The transmission fluid is changed by removing the drain plug in the pan -- you will need a new crush ring. So im going to be flushing the transmission fluid here pretty soon and i have never done it before i would really like to know what i need before i get into it. This is a Nissan problem that they've obviously known about for quite a while and have swept it under the carpet. The differentials by removing both plugs on the differentials -- make sure you open the fill plug on both first to make sure you can remove it. This truck I paid 35k for and I have to fix something that's worth more then the truck is worth. While were at it, do you know what to use for all of the other oils needed in the car? The easiest way that I have heard is to use the lines that you bypassed the tranny radiator cooler with if you know which one it's theoutlet.
Can i check my transmission fluid and see if coolant has been mixing in? Do you by chance know what that would consist of? Is there any other way to tell? I'm not sure exactly what the garage used. You could just try a drain and refill as that will take out about half the fluid. The transfer case is a separate -- I believe it uses the same setup as the differentials two internal plugs. The fluid in the differentials was as expected: I had changed it out on the one at 60k -- I believe the other to be original. Your dealer is protecting themselves from that happening if they flush it. I always replace the crush rings -- the one for the transmission is a little different then most -- they are about 50 cents each. Very much in need of some schooling on this stuff.
Seems like most people encounter problem before 100k miles so with 130k miles is there a good chance my coolant isnt leaking into trans? Since there are now gear on gear, is there less chance of the transmission going bad and the fluid isn't as important as it is in a normal transmission. The car was under the mileage and still under the 100,000 mileage limit for coverage and still they did not want to pay one cent, all was out of my pocket!!!!!!! Hmm okay, ill give those a shot, did some quick googling, any place to find cheaper than 15 a quart, ill have to buy 11 of these right? Also could use help on how to change fluid in transfer case, and what fluid. I want to replace it but I don't know how many liters should I prepare pandarturo88 Joined: 20 May 2011 Posts: 147 Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:28 pm Post subject: This is the wrong forum try going on to one of the dedicated forums under your car listing. The manual contains specification of fluid but not volume. This is a 2 person job actually. You can only do a partial change of the transmission fluid - to do the transmission and the transfer case takes 6 quarts.
I will have to check tonight, but can't imagine it would still be there after 10 years anyway. I took it in and that's when I found out that my transmission was shot because the transmission fluid had been contaminated by engine coolant. Now i did some searching around and i saw EmptyV's frankly excellent post on how to do an auto transmission flush and i know a manual wont have a filter or anything like that. Remove the one Philips head screw that you exposed under the tray. You could install a stand alone transmission cooler and disconnect the transmission cooler loop that is inside the radiator and plug the connections at the radiator. He said that since we never did it according to the service plan every 30,000 miles that we missed our chance and its best to just let it go. I so pictured you as some 40 something year old dude, sitting behind his laptop.
And did these socket sets help with that warping problem? I just filled it back up to the mark and moved on. I know he would not go out of his way to get Nissan fluids. Fluid rarely fixes a transmission. The bought the Pathfinder new in 2002 and had the original Transmission fluid changed by a local garage about 3 years ago or about 35K miles ago. While pushing on it pull the mirror upwards off the button. It may be different, but perhaps it used the same technique. Do the crush rings have to be replaced or is it just a good idea? Ok, so I'm new to this site.
My question is, we are planning a trip and I was planning on taking the car to get a oil change and get the Tranny fluid changed which I always tried to do in my other cars every 100,000 miles. I thought changing the fluid would be good for it. It will cost me more to fix it along with replacing the radiator than the car is worth and I still have a car payment. What is the fluid condition when you wipe off the dipstick? Assuming it is synthetic, is there anything potentially harmfull with switching back to the conventional NissanMatic D? I'm just suggesting it because the diff plugs share the same plugs as far as I know and I started warping the plug metal after a while of trying to loosen it. The Matic D is smelly stuff -- must be partial or full synthetic. Which the Max Gear says its compatible with.
The front and rear differentials take a little less than 5 bottles of gear oil. I get my filters and any other small stuff I may need at the time from them also. Thanks so much for your help. You can probably get the rearview off the button while still on the windshield in the same way. The sticker on the rear differential is orange and is visible when you look under from behind. This makes no sense to me. On our way to vacation, my son-in-law said he thought the transmission was slipping; he said he'd check it when we reached our destination.
When it comes to your Nissan Pathfinder, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. When adding transmission fluid to your Pathfinder, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. For the transmission, I would highly recommend doing a full fluid exchange instead of a drain and fill. The dealer probably isn't bs'ing you. But, if the fluid looks good -- or normal for the miles -- a simple refresh with 4 quarts of Matic D would be the way to go. My vehicle has been at the dealership for two weeks with no definitive answer as to when my vehicle will be ready. As soon as we got home, I checked my service print out and found that the transmission fluid was the only thing not checked.
Advance Auto Parts has 5 different Automatic Transmission Fluid for your vehicle, ready for shipping or in-store pick up. For older models, such as 1995 Pathfinder, etc. He said that since we never did it according to the service plan every 30,000 miles that we missed our chance and its best to just let it go. Will they last or are they just junk??? Do not mix with other fluids. Remove by prying out the silver U shaped trim by the interior door handle.
I am contemplating having a local garage do the work but was thinking about providing him with at the fluids to make sure he uses quality fluids. Just run it the way it is. Caution: Do not remove the connector from the air bag light on the back of the frame. I used Mobil 1 synthetic. You should be good to go with your fluid choice.