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#3033234 - 06/14/13 10:56 AM Re: 2004 Nissan Maxima - Transmission Problems [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 5902
Loc: NH
Makes sense to me. Lower engine speed should mean less stress--the torque convertor has more slippage at lower speeds. In park/neutral the output of the convertor (turbine?) is spinning, while none of the guts are--and those guts won't be spinning until you start moving.

Maybe shifting into neutral would help, depending upon if the pump runs in in park or not. A bit more loading, to bring engine speed down, that is.

But it seems pretty easy to find things to do while killing 30 seconds--like buckling up, checking windows/mirrors, etc.
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#3033322 - 06/14/13 12:23 PM Re: 2004 Nissan Maxima - Transmission Problems [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Well, I just got some more info. The rebuild is actually going to run $3200, and I guess it was slipping pretty bad. My Mother said she tried pulling away from a traffic light and it was "acting like it was in neutral".

Hopefully they'll get a few more years out of it after this. The rest of the car is in really nice shape.

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#3033690 - 06/14/13 06:04 PM Re: 2004 Nissan Maxima - Transmission Problems [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 01/12/05
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Would it have been less expensive to put in a low mileage used one instead?

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#3033757 - 06/14/13 07:03 PM Re: 2004 Nissan Maxima - Transmission Problems [Re: asiancivicmaniac]
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Originally Posted By: asiancivicmaniac
Would it have been less expensive to put in a low mileage used one instead?


They considered this, but if the original, well maintained unit only lasted 70k, it didn't make sense to chance a used one.

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#3033886 - 06/14/13 08:59 PM Re: 2004 Nissan Maxima - Transmission Problems [Re: dishdude]
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I think what happened to their transmission may have been a fluke. It's not something that that fails that early in these cars.

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