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These recommendations do not cover all possibilities. They are some things to check before you have your transmission rebuilt. Always check transmission fluid level first. Always run a scanner on any computer controlled transmission. On modulated transmissions make sure they have enough vacuum.

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200SX 1980-83 2.0 / 2.2L  L/3N71B 1984-88 1.8 / 2.0L L4N71B 1987-88 3.0L E4N71B 1995-98 1.6L RL4F03A
  1995-98 2.0L RE4F03A      
240SX 1989-98 2.4L RE4R01A      
280ZX 1980-83 L/4N71B      
300ZX 1984-1/89 3.0L  E4N71B 1/89-97 3.0L w/o turbo RE4R01A 1990-97 3.0L w/turbo RE4R03A  
ALTIMA 1993-01 2.4L RE4F04A 2000-2004 2.4 2.5 3.5l RE4FO4B 2005-2006 3.5L
 55-50SN
 
ARMADA 2004-09  5.6LL RE5R05A      
FRONTIER 1998-2004 2.4L RL4R01A 1999-2004 3.3L RE4R01A 2005-08 2.5 OR 4.0L RE5R05A  
MAXIMA 1980-82 2.4L L/3N71B 1983-84 2.4L L4N71B 1985-88 3.0L RL4F02A 1989-94 3.0L RE4F02A
  1992-98 3.0L RE4F04A 2004-2006 3.5L
 55-50SN
   
NX 1992-931.6 / 2.0L RL4F03A      
Pickup 1980-85 2.0 / 2.2 / 2.4L L/3N71B      
Pickup/Pathfinder 1986-87 4X4 3.0L L/3N71B 1986-89 2.4 / 3.0L  L4N71B 1988-98 4X4 3.0 / 3.3L RE4R01A 1990-98 2.4L RL4R01A
  1990-98 3.0 / 3.3L RE4R01A      
PULSAR 1983-90 1.5 / 1.6L RL3F01A 1988-90 1.8L RL4F02A    
QUEST 1993-01 3.0L RE4F04A 2004-2008 3.5L
 55-50SN
   
SENTRA 1982-92 1.5 / 1.6 / 2.0L RL3F01A 1991-99 1.6L 2.0L RL4F03A  1993-01 1.8  2.0L RE4F03A 2005-2006 2.5L
 55-50SN
STANZA 1982-85 2.0L RL3F01A 1986-89 2.0L RL4F02A 1990-92 2.4L RE4F02A  
VAN 1987-1/89 2.4L  L4N71B 1/1989-3/89 2.4L RE4R01A    
xterra 2000-04 3.3L RE4RO1A 2005-08 4.0L RE5R05A    

 

 

 

 

L4N71B
This transmission is a rear wheel drive 4 speed automatic. Common symptoms are erratic shifting, hesitating going into gear and losing transmission fluid without a trace of a leak. 

You have a modulator on the driver's side of the vehicle pointing towards the driver's door. 
Pull the rubber line off the modulator and see it trans fluid comes out of the line.  Now, if it does your modulator is no good.  It can cause any of the above symptoms. Most units also have a shift solenoid for 4th gear, Keep that in mind if 4th gear is your problem.

You also have band adjustments on this trans. Make sure they adjust them when your transmission is serviced.

 

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L3N71B
This transmission is a rear wheel drive 4 speed automatic. Common symptoms are erratic shifting, hesitating going into gear and losing transmission fluid without a trace of a leak. 

You have a modulator on the driver's side of the vehicle pointing towards the driver's door. 
Pull the rubber line off the modulator and see it trans fluid comes out of the line.  Now, if it does your modulator is no good. It can cause any of the above symptoms.

 

 

 

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RL4R01A
The transmission above is a rear wheel drive, 4 speed automatic. Shift timing is computer and throttle pressure cable controlled. the throttle pressure cable connects from the transmission to the carburetor or throttle body, depending on the configuration of your engine. 

Always run a scanner first to see if a sensor is causing your problem. 
Check this cable first. Make sure the cable is not out of adjustment. External sensors on the vehicle like the throttle position sensor should be checked.

 

 

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RE4R01A / RE4R03A
The transmissions above are rear wheel drive, 4 speed automatics. Shift timing is computer controlled. External sensors on the vehicle like the  throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor and inhibitor switch quite often go bad.
Always run a scanner first to see if a sensor is causing your problem.

 

 

 

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E4N71B
This transmission is a rear wheel drive 4 speed automatic. Common symptoms are erratic shifting, hesitating going into gear and losing transmission fluid without a trace of a leak.

You have a modulator on the driver's side of the vehicle pointing towards the driver's door.
Pull the rubber line off the modulator and see it trans fluid comes out of the line.  Now, if it does your modulator is no good.  It can cause any of the above symptoms.

This transmission also have a shift solenoid for 4th gear and lockup of the torque converter. Keep that in mind if 4th gear or lockup is your problem.

You also have band adjustments on this trans. Make sure they adjust them when your transmission is serviced.

 

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RE4F02A / RE4F03A / RE4F04A / RE4FO4B
The transmissions above are front wheel drive 4 speed automatic transmissions. They are computer controlled.  Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, slipping or not shifting at all. Also the check engine light can come on.

External sensors like the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor inhibitor switch quite often go bad, causing these symptoms.
Always run a self diagnostic check first to see if a sensor is causing your problem. Check the shift solenoids that attach to the valve body, sometimes they can go bad.

 

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RL4F02A / RL4F03A
The transmissions above are front wheel drive 4 speed automatic transmissions. They are throttle pressure controlled. Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, slipping or not shifting at all. Also the check engine light can come on.

The throttle pressure cable adjustment should be checked fist, before any major repairs.

 

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RL3R01A
The transmission above is a front wheel drive 3 speed automatic transmission. Shift timing is computer and throttle pressure cable controlled. the throttle pressure cable connects from the transmission to the carburetor or throttle body, depending on the configuration of your engine. Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, slipping or not shifting at all.

The throttle pressure cable adjustment should be checked fist, before any major repairs.

 

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RE5F22A / 55-50SN
The transmission above is a front wheel drive 5 speed automatic transmission. They are computer controlled.  Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, harsh or erratic reverse. Also the check engine light can come on.

External sensors like the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor, inhibitor switch can go bad, causing these symptoms. Always run a self diagnostic check first to see if a sensor is causing your problem.
This transmission has severe valve body wear, along with common solenoid problems, the shift solenoids that attach to the valve body, sometimes they can go bad between 65.000 and 100.000 miles. I have found that many times the only fix for some of the valve body problems is to purchase one from the dealership. sorry cause they are expensive.

 

 

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RE5R05A

The transmission above is rear wheel drive 5 speed automatic transmission. They are computer controlled.  Common symptoms are transmission shifting erratic, harsh or erratic reverse. Also the check engine light can come on.

External sensors like the throttle position sensor, vehicle speed sensor, inhibitor switch can go bad, causing these symptoms. Always run a self diagnostic check first to see if a sensor is causing your problem.
This transmission has severe valve body wear, along with common solenoid problems, the shift solenoids that attach to the valve body, sometimes they can go bad between 65.000 and 100.000 miles. I have found that many times the only fix for some of the valve body problems is to purchase one from the dealership. sorry cause they are expensive. Some of the valve bodies have TCM trans contol modual on the valve body, Be careful.

 

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