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Possible tranny slippage

I have 2000 Maxima with 136K miles. Recent issue is when I drive highway at 70 MPH for a least 100 miles (running AC) and it's summer time at 90+ degrees the RPMs jump up and the speed goes down ... fells like tranny is slipping. I then turn off AC unit and reduce speed to 50 MPH .. after 15-20 miles the RPMs & speed go back to normal. Could this be a heating issue? The heat gauge shows normal & no overheating in radiator.
This is a recent issue.

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  • randy_hays Jul 28, 2010

    The car comes with a oil cooler unit mounted below the radiator
    is that an oil cooler or for the tranny fluid ....



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Sound like the trans is gettin hot, i would have a trans cooler installed

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