2004 Nissan Transmission fault suspect motor siezed

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 12:26
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Car has 72,000 klms taking car in to have automatic transmission fixed, car started blowing bluie/grey smoke shut engine down and car was taken into transmission shop. Went to start engine again would not turn over, waiting for diagnostic report from local nissan dealership. Nissan Warrenty has run out, was purchased with extended warrenty, rang to see what they would do for me, nothing as of yet.
Any advice on if this is a known problem on this model Nissan and on how to approach on the warrenty cosidering the car has only has 72,000 klms and only 4 years old?
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Reply By: madfisher - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 12:33

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 12:33
What model nissan? Diesel or petrol? 4wd or 2wd? more onfo please.
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Follow Up By: groundy - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 13:31

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 13:31
ST Turbo Diesel 4wd got car at 32,000 klms Regularly serviced at Nissan dealer.
1st Trip to Brisbane had to be fix Altinator at 64,000, then car started blowing black smoke and losing power. Car was taken to local dealer, blamed it on non genuine air cleaner. Changed that and then replaced Dust sensor valve drove home car still blowing black smoke, took car back and they blamed fuel filter and changed fuel filter was assured problem was fixed drove home more black smoke . Taken car back Nissan ensisted it was injecter fuel pump, Pump was taken off and tested and found to be OK. called brother in Fremantal his mate believed it to be ECT valve, told Nissan to check valve, they proceded to clean valve, end off problem, then two weeks later got back from work could hear noise in transmission car was taken back to Nissan they suggested to change Automatic Transmission. Extended warrenty didn't want to know about it. I then sought a transmission expert for their opinion and he assured me it was bearings could fix for $1300.00, had car booked in for job to be done, but car did not make it their think engine is now siezed, car waiting at Nissan to be seen.
Thanks Pete for your responce if need more imfo just ask.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 14:05

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 14:05
so its a Patrol?

I wish you well.. the grenade is a common issue.. Havent heard recently of many having a happy result with blown 3.0's under warranty, I think there was a close off date wich is pretty bleep poor.

Repairs if they dont come to the party, are not cheap, new donk replacement $10-15k if they dont.. for that money, look towards a V8 Chev, or even better the TD42..

Search the forum for Val Davis' contact info at Nissan, you will need it

heres one recent report on Nissan warranty service.
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Follow Up By: madfisher - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 15:04

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 15:04
do a search on this site on 3lt issues, you will get enough info to keep you reading for a week. Also what is the build date of your Patrol?
Goodluck Pete
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Follow Up By: Notso - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 08:19

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 08:19
Was it a Nissan Extended Factory Warranty or one of the dealer sponsored ones.

If it is the factory warranty they should be OK with it. Don't take what the dealers says. Nissan was fixing motors out of warranty for a whilefor free then for parts only. But as this sounds like it is covered by the extended Nissan Warranty they have no reason to knock it back and as someone has suggested below get onto the People at Nissan in Melbourne. The womans name is Val Davis at head office on 039797 4111
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 12:33

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008 at 12:33
You say it has/had an extended warranty?

If it was the normal Nissan Extended Warranty it is good for up to 5 years or 150,000 I believe.

Providing your service history etc is in order they should be OK with the repairs.

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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 00:15

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 00:15
The normal warranty would have run out last year (2007) and the factory extended warranty would have added another 50,000km or 2 years, which ever comes first.
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