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My thumb shifter on the column shifter quit working correctly. It will let me manually shift the transmission down thru the gears but not up again. I have to press the button on the end of the column shifter in order for the transmission to shift back up. Has anyone had this problem and what did you do to repair it????
 

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I too have the same problem. I can thumbshift down, but not up. I know it worked when I bought a year ago, but it doesn't now. I wish I knew what how to fix it as well.

-John
 

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Ya, I have the same problem, seems like it's be coming a problem with other Titan owners as well. I wish there was an easy fix.
 

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The shifter in the titan does not shift UP. It limits the truck to the gear selected. RTFM.
 

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Mine shifts up and down on the column.

Press the button on the end and it goes into 4, press it down to 3, 2, or 1, and then you can bump it up into 2, 3, or 4. Press the button on the end to go back to D/5
 

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You can use it to downshift, but it will not upshift unless it's ready. Try this; Downshift to 1 from a stop. Give it gas to get it rolling and then shift all the way to 4th. Did it go there?

It will upshift, assuming you have the speed for that gear. Otherwise it is simply a limiter - that is all.
 

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It allows me to shift it down in all the gears and when I give it gas to shift up nothing happens you can hear and see the RPM's pick up and I flick the thumb shifter up and nothing happens. So I must push the end button and it puts it back in auto. I wish I knew what it was other than having to change out the shifter.
 

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Page 5-15 of the 2005 Titan Owners Manual:

In the manual shift mode, the transmission
may not shift to the selected gear
immediately because of vehicle speed.
The transmission will up or down shift
when vehicle speed matches the programmed
transmission shift points.
This helps maintain driving performance
and reduces the chance of vehicle
damage or loss of control.

In the manual shift mode, the transmission
will not up shift to a higher gear
than is manually selected. When the
vehicle speed decreases, the transmission
automatically shifts down and
shifts to 1st gear before the vehicle
comes to a stop.

linky, linky: http://www.courtesyparts.com/nissan-manual/pdf/2005-Nissan-Titan.pdf
 

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My thumb shifter worked before, that my point. It doesn't matter what speed I'm going. I could be going 40 MPH and shift it into 2nd and still it won't go.
 

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Clancy said:
The shifter in the titan does not shift UP. It limits the truck to the gear selected. RTFM.
The shifter works both ways. It downshifts and upshifts via column shifter. Where you are confused is that it will not go above the selected gear. If you just hit the button and not select a low gear it can be shifted manually.
 

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roy365 said:
The shifter works both ways. It downshifts and upshifts via column shifter. Where you are confused is that it will not go above the selected gear. If you just hit the button and not select a low gear it can be shifted manually.

You cannot get the truck to go into 4th gear at 10 mph. Cannot. Won't happen. It does not shift up unless you have the speed to shift up.
 

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Clancy said:
You cannot get the truck to go into 4th gear at 10 mph. Cannot. Won't happen. It does not shift up unless you have the speed to shift up.
You have a valid, but mute point. Who would want their truck in 4th gear at 10mph? There has to be a time when logic takes effect.
 

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The thumb shift sets the maximum gear you'll allow - that is all it does. If you put it in 3rd gear from the start, you are telling the computer not to exceed 3rd gear. Roll to a stop. Are you in third (no) - it'll shift down to 1st and up to 2nd and then to third as you accelerate all on its own. But it will stay in 3rd. That's all it does.

Now.... It can be used to manually upshift (someone has a great video demostrating that here - i'll find it) if your point is to hold revs higher than the auto would shift it. But in that case the truck wants to upshift - that's why it does.

Vid in Jason's post: http://www.titantalk.com/forums/1180643-post5.html

Whole thread: http://www.titantalk.com/forums/titan-general-discussion/71857-manual-shift-mode.html


And Troy - I didn't read from your first message that yours wasn't shifting up (when required) - sorry.
 

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Clancy said:
The thumb shift sets the maximum gear you'll allow - that is all it does. If you put it in 3rd gear from the start, you are telling the computer not to exceed 3rd gear. Roll to a stop. Are you in third (no) - it'll shift down to 1st and up to 2nd and then to third as you accelerate all on its own. But it will stay in 3rd. That's all it does.

Now.... It can be used to manually upshift (someone has a great video demostrating that here - i'll find it) if your point is to hold revs higher than the auto would shift it. But in that case the truck wants to upshift - that's why it does.

And Troy - I didn't read from your first message that yours wasn't shifting up (when required) - sorry.
Once again I disagree. I can drive my truck basically the same as a manual as far as shifting up and down. The only difference is the truck wont hold a gear selected, it can and will downshift if it is commanded to and the gear is available. But as far as going out and having fun and shifting throught the gears manually it just as good maybe not better because you dont have to engage a clutch system.
 

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roy365 said:
You have a valid, but mute point. Who would want their truck in 4th gear at 10mph? There has to be a time when logic takes effect.
It's not mute - it proves my point. The shifter does not shift up.
 

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Once again I disagree. I can drive my truck basically the same as a manual as far as shifting up and down. The only difference is the truck wont hold a gear selected, it can and will downshift if it is commanded to and the gear is available. But as far as going out and having fun and shifting throught the gears manually it just as good maybe not better because you dont have to engage a clutch system.
Then I guess you have a special truck.

I'm pretty sure my wife's G35 works like my truck. I find it more fun to pull it over into sport mode and let the computer do the shifting. (The computer is way more brutal than I am.) In all honestly - I'd much rather have a clutch - but when we bought her car you couldn't get the 'x' with a stick...
 

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That video shows absolutely nothing other than a speedometer. :lol:
You can't see his hand moving the shift lever, but watch the gear display in the speedo - that's the story... (if it was in D, it would stay in D)
 

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Clancy said:
Then I guess you have a special truck.

I'm pretty sure my wife's G35 works like my truck. I find it more fun to pull it over into sport mode and let the computer do the shifting. (The computer is way more brutal than I am.) In all honestly - I'd much rather have a clutch - but when we bought her car you couldn't get the 'x' with a stick...
Yeah it's pretty special to me. :doublekis

It's obviously an "each their own" deal. The truck shifts better and more efficiently in "D", but no one needs to be running around saying it cant do this or it wont do that when it comes to shifting manually. :smileysqu
 
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