Am looking at Nissan again as one day my baby will die. I replaced a drop voltage resistor and it fixed the problem. The car is comfortable, economical, and simple to repair. You can see the hoses that are in the way of the bolts. Remove the transmission drain plug with a wrench. To confirm that this part fits your vehicle, enter your vehicle's Year, Make, Model, Trim and Engine in theCompatibility Table. Use a funnel to replace that same amount of new fluid to the transmission through the dipstick tube, located beneath the hood.
Fill it in with thin funnel in the same place as the dip stick. Jul 24, 2010 Start off by checking your transmission fluid level and making sure that it's up to par. I check the level in the morning reading the cold range and finds it okey, but the mechanic tells me it is low after that he chaged my idle pulley and commented to me that it was low but when i did the oil change at walmart some 2 months ago, they told me everything is okey. Rub a bit of petroleum jelly on the O ring, just enough to coat the surface. !!! The sealant should go on the outside of the boltholes, rather than on the inside. Wipe the mounting boss of the filter with a clean dry cloth.
Put in park and check fluid level with vehicle running. Symptoms of a damaged automatic transmission for Nissan Altima can be as obvious as the transmission slipping when it shifts in and out of gears or as obscure as color changes to the transmission fluid. Shift your car's transmission, holding each gear idle for at least five seconds. Thanks for all of your help Ricardo. However, if the fluid level is up to par then you more intensive issues, more than likely involving a rebuild of your trans. Elevate the car six to eight inches from the ground using a jack.
I've had standard maintenance done to it - other than that I've had to replace the battery and radiator - no other mechanical failures! Locate the two magnets on the transmission pan and clean them. Using a torque wrench, tighten the drain plug to 22 to 29 foot pounds. So now, my question is, how the heck do I get to the second bolt without removing way too many hoses, wires, etc? Lock the emergency brake all the way to the floor of your car. Remove the rest of the screws and take the pan and gasket off the transmission. You can even check out our incredible online selection and benefit from home shipping.
Finally, tighten the bolts with a torque wrench to 5 to 6 foot pounds. He helped me find the car and worked with me during the process until I was satisfied. Slide under the front of your car to find the transmission pan. Park the car and turn the engine off. So, I know where the second bolt must be, but I cannot find it with my finger, much less see it. Disconnect the fill port cap by unscrewing it. To confirm that this part fits your vehicle, enter your vehicle's Year, Make, Model, Trim and Engine in theCompatibility Table.
They have nice used vehicles. Position a drain pan beneath the transmission. I had a problem with hard shifting in 1st and 2nd gears. Replace the Transmission Fluid and the Fluid Filter Re4f04 Models Complete Steps 1 and 2 from Section 1. Remove the fluid pan retaining bolts with a socket wrench and take the pan off the transmission. Check the transmission fluid level if it is ok check if vehicle will move in any other gear reverse 1 or L etc.
Refill the transmission with new fluid. I'm touching the head of the bolt towards the back of the with my index finger but the hoses block the view. The bad control arms are probably due more to the pothole-laden roads here in the Northeast than poor workmanship. By the time we were done I had fallen in love with a Focus that was exactly what I was looking for a financial arrangement that was great and she was mine. Remove the fluid pan retaining screws and take the pan off the transmission. The car drives great in the rain and snow.
I was driving back from the car wash and I am the kind of person who likes to drive so I went the long way and someone didn't wait for me to go through the intersection and turned in front of me and I had T-Boned them. Pour the old fluid from inside of the transmission pan into the drip pan. Thanks Bill and your colleagues. Place your funnel into the fill port's opening. Take care not to bend or damage the fluid pan. If the plate shows any scratches, dents or other damage, then you should replace it.
!! I've had only minor repairs done on the car. Aug 09, 2011 If the fluid is red, it's automatic transmission fluid. Otherwise, replace the dipstick, close the hood and turn off the engine. The transmission had lasted me the whole length of the cars life, as well as the engine. This is one of those jobs where you need every trick in the book.