D-MAX 3.0 LS - 96kw - auto gearbox

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niggannivea
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D-MAX 3.0 LS - 96kw - auto gearbox

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Hi,

I'm about to purchase a D-max from 2006 with the 3.0 Diesel engine, mated with the auto gearbox (the JR405E). I went test-driving it friday and I think the gearbox is weird.

In Drive mode (D), as soon as I step out of the gas pedal, the engine go idle (rpm go down to 700-1000rpm), like if the transmission switched in neutral. It's quite annoying when driving down-hill, because there is no engine-brake. I've to force it in "2" to have engine braking.

I checked the transmission manual I found online, but I can't find anything related to this issue.
mydmax
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Re: D-MAX 3.0 LS - 96kw - auto gearbox

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Sounds like it has a faulty throttle position sensor. That will tell the ECU completely wrong info and Power will not be appropriate for the throttle request. Other systems may also be near to failure too seeing it is a 2006 model. The problem may not be the auto, they are quite reliable. I would reassess the price asked and the age of the vehicle in light of possible faults. No good buying something you have to play catch-up on.
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Re: D-MAX 3.0 LS - 96kw - auto gearbox

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Stephg011
Please explain how or why the dash reading is any part of the issue? How does reading the manual help?
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Re: D-MAX 3.0 LS - 96kw - auto gearbox

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:lol: :lol:
Cheers
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