||04-03-2018 07:14 PM
Originally Posted by Matthewilson23
I have a 2012 Nissan Versa 1.8s with the 4 spd auto transmission (not cvt). 106,xxx miles. The issue Iím having is when Iím accelerating the rpms will go all the way up to around 5 or 6 then drop down to 3 or 4 and then shifts into the next gear. It only happens until the cars warmed up. Once it is warmed up though it shifts perfectly fine. im not sure if this is something normal or what it may be. I thought I might just need to drain and refill the transmission fluid but Iím a little nervous from all the different opinions on changing out transmission fluid.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
If you don't feel confident changing out the fluid, take it into the dealer and have them do it. I would be more concerned about doing damage to the trany by not changing it. Start with the simple things first, and if that doesn't solve the problem, then move up to the next option.
The manufacturer's maintenance schedule for many automatic transmissions doesn't call for fresh fluid until 100,000 miles or, with some Ford transmissions, even 150,000 miles. A lot of mechanics say that is too long and that it should be done at least every 50,000 miles.May 3, 2017