I bought a used Nissan Xterra 2005 which seemed to be in good conditions. A day after, I changed the engine oil and transmission oil. About 2 weeks later, I noticed the "service engine soon" light come on and then the car slows on pick-up and finds it difficult to climb even slightly hilly places. Reverse gear and selecting higher gears on speed all seem ok. Only starting off is the problem. I got a Nissan autotechnician to have a look and he said the valve body has problem. He said the problem is because I used the wrong transmission oil and has affected the transmission's valve body. He said the valve body can be repaired or I have to replave with another transmission. Before I ask him to repair it, I need your expert advice please. 1. What could have gone wrong with the transmission? 2. Is the valve body repairable? 3. How long can I expect the repaired valve body to last before it needs replacement? I thank you most sincerely for your help and feedback.
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2005 Nissan Xterra Question: Can the transmission of Nissan Xterra 2005 model be repaired if faulty?
Answer #1big brad March 24, 2013, 11:14Technician
if it only a valve body you may wanna have them change just valve body and flush fluid and put proper fluid before you replace trans . to answer your question #1 you have to use the prtoper fluid in todays transmissions .#2i don't see why it couldn't be replaced.#3if Nissan parts are used it should last the life of your truck. my question is did you replace the filter and was fluid full before you spend any more money. this is my view thanks BIG BRAD of ridgeline auto