Since Nissan transmissions are one of the automobile's most complex interior components, the service of a mechanic is recommended even the simplest transmission repairs. Basic repairs can cost between $1,000 and $2,000 as of 2015, while remanufacturing a transmission can cost between $2,500 and $3,500, depending on a number of factors.
Some of the factors that affect the cost of transmission repair include the make and model of the vehicle, the extent of the transmission's damage and the difficulty of finding applicable parts. Typically, manual transmissions cost less to repair or replace than automatic ones because they are simpler to work with.
Some signs that a Nissan transmission may need to be inspected by an expert mechanic include unusual grinding or clunking noises, the smell of burning transmission fluid and slipping between gears. Other indicators that repairs may be necessary include a dragging or noisy clutch, thumping or grinding during gear changes, and lag between clutch operation and gear changes.
To save the most money on transmission work, have an authorized Nissan mechanic take a look at the vehicle as soon as problems are evident. Usually, catching them early on makes problems simpler and more affordable to resolve since complete disassembly of certain complex parts may not be necessary.