1988 Nissan Maxima



September, 23, 2006 AT 11:18 AM

This car drives great, great gas mileage, smooth and powerful, BUT it will not go in reverse at all.
Is this trany death? What other issues might there be if any and what is the estimate cost to repair.
Thank you!

2 Answers



October, 6, 2006 AT 9:48 AM

The problem may be as simple as a linkage adjustment. Have the shift linkage checked and properly adjusted first. A shop wont charge you any more than an hour labor to adjust it. If that doesn't correct the problem, you could have a variety of internal transmission problems; anything from a low reverse band worn out to a valve body malfunction. Don't take it to a dealer! It's standard practice for them to just condemn the transmission and put in a new one. Try taking it to aamco or lee myles. They'll actually find what part has failed inside and can repair it without putting in a whole new unit.



October, 6, 2006 AT 10:48 AM

Sometimes its as simple as flushing the transmission fluid and putting new fluid in.

Give it a go.

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