Checking Transmission Fluid

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Checking Transmission Fluid

Postby northern_toolman » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:11 pm

I guess there is a special tool to check the transmission fluid of the new Pathfinders ... asked my local dealership and they said they don't / wouldn't sell the tool but it is part of their regular service ($120 Cdn). The amount they charge for service is highway robbery ... so I service at home but I'm not sure how to check the transmission fluid (there is no dipstick, just a bolt). The guy said the reason they set it up this way was so that you couldn't add non-Nissan fluid.

Any advice on either how to check the fluid without the tool, or where to purchase one of the tools.

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Postby amr40509 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:21 am

Under the hood, on the left (passanger) side of the engine, there is a dip stick that is attached w/ a screw. Unscrew it and the dipstick pulls out.

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