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Hey guys I own a 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE with 112000 miles. I've changed all motor and transmission mounts, o2 sensors replaced spark plugs and coils replaced cv axles replaced oil and filter changed and now i want to service my transmission because i still feel a little hard shift from park to drive and while changing 1st or 2nd gear. I want to drain and change the fluid and filter Is this a good idea or should i just drain the fluid and refill?

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Check whatever mount is the one that restrains the engine/trans from rolling back and forth, commonly one low at the rear of trans. That bad could easily make your hard bump issues.
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All Nissan recommends in that transmission is fluid change. Do this:

Don't flush it. Buy 11 quarts of Matic-D. Drain the fluid, put 3 quarts in, start the car, hold the brake, don't let go holding the brake, make sure you don't let go of the brake, I can't stress enough how important it is to not let go of the brake, shift into each drive, letting it sit there for a couple seconds, back to park, shut off the car. Drain the fluid. Refill with your remaining fluid.

That process moves the new fluid into the converter so you don't have to do the drain, fill, drive twice nonsense. It's faster and more cost effective.
You'll see some people say drain, fill, drive, drain, fill...That's stupid. It wastes your time and money and it doesn't get as much new fluid in as the above procedure.

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