i was just wondering what i could do to fix this hard shift, or what could be causing it. I have 42k miles on the 2001, and i had the tranny fluid drained at 33k miles. just wondering whats up with it.
i am assuming automatic. see they 'drained' your fluid but did they actually take off the transmission pan and clean the magnets in it? I would drain and refill the transmission fluid again if i were you. also when i flushed out my radiator and cleaned it and then refilled it, i noticed that the car ran smoother and shifted slightly smoother.
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2003 Majestic Blue 6 speed maxima
mine does the same. It did it so bad it would eat up tranny mounts like in a month. So i switched to the polly mounts and it helped a little but i think it has to do with the VB being dirty or needing to be cleaned.
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Originally posted by altimategroundpound what does this dropping resistor look like? what does it plug into? thanks.
Well its silver and about 3" long, slim rectangular thing. It goes somewhere in the circuit between the control computer for the trans. - if you have a Haynes, it is on 12-24.
The topic of disconnecting the resistor on purpose, or replacing it with a potentiometer, for "performance" shifts came up a couple of years ago. A guy on the Maximas site wired a toggle switch inline, if I recall.
Apparently the hardness of the shift is inversly proportional to the amount of current passing thru that circuit. Breaking the circuit, of course, makes the voltage go to zero. It supposedly has some relationship with the control of the line pressure solenoid valve. Low voltage, and your hydraulic pressure in the trans goes high.
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