It isn't that I don't believe that the transmission requires more fluid than the manual states, and I am going to put an extra quart and a half in my 89. Step 11: Add the same amount of oil that was drained. It would narrow the results allot. If you have the owner's manual, it will show you how many quarts of oil this thing will take. That follow statement above is true. Feb 21, 2011 Im guessing this is an automatic, theres a trany dipstick, engine should be at operating temp and the truck level remove the dip stick and wipe clean then reinsert and pull out the fluid should be in the hass maxs.
Install one on the power steering return line too to significantly prolong the usable life of the power steering fluid. Mine has been sitting up for the past 4 years, so that's a given that it needs changing. When adding transmission fluid to your Pathfinder, 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. You now know the capacity. You will feel like you might break it but you won't. If not, then the best way to go about it, is to put in 4 quarts, start and run the engine for a couple of minutes, shut it off, wait a couple of minutes, check the oil level on the dipstick, and add accordingly.
Thanks for the reply on capacities, that was a big help. Suggest taking the vehicle to a transmission repair shop they will diagnosis it and repair it. Pour in 4 quarts of the correct weight oil and then start the engine. I hope this helps and good luck. Remove the front passenger wheel and the splash guard. I was just wondering why the three Pathfinders I had in the past 2 88's and a 87 never had any transmission issues and I always only filled them to the top of the filler hole. Don't flush with a hose unless you really have to.
Pull the transmission dipstick with the engine idling, wipe it clean, reinsert it completely, and read the level. If you have the owner's manual, it will show you how many quarts of oil this thing will take. Wait 30 minutes and check the oil level. The capacities listed should just give you a basic idea of how much it needs, following the directions for checking the various fluids to see that they are at the proper levels is what you should be more concerend with. The Nissan manual should be the most exact.
The long screws that hold the metal bracet where the bed extender attaches also hold the tail light assembly in place. You will have to have the bottom tank removed to repair the problem or buy another radiator Posted on Jun 09, 2010 Thank you for using FixYa and welcome to the site. Posted on Feb 25, 2010. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake. This was fun next time please provide the model. However, during the summer, you may check the oil level on your Pathfinder if the outside temperature is around 90 degrees F or higher. Drain the oil and change the filter.
. Add as necessary to fill to the full mark. But, do not ever overfill the crankcase with oil-Never above the full… okay in order to add fluid remember it is a manual, so it takes gear oil 85w-140 on the passenger side of the transmission there should be a 17mm-19mm cap bolt remove the cap bolt and squirt the gear oil in, its thick so squeeze hard. It has a bolt just under the round cap. Torque the pan bolts to 61 — 78 inch lbs. If the transmission fluid level on your Pathfinder is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. I pulled the bed liner up at a 45 degree angle and layed it on top of the cab.
The Magnefine contains a very strong magnet to catch all ferrous wear material, and filtering media in the range of 35 microns to catch anything non-ferrous. Pour in 4 quarts of the correct weight oil and then start the engine. Step 10: Reinstall the transmission pan; use the new gasket and new self-sealing pan bolts. That said, don't think that that amount is what has to be there. You will add the fluid into the dip stick tube.
With P selected, shift through every gear and return to P. See a Magnefine filter in use for 23,000 miles opened. You will also see the fill plug location. Step 14: Check the fluid level and the pan area for leaks over the next few days. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Pathfinder, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Transmission dipstick tube, located on the passenger side of the engine; use this to fill Ramps before new paint Painted ramps Installation of a on the transmission cooler return line is also highly recommended.