Exactly! ^ Also, watch the torque on the pan gasket bolts. Nissan tech told me 9 to 12 ft lbs. My torque wrench started at 10 ft. lbs., and popped a bolt. Maybe my wrench calibration was off? Just be careful.94econobox said:Look closely and you'll see two bumps in the pan that fit these magnets. Just pop em on there. And do not attempt to replace the filter on this car. Trust me.
The bolt that won't tighten up is held by a nut and washer on the top side of the valve body. When you remove the bolt, the nut and washer are no longer held in place, so you can't get the bolt re-attached.Pos93Sentra said:first off the over torque comment came a little too late so i broke one off but luckey me theres 50 other bolts. i also changed the filter when half the forum told me not to and it seems to be running swell except for the little valve bolt that wouldnt tighten up all the way so i hand tightened to keep it from falling out, if any of you geniuses on the forum have a tip for getting the bolt back tight, please feel free to advise, lol
lshadoff said:The bolt that won't tighten up is held by a nut and washer on the top side of the valve body. When you remove the bolt, the nut and washer are no longer held in place, so you can't get the bolt re-attached.
In order to get things back the way they belong, you must remove the valve body and attach the filter screen before re-installing the valve body. There are 15 bolts holding it on. You should keep track of which bolt goes where because they are 4 different lengths and can't be mixed up. All the bolts should be tightened to 61-78 in-lbs.
It really helps to have a Factory Service Manual when working on the transmission (or any other part of your car). All the instructions for servicing including torque specs are there.
I did the same mistake - removed all the bolts that hold the filter and can't put one back cause of that stupid nut.
Is that safe to leave the bolt out? Can't the nut get inot some moving part and destroy the whole transmission?
Also you say I can take off the valve body and find the nut? How difficult it is to take the valve body off? Any secret besides the bolt order / type / torque? I'm afraid that if will fall apart and I won't be able to put it together.
Thanks a alot,