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06 maxima automatic, bangs into and out of 2nd and 3rd

I did change out the trans fluid from the pan plug with Nissan matic fluid, this did nothing. I know there are about 10 more quarts left in the torque conv. area. This problem started with 65000 miles on the car. Is there a filter on this ? Is there a modulator valve I can reach? Sometimes the rpms jump like it missed a shift and then it bangs in. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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  • prich332 Mar 12, 2009

    A timing belt?

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You need to replace the shifter kickdown switch, that is all.

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Most of it is the old Fuel cut issue, get your cars updated, gets 50%-80% of it gone, a vast improvement but still there . Also the clutches tend to grab even when trying to slip. Personally I had to have my coils replaced (check engine light came on) and that helped more than anything. it is mostly engine that feels like tranny or clutch. As I said most will laugh at this. Search Edmunds for fuel cut and here.

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Like others have said before, transmission has a problem not related to fluid or filter. If you don't have experience working on transmissions, you should take it to the family mechanic or to a reliable one so he can have a look and will probably need to tear apart the transmission. Quit driving it and do this right away as you don't want to damage anything further than it may already be. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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Hi, Guess its the time to change the timing belt. It is supposed to e changed at ~ 60000 miles.
It might fix the problem.

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There is no modular valve. this is much serious than a filter or valve. this is major gear separation. you will have to pull this tranny and disassemble. the ratios are all out off whack. the only way to fix the missed shifts it to rebuild the transmission. there is a speed shift sensor but, this is not the reason for the bang. its much serious that that.

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Yes there is a filter in all of them. I also believe there is a modulator valve in most of them to. Those would be the first things I would check also. Also you might have an automatic torque converter clutch circuit that has gone bad.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Mar 13, 2009

    THESE TRANSMISSIONS ARE NOT SELF-SERVICIBLE! You will have to take it to a mechanic

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This trans does not have a vacuum modulator valve, it is a full electronic shift trans, all functions of the trans are done through solenoids, sounds like u may have a shift solenoid hanging up or otherwise sticking, the solenoids are inside the trans pan. U do oc course have a fluid filter but that would cause a problem all the time if it were starting to plug, does the fluid have a burnt smell or is discolored? Have u run a tran trouble code test, if not u need to do this.

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    yadayada Mar 12, 2009

    U have a shift solenoid sticking, I have been doing this a long time and that is as good a guess as there is without tearing down the transmission, other less lilkely cuase are a leaking valve body gasket

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