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Nissan Sentra/Versa CVT Extended Warranty

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    I just "rebuilt" (no bearings etc, only what was broken) on a Jeep jatco jf011e or whatever it was.

    It's not *that* bad. The belt only broke the follower, ratio control valve, and stepper on it's way out ;)


    We had to make something to clamp onto for opening the sprung pulley. I have never fully rebuilt a transmission, but this thing was BASIC! It has less parts than most transmissions.... Basically a motor scooter trans + wires and a torque converter.

    Didn't have to reprogram it or anything. I just let it idle in each gear for 15 seconds, and did a few starts and stops in reverse and drive. Once it quit slipping I did a 0-60 run.
    Drivability was as good as new after a few miles of regular "non diagnostic" driving.

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    Did you remove the transmission to do this?
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    Half of it. I left torque converter and bellhousing on. Of course we ran compressed air and magnets all over the place. My goal was to avoid lining up the torque converter, as I have damaged them before, and my hoist is buried in a barn far away.

    We undid the exhaust and all 4 engine mounts to gain access to the pulley cover. So we dropped it down a good 10 inches.

    An unforseen issue is that the pullies, belt, and cover weigh a good 70lbs, and theres only room for one person in a wheel well. So I lifted it up like rafiki holding Simba, and yelled "MALLET!! HIT IT!!" to get the bearings to seat.

    It went ok. We honestly found no large chunks of metal in the filter after the first few drives, so we got the major stuff. If it goes 2k miles I will consider the fluid "clean enough".

    It was a bit of a crapshoot, but we weren't paying 3k for a remanned trans, and I sure wasn't throwing a JY unit in!
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    I don't know how much you spent on those parts, but I bet you could buy cars with this CVT that need a transmission cheap and repair and resell for profit.
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    I would pay $500 for a fully loaded (subwoofer and funky interior color) if the trans were blown.
    The cube looks and drives like garbage, but the interiors are amazing!

    When I sold cars I sold one to an 85 year old woman.... The floor is low, and the seats and roof are high. You just sit down from outside, and you're in.

    She wanted a car under 3years old, under 40k mi, and under $10k. This was 2010... She came for an Impala, but couldn't get in and out of the drivers seat.
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    rebuilding transmissions is still voodoo magic to me..
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    I would do this if I could get it out of and back into the car.
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    We didn't really rebuild it, only fixed what was obviously broken.

    It was cheaper to buy EVERY switch and sensor than to just buy one. $100, the "follower" was $55, belt was $100, and the ratio arm was $1 at pick and pull.
    It still cracks me up that I destroyed a junkyard trans, and they charged me a dollar for the part.

    I figured it was safest to leave all of the sensors (not switches) original to avoid the transmission having to "self learn" for 3? Sensors.

    Manual and auto transmissions are still very scary to me. Lots more bearings and moving parts. This one just had the variator spring, and a torque converter.... And some sensors. The thing self learned in maybe 30 seconds.

    I've swapped a couple trans and rebuilt the shift tower on my Zetec focus about 5 times.... Turns out if you go 110mph down a gravel road, it can bend the shift forks.
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    my 545rfe in my jeep has a minor slip in 5th, im gunna let it go until it goes all the way.

    i work on cars all day for a living, just seen too many guys get hosed on trans jobs. if im putting my name on it, i dont want to have to do it again for free.
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