Hey Scotty. I have a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder V8, 4x4, with 187,000 miles. About 4 months ago it started slipping into limp mode. I took it to my usual mechanic and he said the transmission was bad and…

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Hey Scotty. I have a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder V8, 4x4, with 187,000 miles. About 4 months ago it started slipping into limp mode. I took it to my usual mechanic and he said the transmission was bad and recommended a transmission specialist. I took it to them, they said the transmission was burnt up and they rebuilt it and put in a brand new valve body. When I pick it up I drove about 10 miles and it went into limp mode again. This time I was near a Nissan dealership and checked it in to be looked at. They said nothing was wrong with it and it just needed the computer cleared. I drove it home and part way to work the next morning (about 50 miles) and it did it again. I bought a cheap scan tool and it had a P0744 (torque converter clutch circuit intermittent). I took it back to the transmission guys and they kept it a few weeks. They were scratching their heads and referred me to another Nissan dealership (not the one from above). They kept it for a week and said the new valve body was a bad part. I took it back to the transmission guys and they warrantied out the valve body and put in another new one. I drive it a couple days and it goes into limp mode again. I take it back to the last Nissan dealership. They keep it 3 weeks and tell me the new, new valve body is bad. Now the car is sitting in my driveway. It runs and drives, but after you drive it about 30 or so miles it kicks into limp mode. Have you ever heard of a problem like this? Any advice?

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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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often a bad torque converter but get all your money back from those idiots as they fixed nothing. Theres laws for that, and really, I'd junk it unless you could find a nissan mechanic in your area who could fix it for less than the vehicle is worth