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Old 09-20-2009, 02:53 PM
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Question Checking transmission fluid

I have just purchased a 2009 Altima 2.5 sedan and I have been unable to check the automatic transmission fluid level. I know it's location under the hood, but the dip stick, (marked with blue cap) will not release. It seems to have a spring loaded lock that will not open for me. Would appreciate some help in this matter.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:32 PM
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your ATF is good for 100,000 miles.....
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After 100,000 miles I was told they will sample it and still may not need to replace it. It's the CVT trans. I guess.
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your ATF is good for 100,000 miles.....
its actually a cvt tranny and it uses a special fluid, atf would not work inthis case
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Yep, that is a warning in the owners manual. DO NOT USE ANYTHING BUT NISSAN CVT TRANNY FLUID it will void your warrenty!
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