Has your transmission failed yet?

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Has your transmission failed yet, and have you done the Bypass?

My transmission died after the radiator failed :-(
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My transmission died on it's own for a separate problem.
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My transmission is a-ok, and I did the Bypass Fix.
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My transmission is a-ok, no Bypass, fingers crossed!
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Has your transmission failed yet?

Postby RacerZX » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:25 pm

Looking for data here on how many total failures have happened, and how many transmissions have been saved by the Bypass Fix.


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Postby Hesh » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:54 am

a-ok with a 2008 LE V8 4x4.

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Postby Tzvier » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:58 am

Still going, did the bypass about 500 miles ago. 05 SE-OR with 98k and going.

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Postby FOX FIRE » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:06 pm

I have a 98 pathfinder that just had the tranny rebuilt last week, it lasted 200 miles or less.

Wifey called me about 3 hours ago & she's stranded on the side of the road about 35 miles from home, we've made arrangments to have it towed to the repair shop...again.

It started out as a small bump when the torque converter locked up, mite do it once or do it a dozen times, didnt take long to kill the tranny.

Whats the fix guys, this is new to me so I thought I find a Pathfinder forum & try for some info before I spend another $1,200.

Thanks in advance.

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Postby RacerZX » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:36 pm

Sorry FOX FIRE, this whole Nissan Transmission failure thing due to radiators breaking is the late model R51 Pathfinders and related trucks.

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Postby FOX FIRE » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:31 pm

My mistake, didnt catch the year models listed until after I had posted.

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Postby eieio » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:13 pm

"My transmission is a-ok, no Bypass, fingers crossed!"
WOW 60% :shock:
must be a lot of low mileages and/or extended warranties..........

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Postby pandarturo88 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:30 pm

Well I figured since I'm still under that extended warranty from Nissan.what's the point of doing the bypass. I did actually do it originally but I undid it because I'd rather hereto that extra cooling power since there are allot of hills in Hawaii. More like mountains, but tomato tomato. Lol

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Postby RacerZX » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:34 pm

Yup, I definitely wouldn't recommend anyone do it before they're out of warranty. It might even help extend the life of your transmission by warming the fluid up to operating temperature faster...right up until it fails and frags the whole works up :roll:

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Postby eieio » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:24 am

RacerZX wrote:Yup, I definitely wouldn't recommend anyone do it before they're out of warranty. It might even help extend the life of your transmission by warming the fluid up to operating temperature faster...right up until it fails and frags the whole works up :roll:
mine are by-passed prior to extended warranty expiration simply because i will avoid dealership service departments at all costs.
i've had horrid experiences at dealerships (incomplete and botched work, poor documentation, damage to my trucks (yes, both of them), and all the peripheral aggravation that goes along with all that.
there's no way i'd want a dealership to do something as extensive as a transmission replacement.
they can't even get a fluid change right :evil: .
i'll stick with the by-passes, thank you!
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Tranmission Failure

Postby fr8rain_1228 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:05 am

my transmission failed on its own at 18,000km only. i even posted a thread regarding the same. i have 2008 SE V8.
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Re: Tranmission Failure

Postby volvite » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:40 am

fr8rain_1228 wrote:my transmission failed on its own at 18,000km only. i even posted a thead regarding the same. i have 2008 SE V8.
This is not good news. I have an 08 LE V8. I had yet to see a failure on an 08 and even a V8 and now your single post has elimintated both points I was using to not do the bypass. :cry:

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Postby disallow » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:07 am

Volvite, his looks to be a defect in the transmission and not due to coolant contamination. Look at his previous posts.

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Postby volvite » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:00 am

Terry,

Thanks for the heads up. That makes me feel better.

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Re: Tranmission Failure

Postby fr8rain_1228 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:50 pm

volvite wrote:
fr8rain_1228 wrote:my transmission failed on its own at 18,000km only. i even posted a thead regarding the same. i have 2008 SE V8.
This is not good news. I have an 08 LE V8. I had yet to see a failure on an 08 and even a V8 and now your single post has elimintated both points I was using to not do the bypass. :cry:
The failure is not Radiator related. I am also not keen YET of doing the by pass :))

Maintaining the V8 version is really a challenging task in this part of the world. Afaik, i am the only one Qatar, if not in the whole GCC region, having this model.


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