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My trany on nissan maxima 1996 works ok, when it works, but it jumps out of gear and makes griding noise, but when it locks in it sounds like new, problem is it jumps out of gear at any time, very unreaeble, is it bad PCM power train module or AT solenoids?????

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This is going to be one of the Solenoids or the TCM module. Have the TCM tested, if it is good you will have to pull the pan and test each of the Solenoids, I forget if there are 3 or 4 of them. Now, I'm sure one of these are the problem however, if they all test good you are going to have to have the Transmission rebuilt. There is one other thing that can cause this, debris in the Transmission fluid. If yo have had this transmission back flushed in the last 6 months I would stop and there and take the vehicle to a shop for a rebuild. This model was not designed to be serviced by the new system most places are trying to use and it basically destroys the older transmissions, I had 3 Transmissions go out on me in a 3 month period all serviced at different locations after having this done.

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