Where anf how do you change transmission filter on a 1988nissan stanza
I assume it is the same as other automatics, where you drain the transaxle, then remove the bottom pan, and the filter is then exposed to change out.
American cars do not have a drain plug, but your Nissan might have one on the bottom pan. If no drain plug, loosen all the pan screws a couple of turns, then remove the screws from one end and let the pan lower while it drains the transaxle. When it stops draining, remove the pan. Now you will see the filter and how it is retained. Some have a bolt or two, and some are just pressed in place. With the new filter on, put the pan back on with a new gasket, and all screws back on hand tight. The torque on these would be very small, like 8-12 foot pounds. Work in a criss-cross pattern and get them all snugged down. Not so tight to crush the gasket, just snugged down to stop leaks. You really don't need a torque wrench if you are careful and get them all evenly tight. Better to have them too loose than too tight-then if it develops a leak, you can go back and tighten them just a little more.
When done, refill the transmission with the proper fluid. Do not overfill.
Jun 16, 2015 |
1988 Nissan Stanza