To tight it will leak, to loose and it will leak. But if you have to disconnect at the cooler I wouldn't worry about the little bit in that line. Hear from other customers via the 10,458 reviews on parts for your Nissan Frontier. Just loosen you don't have to take them all the way off the bolts that secure the cables. Delegate Of course, you can go to your favorite auto service facility and have a trans flush and refill done. I was simply going to remove the drain plug and refill with the same amount that drained out.
Once this lower trim is out, you will see two Phillips head screws forward of the shift lever, below the radio. Those are the only bolts that need to come out. The transmission pan must be removed to access it. I don't recall, but it might have been necessary to take off the air filter cover. Grasp the assembly at the top and bottom and pull firmly to the rear.
I just re-used the old bolts when I changed the filter, the level's been roughly the same since last year so I'll just leave it. There are no filters in the trans however there is a magnet located in the bottom of the trans pan. Then they refilled using Amsoil synthetic around 14 quarts and a bottle of Lubeguard. After you take off the oil filter you will see the hose just behind it. Like others have said, if you're not comfortable removing the tran pan and changing the tran filter, just drain and fill and take it to a local shop to do the filter when you have time. Fill as necessary when you cannot insert a small tool into the fill hole and pull it out with liquid on the tip. I am coming up on its first transmission oil change.
It will take awhile to drain, most of it out. Did re use the bolts and managed to break on off re installing, but the new gasket is still holding strong and there are no leaks to speak of, even after a 4hr drive home, and 5 days later another 4hr drive back to school. Did you fill, run to temp, drain 4 times or just pour through?. By removing the pan alone you will only dump appox. You will have to place the truck in neutral and in 4wd high to get it out far enough to remove the upper trim. Do parts shops have these or do I have to go to the dealer? Now get a wide, thin bladed flat screw driver and pry up the inner trim from the outer console.
Scrape off the old gasket and clean the magnet in the pan and the pan itself. I couldn't find it myself, but eventually a mechanic found it there. If a newer gearbox is making junk, it's in trouble. Densetsu wrote: Well, I'll be damned. All the Phillips screws are all the same size, so don't worry about that on re-assemble. If the transmission fluid level on your Frontier is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
What about the oil which is in the return lines past where you disconnect to drain or do you just disconnect the return line immediately at the transmission? Remove the front skid plate and you will see two transmission cooler lines running … to the cooler on the passenger side underneath the skid plate. Fixed free under warranty, but had the regular 60k service done. The female parts can be replaced as they screwed into the body. This probably sounds more complicated than it is. From there, just jiggle them a little and they should come off. On the 2000 model, I had to remove the bolts that hold the extend-a-bed cage on.
However, they all use fill plugs for measuring fluid. They removed the pan, then drained and inspected the torque converter as well as the valve body. Some of our top Automatic Transmission Fluid product brands are , and. This will keep you from doing tranny repairs if your engine over heats. Then pry up t … he inner trim from the outer console on the opposite side.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Frontier, 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. Let the oil flow into the oil catch pan until all of the oil has finished draining from the engine. Use a hammer and dolly to flatten them out. These are released from the trim by depressing the catch and pulling on the connector. Always takes 4 qts and 14 oz exactly. I replaced my fluid and filter in my college parking lot with just a socket set Granted im lifted and on 33's it gives me a bit more room to crawl under. A low fluid level may indicate a leak somewhere in the system, possibly at a cooler … line that runs to the bottom of the radiator.