Loosen all of the 21 fluid pan retaining bolts. If my assumptions are wrong, I would appreciate the input. I'm not seeing anything that says change it at 30K. If they look up how to get that thing off they will probably also read that it requires special fluid. Add sufficient fluid if needed. Raise the front of the car with ramps or a floor jack and support it with jack stands and wheel blocks. Shift your car's transmission, holding each gear idle for at least five seconds.
I asked 7 dealers how much fluid I need to do a full change and I got answers ranging from 1 quart to 11 quarts. Remove the control valve body, oil strainer plate bolts and the separator plate. If it's not what you meant, then I apologize Eddy. Bottom line everybody is covering there ass and i would do the same in that keep very good records of names,times and places. My Maxima manual says the same. Hear from other customers via the 11,666 reviews on parts for your Nissan Sentra. Pour the first 2 qts.
They won't due one if the fluid is black. This action was approved by Nissan. Check owner's manual for specific recommendations. Connect the transmission pan back into the same position it was in before you unbolted it. I've been told that you can drain it, first you need to drain it from the place where you untighten a bolt sorry I don't know what it is called and then you unhook the hose that is taking the fluid away from the radiator and you drain it from there and that is most of the fluid in the transmission.
Start the engine and let it idle for a few minutes. The fluid should last at least 160K. Position a new gasket on the fluid pan and install the pan onto the transmission. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Sentra and how to check the transmission fluid level. I hope this information helps everyone. I figure it can't hurt to do it at 60,000. Use solvent to clean all the sediment from the transmission pan.
Put the pan on the transmission and replace the bolts. Without the instructions I was unable to remove the dipstick to check. Tighten the retaining screws evenly to 43 to 61 inch pounds with a torque wrench. Open your hood and find the fill port at the top of your transmission. Repeat steps 6-16 one time.
Thanks everyone for all your help! Should I just have them done because of the mileage? Disconnect the fill port cap by unscrewing it. The tutorial that you posted is not specifically for a Sentra, right? Yes, that's what I meant. Remove the old gasket and discard it. Measure the amount of transmission fluid that you drained from the transmission. Thanks for the great info!! Any suggestions for a course of action? Wait for the fluid to finish draining from the transmission. Inside the exchanger is a tank with a bladder. Some of our top Automatic Transmission Fluid product brands are , and.
Remove the jack stands carefully and return the Pathfinder to the ground. Car is '08 with 87k right now. Some models will have one, others won't. Replace the gasket on the transmission pan and realign it before the adhesive dries. Remove the overflow plug from the converter housing. Look for a drain plug on the transmission pan.
Some people don't even bother checking and just have it changed anyway. Remove the filler dipstick from beneath the hood and replace it with a funnel. Take care not to bend or damage the fluid pan. Since it will take a while to actually remove all of the old fluids when only changing 30% at a time, when are most people starting it and at what intervals? Even that method does get 100% of the old fluid changed out, but it does a good job of getting most of it. Install a New Filter and Fresh Transmission Fluid Push the filter tube back into the mounting boss, making sure it's sealed. Premium Maintenance is a Nissan-recommended option; you need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the warranties which come with your Nissan.
Only add a small amount at a time, while checking the fluid level. Remove the filter mounting bolts, remove the filter and any seals or gaskets and install a new filter. Old terminals caused major issue's, ie ecu frying, cel throttle codes and whatnot. My old one was black with a red positive emblem on it and the new one is all red. This is the only post I found regarding it.
I'am sure that every shop has a different policy and i would like to think that each would honor there work. Fluid isn't black but turning a nice transparent brown. Set your drip pan under the transmission pan's plug. I think it is to the right of the engine car isn't here to confirm. Its difficult sometimes to find these write ups in plain English and detailed to this level online. The dealer can read this information from the computer and tell you if the fluid needs to be changed.