It doesn't come out like doing a regular oil change, it gushes! I get the spill under control, tighten up the bolt and start to refill it. Apply pressure to the drain plug while turning it to prevent fluid from leaking out. Remove the old gasket and discard it. Put the pan on the transmission and replace the bolts. So, if i idle the car to work temprature and unbolt the drainplug and let everything run out, that should be it.
First unscrew the 2 bolts from the hole where you grab the door please forgive my english , then the second one is where the lock is. Park the car and turn the engine off. Use a hand drill to loosen the fluid pan retaining screws a little and completely remove the rear ones. So, I was considering using a pump to extract the fluid from the transmission refuel line where you pour the fluid it. Find 11 bolts and one nut that attach the filter assembly to the transmission.
Park it, run through all the gears P, R, N, D, and then back to P and leave the engine running. Pull the transmission dip stick out, wipe clean, insert back in but rotate 180 degrees and push all the way down. While depressing the brake pedal, move the shift selector through all positions in the entire shift range, then return to the P Park position. Good luck Thank you for the input. Wash the transmission pan thoroughly by putting enough degreaser on your shop cloth to effectively clean the old fluid out. Tighten the retaining screws evenly to 43 to 61 inch pounds with a torque wrench.
Lower the Maxima to the ground. Return the Altima to the ground, but make sure the car is still on level ground. You may use a lint free cloth soaked in solvent if needed. Locate the two magnets on the transmission pan and clean them. Remove distributor cap and see if rotor is pointing… You have to Look at all the Screws!!!! Make sure you replace any new gaskets or seals onto the filter. Raise the front of the car with ramps or a floor jack and support it with jack stands and wheel blocks. This warms the fluid so that it will drain more easily.
Furthermore, mechanics buy fluids, parts, and supplies at a certain price from the dealer, or distributor - and then add cost on top of that. Sorry for my ignorance but I just want to take care of my Rogue Thanks in advance for your advice Bill Lewis wrote:I have a 2008 with 52k on it. Usually, all you do is drain the old fluid out and refill with fresh fluid. Use a funnel to replace that same amount of new fluid to the transmission through the dipstick tube, located beneath the hood. A tipped car means that the transmission pan is also tipped, which can create a safety hazard during the fluid replacement. As transmission fluid becomes older, it thickens and is less effective as a cooling agent and lubricating base for the gears of your transmission. Possibly even take out the throttle body.
Shift your car's transmission, holding each gear idle for at least five seconds. I had to use a flat time screw driver to loosen mine once all the screws out. This is also where you will add transmission fluid. Wait for the fluid to finish draining from the transmission. Open your hood and find the fill port at the top of your transmission. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level.
Its time consumming - Look on the left and right of the Gear Shift and Park Brake you have to take this off as well as the cover above the Cup Holder. No more frustrating and fruitless time spent in the owner' s manual. This will allow the rear of the pan to drop and the fluid to drain out. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2003 Nissan Altima. Thanks for the write up, this was an easy job.
Clean the pan thoroughly and set it aside to air dry. My advice to those of you who are going to do this on your own, it isn't hard at all, but make sure you have a clean oil catch basin so you can catch this fluid. I put in 4 quarts, start the car, go through all the gears P, R, N D, 1 and back , check the level- it's at the 1st notch, put another quart in just for safe measure. Step 2: Raise the front end of the vehicle somehow. For drivers, it feels very much like the automatic transmissions they are familiar with. Set your drip pan under the transmission pan's plug.
If you mean the ones in the door, its easy. You will also need one person around to help. Tighten the screws evenly with a torque wrench. See sources and related links below for replacement bulb information. Fluid will begin to drain.