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post #1 of 8 Old Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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how to change transmission fluid

How do i change transmisson fluid on a 94 Nissan Truck (4 cycl, engine type KA24E). Chilton (sorry a$$ manual) said I have to remove the pan to drain out the fluid. Is this true???? There is no drain bolt?? Nissan, what the hell are you thinking?
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post #2 of 8 Old Dec 23rd, 2002, 08:41 AM
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Very few auto transmissions have a drain plug. It's advisable to change the screen when changing the fluid, so you have to take the pan off anyway to do that.

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You don't have to remove the pan. Drain it and fill it. If it's an auto, it takes roughly 4 qts. of ATF.

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hmm...it's an auto TRUCK..where is the drain plug located?
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post #5 of 8 Old Dec 25th, 2002, 01:17 PM
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if you remove the pan do not let the pan hang by one or two bolts or the pan edge may bend. I found this out while changing the flluid in a Volvo I had once. I allowed the pan to hang a bit and when I put the new pan gasket and refilled it, the new gasket leaked. Later I found out the pan was bent a bit. Just be careful whatever you do. Lastly, the transmission will last much, much longer with proper fluid replacement.

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post #6 of 8 Old Jan 2nd, 2003, 04:43 PM
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What you can do is locate tranny line running to the radiator for fluid cooling. Disconnect the line and start the truck. Fluid should come out, if not you have the return line. Reconnect and locate the other one. As you run the truck, pour new fluid into the dip stick tube at the same rate. Or you can run the truck and after a couple quarts come out, stop and pour two quarts into the dip stick tube. Keep doing this until you have replaced the system capacity. Otherwise go to a quick change lube and ask for a "T-Tech" machine tranny fluid exchange. Dropping the pan and replacing the filter is a good idea.
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hmm...it's an auto TRUCK..where is the drain plug located?
Well I KNOW that ALL Frontiers and Xterras have a drain plug and as far as I know All Pathfinders have a drain plug. Are you sure you don't have a drain plug on the trans. pan? It is a 19 mm bolt. I am not sure on the old Hardbodies.

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Very few auto transmissions have a drain plug. It's advisable to change the screen when changing the fluid, so you have to take the pan off anyway to do that.

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Are you referring to Nissan Automatic transmissions. I would have to say most of them DO have a drain plug. Sentra's, Altima's, Xterra's, Frontier's, Pathfinder's, Stanza's, Maxima's, Quest's. Hmm that's the whole line. I don't remember on the Hardbody's. Those are old anyway's, buy a new car.

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