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The 2010 Cube has 56,00 miles on it.

A while back a burbling noise started while going forward. Recently the noise got louder.

When I had the oil changed at the place I have had my cars serviced for over forty years they confirmed the noise was coming from the transmission.

The Nissan dealer I got to Cube from in 2010 has closed, so went to another Nissan dealer.

They confirmed to noise was coming from the transmission but had no idea what was causing the noise. They suggested either getting a new CVT gearbox (around $4200.00) or getting a new car.

Their final suggestion was since, other than the burbling noise going forward, the car had no other problems, just keep driving the car.

They did not check the level or condition of the CVT fluid. When I asked if changing the CVT fluid (around $202.00) would help, they suggested against changing the CVT fluid because doing this may make things worse.

Anyone else ever have burbling noises coming from their CVT going forward? For those who have worked for the railroad, it sounds something like a bad bearing noise.
 

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The 2010 Cube has 56,00 miles on it.

A while back a burbling noise started while going forward. Recently the noise got louder.

When I had the oil changed at the place I have had my cars serviced for over forty years they confirmed the noise was coming from the transmission.

The Nissan dealer I got to Cube from in 2010 has closed, so went to another Nissan dealer.

They confirmed to noise was coming from the transmission but had no idea what was causing the noise. They suggested either getting a new CVT gearbox (around $4200.00) or getting a new car.

Their final suggestion was since, other than the burbling noise going forward, the car had no other problems, just keep driving the car.

They did not check the level or condition of the CVT fluid. When I asked if changing the CVT fluid (around $202.00) would help, they suggested against changing the CVT fluid because doing this may make things worse.

Anyone else ever have burbling noises coming from their CVT going forward? For those who have worked for the railroad, it sounds something like a bad bearing noise.
I have a manual cube but everything I've read about CVT the problem arises a lot of time due to not changing the CVT fluid, When was the last time it was changed and how many miles on it
 

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I have a manual cube but everything I've read about CVT the problem arises a lot of time due to not changing the CVT fluid, When was the last time it was changed and how many miles on it
As I mentioned, the Cube has slightly over 56,000 miles on it. The CVT fluid is supposed to be changed at 60,000 miles.

Also, as I mentioned, the Nissan dealer I went to neither checked the level nor condition of the CVT fluid and advised against changing the CVT fluid at this time, saying doing so might make the problem (whatever it is) worse.

Usually CVT gearboxes make whining noises when going bad, the RPMs vary wildly, and there are handling and performance problems. I have none of these problems.
 

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Mine is getting ready to roll 60k, and I've been trying to find time to have the fluid changed for a couple
weeks. I do only suggest using Nissan fluid if you do it yourself or go to a Nissan dealer to have it
changed. But I think I would avoid the dealer you took it to. Also, your quote on a flush is about half what my '2' closest dealers charge. Look online for a dealer with great service dept reviews or ask others. A good and honest dealer service dept is worth their weight in gold!
 

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Mine is getting ready to roll 60k, and I've been trying to find time to have the fluid changed for a couple
weeks. I do only suggest using Nissan fluid if you do it yourself or go to a Nissan dealer to have it
changed. But I think I would avoid the dealer you took it to. Also, your quote on a flush is about half what my '2' closest dealers charge. Look online for a dealer with great service dept reviews or ask others. A good and honest dealer service dept is worth their weight in gold!

Read all the Yelp reviews of the three Nissan dealers closest to where I am. Went to the Nissan dealer with the fewest negative reviews.

It was a very large Nissan dealer. There were more than half a dozen Service Writers. There was a large waiting area filled with people waiting while their cars were being serviced.

The $202.50 quote was what the Service Writer told me it would cost to drain and refill the CVT. Asked him if this also was for flushing the CVT and cleaning the filters. He said it was just for draining and refilling the CVT. He said they don't flush CVT's or clean the filters.

Tried calling the Nissan dealer with the next lowest number of negative Yelp reviews twice. Both times spoke with someone in the Service Department who seemed confused by my questions about CVT service.

May try calling the one other Nissan dealer near where I am and see if anyone there knows about CVT's.

The place where I have been getting cars serviced for many years said they no longer know of any independent mechanics in the Los Angeles area who still serviced CVT's.

Meanwhile my average MPG's have dropped from 34.1 to 33.8.
 

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The 2010 Cube has 56,00 miles on it.

A while back a burbling noise started while going forward. Recently the noise got louder.

When I had the oil changed at the place I have had my cars serviced for over forty years they confirmed the noise was coming from the transmission.

The Nissan dealer I got to Cube from in 2010 has closed, so went to another Nissan dealer.

They confirmed to noise was coming from the transmission but had no idea what was causing the noise. They suggested either getting a new CVT gearbox (around $4200.00) or getting a new car.

Their final suggestion was since, other than the burbling noise going forward, the car had no other problems, just keep driving the car.

They did not check the level or condition of the CVT fluid. When I asked if changing the CVT fluid (around $202.00) would help, they suggested against changing the CVT fluid because doing this may make things worse.

Anyone else ever have burbling noises coming from their CVT going forward? For those who have worked for the railroad, it sounds something like a bad bearing noise.
Hi Roycru .Forget about Nissan Dealers you need to go to an automatic specialist .All oils have to be changed & all filters have to be changed or cleaned.I do my automatics at 20,000 - 25,000 km (60,000 miles seems way too long for me ).Ring your local taxi cab company & ask who they use for automatics (these people will know automatics )
 

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I think you should have the level and condition of fluid checked first. If its not in too bad of condition i would only use nissan cvt fluid and have it changed at a independent repair shop. If it looks really bad i dont think i would change it.
 
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