What is the volume and type of automatic transmission fluid?

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What is the volume and type of automatic transmission fluid?

Postby alobaidy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:37 pm

I want to replace it but I don't know how many liters should I prepare


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Postby pandarturo88 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:28 pm

This is the wrong forum try going on to one of the dedicated forums under your car listing.

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Postby mar1 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:18 am

hi.

first step is to tell us which car you are driving, model, year, engine...

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My car

Postby alobaidy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:50 pm

Pathfinder 2008 , engine VQ40DE

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Postby pandarturo88 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:54 am

It's in the manual.

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Postby found » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:53 pm

Type Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF
NOTE: Use only Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF . Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF will damage the automatic transmission, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.


Amsoil makes trans fluid that exceeds Nissan Matic "J" also.


09' and newer pathfinders are factory filled with Nissan Matic "S" but factory service manual says that Matic "J" will also work when "S" is not available.

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Still need an answer

Postby alobaidy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:53 pm

I know it is matic J ATF according to manual but what is the required volume . The manual contains specification of fluid but not volume.

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Postby found » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:59 am

11 qts is total fill, not sure how many for an initial fill...probablt so,ewhere in the 4 qt range

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Postby Spamcan » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:10 pm

Gotta do my tranny fluid change soon. What's the best way? Never did one and can't even check the fluid level - bolted down.

Also could use help on how to change fluid in transfer case, and what fluid.

Sorry, can't find elsewhere on site. I could just be blind.

Thanks.

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Postby pandarturo88 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:11 pm

I believe it was 12 for the full flush. Our pathfinder didn't have a screen filter unless you want to take of the valve bodies I think ask tech. But as for the other fluids have you tried looking into yup service manual? And where are you stationed if you don't mind me asking?

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Postby Spamcan » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:00 pm

Found fluid type, but no "how to". Never have done a tranny or transfer case fluid change. But $ is tight, so gotta try. Just need to know how/best way.

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Postby pandarturo88 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:35 am

Oh okay. The easiest way that I have heard is to use the lines that you bypassed the tranny radiator cooler with if you know which one it's theoutlet. I think if you look up "tranny flush" you should see a post that I started that contains a link to a walk through.

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Postby Spamcan » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:09 am

Will do, thanks!

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Postby WheatBread » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:22 pm

matic J was superceded by matic S. Matic S is all that's available now

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Postby axlesup » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:06 pm

i bought a case of j matic off of amazon(best price i could find). i was going to unhook the line for the tranny cooler at the radiator. then hook a bit of hose to the end of that line and run it down into a bucket or whatever to catch the old fluid. then thread a barb into the radiator fitting hook another hose to that one and drop it into the new jmatic fluid. this way you can use the transmission to pump out the old fluid and suck in the new. once the fluid coming out of the tranny is the same color as the new stuff going in you know your good!

i usually tie a rock or something to the end of the discharge tube. some of the transmissions i have done over the years put out fire hose like pressure at idle lol.

i have not done this on the pathfinder yet but i sure have done it on countless other trucks. ill have to get it done before the 6000 mile drive home for the holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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