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Network Guy
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reply to Bob4

Re: CVT transmission

My '99 Jeep is on original transmission at 143k miles. With TLC and routine fluid changes, I find it unacceptable for any transmission to fail at 100k mark.... unless it's a Ford.



Im Bob

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Another followup: The new CVT transmission died on Friday, just 3 weeks after it was installed. Car is now back at the dealer's.



CylonRed
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Likely an install issue...



pcdebb
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reply to Im Bob

ouch...



Warzau
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reply to Im Bob

said by Im Bob :

Another followup: The new CVT transmission died on Friday, just 3 weeks after it was installed. Car is now back at the dealer's.

Holy smokes! That is just terrible.

sk1939
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reply to Im Bob

said by Im Bob :

Another followup: The new CVT transmission died on Friday, just 3 weeks after it was installed. Car is now back at the dealer's.

Sounds like an installation issue, or there was something else at fault in addition.


Cho Baka
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reply to Bob4

There isn't really a whole lot to do wrong on an installation - as long as the tranny cooler is flushed or replaced.

Rebuild on a conventional A/T - yes many opportunities for grief.
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Im Bob

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reply to Im Bob

So they guy got his car back. The third transmission works better than the last one.

But he's thinking of selling the car so he doesn't get stuck with a $4k repair bill the next time the transmission dies.

Moral of the story: Don't buy a Nissan with a CVT.


sk1939
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said by Im Bob :

Moral of the story: Don't buy a Nissan with a CVT.

Or simply don't drive 30,000 miles a year without meticulous care. Nissan has always recommended that the CVT be serviced at 70,000 miles to replace the belt and check the overall condition. Do you know if your friend had that done or not?

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reply to Im Bob

said by Im Bob :

So they guy got his car back. The third transmission works better than the last one.

But he's thinking of selling the car so he doesn't get stuck with a $4k repair bill the next time the transmission dies.

Moral of the story: Don't buy a Nissan with a CVT.

The same goes for AT 6-8 speeds until the reliability is proven.
Major $$$$ for rebuilds on any of the new generation transmissions.


digitalfutur
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reply to Bob4

Considering that CVTs have been used for more than a decade on Nissans and that they have not been identified by owners as a major reliability issue, the failure rate of CVTs is simply the law of averages at work. Even Toyota will have x% of vehicles that have major issues, the vast majority don't.

In other words, the exception is not the rule.
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DavisPhotog
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reply to Bob4

said by Bob4:

I can't imagine driving in San Francisco with a stick.

Done it many times and it's never been a problem for me.