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Automatic transmission slipping on P12(M-CVT)(52 Reg) Stalls when cold and has major problems going up hill. loads of judder through steering wheel and fees like its struggling choosing a gear. Help!

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it sounds like it is overheating have you changed the fluid recently? does it have a transmission cooler? 
These CVT transmissions were never built to be capable of extended offroad driving unless you have the necessary coolers etc

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check your fuel filters vif these are ok i would recomend the glow plugs be checked along with the fuel pump

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the forward clutch pack is worn or the fluid pressure is low, either scenario requires a trans overhaul to correct.

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I don't understand you problem, I have a 2007 maxima with CVT transmission, THERE ARE NO GEARS ! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? CVT = constant velocity transmission. It's like driving a golf cart.

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