The Nissan Altima is a mid-size automobile manufactured by Nissan, and is arguably a continuation of the Nissan Bluebird line, which began in 1957.

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Why won't my transmission go into drive

2005 Nissan Altima Transmission won't go too drive just 1,2, n 3rd. When you put shifter into drive it shows up as 3rd on dash instead of D. Runs and shifts through first 3 gears fine just won't even try too go into Drive

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If you have the regular automatic the slot where D is has more to it. If the gear position characters say 3 D with 2 and 1 below the 3, the left side of the slot is for 3rd, while the right side of the same slot is actually D. It's quite easy to drop it into 3 straight from Park and/or Reverse, especially if you're in a hurry. Just push the shift lever directly towards the passenger door, you'll feel it grab another gear, assuming everything else is good. I hope this is all the problem is, and if it is don't feel bad. My wife drove our 02 in 3rd for the first two months we had it! :-)

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