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Old 08-22-2013, 11:10 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Valvebody May Not Be The Fix-All

I like many have replaced my 2005 SE maxima valvebody with the revised OEM Nissan valvebody. I am at 128K - this was replaced around 105K. Still seeing some harsh shifting but I have learned how to driver her to get the shifts right.

It's summer right now so it's not very happy with the heat (looking into an additional tranny cooler right now).

I stumbled across this great in depth video of our tranny disassembled and the mechanic explains what really goes wrong with these transmissions and how most shops will just say rebuild the VB or replace the VB.

Watch and offer your input.
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Default Re: Valvebody may not be the fix-all.

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I like many have replaced my 2005 SE maxima valvebody with the revised OEM Nissan valvebody. I am at 128K - this was replaced around 105K. Still seeing some harsh shifting but I have learned how to driver her to get the shifts right.

It's summer right now so it's not very happy with the heat (looking into an additional tranny cooler right now).

I stumbled across this great in depth video of our tranny disassembled and the mechanic explains what really goes wrong with these transmissions and how most shops will just say rebuild the VB or replace the VB.

Watch and offer your input. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrAe4XBzENc
Great vid my dude...
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: Valvebody May Not Be The Fix-All

That pertained to certain model numbers of the transmission. So you'd have to rebuild the entire thing to see where the problem lies? I had my VB replaced in March for 2 grand and here we are almost 6 months later, nearly finished rebuilding my engine. Makes me wish I had the knowledge and experience earlier this year. I somehow see myself urging to rebuild the tranny in the future
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Default Re: Valvebody May Not Be The Fix-All

HEY MAN.I GOT A 05 SE @ 156600 KM'S ALSO STILL UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY.I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT A BULLETTON ABOUT THE VALVE BODY.ANYWAYS THE DEALER IS REPLACING THE VALVE BODY NEXT WEEK.I'LL REPOST IF I STILL HAVE ANY PROBLEMS.
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Default Re: Valvebody May Not Be The Fix-All

Some people have had great success with a new VB or rebuilt VB. I think there are a few of us that just aren't lucky enough to have that option (myself included) Hopefully this can shed light on the problem though. I take this with a grain of salt but this video shows a few flaws with this tranny how certain things heat up excessively and how the shavings clog the solenoids etc..

I just ordered my tranny cooler today on amazon - I gotta pick up some fittings etc from lowes and some tubing but I can't wait to put it on.
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