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What is the life span of a CVT transmission on a 2007

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Customer: What is the life span of a CVT transmission on a 2007 Sentra?
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Customer: The car has 140,000 miles. We recently bought it used for my daughter, only to find out the transmission is slipping. A mechanic recommends replacement. The cost is close to 3k. Would 140K miles be a reasonable life span for this transmission?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question.

Asking a life span is almost like asking me how long a light bulb should last. I have seen transmission fail with 3k miles, and I have seen them fail with 200k miles. It all depends on how they are driven and how the car is maintained.

If I was to guess to pick a average for you, I would say around 120 to 140 is what I would say I find around the most common for trans replacement. Though I have done quite few 180k and a couple 200k ones as well.

Do you have any more questions on this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I buy a rebuilt CVT transmission?
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

If you were to buy a reman CVT unit, it comes with a blank tcm how ever and will require it to be programmed to operate properly in your car. The only place that sells reman units ( rebuilt ) is the dealer since these transmission require special tools to rebuild them.

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Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

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