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1995-1999 4thgen Nissan Maxima LSD vs Non-LSD Transmission Reference Information

On the firewall, there should be a VIN plate, with the engine and transmission codes. If the transmission code ends with a "V" you have the LSD version. "A" is non-LSD. Automatic Transmission: RE4F04A = Non-LSD RE4F04V = LSD Manual Transmission: RS5F50A = Non-LSD RS5F50V = LSD
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How to Replace CVT Fluid and CVT Transmission Oil Filter (VIDEO)

Member Credit: Eric Cruz Since I was draining the CVT fluid and replacing the filter, I thought I'd do a video for you all. Sorry about the dipstick being out of focus when I was checking the fluid level but you guys got it from there. Hope this helps some…
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Nissan Altima 2007-12 CVT Transmission Oil Cooler Kit 21606-ZX59A

If you are looking for an OEM CVT oil cooler for your 7thgen / 6thgen Maxima, you can purchase the OEM cooler below. It's from a Nissan Altima 21606-ZX59A. Part Name: Nissan Altima 2007-12 CVT Transmission Oil Cooler Kit Part# 21606-ZX59A Interchange # 21606ZX59A 21606ZX50A Price: $175.00 Install Instructions: https://www.my4dsc.com/install-cvt-transmission-cooler-7gm/
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2016+ 8thgen Nissan Maxima CVT Fluid Check Reference (No Dipstick)

Community Member Credit: Kickinwing / Eddy The 2016+ 8thgen Nissan Maxima does not come with a dipstick to fluid levels, unlike other generations. All new CVT transmissions from 2013-up are equipped with locking dipstick caps but no dipstick, with some Sentras and Versas being the exception to the rule. This…
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Level 10 Valve Body Installed on 2004 5-Speed Automatic Transmission 6thgen Nissan Maxima

Community Member Credit: Darby Bryan Mccullers This fixed the infamous gear slamming issue after upgrading to the upgrade Level 10 valve body. Reference Info: The Nissan Maxima-Quest has become well known as a fine automobile. Unfortunately, the transmission continues to be a problem. Even when overhauled, the same factory parts…
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P0335, P0726 Codes on 6thgen Nissan Maxima (Transmission Would Not Shift )

Credit: Sparky's Answers This 2004 Nissan Maxima came in with the complaint that the transmission would not shift properly. The customer stated it felt like the transmission was starting in a high gear. I really did not want to work on this vehicle as the customer informed me that the…
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How to Change your 7thgen CVT Transmission Fluid (Drain/Refill)

Member Credit: Ghozt I just did my CVT transmission fluid drain/fill the other day, I'm at ~44,000 miles and premium maintenance service plan recommended every 40,000 while standard recommended every 60,000. With how I drive I figured it's about time so why not. I got my fluid on fleabay, picked…
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6thgen Maxima Transmission Shifting Issue Fix

Member Credit: Sparky This 2004 Nissan Maxima came in with the complaint that the transmission would not shift properly. The customer stated it felt like the transmission was starting in a high gear. I really did not want to work on this vehicle as the customer informed me that the…

How to Change the CVT Transmission Oil Filter on 7thgen Maxima

If you're up for a CVT transmission fluid drain/refill, it is also a good idea to change the CVT transmission oil filter. Often times, if you go to the dealer and ask them to change the CVT oil filter....they will look at you like you're crazy.  Stay calm, the oil…
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How to Change Your CVT Transmission Fluid (Drain/Refill)

Member Credit: dagreek Here is a high-level summary of the whole process: 1. Remove drain plug from CVT oil pan. 2. Drain fluid 3. Reinstall drain plug in oil pan 4. Fill CVT with tranny fluid at the charging pipe 5. Drive CVT for 10 min 6. Check fluid level. 7.…
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P1778 Nissan Altima / Maxima CVT Transmission Step Motor Fix (JF011E RE0F10E JATCO)

Community Member Credit: Benzolorenzo1 About 6 months ago I received the death code P1778 (stepper motor) in my 2008 Altima. I searched far and wide, low and high, only to be told 2 things... you need a new transmission, or you need a new valve body. Since I didn't have…
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How to Change the Transmission Fluid (’02-’03 6-speeds only) Version 2

Member Credit: Greg I might be going out on a limb classifying the changing of your manual transmission fluid as a "performance" modification, but considering how use of this stuff will improve your shifts in both cold and hot weather, the classification might not be that far off. I used…
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How to Change the Transmission Fluid (’02-’03 6-speeds only)

Member Credit: shift_ice Note: This how-to is for '02-'03 Maxima's with a 6-speed transmission. I ordered 3 quarts of Redline MT-90 Manual Transmission fluid from myoilshop. Their service was quick - I received the oil on 1-17. Redline MT-90 is a quality GL-4 fluid. Amsoil Series 2000 SAE 75W-90 Synthetic…
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Castrol Transmax CVT Transmission Fluid Drain/Refill Review (Alternative to Nissan OEM)

Member Credit: Nikky / EddyMaxx I was up for a CVT fluid drain and refill on my 2009 Nissan Maxima. The car has 200K miles on the original CVT (yeap original CVT). Upon checking the fluid, it was really dark and needed to be replaced. Typically, I use Nissan OEM…
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Replace Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) to Fix Malfunctioning Odometer/Seedometer (P0104/P0504)

Member Credit: ptatohed For about 8 months now, I have been having problems with my VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). My speedometer and odometer would intermittently stop working while driving. It would trigger my CEL (Check Engine Light). The CEL code was 0104, VSS and sometimes 0504, Automatic Transmission Control Unit Signal…
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Nissan Maxima / Infiniti i35 P0720 or P1574 Check Engine Code

Credit: Best PC Reviews If you have been driving on interstate for couple hours and then notice your transmission fails to switch a gear or if you got codes like P0720 or P1574, this article may be for you. Read full article. As I mentioned before, if you have been driving…
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How to Add Drop Resistor Mod on 4thgen Nissan Maxima Automatic Transmission

Community Member Credit: JIME This mod forces the transmission to shift at FULL Line Pressure at all times the switch is on. A WOT (Wide Open Throttle) switch is best suited for this purpose because the part throttle shifts are extremely harsh and could damage the transmission. The drop resistor…
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Vision1Racing HD Detent Kit for 6-Speed Manual Transmissions (RS6F51)

Overview & Purpose from Vision1Racing Brand new to the market is our HD Detent Kit for the Nissan RS6F51 transmission! Add confidence and enjoyment to your driving experience with these affordable and easy to install springs. Over 70% stiffer than OEM, the V1R HD Detent Kit provides the driver with…
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00-03 5thgen Transmission Installed on 2004 6thgen Maxima (4-Speed Automatic ONLY)

Member Credit: EddyMaxx Just wanted to provide some confirmation that the 00-03 5thgen 4-Speed Auto Transmission will fit on the 2004 6thgen Maxima (4-Speed Automatic ONLY). I bought a fully built transmission from a 5thgen Maxima at a great deal. That was the only reason I went the 5thgen route. Otherwise, I…
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How to Replace Damaged 6-Speed Transmission Nissan Maxima Drain and Fill Plug

Community Member Credit: uptownsamcv I started pulling my tranny today so I can change the throwout bearing and I stripped the drain bolt. luckily I found a video on Youtube on how to remove it with a chisel and punch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOQ4EMmHLIk I had ordered 2 new Smart-O R23 M18x1.5 drain…
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5thgen Nissan Maxima Aluminum Radiator Upgrade (using 4thgen Radiator $100 Bucks)

Community Member Credit: Eddy If you are tired of your OEM plastic radiator cracking or just simply looking for an upgrade, the 4thgen radiator is a very good option. It fits perfectly on the 2000-2003 5thgen and only costs around $100 bucks. The quality is great and equal to those…
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98MaXedOut’s Supercharged VQ35DE 4thgen Maxima (418WHP /404TQ)

Owner: Steve Fernandez aka 98MaXedOut Year: 1997 Model: Maxima Color:  White Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Trim: SE Mod List: 2003 Modded VQ35 with 3.0 timing 5-Speed Transmission w/ LSD ARP Rod bolts ARP Main Bolts ARP Head studs 350z Revup Cams PnP LIM HR Valve Springs and retainers double shimmed (can safely rev to 8k) Revup Oil…
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350z Clutch Installed on 6-Speed 5thgen Nissan Maxima (2002-2003)

Member Credit: DaBoxSE So my buddy and I did and overhaul last week on my car...I finally replaced my grinding transmission, rear main seal and replaced the Clutch. I wanted to put in something better than the stock maxima clutch because I thought it would be pretty weak. Also because…
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How to install a CVT Transmission Cooler on 7thgen Maxima

Member Credit: Brandan Nankoo, Mishimoto Photo Credits: Sunday Ortiz and Gerson Flores No one ever wants to experience the feeling of having to replace a CVT Transmission. Under warranty, it's not so bad. But out of warranty, it will be a very expensive job. To prolong the life of the CVT, many…
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2021 Nissan Sentra Equipped With Factory 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Kudos to Nissan for at least keeping a 6-Speed Manual in the Sentra. It is only available in Canada with the base model. Starting price is around 16K. However Nissan.....this 6-speed transmission be more ideal for the Nissan Maxima (plzzz Nissan Plzzz).
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