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HELP! So Many Questions: Need Work on My Maxima

Old 03-05-2019, 09:47 AM
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HELP! So Many Questions: Need Work on My Maxima

So I purchased my Maxima SV back in 2009/2010 and I've been the original owner. I was not that interested in maintenance and upgrading my car until now.

1. Transmission fluid replacement. If a dealer says they can do it for $200, do I just get it done there or should I learn and start doing it on my own. I have 100k miles on it and have never done a trans fluid replacement. (SIGH).
2. I want more power. Go get an intake?
3. Suspension. Just get an Eibach? Or do I get some 20" tires (rims too) before putting in new coils?
4. Other suggestions

One issue: When I hit reverse, the mirrors go down but do not return to the default position when I hit drive. Is there a way to reset the side view mirrors?
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post
So I purchased my Maxima SV back in 2009/2010 and I've been the original owner. I was not that interested in maintenance and upgrading my car until now.

1. Transmission fluid replacement. If a dealer says they can do it for $200, do I just get it done there or should I learn and start doing it on my own. I have 100k miles on it and have never done a trans fluid replacement. (SIGH).
2. I want more power. Go get an intake?
3. Suspension. Just get an Eibach? Or do I get some 20" tires (rims too) before putting in new coils?
4. Other suggestions

One issue: When I hit reverse, the mirrors go down but do not return to the default position when I hit drive. Is there a way to reset the side view mirrors?
1. Buy 6 or 7 quarts of Nissan NS2 CVT fluid and an external filter, along with a drain plug gasket. Replace yourself. See the other threads you posted in

2. CAI is useless

3. Matter of taste, car is getting older IMO don't mess with it.

4. Not sure

PS: in order to help you promptly, please refrain from multiposting in multiple topics.

You need these parts:
999MP-NS200P - Genuine Nissan NS-2 CVT Transmission Fluid (get 6 or 7 to be safe)

31726-1XE0A - Filter Assembly (Qty. 1)

31526-1XA01 - Drain Plug O-Ring (Qty. 1)

Warm up car. Drive for about 20 to 30 minutes if you place is cold. Check level before starting the process when engine is idling after going from P to D then back to P. You will drain about 4.5 quarts out. Filter will also contain about a half quart. Replace O-ring when closing pan after drain. Pour same amount as you drained and check level.

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Old 03-05-2019, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mahanddeem View Post
1. Buy 6 or 7 quarts of Nissan NS2 CVT fluid and an external filter, along with a drain plug gasket. Replace yourself. See the other threads you posted in

2. CAI is useless

3. Matter of taste, car is getting older IMO don't mess with it.

4. Not sure

PS: in order to help you promptly, please refrain from multiposting in multiple topics.

You need these parts:
999MP-NS200P - Genuine Nissan NS-2 CVT Transmission Fluid (get 6 or 7 to be safe)

31726-1XE0A - Filter Assembly (Qty. 1)

31526-1XA01 - Drain Plug O-Ring (Qty. 1)

Warm up car. Drive for about 20 to 30 minutes if you place is cold. Check level before starting the process when engine is idling after going from P to D then back to P. You will drain about 4.5 quarts out. Filter will also contain about a half quart. Replace O-ring when closing pan after drain. Pour same amount as you drained and check level.
Amazing. Simply the best advice that I've gotten thus far. Thank you. I'll go ahead and start ordering these parts. Any good website for the parts? Thank you so much.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:20 AM
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Beelineparts.com (Conyer's Nissan)
Or check local Nissan dealer.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:19 AM
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Beelineparts.com (Conyer's Nissan)
Or check local Nissan dealer.
Thanks. The local Nissan dealers' prices are crazy. For example, I called around for the trans fluid change and one said $399 and another said $200. They're all within 25 miles of each other.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post
Thanks. The local Nissan dealers' prices are crazy. For example, I called around for the trans fluid change and one said $399 and another said $200. They're all within 25 miles of each other.
I know, check them for parts' prices.
Report back on how things go.
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