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Your Altima uses a variety of different oils to lubricate various components. Normally, these oils won't leak. But when you do find a leak, you will almost always need to have extensive work done on your Altima to correct the problem. However, before you can replace anything, you need to know what kind of oil it is Check for brown or black oil leaking on the ground or on the side of the engine. This is engine oil. It lubricates critical engine components. A leak means that an engine seal has failed and needs to be replaced
Check for red oil. Red oil is trans fluid. On your Altima, it most likely means that you have a rear main seal on the transmission that has failed. However, any seal on the transmission is possible. Transmission leaks need to be fixed immediately. A transmission can fail catastrophically in 20 minutes of driving if there is insufficient oil in the transmission
Check for amber or brown oil leaking from your trans. This is transmission gear oil found only on the manual version of the Nissan Altima.
transmission filter in the bottom of transmission bolted to valve body.you need a large drain pan.place drain plug under transmission oil pan.remove transmission oil pan drain plug.let all transmission fluid drain out then screw back drain plug in oil pan.then you need to remove transmission oil pan then remove filter and replace pan gasket also.make sure you have right amount transmission fluid on hand.buy extra because if you short of fluid you cant drive car if fluid level too low.make sure you get the right amount fluid.torque pan bolts to 96 inch pounds.
TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAKS,CAN BE FOUND AROUND PAN GASKET.CHECK PAN GASKET,IF IT LOOKS WET AND YOU SEE FLUID DRIPPING AROUND THE EDGE OF OIL PAN, REPLACE PAN GASKET, WHILE YOU REPLACING PAN GASKET REPLACE TRANSMISSION FILTER WHILE OIL PAN OFF.IF TRANSMISSION OIL PAN NOT LEAKING, CHECK TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINES GOING INTO RADIATOR YOU WILL LOOSE A LOT OF FLUID THERE ALSO TORQUE SHAFT SEAL WILL CAUSE HEAVY FLUID LEAK WHILE ENGINE RUNNING CHECK OIL COOLER LINES AND LOOK AT THE TORQUE AREA WHILE ENGINE RUNNING YOU WILL SEE FLUID POURING WHILE ENGINE RUNNING THE OIL PUMP PRESSURE WILL PUSH FLUID OUT AT THE LEAKING AREAS.
Locate transmission pan ,it has a drain bold in the middle of it . drain the fluid (the fluid should be redish in color )from the transmission and then remove the bolts that hold the pan on .when you remove that pan you will see the filter.It has atleast 2 bolts that hold it on , remove those bolts.MAKE SURE YOU ARE AT THE TRANSMISSION PAN-NOT THE OIL PAN
Hmmm... actually nobody can detect the level of the lubricant inside the transmission. The only way we do is unscrew the drain plug slowly( not opening it all the way ) and if some lubricant flows out that means u have gear oil!
At the age of ur car, u really have to drain the old one and refill it w/ new lubricants( additives for gears will help too! ).
Lots of forgein car dealers say no but ive own and service nissan toyota and i dont change the fluid because you never get all the old oil out and then you mix new and old, what we do is called a trany flush done with a bg flush machine and is done every 30,000 miles unless its syntheic trany oil then at 100,000 miles, the flush is done with a cleaner and then a conditioner and removes 100% of the old oil. hope this helps.
It has a filter
in the gas tank like a strainer on the fuel pump.It should
be serviced every 110,000 miles did you know it also has no transmission
either, that you only drain and replace oil cant take the pan off its
right above frame rail.
It's probably the front crank seal or the cam seal. Kinda big job for a novice. The car only has one oil pan. The back one she refered to is for the transmission,if it's automatic. Never saw a oil pan gasket leak on a nissan '96 & up.
change the oil put 3 liter start the car leave it running untill warm check the oil level add if needed go road test it recheck the level at the end you probably gonna put 4 to 4.5 liter of trany oil that about the amounth of oil when you drop the pan or just unscrew the plug a complete overhaul is 8 to 9 liter hope it help fixya our post thanks pierre