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1990 nissan maxima automatic transmission

Transmission shifts from 1st to 2nd then starts slipping. just bought car and checked fluid level, it was filled halfway up dipstick, oh no! drained fluid and filledto correct level still no change in symtoms. vacuum line leading from tranny disconnected cant find where this line goes. could this be the problem? where does it go? consulted chilton book and it is next to usless! please offer a little insight if possible. this is my 1st nissan and am getting a crash course in repair. my email adress is damon1alfred@clearwire.net

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  • Nlinnane Aug 23, 2008

    Higher rpm upshifts tha normal. It also is a little slower with shifts inbetween shifts.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Seems MAYBE fuse/relay? just had fluid levels checked..

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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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Call nissan thay will help u

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