When adding transmission fluid to your Altima, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Thanks God, that I was able to do it. Drain the rest of the fluid into the drain pan. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Altima, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Make sure you replace any new gaskets or seals onto the filter. Shift your car's transmission, holding each gear idle for at least five seconds.
After the oil change I was told I needed transmission fluid change also. Allow the transmission fluid to drain. Keeping the fluid at the proper level makes the transmission perform better and prevents damage to the transmission components. I plan on trading it in for a late 90's Civic or Accord once it's paid off. I called up another mechanic to find out pricing in a transmission fluid change an was told to not do one unless it was done regularly on my car since it has 105,000 miles.
? If the fluid looks dark red, then it is time for a fluid change. When the fluid is at the proper level, replace the dipstick and close the hood. Below i have included a list of the various transmissions used in this vehicle, be sure to use the proper fluid or this will ruin the transmission very quickly and will void any warranty if still available. If not, proceed to Step 4. I do not know where it is located or how to change it or how much oil and what else needs to be changed at this time. Start the truck and with the brake pedal compressed place gear selecter in each gear for 10 seconds then return to park and check level agian.
Measure the amount of fluid that drained from the transmission. The mechanic said it was some sort of solenoid within the transmission. Only add a small amount at a time, while checking the fluid level. You may use a tiny bit of sealant placed along the pan flange outside of the screw holes. Using a torque wrench, tighten the drain plug to 22 to 29 foot pounds.
Remove the fluid pan retaining bolts with a socket wrench and take the pan off the transmission. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Altima, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. I went to a meinke 2 weeks ago and they performed an oil change on my altima. Elevate the car six to eight inches from the ground using a jack. Set your drip pan under the transmission pan's plug.
Replace the dipstick and remove it again. Drive the car for approximately five miles. The sealant should go on the outside of the boltholes, rather than on the inside. Disconnect the fill port cap by unscrewing it. Tighten the retaining screws evenly to 43 to 61 inch pounds with a torque wrench. If you plan on buying a Nissan, aim for getting a 90's model, because they will run forever! The engine in your 2006 Nissan Altima should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. Your best bet would to be get a Toyota or a Honda though, I don't trust Nissan anymore.
Remove the jack stands carefully and return the Pathfinder to the ground. Remove the rest of the screws and take the pan and gasket off the transmission. Pour the old fluid from inside of the transmission pan into the drip pan. Replace the dipstick and close the hood. I had to rush to the shoulder. Use solvent to clean all the sediment from the transmission pan. Remove the transmission pan's bolts with your 17mm socket wrench after all of the fluid appears to have drained out.
Look for the O ring that attaches the filter tube to the transmission. Place a jack stand next to each tire on the inner portion of the car's body. If its over full drain it agian and add 4 qts for starters. Install a New Filter and Fresh Transmission Fluid Push the filter tube back into the mounting boss, making sure it's sealed. If there is a drain plug, put a large drain pan beneath the plug, remove the drain plug and allow the fluid to drain.
Some models will have one, others won't. I would have to pull over, turn the car off for a minute, then re start it for the problem to go away only for a few days. Insert the funnel into the dipstick tube. Make sure it comes out of the transmission when you remove the filter. Turn the drain plug counter-clockwise with your 17mm socket wrench until it releases and fluid begins to pour out into your drip pan.
Remove the fluid pan retaining screws and take the pan off the transmission. Install a new filter and replace the bolts and nut in their original locations. Replace the dipstick and remove it. If your Altima has an automatic transmission, one of the fluids that you should regularly check is the automatic transmission fluid. Slide under the front of your car to find the transmission pan. Find 11 bolts and one nut that attach the filter assembly to the transmission. A low automatic transmission fluid level causes wear on the transmission and eventually leads to damage.