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post #1 of 6 Old Aug 14th, 2008, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone tell me what the torque spec's are for the transmission pan bolts(automatic) on a 2003 pathfinder ? Servicing the tranny soon and don't what to strip any bolts. Any tricks to changing out the filter screen?

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post #2 of 6 Old Aug 14th, 2008, 09:31 PM
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It's probably around 5 - 8 nm (3 - 5 ftlbs).

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post #3 of 6 Old Aug 15th, 2008, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Roboman!!!

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post #4 of 6 Old Aug 18th, 2008, 06:14 PM
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Have you done this yet? I'm thinking of doing the same thing to my 03. If so how many quarts of oil did it take? What type of fasteners hold the filter.

When I did this to my Jeep Cherokee a few years back the filter was held by a torx screw. I found this out after I dropped the pan. I was lucky I had one on my tool box that was the correct size. I used to have two vehicles now only one and want to have the correct tools before proceding.
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post #5 of 6 Old Aug 18th, 2008, 11:32 PM
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The service manual for the '03 says the torque on the tranny fluid plug should be 22 - 29 ft-lbs... identical to the oil pan plug.

Just tighten as much as you do when you change the oil and you'll be fine.

Edit: Whoops, read your post wrong. The pan bolts should just be hand-tightened with a socket on a screwdriver handle. The engine oil pan bolts are spec'ed at 6-7 ft-lbs of torque, the tranny pan should be similar.

Edit 2: When I changed my fluid and filter, the replacement gasket I got didn't fit the pan. The old one was in good condition, though, so I just cleaned it off and used it again. Don't be quick to throw yours out if this happens to you too.

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I decided to hold off for now. Manual does not really call for it at only 50K, so I just changed out the AT fluid and see it that corrects the hard shifting.

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