We had planned on purchasing a new Nissan until this incident with Nissan Corp. Transmission dipstick tube, located on the passenger side of the engine; use this to fill Ramps before new paint Painted ramps Installation of a on the transmission cooler return line is also highly recommended. Dealership is very deceptive, does not return my calls and has given several days my vehicle would be ready all of which they did not meet. Says so in the service manual. Figured why not, I cant even buy the fluid for that. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Pathfinder and how to check the transmission fluid level. Too much can damage the transmission.
Thanks I just hit 80k on mine and am planning on changing the transmission, transfercase, and front and rear end fluids. . They are dead wrong my family was almost killed because the radiator leaked coolant into the transmission causing it to fail. So drain, fill with amount that came out, run to operating temp, then start all over? For a car this expensive, I don't understand why anyone would try to cut corners by partially replacing fluid intermittently. Step 11: Add the same amount of oil that was drained. I change mine every 15k miles. Step 14: Check the fluid level and the pan area for leaks over the next few days.
This is a dirty little company secret. Procedure: Step 1: Remove the drain plug and let the majority of the oil drain into pan. How Nissan didn't provide a recall for this problem is beyond me. If you do not replace with new bolts then you may get a leak. Make sure the O-ring is installed before installing it; apply petroleum jelly to the O-ring before installing.
My family and I have bought 5 Nissans from the same dealer. The tranny shifts smoother when I drive nice, but kicks harder when I jump on it. 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. LarryT, Say you drained and filled 4 times. But a design flaw in the radiator often led to early gearbox failure, and the automaker was eventually forced to give many owners a remanufactured transmission. Use the transmission dipstick tube to add the oil.
I was surprised the first time I did this that the drain bolt has a copper crush washer on it which the manual said nothing about. I haven't changed mine so I couldn't really give you any insight to replacing it, but I'm sure it is easy as I've done it before on other vehicles. . Then again, I might be over analyzing it. Do parts shops have these or do I have to go to the dealer? Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases.
Nissan wanted me to go to the dealership, pay additional money for them to diagnose the problem the transmission shop and everyone else in the world apparently knows this is an issue with this vehicle. The engine in your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. If you do not replace with new bolts then you may get a leak. It is imperative that you seal the pan back properly or you risk leaks which is no good. This probably sounds more complicated than it is.
And yes, warm up the transmission by drivng around the block less than 5 minutes and you'll be good. Then they refilled using Amsoil synthetic around 14 quarts and a bottle of Lubeguard. On our way to vacation, my son-in-law said he thought the transmission was slipping; he said he'd check it when we reached our destination. I replaced my fluid and filter in my college parking lot with just a socket set Granted im lifted and on 33's it gives me a bit more room to crawl under. Otherwise, the drain and refill is a one person job and takes 15 minutes including clean up. Then they refilled using Amsoil synthetic around 14 quarts and a bottle of Lubeguard. More attractive and versatile than a minivan, your Nissan Pathfinder seamlessly transitions from carpooling little kids Monday through Friday to towing big toys on Saturday and Sunday.
If it's not broken or making a Whine let it be. That means the only hope for a recall is up to Nissan. Replace the crush washer with the new one. Fluid looks brown, no idea service history as I just bought it. Then they switched the Pathfinder from unibody to body-on-frame construction, which made the new truck far more capable, both on and off the road. Got a pail from the paint section at the hardware store with the measurement markings on it for draining. Learn about the news before others.
You can read their stories over at CarComplaints. Same fluid for 4 times or different. This job is also really easy and won't take much time. Change the transmission fluid regularly to maintain optimal temperatures and prolong the life of the gears, and order new Nissan Pathfinder automatic transmission parts when you notice the flushed fluid is black in color or smells smoky. Just need a bit more clarification.
Don't touch the rear fluids or Front Differential. Leave them alone unless you autocross your vehicle and beat the hell out of it. Or should I replace the filter, which makes me a bit more nervous as I've never done anything like this before. If you're ready to fix your Pathfinder transmission problems once and for all, then give us a call at 866 812-7560 or fill out the form below for price and availability. If so did you use D-Matic or other for flushing?? This is a Nissan problem that they've obviously known about for quite a while and have swept it under the carpet. If the connection at the transmission is easily accessible I would disconnect there. Step 7: Remove the magnet from the pan and clean off any metal shrapnel with brake cleaner and paper towels.