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gogriz91



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Transmission fail at 143,000 Reply with quote

Bought new in 2005, (SE-Off Road). Kept thinking to myself "there but for the grace of God go I" when I read about transmission problems. Transmission started hard shifting into 2nd, would hesitate under load and vibrate. Took it to a dealer strictly to replace the fluid, didn't tell them about the hesitation. New fluid cured it for about 10 miles so off to the family mechanic where, $3500 later I have a replacement transmission with a 3 year warranty.

Whatever replaces this will be a manual that's for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not the automatic transmission that's the problem, but the poorly made radiator by Calsonic.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 6:03 am    Post subject: Re: Transmission fail at 143,000 Reply with quote

gogriz91 wrote:
Bought new in 2005, (SE-Off Road). Kept thinking to myself "there but for the grace of God go I" when I read about transmission problems. Transmission started hard shifting into 2nd, would hesitate under load and vibrate. Took it to a dealer strictly to replace the fluid, didn't tell them about the hesitation. New fluid cured it for about 10 miles so off to the family mechanic where, $3500 later I have a replacement transmission with a 3 year warranty.

Whatever replaces this will be a manual that's for sure.

did you replace the radiator?
what kind did you get?
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Along with manual transmissions comes other major maintenance items like clutches, pedal springs, hydraulic resevoirs, and the general inconvenience of having to shift all the time. Some people like that though... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replacement transmission came with a replacement radiator and Nissan fluid plus a 36 month warranty.

While a manual transmission will require maintenance, it's a lot less electronics intensive and doesn't require cooling, I don't mind shifting either, my 240 has a close ratio 5-speed that's a blast around town.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you have original stock radiator still in your 2005 when transmission failed, or had it been replaced before?
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