If you see anything not normal like black fluid or metal small fragments, this will not be normal. Remove the fill plug first, then the drain plug. As the fluid exits the cooler into the tank, it pushes against the bladder and forces the clean fluid into the cooler hose, where it returns to the transmission. For Nissan Sentra models after 1994, you can add the transmission fluid through the transmission dipstick tube with a funnel. Connect the cable, wait 5-10 minutes to let the fluid spred within the transmission.
Use the iol syringe to add fluid in the diffrential. Next I pulled off the intake tube because the the transmission funnel with hose wasn't long enough to reach the fill hole. Then I put the fill plug back in and tightened it down. Heavy oils work fine but reduce gas mileage slightly. You should work with oil really careful, don't contiminate the floor and environment.
I'm not sure what the torque specs were on the plugs, I just tightened them till I felt comfortable they wouldn't work their way back out over time. My car has 8000 miles. I did mine today and took a few pics if it helps anyone out. Go back up to the front of the car. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Sentra and how to check the transmission fluid level.
Sentras with an automatic transmission take Dexron-2 automatic transmission fluid, while Sentras with a manual transmission take 75-90 gear oil. Does the car even have one? That's how you really know. Definitely a do it yourself project if you can lift the front end onto stands or drive up onto wheel ramps. Use a code reader to conduct a diagnostic test to pinpoint your problem. You have to find the bolt to check and diffential liquidl.
These will be easy to find because they will be the only thing that will take a 10mm Allen on the tranny case. It shouldn't be caped with a plug but, some models have sealed transmissions. It's better to use a torgue wrench but if you don't have it it's ok. Thanks man, Appreciate specific information. In addition to the filter you will probably need a new gasket for the pan and new transmission fluid. Doing a tranny fluid change is pretty straight forward. I have searched all over the internet and found nothing.
Can anyone tell me where the dipstick for the automatic transmission fluid is located? Shift the gears back and forth to get the fluid into all of the necessary areas of the transmission. If your model has a dip stick, please check the level of the transmission fluid. Just a reminder, before you add transmission fluid, make sure you check the level properly. From various sources I have found that, to check the… Well the answer is yes. Here's where the tube at the end of the funnel went into the fill hole. Brand choice is strictly opinion; you can't go wrong.
I'm not sure if D was superceeded by another Matic or if its still current We have an incredible feature on this forum. You will need a 10mm hex key allen socket, not a regular 10mm socket. Climb under the car and locate the fill plug on the transmission. I already have the plug out. When you cleaned the pan, install carefully magnets back on the previously marked positions. I had a gallon of tranny fluid, so I filled it until the fluid started coming out of the fill hole.
After take the pan away and crowl inder your car. Here's where I placed my funnel. Be careful with small magnets on the inners side of the pan. Jack the car up and locate the fill plug and drain plug. You'll never get all of the fluid changed out, and that's okay. If stick is dry you are very low and there must be leak. Next I pulled off the intake tube because the the transmission funnel with hose wasn't long enough to reach the fill hole.
It's a white plastic plug on the side of the transmission facing the driver side wheel. If it's an automat … ic, there should be a dipstick on the the transmission. Once the car moves, its already in first gear so if it shifts fine into other gears, I wouldnt worry too much unless it gets worse. Use a special plastic or metal oil pan. The transmission fluid in the Nissan Sentra keeps the internal parts lubricated and cool.
I already have the plug out. Continuosly Variable Transmission I doubt that you do so if you dont, nissans are known to have hard shift into second gear you mean. If you read the dipsti … ck then it should have directions on how to check it. Remove the plastic tube from the transmission fill hole. Once the car moves, its already in first gear so if it shifts fine into other gears, I wouldnt worry too much unless it gets worse. Once you start taking the bolts off that hold the pan, you will get even more fluid coming out very messy. Even that method does get 100% of the old fluid changed out, but it does a good job of getting most of it.