Clean the fluid pan and set it aside to air dry. Make sure it comes out of the transmission when you remove the filter. I've had too many friends go against this advice and pay for it later. Elevate the car six to eight inches from the ground using a jack. Take care not to bend or damage the fluid pan. Wear protective clothing and gloves, as this stuff pours out very fast.
Paid for one already out of pocket. Put the new gasket on the transmission pan and align the holes to make sure you have the correct gasket. Insert the fill plug with a new crush washer and torque it to 23 - 28 ft-lbs. The oil and its superior cleaning. Hold the pan with one hand while removing the bolts with the other. This is really no different than checking the engine oil other than the little lock feature at the top of the dipstick which is very easy to release.
My last job was 5 minutes to work just by taking one freeway exit. So I collect tools and keep my vehicles and my kids vehicles running. And again, doing that might not even matter anyways. My car jerks and slips all the time, but it seems to happen a lot more when I have been driving longer and it is hot outside. Wipe the mounting boss of the filter with a clean dry cloth. With the cooler lines disconnected, there is some fluid loss. But done a few times to get most of the debris out.
Throw away the old pan gasket. Inspect the fluid filter or strainer at this time and replace it if necessary. Tighten the bolts to 5 to 6 foot pounds. Otherwise, replace the dipstick, close the hood and shut off the engine. Your Nissan car contains a transmission system entirely dependent upon fresh fluid in order to function properly.
Usually if its never been changed, and the fluid isn't black nor burnt, leave it alone. First, they say in the beginning it's a lifetime fluid not to messed with. The procedure is fairly easy and not any more difficult than an engine oil change. Buy 5 feet of 8mm max outside diameter clear fuel line tubing and a gear lube pump. He went out of business , I started back at it because I didn't trust anyone else. It sounds and feels really awful.
You can sometimes notice a thud or clunk when the automatic shifts its gears, or that the vehicle has a hard time getting up to speed after a gear shift. Open your hood and find the fill port at the top of your transmission. It's a seperate radiator, not integrated with the engine radiator. Stalling Transmission sludge will eventually cause your Nissan to stall, especially when you first start it up or put it into gear. The thing ended up in the junkyard with 180k miles with a working transmission and engine, both original. Not much, but if the trans is not filled or re-filled to a proper level under or over filled out of the markings on the dipstick , that can cause some issues.
So this job took me 8 passes to fill the transmission completely. We specialize in new Nissan, used vehicles, service, and financing. I actually wind up changing mine probably more frequently than necessary usually around every 60k miles. However, it is very messy and care should be taken to keep the mess confined to the spill bucket and off of you. My salesman warned me about Quick Lube places getting people to change their tranny fluid when they didn't need to simply based on the color of the fluid. Can anyone provide clarification on this? Rear shocks are usually one bolt on the bottom and two on top, with some variations of course.
Remove the filter mounting bolts, remove the filter and any seals or gaskets and install a new filter. It sounds unlikely to me that the Rogue has a sensor to determine the fluid condition and when the fluid needs to be changed. The price of the fluid change may not even make a difference, or screw his transmission up. Safely support the vehicle with wheel blocks and jack stands. Below i have included a list of the various transmissions used in this vehicle, be sure to use the proper fluid or this will ruin the transmission very quickly and will void any warranty if still available. Put the pan on the transmission and replace the bolts. In addition, you will have transmission material in your fluid.