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How do i know that my automatic transmission is bad and need replacement.the has burnt smell and the car jerks on changing gear wit sluggish movt in D but not R and manual aspect. Nissan maxima 2004

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You have a failing transmission, get the piggy bank out and start saving, it will stop working completely very soon.

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I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima and I have been advise that the transmission needs to rebuilt $3400

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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Take a look at your gausett brackets, by the front exhaust tube. 2 sheet metal lookig brackets, each held up by 2 screws each. Those gausetts brake and cause a rattle, Common problem on a MAxima your year. Nissan has a TSB for replacement of these brackets.

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Take you vehicle to a nissan dealer as soon as possible because you could be having some major transmission problems. If you have vehicle warrent, see what it covers. Could be a costly repair.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: the ******* nissan maxima yeah very luxiory but doesnt work for **** my 2004 maxima jerks from 2nd to 3rd my firs and last maxima

the 2/3 shift solenoid is most likely shot not an easy job its inside the valve body agood tranny shop should easily diagnose this

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I am about to solve the mistery on the transmision problems on a Nissan Maxima 2004 and 2005, and I hope to end the rip off from the dealer for replace transmission just because of the solenoid,
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