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Date:July 17, 2011, 7:49 am
Name:Michael Ochora
Location:Uganda, Kampala, Kampala
Vehicle:Nissan Serena
Year:2000
Problems:Car starts well and get moving. After some times, gear fails to shift or change to 2 but remains stuck in gear one. When i park or stop for about 1 hour, it starts and moves on well again until after some long distance again then the same problem comes over again.
Previous car:Honda prelude

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August 20, 2011, 7:23 pm  from: Carlo Morine
I have the same problem and looking also for a solution... Did you come up with a solution brother? tell me so that i know what to do also...
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August 29, 2011, 2:49 pm  from: Aztec
Have you scanned the computer for error codes? It might be the speed sensors on the gearbox or the step motor if your car has CVT. First thing is to scan the computer then we move on from there. Remember to change the transmission fluid at the recommended intervals using the CORRECT/SPECIFIED fluid.
September 3, 2011, 4:19 pm  from: Carlo Morine
sir aztec Ive change it ut same problem occurs... Actually its a Japanese version that's why the mechanic can't read it.
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September 8, 2011, 3:39 pm  from: toyol
hi,,,,i"m from malaysia,also got same problem with the gearbox so my mechanic change to new gearbox.maybe the sensor gearbox got problem
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September 10, 2011, 10:55 am  from: Zaini
Banyak masalah kea nissan serena 1996 nie,cz saya baru nak pakai...so pandangan ko orang mcm ner?
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January 21, 2012, 5:38 am  from: Mekail B Mohd Aris
Hi

I have 1 unit recond. gearbox auto transmission as a sparepart for serena 2.0 auto or engine spec.SR20. OR I have an advise. Why not you try sent your item here, Malaysia.If you really interested call my hp no:60193853008

P/s:Here in Malaysia also we got expert in change used gearbox@ other itmes become like a new one. No worry Be Happy
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April 6, 2012, 9:41 am  from: Clifford Sithole
Hi, brother, I have the same problem. Did you solve yours? One mech tells me its the speed sensor but I can't find it. I live in Zimbabwe. Will appreciate your help. Thanks
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April 6, 2012, 7:13 pm  from: Ivano Uchouane
Hi, I'm from Moz and got the same problem as you guys, hope someone got an solution and can share it.
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April 14, 2012, 7:03 pm  from: evans mulenga
I had the same problem but i have lost drive completely and i dont know the way forward. how can i get it fixed or a new or used gear box? nissan serena 2000 model PC24
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June 2, 2012, 6:35 am  from: KENNY G
These vehicals are giving us HELL, I have the same problem, gear box was checked dismattled, transmission oil changed, but he same problem continues, can these JAPANESE GIVE US SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM this car model is giving us. They should provide spares and altenatives to such problems as suppliers. Just one year the vehical starts problems, i am disappoited.
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September 22, 2012, 11:35 am  from: Mike
1. Check Oil color and smell. Replace
2. Does the O/D light flash.
3. Have you got a speed reading when driving? No then
replace speed sender
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December 5, 2012, 12:30 pm  from: WARRIOR
IM FROM SOUTH AFRICA. I RECENTLY BOUGHT NISSAN SERENA 2000.ITS ALSO GIVING ME THE SAME PROBLEM.IF ANY ONE KNOWS THE SOLUTION PLEASE SHARE.
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April 4, 2013, 8:24 am  from: Kenyan
I can save you all time by telling you what the problem IS NOT -
It is not the top or bottom engine sensors, it is not the gearbox, not the starter (even though the hard start kills the starter), it is not any of the cooling sensors.

Still looking for the problem,.....
May 9, 2013, 8:44 pm  from: nich
First the car started by loosing power,followed by delaying gears then now stack to one gear. Diagnosis says that the step motor is damaged. can i get help on the repair cause am not sure of a new functioning gear box
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July 20, 2013, 10:04 pm  from: Sad
Got the same problem and bought and replace transmission signal and now the diagnostic report read cvt motor but ot yet solve I don't now wha to do Please

Help please
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August 20, 2013, 7:56 am  from: Xavier Francisco
Hi, i got the following problem with Nissan Serena year 2000 with 89000 mileage: Car starts well and get moving. After some times, gear fails to shift or change it remains stuck in gear one. When i park or stop for about 1 hour, it starts and moves on well again until after some long distance again then the same problem comes over again.
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October 26, 2013, 6:12 am  from: john kayongo
I also bought nissan serena pc 24 in january, but the above mentioned problem started there and then. The rave may reach even at 5 but no meaningful acceleration. It becomes dangerous on highway coz once you brake, it jerks and takes time to pick. At a slope it even reverses like a manual car instead of driving foward. How do I solvethis problen?
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November 13, 2013, 6:46 pm  from: David
Hi Micheal,
I had the same problem with my serena.After changing the MAF sensor the problem stopped.
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November 13, 2013, 6:47 pm  from: David
replace the Mass Air Flow sensor and problem will be solved.Have your gearbox checked too
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November 29, 2013, 3:10 pm  from: Nixon
What if the diagnostic reads that the step motor is damaged. I changed the step motor and issue still exist, do I still need to change MAF?. Just want to know if changing the MAF does work in.
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January 15, 2014, 11:32 am  from: Kelvin lemisa
Hey guys all those will Nissan serena problems I have a Garage and will solve your problem one time. I have very good expereince in CVT gear boxes. So those from Zambia and in lusaka
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May 9, 2014, 9:42 pm  from: Emeka
Please I live in Nigeria and have the same problem. Where can buy mass air flow sensor and speed sensor I need to fix this problem and stary enjoying my 2000 model Nisssan Serena (SR20)
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May 9, 2014, 9:42 pm  from: Emeka
Please I live in Nigeria and have the same problem. Where can buy mass air flow sensor and speed sensor I need to fix this problem and stary enjoying my 2000 model Nisssan Serena (SR20)
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June 11, 2014, 1:19 pm  from: nox
i own a nissan serena qr20 its loosing power stuck in one gear and spot light flashin, help please
September 17, 2014, 2:35 pm  from: parmzy
I also bought nissan serena sr 20 , but the above mentioned problem started there and then. The rave may reach even at 5 but no meaningful acceleration. It becomes dangerous on highway coz once you brake, it jerks and takes time to pick. At a slope it even reverses like a manual car instead of driving foward. How do I solvethis problem?
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October 16, 2014, 4:25 am  from: khamphanh SOUVANNAKHA
I am from Laos,I had the same problem with my Nissan serena SR20DEF PC 24. my Car starts well and get moving. After some times, gear fails to shift or change to 2 but remains stuck in gear one. When i park or stop for about 30 minute , it starts and moves on well again until after some long distance again then the same problem comes over again.
Last time i changed new speed sensor so it good running just 3 month and after that back to the same probleme.
One more thing could you explan about Nissan CVT fluid between NS1X red coolor) and NS2( Blue coolor) and also white coolor.

Thank you very much for your commence.

Best regard's

khamphanh
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November 11, 2014, 9:16 pm  from: Jabu chindalo
I have the same problem but with me it will move for sometime and it will behave the same way it only goes up to forth gear and then it goes but to one.
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November 18, 2014, 7:57 pm  from: JERE T
Speed doesnt tally with rev counter at 40km/hr rev counter will be very high around 4000 to 5000. Not chaning gears pliz assist.
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December 14, 2014, 5:14 am  from: Frank Mbulo
its the speed sensors thats causing all those issues .One is at the top of the gearbox and the other below .Replace both and your Serena will run like a dream.
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February 3, 2015, 1:51 pm  from: michael
disconnect the fan and conect it direct to ignition so that when u start the fan will always be on.sometimes the themostart is dead
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May 7, 2015, 1:16 pm  from: George Karpa
Hi,

I've got my Nissan Serena 2000yr, Pc 24 Sr 20 with the Cvt transmission, I'm having a hard time to get some spare parts here in Tanzania, roes any one know or assist me on how would I get some spare parts? I need the input shaft oil seal for my transmission and the rear shock absobers.
I would appreciate to hear anyone opinions as well as for the assistance.

George Karpa.
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May 24, 2015, 7:26 pm  from: fredrick nkutika
why is it that it gets stuck in gear 2
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June 24, 2015, 7:55 pm  from: Allen zifesho
Automatic gearbox speacilist we can solve all your automatic gearbox problem supply spare and gearbox overhall
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September 5, 2015, 3:37 pm  from: Erastus form kenya
I have the same problem, please help
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September 24, 2015, 4:43 am  from: Joseph D.
Hi I have the same problem of my Nissan Serena 2003 locally manufactured here in Philippines.

My problem is observed during cold start, when you shift the gear in D or 2 it is not moving as if it is on the Neutral, but if you wait up to maximum of 3 minutes it shift on D position.

I change my ATF and clean the strainer, and flush the transmission to clean from old and sticky ATF but it didnt do no good same situation.

I'm suspecting to jump on the Transmission Shift Solenoid Sensor (TSS), there are three type of symptom of Faulty TSS, one is Delayed Shift, No Downshift and Erratic Shift (back and port between two gears).

Will post the result later...
October 6, 2015, 8:09 pm  from: godfrey. m
Hev a sr20 cvt gearrbox for spares
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November 21, 2015, 2:30 pm  from: moonga
The simplest answer is replace sr20 engine with toyota 5a or 4a or 110 engine togethe with gearbox and hanness cables . U will never regret. Since nothing is coming forth from nissan
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January 5, 2016, 9:52 pm  from: kaira efford
hi everyone using nissan serena the engines SR20 and QR20 are a problem u will never enjoy the car the only solution is change engine, gear box, computer box and haness then u will enjoy the car put 5A OR 4A OR 3S and not D4 3s
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January 5, 2016, 10:05 pm  from: kaira efford
anyway if u still want to continual with QR20 AND SR20 NISSAN ENGINES those loosing power here is the solution

Accelerator Pedal Release Position Learning

Operation Procedure
1. Make sure that the accelerator pedal is fully released.
2. Turn ignition switch â??ONâ?? and wait at least 2 seconds.
3. Turn ignition switch â??OFFâ?? wait at least 10 seconds.
4. Turn ignition switch â??ONâ?? and wait at least 2 seconds.
5. Turn ignition switch â??OFFâ?? wait at least 10 seconds.

Throttle Valve Closed Position Learning
Operation Procedures
1. Make sure that accelerator pedal is fully released.
2. Turn ignition switch is â??ONâ??.
3. Turn ignition switch is â??OFFâ?? wait at least 10 seconds.
Make sure that the throttle valve moves during above 10 seconds by confirming the operating sound.

Idle Air Volume Learning (Throttle Position Learning)
It is better to count the time accurately with a clock.
Operation Procedures
1. Perform â??Accelerator Pedal Released Position Learningâ??.
2. Perform â??Throttle Valve Closed Position Learningâ??.
3. Start engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature.
4. Turn ignition switch â??OFFâ?? and wait at least 10 seconds.
5. Conform that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch â??ONâ?? and wait 3 seconds.
6. Repeat the following (steps 7a, 7b) procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds.
7a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD)
7b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
8. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 20 seconds until the Check Engine Light (CEL) stops blinking and turned ON.
9. Fully release the accelerator pedal within 3 seconds after the CEL is ON.
10. Start engine and let it idle.
11. Wait 20 seconds.
12. Rev up the engine two or three times and make sure the idle speed and ignition timing are within the specifications.


ECU Resetting Procedures
Timing is extremely critical. If it is NOT DONE within the specify time, the ECU will not reset and the Check Engine Light (CEL) will continue to remain ON. A stop watch or an analog clock with a secondâ?ôs needle will be useful.

Operations Procedures
1. Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch â??ONâ?? and wait 3 seconds.
2. Repeat the following steps (2a and 2b) procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds.
2a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD).
2b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
3. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 10 seconds until the CEL starts blinking.
4. Fully release the accelerator pedal (while the CEL is still blinking)
5. Wait about 10 second.
6. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for more than 10 seconds.
7. Fully release the accelerator pedal (The CEL light will continue to blink).
8. Turn ignition switch to â??OFFâ?? position and now you can start the car. The CEL light should be gone.

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February 2, 2016, 7:13 pm  from: Gloria Malundu
Check for transmission fluid CVT type its written on a deep stick,speed sensors or step motor it may work.
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February 24, 2016, 8:40 pm  from: joel
Serena is the worsiest car I ever seen...it has ruined my lyf.warning to anyone who wants to buy Serena..don't try it...I prefer Toyota vehicles..Nissan u need to improve.ur vehicles are letting people down..
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March 5, 2016, 3:38 pm  from: Newton Isaacs
I have a problem with my car Nissan Serena SR20 ,the car starts normally but after moving for some time it starts to reduce speed it even fails to accelerate ,when u stop for some time then it starts normally again it does the same ..what could be the problem ?pliz help I stay in lusaka
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March 11, 2016, 11:44 am  from: Gerrit Strauss
My 2002 nissan serena dont want to change gears and if the engine becomes hot it loose speed,then it must first cool down.Plz give me some advice.
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January 7, 2017, 7:36 pm  from: Stanley Banda
200 2 Nissan Serena can't change gears when it reaches its maximum temperature but after i stopped for a while it performs well any help please
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January 20, 2017, 3:12 pm  from: Linda Dlamini
My 2002 nissan serena dont want to change
gears sometimes and if the engine becomes hot it loose
speed,then it must first cool down.Plz give me
some advice.
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April 19, 2017, 3:16 pm  from: chipusire edmore
I had the same problem for a long time. the solution is change your speed sensors, they are two, change them both, the one at the left side of the vehicle and the other one at the top. they are similar in their look but they can not replace each other. i bought them in Harare at a car breaker at US$75-00 each and that was the end of my problem. I drove the vehicle for a year without these problems again and i sold it in Dec 2015
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June 30, 2017, 1:52 pm  from: kufa jerry
i am helpless
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August 1, 2017, 7:27 am  from: Gloria Malundu
Some mechanic say we need to replace the set of clutch plate of which am trying to order on eBay I will share if it will work coz I have the same problem mine will start in low gear after sometime it picks and moves well but fuel consumption becomes high
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August 1, 2017, 7:28 am  from: Gloria Malundu
Some mechanic say we need to replace the set of clutch plate of which am trying to order on eBay I will share if it will work coz I have the same problem mine will start in low gear after sometime it picks and moves well but fuel consumption becomes high
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August 1, 2017, 7:30 am  from: Gloria Malundu
Some mechanic say we need to replace the set of clutch plate of which am trying to order on eBay I will share if it will work coz I have the same problem mine will start in low gear after sometime it picks and moves well but fuel consumption becomes high
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September 5, 2017, 9:10 pm  from: sifa maka
hi everyone i have a nissan serena 2002 engine number QR20(DE) the problem is when i drive long distance the gear system shut down the engine rpm high but the vehicle not running so i stop the engine for 5min after that i start n running normally
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September 26, 2017, 2:26 pm  from: Jack Maina
Check The stepamorter or call 0723609581
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June 5, 2018, 12:05 pm  from: Sim Rice
I had the same problem, please change the speedo sensor
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June 5, 2018, 12:06 pm  from: Sim Rice
I had a similar problem, please change the speedo sensor
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June 27, 2018, 2:03 pm  from: Mpooma
I have exactly the same problem. The overdrive (sport) like flashes about 16 times upon turning key on. Then while driving, enhine speed goes to 4k revs/min but speed is only 30km/h. What exactly is the solution. Note that i am in Zambia Africa. I would appreciate any relevant contacts
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June 27, 2018, 2:08 pm  from: Mpooma
Please also advise where i can buy the necessary parts
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August 13, 2018, 11:13 am  from: Fredy
I have a Nissan Serena (c24) for 10 years, and now I started to have the same problem.
Maintenance is ok. Oil, transmission fluid, coolant. In case of problem in the sensors and solenoid there is a recall from Nissan?
October 6, 2018, 5:55 pm  from: shadreck siyingwa
The problem starts when you put a wrong oil.the oil meant for Serena is always written on the dip stick.so everytime you are changing the gearbox oil make sure you buy the right oil,otherwise if you buy the wrong one,you will start experience such problems.also check out on the strainer,if it's gets dirty oil will always struggle to pass through as it have a membrane that filters oil,meaning the required amount of oil won't get in the gearbox.
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April 21, 2020, 11:57 am  from: Xerdrine
Shadreck is right, mine started problems after putting wrong transmission oil.
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September 17, 2021, 12:21 pm  from: Teddy
Same problem when engine gets hot then gear 1 ,2and 5 won't engage not until it cools down it won't change
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