1988 NISSAN MAXIMA V6 AUTO, RBLT ENGINE 18K MILE

  • Tiny
  • genuwine4532@yahoo.com
  • 1988 Nissan Maxima

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!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 AT 11:18 AM

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  • Tiny
  • discostu24000
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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.

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Friday, October 6th, 2006 AT 9:48 AM
  • Tiny
  • eXtremist
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Sometimes its as simple as flushing the transmission fluid and putting new fluid in.

Give it a go.

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