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Hello All,
New to this forum and looking forward to taping into all the knowledge that is here.
I have 2001 Maxima GLE with an Automatic Transmission pushing 140K in miles. My wife claimed that after she was driving for a long period of time the car would stick in 1st gear. She said that after she waited a few minutes that it started working again. She also stated that a check engine light came on around the same time.
I drove the car for about a 1/2 hour and did not expirence any sticking.
I had the code checked and I believe it was 710(?) speed sensor code.
I bought the car when it had 20K and I know, shame on me for not having any tranny service done during that time.
Do you think that a ATF flush is the way to go or should I take it to the shop for a more in depth diagnostics?
Also, is changing the ATF something that I can do.
Look forward to any suggestions
 

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You can drain and fill the ATF yourself, although on a car with 120k miles on the fluid you might be best off just leaving it alone, since changing to fresh fluid might kill the transmission by upsetting the friction (or lack thereof) it's used to...

Speed sensor is easy to replace at least.
 
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