The simple mistake that can leave the CVT 7 unable to reverse
In this situation, a Nissan Sentra comes in with a CVT 7 transmission that can go into reverse but not drive. The unit was disassembled only to find a snapped off sun gear in the low clutch hub (figure 1). After a new clutch hub was located, the unit was repaired and reassembled. Once it
Transtar highlights coolers and warmers for Nissan Versa, Sentra
Transtar highlights its line of coolers and warmers for Nissan vehicles. Models covered are the 2010-2012 Nissan Ventra and the 2013-2018 Nissan Sentra. According to Transtar, the ideal operating temperature for the transmission and fluid is between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Transmission fluid cannot be over-cooled, so Transtar suggests adding an aftermarket cooler as
Technician Turned Sleuth
How often have you accepted a repair knowing that others have been involved? How often are you required to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes? Two recent repair jobs led me to unusual conclusions.
One of my customers brought in a Nissan Sentra that had a habit of blowing its interior-lamp fuse. She would replace the fuse, and then it could fail within hours, or it could take days before it popped.
Most of the time when I see blown fuses, there is a direct connection to either rubbed factory harnesses that aren’t routed with enough free play – sometimes accompanied by a TSB – or it is due to the intervention of human hands during a repair or modification, such as an aftermarket installation.