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#1 Old Nov 24th, 2004, 07:00 PM
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how to change the Transmission fluid?

97 gxe and need to change the transmission flud. Does it have a drain plug? or do you have to pull the whole pan down? Anybody know how much to put back in? It is an automatic
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the hanes manual says that the automatic transaxle drain plug is under the car on the drivers side under in the back of the pan



the car should hold 7 3/8 quarts of fluid
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the hanes manual says that the automatic transaxle drain plug is under the car on the drivers side under in the back of the pan



the car should hold 7 3/8 quarts of fluid
Just as a side note, you won't get the full 7 3/8 quarts out cuz about half of the fluid is left in the torque converter. When I changed mine last time, while I had the drain plug off I shifted through the gears with the car off and a little with it on(can't run it too long cuz of not having fluid). That seemed to help get a lot more of the fluid out.

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Just as a side note, you won't get the full 7 3/8 quarts out cuz about half of the fluid is left in the torque converter. When I changed mine last time, while I had the drain plug off I shifted through the gears with the car off and a little with it on(can't run it too long cuz of not having fluid). That seemed to help get a lot more of the fluid out.

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would the same be in a 5speed w/ all the oil in the TC?
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would the same be in a 5speed w/ all the oil in the TC?
The 5-speed manual has a flywheel not a torque converter. The 5-speed has different locations than the auto for draining and refilling. Also the manual tranny only takes about 3 quarts of fluid and unlike the auto is has nothing inside that holds most of the fluid.

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thx cause the hanes manuel is crappy(kinda) atleast when it comes to transmission or "transaxel" stuff xpecially when comming to change the fluid cause it sayes u have to get to the spedo drive pinion or some crap when others on the forum say just use the drain and refill plugs so idk but i knew about the lower quartage in the manual
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I like to check the fluid level warm after moving the selector through the gears, but before I drain the fluid. Once I establish the fluid level, then it is matter of removing the drain plug, drain into a pan, install the drain plug. Then I put one quart in, put the drained fluid in the empty bottle, and repeat this procedure until I am down to the last half quart or so. Hot fluid expands, so I may put a little less in, say 1/2 quart, then warm the engine to make the final check of fluid level. This assumes the level was in the correct range to begin with. Also, new fluid is hard to read on a dipstick. I have found laying the dipstick on a white paper towel allows me to see the fluid level better when it is clean. It might be safer, if you want to get more new fluid in the transmission, to drain and refill again in a week or so. That would give closer to 75% new fluid. Fluid is cheap, transmissions are not. The local Meineke flushed my transmission once, and put cheap Coastal Dex. lll back in. Worked just fine.

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thx cause the hanes manuel is crappy(kinda) atleast when it comes to transmission or "transaxel" stuff xpecially when comming to change the fluid cause it sayes u have to get to the spedo drive pinion or some crap when others on the forum say just use the drain and refill plugs so idk but i knew about the lower quartage in the manual
To drain the fluid in a manual trans, you use a 3/8th ratchet to remove the plug.
Then you have to remove the speed sensor (pinion), to refill it.
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To drain the fluid in a manual trans, you use a 3/8th ratchet to remove the plug.
Then you have to remove the speed sensor (pinion), to refill it.
Are you sure about that? Steve(psulemon) and I changed his tranny fluid and I changed the fluid in my 93 Sentra SE manual and to refill there is another ratchet type plug on the front of the tranny that is a little bigger than the other and thats where we refilled it.

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Yea but you dont put enough fluid in that way. It wants to come back out. You might want to check your fluid level. Remove the speed sensor, and stick your finger in the hole. If no fluid gets on your finger your running too low.
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Yea but you dont put enough fluid in that way. It wants to come back out. You might want to check your fluid level. Remove the speed sensor, and stick your finger in the hole. If no fluid gets on your finger your running too low.
I can't remember if I saw it on here or in my Haynes manual but I remember reading that you are suppose to fill it to where that bolt is.

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I tired doing that, it didnt work for me. I hardley got a quart in there and it started comming out of the hole. Im just telling you from my experiance. That was the best way for me.
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why coulndt the nissan pple just put a freakin dipstick in there this would save every one time and $$ plus i think im fine tranny oil wise if it aint broke i shure as hell aint fixing it
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I tired doing that, it didnt work for me. I hardley got a quart in there and it started comming out of the hole. Im just telling you from my experiance. That was the best way for me.
Hmmm, thats strange. I got around 2 1/2 qts in. Beats the heck outta me. I guess use which ever way works.

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