I am getting my 97 Altima ready to drive back home, a 2000 mile journey. Pour the old coolant into a sealable container for proper disposal later and put the bucket back under the drain plug opening. We want to mod our cars so they can run better then the factory specs and if we have can change tranny fluid to get better performance then let it be. No guarantee or warranty is implied. If you look closely, you will see a place in the outer parameter of the thermostat where there is a small hole, often with a little metal tab which projects through the other side and is able to jiggle some.
If you suspect you need a transmission flush, give Nissan of Roanoke Rapids a call. When in doubt, put two quarts in, and check the fluid level and add until full. I took it back home on the highway, 12 miles at 55mph, felt fine. It will spew from easiest exit point. I always thought over time gear lube destroys the brass synchros. I don't think it's ever been done on this car. There are 3 bolts which retain the housing to the cylinder head.
Warranty comes later and after. Might need to take out the battery too just to get more room to work. Of course you could just open and read your owner's manual. As is always the case, a large quantity remains in the torque converter. Proper maintenance will ensure your Nissan drives optimally for many years to come. The cylinder head has been machined to allow the thermostat to fit flush with it when installed properly. Maxima automatic transmission fluid change; performed on a '97 Maxima.
I have found that the easiest way to keep from over tightening the bolts is to grab the ratchet from the head and tighten the bolts because you don't have the leverage at that point. Step back from the radiator and allow a few seconds to pass, and then completely remove the radiator cap. We are done with the top of the transaxle for now, let's go under the car to get to the drain plug. Any input would be appreciated. Place a bucket or tray with at least a 2-gallon capacity underneath the radiator and below the drain plug. Per the Haynes manual it is 4.
But what should I keep an eye on, hard shifting, poor gas milage, metal sounds? It actually looks like it came out through the dip stick tube because there is fluid near the top on the hood. So, now the question is, what type of damage should I expect? Like the diffs and transfer case? Posted on Sep 07, 2009 Park the Nissan Altima on a flat surface and set the parking brake. I saw it and it looked more clearish brown color to me. When adding transmission fluid to your Altima, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Put in park… the motor and trans must be lowered thru the bottom of the car. So my main question, is what type of fluid do i get? Use the information in this video at your own risk. If you drained from removing the transmission pan I would suggest starting at 5qts,then check stick to see how much more,you don't want to overfill.
The reason for the level is to keep the fluid in the pan from being churned by the mechanical parts. If so, a light tap will break it loose. Hope you like the tutorial! Hear from other customers via the 5,172 reviews on parts for your Nissan Altima. Close the bottle and shake it up! I bet you can guess what we discovered later that evening - the torque converter does not drain when you drain the transmission and accounts for about 5 quarts of fluid. You can sometimes notice a thud or clunk when the automatic shifts its gears, or that the vehicle has a hard time getting up to speed after a gear shift. Or soon i guess parts will be sourced elsewhere.
I'm on a time sensitive situation at all times with my clients and the last thing I need is to be told the part s i was charged for upfront is not in stock like it said it was, so now not only am I wasting my time, fuel, money! Sadly, it's still in the bottles in a box in my dining room after about 11 months, instead of in my truck. The guy at Autozone said my car would take 9. So we went a head and put 10 quarts. They looked at the trans fluid and reported to me that it had,had the wrong type of fluid added because it's supposed to be green. What we did get out was pretty dark but did not smell burnt. Typically the bolt head size is a 10mm. I so pictured you as some 40 something year old dude, sitting behind his laptop.
I checked under the car once I got it home just to check. Put a bucket or something right underneath the drain plug and start unscrewing! Watch out not to let go and lose the plug!! Pay attention as to how the thermostat is positioned in the cylinder head prior to removing it. This part is trickier, you might need a friend. They checked my cvt oil and said tht someone repaired the car outside because the oil color is different than wt normally they use on cvt gearbox. That is pretty much the best stuff you're going to get for our tranny. I can't count how many times I've order parts for my customers go to the store to pick them up and they say they can't find them and pretty much tell me they can't help me that I should go check another store as if fuel, time, and running a business is free! Let it run for about 10 minutes and shut the engine off.
Grinding Noises Strange noises and vibrations coming from your vehicle can occur for any number of reasons, but dirty transmission fluid is one of them. Hopefully this should be sufficient to answer your question. Thanks, sorry for the billion questions. Add extra oil when replacing filter. Clean the old gasket from the thermostat housing.