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Nissan repair transmission....immediately after warranty expired. Question: I tke this truck to dealership for oil change and their "79 point check list" whatever it is...when I took my sons truck in elsewhere, they noticed burning arounf transmission dip stick and flecks of metal on the stick...not good. Cant I hold them to not diagnosing this problem some time back? I mean it didnt just start. I know there is a class action lawsuit against Nissan with transmission issues, but they will never cover me. This is a great little truck..2005 with 77k miles and immaculate. What do automatic transmissions cost and would you put that much into a 2005 that I owe 4,600. on??

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You possible could get some action as the service was not done properly
if there is no problem with the transmission performance
may be an oil change and filter clean will show any problems
to do the filter the pan has to come off and if there is a problem mechanically there will be metal flakes in the pan
if nissan knows of transmission issues then those issues can still be covered by warranty even after the period ends
You will have to get clear legal ,advice for that
at this point , I would take it to an accredited professional transmission shop and ask for an transmission oil change, filter clean , clutch pack and band adjustment and a report on any problems seen during the service
I would not be considering a replacement box yet as it may not be necessary

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SOURCE: checking and servicing the automatic transmission

The cap your reffering to is the dip stick. You need to remove the 10mm bolt that holds it in order to check/fill the trans. The trans takes Nissan J Matic fluid ONLY use of any other fluid will damage the trans and void your warranty(this is why it is bolted in). You will see it printed on the handle of the stick when you remove it. You can use the drain plug on the trans pan to drain the old fluid out and then refill it at the tube with a funnel.

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SOURCE: 1990 nissan maxima automatic transmission

I suggest this is the Vechicle Revolution Sensor is causing the problem.

Run Diagnostic on the Transmission and review error codes.

An error (1) Code would confirm this.

If no error code exists then the problem is the band needs tightening. The gear to slip is always 2nd gear in this vechicle first then other latter as the problem becomes worse. There is only one band in the transmission and it is fairly simply procedure to complete but you need 1-10nm Torque wrench and to remove the valve body to get access. Don't attempt if you don't have good mechanical skill or have exp. on motorbike or other auto transmissions.

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If you havent already try to change the transmission filter.Sometimes when the filter gets dirty fluid pressure is comprimised and certain pumps and solenoids which control shifting inside the transmission function off of the fluid pressure,

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SOURCE: automatic transmission dipstick location for 2005 nissan pathfinder

The dipstick is located under the air cleaner on the right-hand side, identified by a yellow ring.

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There was a recall on the Crank Angle Sensor and another recall in which the engine would consume too much oil due to faulty piston rings

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