Do the same with vacuum hoses and any other parts that might be confusing during installation. The manufacturer informed the contact that the vehicle needed to be diagnosed, but no further assistance was provided. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact was unsure if the vehicle was previously repaired per the recall. Once lined up, push the transmission forward. They claim to commit to this in writing within the extended warranty verbiage, but in my attempt for assistance I have been flatly denied. If you pull it from the bottom use everything you have to your advantage.
The dealership is going to keep the car overnight and test drive it in the morning when it is cold. With the transmission balanced on the jack, slide the jack under the vehicle. . To make this task easier, remove some or all of the spark plugs from the engine. I have since sent certified letter to Nissan north America notifying them of this. I drove the car to the nearest Nissan dealership. Yes forklift, Chain fall, and engine hoist.
Still working under the hood, locate and disconnect any transmission electrical connectors you see. Now, slide the transmission out from underneath the vehicle. What is a transmission pressure control solenoid and how to replace one if it goes bad. Want an estimate for a remanufactured transmission? When the vehicle was turned off, it failed to restart; however, the electrical system was still operable. In summary, if you have a Nissan Versa you should expect to replace your entire transmission when the vehicle is three years old. Do not proceed with transmission installation until the converter is fully engaged. Here are costs and options for how to purchase.
Note: When lowering the transmission in order to give you the added work space needed to remove the top bell housing bolts, the weight of the transmission still needs to be supported by the jack. Excessive heat can ruin a perfectly good transmission very quickly. If no leaks, it is time to test drive the vehicle. If the front of the transmission is allowed to tilt downward, the converter may slide out of the transmission and fall hard to the floor. Install one bolt but do not fully tighten. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment.
The contact also stated that the vehicle shifted into park while driving. Just in-case, check the engine oil level. The neutral safety switch is a safety feature that prevents the engine from starting when the transmission or transaxle is in gear. I think a manufacturer's defect still exists in their transmissions. These are usually more difficult to remove because there is very little space. We were also told that the car is out of warranty and Nissan would not help with the repair. Upon searching the internet I read numerous posts of multiple owners with similar problems with Nissan's 2007-2010 model year cvt transmissions.
Many people do it wrong, so here is the easy way. Most complaints said after the dealer repaired the recall on the transmission it failed. Nissan claims they have no way of verifying that vehicle maintenance was completed because we did not have the maintenance completed at a Nissan dealership. The failure mileage was 75,000. I have phoned, emailed, and written to Nissan north America certified mail warning them about this problem and their response was that my car is out of warranty now and there's nothing they will do about it.
Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. I mentioned to her the problems I was having and that the car's failing transmission posed a safety hazard. Tip: Use colored markers to mark connectors and hoses for easy and correct installation. Safety Tip: To eliminate any chance of battery arching, after removing the battery cable, wrap a rag around the cable end and place a wrap over the battery terminal. Using a floor jack, lift the front of the vehicle and secure with jack stands. Carefully remove the cap by pushing it down and turning it all the way.
A quick search of the internet shows several people also having transmission failures at about that same mileage. Use a small round file to remove any burs. Most auto-part store will do this for free. Coolers are inexpensive and easy to install. I don't want to replace the transmission for a third time with what appears to be a defective product that will likely fail again and is a serious safety issue that Nissan will not accept responsibility for.
The manufacturer was notified of the failure. I would put factory radio back in and see if that solves problem in behind the sterio are wires that go to the dash. The vehicle was not repaired. I did it by dropping the engine from the bottom. The closest Nissan dealer verified my cvt transmission had adequate fluid.
The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. I limbered the car home. I was driving on the street for two miles when I came to a stop sign. Also, when pulling the lines out, be careful not to lose the thin metal washers. Remove the audio unit screws A , disconnect the connectors and remove the audio unit 1. When the transmission is in position, carefully slide the jack forward until the bell housing touches the back of the engine. When the dowel pins are in the dowel holes, install the bell housing bolts.