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yes it does.
Ok, thats what I was figuring you were going to say. I see this problem pretty frequently in the maxima 3.5l with auto 5sp transmission. The problem lies in the valve body itself. When the transmission heats up the solenoids in the valve body stick which causes the delay. It's an actual issue in the valve body's themselves straight from the factory and most of the time these issues start to arise around 65k-100k miles.
There is currently no recall for this issue either, but nissan will recommend you replace the transmission and mounts.
The alternative choice is to find a reputable shop to rebuild the valve body itself, I certainly would not recommend buying a new nissan valve body for this to avoid the situation your in. A reputable shop can install a transgo kit, with original valve body gasket, fluid, and labor will run you about $500-$600.
Hope this helps you. Thanks, Jake.
When you say print out of the valve body are you wanting a diagram from the service manual?
I will get some information today. thanks
The complete manual is a rather large file so I am not going to post it here. I did find you access to a manual though so you don't have to purchase one from your dealer.
If you plan on rebuilding the valve body yourself, i would certainly advise against it. A reputable transmission shop would be recommended for that, it is no picnic.
You could buy an OEM control valve assembly for about $875 on courtesyparts.com, but thats still more expensive then having it rebuilt. You could actually install the whole assembly yourself though without rebuilding your current one. Then have the current one rebuilt for a back-up if you keep it stored properly.
Here is a place for you to view the manual (320 pages). Keep in mind you have the RE5F22A transmission.