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WE BOUGHT A 96 MAXIMA WITH 182 K (FOR GRANDDAUGHTER) IT HAS NEVER HAD TRANSMISSION SERVICED....IS IT SAFE TO HAVE OLD TRANSMISSION FLUID DRAINED, & NEW FLUID & SCREEN INSTALLED ... WE HAVE BEEN TOLD "NO" WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS (BY SOME) & "YES" OK (BY OTHERS..."? THANK YOU

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Yes but only by dropping the transmission pan and screen. Newer technologies actually suction the fluid out through the filler tube which most definitely will damage the transmission. I'd also avoid the transmission "flush" that is also widely used. Dropping the pan and changing the filter is the only safe way especially since any debris would not be recirculated through the system.

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For all transmissions except for the Borg-Warner T5R, replace the transmission fluid at the first 15,000 miles (24,000 km) and then every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) thereafter. The Borg-Warner T5R transmission does not require periodic changing of the transmission fluid. (they lie)
  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely on jack-stands. Place a fluid catch pan under the transmission drain plug.
  2. Remove the fill plug from the side of the transmission, then remove the drain plug. Be cautious when removing the drain plug: the transmission fluid can be very hot. Allow the transmission fluid to drain into the pan.
  3. Install the drain plug and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) for all models except the 1996 Hombre, which requires 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
  4. Refer to the manual transmission fluid recommendations for the proper viscosity of engine oil, or type of transmission fluid to be used for the T5R and NV1500 transmissions. Fill the transmission by pouring the new fluid through the fill plug hole in the side of the transmission. Fill until the fluid starts to dribble out of the filler hole. Install the fill plug to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm), then lower the vehicle.
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Use engine oil for all of the manual transmissions, except for the Borg-Warner T5R and the NV1500 (1996 Hombre). Make sure to use engine oil of the correct viscosity for these transmissions, as follows:
  • Except 1992-96 Rodeo and Trooper, high temperature-SAE 40
  • Except 1992-96 Rodeo and Trooper, normal temperature-SAE 5W-30SF
  • 1992-96 Rodeo and Trooper, high temperature-SAE 15W-40, 20W-40 or 20W-50
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he Borg-Warner (B-W) T5R is found on Rodeo models with the V6 engine. The 1991-93 B-W T5R uses DEXRON-II automatic transmission fluid, whereas the 1994-96 B-W transmission uses DEXRON- III automatic transmission fluid.

use the highest Dexron number, on the shelf, mark III is not made today.

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I need to know how to check the transmission fluid on a nissan maxima 96 5 speed


You have a plug on the side of the trans the lower one is for draining and the upper one is to check if you remove it and fluid comes out the level is fine

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I have a 96 Nissan maxima.. If I don't let it warm


well you try servicing it(filter, flush and additive) to get some more life out of it, the simple version is your ****** is just getting old...nothing technical

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So..I'm a female nerd!! How and can I change the transmission fluid myself? It is a 96 chevy blazer 4 wheel drive


It's not too hard at all. You'll need a decent size drain pan. You'll want to remove all but a couple of the transmission pan bolts on the bottom of the transmission. Let the fluid drain out as you loosen the last couple bolts. Once most of the fluid has drained out, remove the last couple bolts and let the pan done and pour out the remaining fluid, discard the old pan gasket. I would also replace the transmission filter, the new filter should have a new pan gasket with it. Remove the old filter, install the new filter, use some gasket cement to glue down the new gasket to the pan and reinstall and fill with new fluid. I would also check your transfer case fluid level, the transfer case is behind the transmission.

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I want to change the transmission fluid


There is a drain plug on the lower front of the maxima transmission housing. Unscrew it, drain the old fluid out, replace and retighten the plug. Then, refill the transmission with the same amount of new fluid as old fluid you removed, pouring it through the dipstick tube, with a funnel.

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How do i change the transmission fluid for my manual Nissan maxima 1996?i cant seem to find any pictures or diagram on how to change it.


manual transmissions should have a drain plug on or near the bottom of the transmission and a fill plug near the top of the transmission. Remove both plugs and drain gear lube into pan. Replace drain plug. Fill with recommended fluid through top hole and then replace that plug.

Feb 21, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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Need to change the transmission filter how and where is it located


Fluid & Filter Change Under normal service (moderate highway driving excluding excessive hot or cold conditions), the manufacturer feels that automatic transmission fluid should not need periodic changing. However, if a major service is performed to the transmission, if transmission fluid becomes burnt or discolored through severe usage or if the vehicle is subjected to constant stop-and-go driving in hot weather, trailer towing, long periods of highway use at high speeds, fluid should be changed to prevent transmission damage. A preventive maintenance change is therefore recommended for most vehicles at least every 90,000 miles (145,000 km).
Although not a required service, transmission fluid changing can help assure a trouble-free transmission. Likewise, changing the transmission filter at this time is also added insurance.
  1. Raise the car and support it securely on jackstands.
The torque converters on some transmissions are equipped with drain plugs. Because it may take some time to drain the fluid from the converter, you may wish to follow that procedure at this time, then come back to the pan and filter removal.

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Before removing the transmission fluid pan, insure that the area is clean of dirt and debris

2. Place a large drain pan under the transmission.

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Loosen all of the pan attaching bolts to within a few turns of complete removal


  1. Loosen all of the pan attaching bolts to within a few turns of complete removal, then carefully break the gasket seal allowing most of the fluid to drain over the edge of the pan.
CAUTION DO NOT force the pan while breaking the gasket seal. DO NOT allow the pan flange to become bent or otherwise damaged.

  1. When fluid has drained to the level of the pan flange, remove the pan bolts and carefully lower the pan doing your best to drain the rest of the fluid into the drain pan.ea833e6.gif


Once the pan is removed, discard the old gasket and insure that the mating surfaces are clean

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Inspect this magnet inside of the pan for any large pieces of debris. A light gray coating is normal

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Clean the pan thoroughly with a safe solvent and allow it to air dry

5. Clean the transmission oil pan thoroughly using a safe solvent, then allow it to air dry. DO NOT use a cloth to dry the pan which might leave behind bits of lint. Discard the old pan gasket.

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The transmission filter is secured by a mounting bolt (arrow). Some models may use two bolts

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Remove the filter mounting bolt ...


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... then pull the filter free from the transmission

6. If necessary, remove the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) filter mounting bolts, then remove the filter by pulling it down and off of the valve body. Make sure any gaskets or seals are removed with the old filter. The transmission usually has one round seal and a rectangular gasket.

7. Install the new oil filter screen making sure all gaskets or seals are in place, then secure using the retaining screws, if applicable.

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Install a new pan gasket


8. Place a new gasket on the fluid pan, then install the pan to the transmission. Tighten the attaching bolts to 71-119 inch lbs. (8-13 Nm).

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Fill the transmission with the proper amount of ATF

9. Add three quarts (six quarts if the torque converter was drained) of fluid to the transmission through the filler tube.
10. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
11. Start the engine and move the gear selector through all gears in the shift pattern. Allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature.
12. Check the transmission fluid level. Add fluid, as necessary, to obtain the correct level.

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Not many problems with the 5 spds, automatics have concerns.

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automatic? filter is inside trans must remove to replace hope this helps you

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