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post #1 of 14 Old 12-18-2011, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Stiff Automatic Shifter Issue

Hello all,

I am having a problem that I cannot seem to find anywhere after searching.

We have a 2007 Versa with out 70k Miles on it. CVT Automatic.

The issue is the gear selector (Shifter) has become very stiff or slow, almost as if there is some sort of sludge in it. The odd thing is that it seems to go away after warming up, but not always.

For example, Morning is stiff, go to work, at lunch it is normal, and then at the end of the day can be either or.

We have never changed the Automatic Transmission fluid in this vehicle, should I start with that? I am very used to working on cars, however I am unsure where to start on this issue.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Did you use the CVT specific fluid?

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Well we have never changed it, so No.
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ok, wasn't sure if you did it yourself. I got nothing for you then. sorry man

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moving the shifter (the part you hold) has nothing to do with the fluid in the trany have you tryed taking the center consol apart to see if the is something blocking are cacthing on it or to see if anything has spilled on it

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you should still do a transmission flush .

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Ok, that's what I wanted to know, if the tranny fluid had anything to do with the shifter. I will still do a change out however.

Does anyone know where I could look for instructions on how to take apart the center console?
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this should help somewhat https://www.nissanversaforums.com/how...indicator.html not really for cleaning but it will get you in there

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Great, thank you. I will let you know what I find. I highly doubt it is something spilt, but perhaps I will find something binding. Although it goes away.. so I really don't understand what it could be.
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at home do you park on a hill or flat area?

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