Am I the only one that is having trouble with my cvt on my 07Nissan sentra? It's making a noise and not even Nissan can tell me what it is... There is something wrong with my car.

Asked by Oct 27, 2014 at 12:41 AM about the 2007 Nissan Sentra SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought my 2007 Nissan sentra in Feb of
07. In March of 08 I had to take it in for
normal check up.  They then called me to
tell me they had found steel shavings in my
transmission fluid. So of course they put a
new transmission.. I think.. Well now it's
October of 2014 an a 106,000 miles later
and I have grunting and grinding and when I
put my car in drive it vibrates.. when I go to
drive the vibration goes away and that's
when I have the grunting and grinding noise
that starts. My check engine light has never
came on.. I'm at my end with Nissan they
won't even help me.  I know my car an I
know when something is wrong.

5 Answers

23,210

CVT transmissions are not rebuildable. Start with checking your fluid level. The vibration could be a bad transmission and/or engine mount(s).

Ive checked that an added one quart of cvt transmission fluid but every thing is where it should be. I've had everything checked by Nissan but I will have my engine mounts checked again.. Thanks it'll give me somewhere to start

23,210

If you added a whole quart you have a pretty bad leak. If you've been driving it around like that and its making that kind of noise it could be that the transmission is toast. Personally I would never own any vehicle with a CVT transmission. They are to expensive to replace and like I said before can't be rebuilt. I hope yours is something simple. Good luck.

Another thing is something is bringing my rpms way down when I turn the steering wheel.

23,210

That is something completely different. Could be a bad steering rack, power steering pump, or a simple as your low on power steering fluid. Start with checking you P/S fluid level.

Your Answer:

Sentra

Looking for a Used Sentra in your area?

CarGurus has 45,773 nationwide Sentra listings starting at $990.

ZIP:

Nissan Sentra Experts

  • #1
    L_R
    Reputation
    1,470
  • #2
    Doran Harney
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
861 Great Deals out of 61,735 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
672 Great Deals out of 63,571 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Civic
486 Great Deals out of 44,345 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Camry
858 Great Deals out of 70,625 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Versa
272 Great Deals out of 19,011 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
682 Great Deals out of 101,646 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
467 Great Deals out of 45,902 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Maxima
231 Great Deals out of 16,831 listings starting at $890
Used Ford Focus
463 Great Deals out of 76,684 listings starting at $800
Used Mazda MAZDA3
225 Great Deals out of 23,549 listings starting at $1,740
Used Nissan Rogue
576 Great Deals out of 76,155 listings starting at $2,400
Used Hyundai Sonata
519 Great Deals out of 46,293 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Jetta
465 Great Deals out of 27,268 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
604 Great Deals out of 50,816 listings starting at $600

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Sentra SL For Sale
107 listings starting at $13,328
2016 Nissan Sentra SL For Sale
92 listings starting at $9,783
2015 Nissan Sentra SL For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 250 listings starting at $7,900
2014 Nissan Sentra SL For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 242 listings starting at $6,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.