CVT fluid advice - 09 maxima

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CVT fluid advice - 09 maxima

Postby 77pg77 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:46 pm

Hi, first post. I've had my 09 maxima for about a year and a half now, currently at around 149,000 miles. I was wondering if you guys think I should get the fluid for the CVT changed or if it's too late at this point. I'm not having any problems or slipping really, just more of me wanting my trans to last as long as it can. I'm not sure if it had ever been changed prior to my ownership. The current fluid looks a bit dark/browning rather than clear/clean, but it isn't too dark. I've heard horror stories online from people having their trannys flushed and basically ruining it. So that's something I've been avoiding. I was going to take it to the dealer to get the fluid drained and changed but they kept talking about flushes, so maybe I would do it myself? If it's even worth doing at this point. What do you guys think? Wouldn't hurt doing it?

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Re: CVT fluid advice - 09 maxima

Postby AZhitman » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:03 pm

I'm always an advocate for clean fluid and regular maintenance.

I'm also of the opinion that when people say, "I changed my fluid and my trans went out soon thereafter," they're wrongly attributing causality to the fluid change. The trans was going south already - the fluid change didn't expedite the process.

With that said, the dealership has the equipment to do a proper CVT fluid flush, so if you can get the service at a reasonable price, I'd go for that.

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Re: CVT fluid advice - 09 maxima

Postby PalmerWMD » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:46 pm

CVTs dont like to run on bad fluid leaving it in, is not good.

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