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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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I have an 09 nissan versa w cvt trans. when pushed it goes

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I have an 09 nissan versa w cvt trans. when pushed it goes into fail-safe, low range and stays 75000 miles, 1.8 engine turns 4000rpm at 60 mph stopping for 5 min resets trans
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: as i said 70000 miles cvt auto trans
JA: Are you fixing your Versa yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: dealer installed trans cooler says next step new modulator then next step new trans cooler does not help
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope thanks
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  david carrier replied 4 months ago.

hi this is dave and id like to help by answering any questions you may have

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I have submitted my q and trying to get my answer
Expert:  david carrier replied 4 months ago.

I'm here to help. I just need to clearify a few things first. What to you mean when you say when pushed it goes into fail safe. can you just elaborate. what are you pushing?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
When on a steep ill or driven above 75 Fail safe is what the dealer discribes and the tran self protect mode in whish it stays in low range
Expert:  david carrier replied 4 months ago.

do you have a check engine light on

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no check engine light
Expert:  david carrier replied 4 months ago.

did this happen all at once or did you notice problems leading up to all this. my questions are just to help m better understand whats happening with the car

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Started at about 65000. Just started no incident or anything unusual or differrnt
Expert:  david carrier replied 4 months ago.

is your dealer changing the modulator for you

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Nope, costs1600$. Will sell the care first, any ideas
Expert:  david carrier replied 4 months ago.

i would take it to an actual transmission shop and see what they say. that's a lot of money