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Hello Guys,

After much searching I took my 07 frontier TO A reputable transmission place. I was told the valve Body needed replacement. Once they said How much it was going to be " as long as nothing else was wrong" I ran for cover.

So I know if I remove the pan and whatever oil comes out I can see the type of Valve body I need to get. Is there any other way of finding out?
I can get a used one on Ebay but scince my Frontier is an SE and is not a 4x4 I wanted to know if there is any other way to make sure I get the right one. Believe it or not, I have been driving the truck on 3rd gear for up to 40MPH because as long as I do that even with all the codes for every solenoid on the list it drives and shifts perfectly. It will only go on Limp mode if I DRIVE ON D and even then if I shut off the Truck and re start it it will drive perfectly for about 3 minutes before going back to limp mode.

So, they said that everything else they checked looked good. No evidence of antifreeze mixing with oil etc.
Im willing to switch the valve body myself. However, DO I HAVE TO HAVE THE DEALER reprogram the replaced valve body?

in Summation, any other way that I can find out which valve body I need without taking anything apart? It looks like the most common one around is the RE5R05A ONE. dOES IT MATTER if the Frontier is 4x4 OR 2X2 FOR THE VALVE BODY?
Must it be taken to the dealer to get reprogrammed? (btw, im getting a used Valve body that was tested prior to removal and cleaned with a warranty and not a new or refurbished one)

Im in Queens NY and its a little cold but If I can save some money it would be great.

P.S I GO BACK AND FORTH to Maryland and NY. I only have been using the Frontier in Maryland (because It drives fine in local Traffic if I leave it in "3") Would I be correct to assume that if I drive it to NY (4.5 hour drive) I will damage the Transmission even more if when no traffic I skip to Drive and continue on Limp Mode?

Thank you all...:crying:
 

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How much did they quote you?
 

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I believe there were 3versions there are a few videos on you tube that show the differences in the bodies so you'll have a way to determine which of of the three you have also there is something I read an watched about a crack in the board that happens with these trans do a search on valve body but I'll take a look to see if I can find it for ya
 

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Thank you for your quick reply. They quoted me a little less than 3,000!!!! and not for a rebuild!!!!

I will try to look on you tube to see if I can find the 3 different versions of the valve body you are mentioning. If you do find it before I do please dont hesitate to let me know.
Thank you so much.

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Thank you soon much. I'm going to review everything again. Is the comparisson between the 2 valve bodies the difference between them?

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Ok. Again. Ty so much for all this great info. I saw the video with the 3 different valve bodies. I'm going to MD this weekend so I'll let keep you posted with when I remove,my valve body.. The only thing I hope is that there's no other info since mine is not a 4x4.

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How many of you think I could make it to NY switching between 3rd if traffic (up to 44mph) and D limp mode if no traffic. I just wanted to get an idea if anyone has had any luck driving long without further damaging the transmission with similar symptoms?

I'll call 10 Transmissions.

Does he do special discounts or is he recommended because he helps out?


Again. Thank you all for thus information!!!!!!

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He is very honest, and does awesome work.
 

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Ok. Again. Ty so much for all this great info. I saw the video with the 3 different valve bodies. I'm going to MD this weekend so I'll let keep you posted with when I remove,my valve body.. The only thing I hope is that there's no other info since mine is not a 4x4.

Also.

How many of you think I could make it to NY switching between 3rd if traffic (up to 44mph) and D limp mode if no traffic. I just wanted to get an idea if anyone has had any luck driving long without further damaging the transmission with similar symptoms?

I'll call 10 Transmissions.

Does he do special discounts or is he recommended because he helps out?


Again. Thank you all for thus information!!!!!!

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Yes, I'm headed to MD Friday. I am going to call your guy at 10transmissions. I dont want to risk driving 245 miles and destroy the transsmision. It's a shame because they have a couple of valve bodies on eBay for about 370. But it's coooooold out there. So it's go8ngvto depend how cold it's going to be. One of the places it's close by(from ebay) I spoke to them an were kind of ***holes. They said it I purchased I had to make sure it was the same and that warranty applies only if a shop installs it.......

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Hello Everyone!
Just an update, So I ended up doing a complete build. Bulletproof Transmission, BIG Radiator, Torque converter 3 year unlimited mileage warranty from Level10 transmissions in NJ. It came up short of 5 grand but since I'm keeping thus truck forever and although my wife was and still is upset It feels like a new Truck.
Have to say, The crew of Level10 was amazing.
From the get go they arranged for a loaner car for almost 7 days. On top they fixed a small leak I had on my exhaust .

After thinking over and over about just replacing the valve body I would be wasted my time and money as there was coolant damage.

Thanks to invasion08 for referring me to Pat from Level10 transmissions!

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