Question about 1992 Nissan Pathfinder
I drained out old transmission fluid and replaced with new fluid.
Unfortunately, that isn't enough. There is no way to get the water out of the transmission once it is in there short of disassembly. Water does not compress and therefore will not work where hydraulic pressures are needed. You didn't say HOW you accidentally got the coolant into the transmission. That may be of SOME help, but chances are you are in for a major transmission repair (or replacement) bill.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
To check the transmission fluid, the dipstick is on the passenger side of the engine and is locked down by a 10 mm bolt. The transmission takes Matic S fluid. Matic J that is on your dipstick has been discontinued and Matic S is the fluid to use.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
there will be a plug at the bottom of the transmission. pull the plug, let it drain, and replace the plug. Refill with the recommended amount of fluid out of the owners manual. Run the vehicle through the gears a few times with the car started. let it idle till the temp. comes up, then check the trans fluid level and add till full
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
A 5-speed Nissan Pathfinder uses a different type of transmission fluid from an automatic; therefore Dexron II is NOT okay. This vehicle uses "gear oil" --- specifically 75W-90 GL-4 if you have low mileage. 80W-90 or 85W-140 can be used if you are up there in mileage (closing in on 200K?).
This type of service needs to be performed from underneath the vehicle.
If you have a set of ramps, now would be a good time to get them out of the tool shed. Exercise care in driving up the ramps as they can be tricky with stick shift vehicles. Once on the ramp, put wheel chocks on the rear wheels, put the e-brake on, and if possible, keep it in gear (I use reverse).
Even without ramps, there is sufficient ground clearance from this SUV for you to check your transmission fluid. But then again, the more working room, the better.
On the transmission housing, you will find two plugs. One is at the bottom (drain plug), and one is higher up on the driver's side (fill plug). If you wish to add gear oil, simply open up the fill plug on the upper driver's side. If gear oil starts to seep out, don't bother adding any --- it's full. If no fluid comes out, stick your pinky in the hole and try to reach down and see if you can touch the top of the fluid level. Top it up, then. Gear oil usually comes in quart containers that have a long, pointed tip that allows you to "squirt" the stuff into the fill hole. Convenient, no? If the fluid level is so low that you can't even touch it, you might want to consider draining what's left (why add new gear oil to old sludgy gear oil? Otherwise, fill it up until it starts to seep out of the hole; then screw the fill plug back in.
I hope this helps; take care of your SUV.
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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