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Proper transmission level for 1999 Altima GXE sedan

My son is new to DIY and when attempting to change engine oil took out the trans plug in error (they are close to each other).

Want to make sure we have replaced to the proper level. He lives in Houston, TX so it gets very hot in the summer. Where should the proper level mark show on the trans stick?


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It should be when the car is a normal operating temperture and it should be at the top notch where it says hot he should hve roughly put 4 quarts in it.

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