You don't really need a gallon, it really only needs about 2 quarts, but I'd recommend buying 3 just to make sure you have enough so you can fill it until it starts coming out of the fill hole, plus if you manage to spill any by accident you won't be screwed. My car has an automatic transmission. I already have the plug out. Continuosly Variable Transmission I doubt that you do so if you dont, nissans are known to have hard shift into second gear you mean. As a general rule, if you can feel the fluid level within a half inch of the full plug hole, the transmission is full Finally, if you are considering replacing your transmission fluid, make sure that the fill plug can be removed before removing the drain plug. Vehicle must be level, warmed up, and running.
Remove the fill plug first, then the drain plug. That's how you really know. I did mine today and took a few pics if it helps anyone out. Plus, a rookie, better ask rather than making a stupid mistake. Then I put the fill plug back in and tightened it down. Publication, reproduction or distribution of this film is strictly prohibited. Probably won't go beyond that.
Then turn the car off. I already have the plug out. Here is a photo from underneath I took with my phone showing the tranny fluid coming out. Remove the plastic tube from the transmission fill hole. How to determine if your transmission is electronically controlled! I bought the aftermarket stuff at jegs. Climb under the car and locate the fill plug on the transmission. Loose the differential drain bolt and remove it, don't forget to the oil pan.
If you see anything not normal like black fluid or metal small fragments, this will not be normal. Since I had a specific question about the oil, I made a new topic. I bought the aftermarket stuff at jegs. Remember trans fluid is petroleum and get's hot burn's and thicken's making restriction's on rotating metal. After a period of time the transmission fluid breaks down and require changing. I got 5 gallon jug and a filter for 26 dollars.
I did mine today and took a few pics if it helps anyone out. You will need a 10mm hex key allen socket, not a regular 10mm socket. The fill plug has a 10mm bolt head. I just replied to a similar thread. To avoid any mistakes, I would recommend having your by a qualified professional, such as one from YourMechanic. Jack the car up and locate the fill plug and drain plug.
If your model has a dip stick, please check the level of the transmission fluid. You don't really need a gallon, it really only needs about 2 quarts, but I'd recommend buying 3 just to make sure you have enough so you can fill it until it starts coming out of the fill hole, plus if you manage to spill any by accident you won't be screwed. Then put the drain bolt back and tighten it. If the level is ok, i would drop the pan and check the solenoids to make sure that they are working properly. Take what fluid you … finally get out of the transmission and measure it.
The transmission fluid filling process remains the same for all Sentra models from 1982 to 1994, while all year models after 1994 require a different transmission fluid filling process. Start adding transmission fluid through the funnel until the transmission fluid runs out of the fill hole. Hope it helps check the owners manual under maintence and service, all of the sentra engines are listed with the oil capacity the engine number will have a 18 in it, that is your engine. Next I pulled off the intake tube because the the transmission funnel with hose wasn't long enough to reach the fill hole. Here's where I placed my funnel. Then I put the fill plug back in and tightened it down. I came across, and Can I use either of these? Shift the gears back and forth to get the fluid into all of the necessary areas of the transmission.
Jack the car up and locate the fill plug and drain plug. Even that method does get 100% of the old fluid changed out, but it does a good job of getting most of it. Basically right in front of the corner of the radiator once the intake tube was removed. Check you owner's manual for fluid type and capacity. It's a white plastic plug on the side of the transmission facing the driver side wheel.