I'm not able to open the link that you posted Eddy. I believe to completely flush it that they need to hook it up to a machine. Changing the fluid in this transmission is, in some ways, simpler than changing the engine oil. You may use a lint free cloth soaked in solvent if needed. Sediment or contamination in automatic transmission fluid is caused by wear in the transmission clutches. I'm sure it's more effective than just draining from the pan, I'm just not sure how safe it is for the trans oil pump.
Otherwise, replace the dipstick, close the hood and turn off the engine. Unless you have some issues with the tranny -- don't worry about it. It's like saying synthetic oil causes oil leaks. Changing the spark plugs on a 2006 Nissan Altima is simple and takes only a few minutes. Funny part is my wife had a Saturn when we got married years ago and she never changed the fluid in it and the transmission fell apart at about 120k. Spark plug gap requirements can be found on a small white label in the engine compartment, typically on the underside of the hood. Would waive labor costs because of repeated visits, etc.
If this does work then you could have one of several problems. Using a torque wrench, tighten the drain plug to 22 to 29 foot pounds. Chris, if that's what you meant, then as far as the trans goes, just empty and fill. Here's a video explaining: said by : And mechanics are always right. This job is also really easy and won't take much time. The only time you will run into an issue changing the fluid is if the tranny is already shot.
What type of transmission fluid you need depends on your vehicle. Should I get the transmission fluid changed before I go on a long drive next weekend? That's news to me, if you remove the bolts you have to replace them. Now that the weather is getting nice i may take Billys fantastic write up and replace the fluid with Amsoil or Mobil 1. You or a technician will have to perform further testing to pinpoint cause and the proper repair. Remove the jack stands so that you can lower your car with the jack. Locate the two magnets on the transmission pan and clean them.
Here is my take on it. The guys there seemed pretty up on Nissan's recommended tranny service and indicated that here system shouldn't cause any problems. Install a new filter and replace the bolts and nut in their original locations. Because I can keep a good record of it. Instead, it uses a lens assembly that houses several bulbs. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2006 Nissan Altima. Make sure you accurately measure the amount drained so you know how much to put back in.
Do parts shops have these or do I have to go to the dealer? The list of possible codes number in the hundreds. Thankfully, I had extras that I had gotten from the Infiniti parts dept for the oil drain plug it was the same size for oil changes. Remove the drain plug by pushing it in while unscrewing it with your hand. This is not a difficult job to complete and will only take you five minutes to change all six taillights on this model. Otherwise, replace the dipstick, close the hood and shut off the engine.
Faulty taillights can compromise safety, particularly during night driving. I could understand just draining it would be easier but is there any other reason someone would change just the fluid instead of the filter on one of these? Chris, if that's what you meant, then as far as the trans goes, just empty and fill. Tighten the retaining screws evenly to 43 to 61 inch pounds with a torque wrench. If there is a drain plug, put a large drain pan beneath the plug, remove the drain plug and allow the fluid to drain. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Altima and how to check the transmission fluid level.
When i worked at the dealership we were told by our shop foreman to check the history of the vehicle and if there was no record of a trans service and the vehicle had over 60,000 miles not to even suggest to the customer to do a trans flush. The other way to do it is to have someone slowly refill as you're letting it pump out. Always takes 4 qts and 14 oz exactly. Or should I replace the filter, which makes me a bit more nervous as I've never done anything like this before. Place a jack stand next to each tire on the inner portion of the car's body.