Trying to find out about a drop resistor

Tiny
GORILLAGATOR229
  • 1996 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 130,000 MILES

I have a 96 nissan maxima and it shift hard into second gear someone told me it can be the drop resistor but I dont no where thats located

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 11:29 PM

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Tiny
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I would forget about that and have the trans checked by a shop. There is so much else that needs to be correct before you go in that direction.

It could be throttle pressure, governor or something internal.

Roy

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 12:43 AM
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Drop resistor is located on side top left strut between airbox

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Friday, February 10th, 2017 AT 10:21 AM
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I agree with ASEMASTER6371, get the transmission hard systems checked first, simple line pressure test will show up a lot and a live data read of transmission electrics are the first place you need to go, just changing parts hoping to fix a problem is false economy, you need to get a correct diagnosis first.

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Saturday, February 11th, 2017 AT 2:30 AM

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