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Mar 07, 2003 (9:01 pm)
There ARE places that advertise such deals as "transmissions $250.00" and are reputed to be used tranny people. I saw such a sign painted into the exterior coat of paint on a building down the road a piece from here. I guess this price to be "labor extra."
#27 of 35 My son is currently staring this dilema in the face.
Mar 07, 2003 (10:57 pm)
His 95 Altima/5spd still runs and shifts fine at 180K, but we can barely keep gearlube in it. It runs out like a sieve. The axle seals have been replaced, but with the same results. I'm thinking of mixing 75w90 with 75w140 to help slow this leak. Trying to postpone any repairs until after graduation.
Mar 08, 2003 (10:50 am)
Doesn't that Altima deserve a spot at the salvage yard, as a resting place? (:o]
#29 of 35 Actually it is still pleasant, reliable
Mar 08, 2003 (11:27 am)
transportation and gets 30+ mpg. Everything (AC, cruise,pwr windows) still works and we haven't had to dump a lot of parts into it yet.
I'm a Honda fan, but this Nissan has been great for my son. And it hasn't been pampered either. He delivers Pizza to pay the bills while attending college, and so, does lots of start/stop driving.
I've included high mileage Altimas on my list of cars for my daughter's first car. She is in college also.
Mar 09, 2003 (9:23 am)
Yeah, but 180K is the time when anything can go at any moment...you're getting into the most expensive dollar per mile part of a car's lifetime.
Mar 09, 2003 (9:32 am)
until the sky falls, everything is lovely. And with no car payments, there will be funds for parts replacement. Like I said, the trans clock is ticking.
Mar 10, 2003 (5:54 pm)
Having one daughter that graduated from college last spring, and another getting set to go in the fall, I know where your coming from, and your plan sounds good. I have been moving vehicles around among the several drivers in the family, and it gets challenging at times.
#33 of 35 according2me there is a website dealing with
Mar 16, 2003 (9:44 am)
maxima's yet I think this problem you're encoutering is very similar to the maxiama's 5 speed tranny in that what they found was that over a period of time the bearing within the tranny erode and spall when this happen they contribute to the leakage problem the only fix was to tear down and replace the two bearings then all was well, seal replacement were not effective.
#34 of 35 Gsleve...do you happen to have that website
Mar 16, 2003 (8:40 pm)
I'd like to do a little research. Thanks
#35 of 35 if you go to www.maxima.org
Mar 17, 2003 (10:44 am)
and do a search for manual transmissions or just transmissions you could read about some of the issues and fixes