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1990 Maxima - Transmission Does Nothing

Old 09-03-2015, 01:14 AM
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1990 Maxima - Transmission Does Nothing

My girlfriend owns a 1990 Maxima, with a RE4F02A Transmission.
While turning through an intersection, the transmission quit. She says it felt like it "slipped out of gear". She was able to get it off the road by coasting to an off street, but it would not go into any gear after this. I have drained and flushed the transmission, checked all the transmission codes and went through all the procedures that I have read here and elsewhere. The fluid looks fine, not burnt, no grit. She mentioned to me that about two weeks before the transmission went out, the car died while driving and she put it into park. She said she was going about 5-10 mph. It started back up after this and showed no issues until it gave out. Do you think that this was the cause of her transmission problems? Would this cause the car to not engage in any gear?

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Old 09-03-2015, 07:22 AM
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3rd gen Maxima's with the automatic transmission are notorious for having transmission failures.

I had to have my transmission rebuilt after I first got my 1994 Maxima 8 years ago. Luckily I found some old, grizzly, hardcore mechanic that was willing to do it for $1,500. He put steel plates in when he rebuilt it, so it shifts a bit stiffer, but he said it would last forever. It's been 8 years since then and it still shifts great.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:53 PM
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A guess, that the problem is line pressure, in my maxima, I have had the same problem an was clogged the main filter, unfortunately to clean the filter, have to pull out the AT from the vehicle and disassembly it fully.
Other problem could be the pressure regulator valve, clogged or sticking.
It is possible to disassembly the main valve body without pull out the AT from de vehicle.

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Old 11-11-2015, 01:59 AM
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stripped torque converter, $200 part,ive done 2,a 92 maxima gxe and a 90 stanza
have someone shut the motor off with the hood open and listen near the bellhousing for a loose spline stripped torque conveter spinning and scraping noises for a second or 2 even after the motor stops spinning

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Old 10-26-2018, 03:50 PM
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Nissan maxima SL questions

Does anyone know where the transmission filter is located on a 2005 Nissan Maxima SL
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Glenn Raggio View Post
Does anyone know where the transmission filter is located on a 2005 Nissan Maxima SL
Not in a 3rd Gen Section. Post this in the 5-6 Gen.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Glenn Raggio View Post
Does anyone know where the transmission filter is located on a 2005 Nissan Maxima SL
Pretty sure these just have strainers.
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