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Q: Slipping or skipping

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Going down the road nissan shifts to overdrive and there is like a skipping or slipping feeling when running 60mph at 1800 rpms and when it occurs the rpms remain the same no fluctuations.

My car has 158000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If a transmission is slipping, the engine R...

If a transmission is slipping, the engine RPMs will increase but the vehicle speed will not. Often times an engine performance problem, such as a bad sensor, will mimic a transmission issue. That would be what you’re experiencing or you may have a legitimate transmission issue such as a delayed or harsh shift. The only way to know for certain is to have your shifting issue diagnosed by a professional. YourMechanic is an excellent option since we come to your home or office.

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