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How do I drain the tranny fluid on my 2000 auto nissan frontier 2wd pick up truck? I cant seem to find the drain bolt on tranny, does the pan need to b dropped or am I just not seeing the drain bolt? what tranny fluid should I use and how much should I use, do I need to pour it in from the engine bay? with a special long skinny funnel or ? I am have problems with tranny and want to flush the fluid asap as that may b the issue, the issue is that its not shifting at the right time!, ie rpms r to high!, it not slipping just SHIFTING at wrong time. what do u suggest?

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If your having transmission problem check the fluid level. but changing the fluid in a transmission that has problems will usually result in a destroyed trans

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I suggest you flush the trans. Most automatics do not have a drain plug any more. If so much is in the pan that the filter is clogged, you have a greater problem. You can flush the trans by removing a trans line in the radiator and putting a hose on it. get a Short line that fits into the radiator the same size and put a hose line on it. have about 12 qts of Dextron 4 and start it up in park. as it pumps out the fluid, slowly poor into the funnel. after about eight qts. shut it down, re-hook up the line and then fill the trans to the full mark on the dip stick. This is important. Spend the extra 15 bucks and by a bottle of Black Lube Guard. Nothing but Lube guard. It has an agent that will lubricate your valve body without hurting the seals. Stay away from anything that says "Seals" trans. It has an agent that attacks the integrity of rubber seals and is only a very temp. solution and will over time cause damage to a good trans.

If your fluid is brown, you may be all right. If it is black you have a real problem and don't expect a flush to help. You can take it to a shop that has a flush machine and get the same thing done for around a 100 bucks.

Hope this helps.

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