15 am  from: Mathias Yeta
2002 Nissan liberty drives normal when engine is cool,later rivets to low speed with abnormal rive count.Changed gear box oil with recommended one change nd hv just packed the damm car.Are you sure if I change speed sensor the car will be fine.
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September 16, 2016, 6:40 pm  from: Mauviaa Kaaraiti Bwebwereiti
my car is the Nissan Liberty 2001. The thing is the engine can start but can't run the vehicle. The problem is the gears is not working. Can anyone help us, what are we going to do.
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October 24, 2016, 8:33 am  from: MUCHENA MOTORING BASE
Your problem is our service. We have the best automatic gearbox specialists, and unbeatable low prices. Give us a call,text or watsapp us @ 0778079738
and speak to Sir Leonard
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November 20, 2016, 9:04 am  from: MUCHENA MOTORING BASE
We provide best gearbox services
dont wait hurry and give us a call @ 0718218019
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January 11, 2017, 1:54 pm  from: BASOPO ARTWELLS
NISSAN LIBERTY IS A CAR FULL OF GEAR BOX PROBLEMS THAT CANT BE SOLVED. I WASTED A LOT OF MONEY FOR NOTHING. SO MY ADVICE IS, ONCE YOU BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE GEAR BOX PROBLEMS, PARK AND ABANDON IT FOR GOOD OR BURN IT AND FORGET ABOUT IT AS I DID TO MINE 2 WEEKS AGO.
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January 11, 2017, 2:00 pm  from: BASOPO ARTWELLS
ITS A VERY STUPID CAR. IF YOU TRY TO REPAIR THE GEAR BOX, YOU WILL WASTE MONEY FOR NOTHING. ITS A VERY PROBLEMATIC CAR. DONT BUY A NISSAN LIBERTY EVEN IF IT COSTS 20 DOLLARS. YOU WILL BE MISERABLE THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT AND IT HAS STARTED GIVING YOU GEAR BOX PROBLEMS----SENSORS, STEP UP MOTA, CHAIN ETC BURN IT AND FORGET ABOUT IT.
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March 30, 2017, 12:22 am  from: Aso Taitoa Faamaile
Same problem with the other one if the engie getting hot they need to cool down after that they run well
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June 12, 2017, 7:32 pm  from: Lenso
Would you like giving me that thing man if u really mean it before u burn it off
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August 8, 2017, 1:58 pm  from: Wren Imasiku
Mine has a cvt gear box. it changes gears okay but acceleration from stop is a problem and loses power when going uphill.
also high fuel consumption of about 1 to 5 km
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August 21, 2017, 5:04 am  from: alphazinyaw
Mine is 2001model not changing to next# gear and high raving. A big letdown.
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September 25, 2017, 7:31 pm  from: Mordo
Hie guys.i need help.at first my nissan liberty would refuse to give me acceleration after 20mins of driving.but now its refusing to idle. If i switch it 'On' it idles for about 10secs then cuts off
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October 3, 2017, 10:49 am  from: stephen Musonda
Iam looking for the Gearbox for nissan liberty or is there any other Gearbox which is exactly that of nissan liberty which i can use
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February 28, 2018, 8:47 pm  from: Cephas mundicha
I have a problem the car can drive for some km then fall to gear wand high revs. Then from there use fuel .l change all oil. filters .it's fun cz sometime I drive fine but .I need help urgent .if any one have an answer. Whatapp me first number .and we make arrangements s.a.p any help its acceptable
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February 28, 2018, 8:56 pm  from: Cephas mundicha
Also a problem need help my car not changing gears after a drive 49 to 50km it just fall back to gear 1 and high revs .oil and filters was changed .sometimes I can drive without any problem but I knew it's a problems I need it to be fixed.sensor never been touched .any mechanic able to fix .contact me whatsapp first number.
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May 15, 2018, 3:58 pm  from: mthokozisimanhena
specialist in automatic gearbox only no drive,1 gear, reverse thats what we do.
location Bulawayo
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August 8, 2020, 5:03 pm  from: Wellington Mupuro
Lok for a Nissan premera manual gearbox
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March 31, 2021, 7:47 am  from: medusalem
i have a problem with my nissan liberty is bracking the gearbox chain 3time now what is costing the chain to brake off
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March 31, 2021, 7:49 am  from: medusalem
nissan liberty has braking the gearbox chain 3times now what is the problem
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September 4, 2021, 6:20 pm  from: Teddy
Need answers
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September 9, 2021, 7:16 pm  from: grant
schakelt niet
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October 29, 2021, 10:41 am  from: Mr Ambrose
Hi guys can we just get anyone with a proper solution with our problems or what does the manufacturer reveals about such,
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