I was unable to drive my car. This issue only appears when the drive train is warmed up; however, it pretty much occurs each and every time when the temperature conditions are met. Reach up and stick the suction gun hose into the fill hole. I expressed several time of how it has put me in dangerous situations while driving and and got the sorry bout your luck tune. Ok this one has been considerably delayed because of the winter, but it's finally done First of all, this is for everyone that experiences clunky shifting, hard to go in a lower gear, abrupt gear matching, or that just wants smoother shifting.
I'll try to make a nice tutorial as soon as I can but It may still be a while. Wait until you get to around 4500 miles or when you are sure that the production of break-in wear metals is finished. You will see 1 drain plug on the bottom of the transmission, and 1 fill plug on the passenger side. On three occasions, when driving between 1-20 mph, the engine would shut off. I almost hit the guy in front of me. The manual transmission has … a fill plug on the front about two-thirds down, and a drain plug on the bottom. All valve bodies are tested independently to verify proper operation prior to the dynamometer testing of the completed transmissions.
Not having ability to shift can stall the vehicle and reder it inoperable in the middle of the freeway, on an off-ramp, in an intersection, etc. If the transmission fluid level on your Altima is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. We want to mod our cars so they can run better then the factory specs and if we have can change tranny fluid to get better performance then let it be. Each one for a different engine size bellhousing , and varying electronic and solenoid systems for different years. The last time it happened it resulted in my wife having a wreck in the car. GreyZone wrote:I just changed out my tranny fluid. If I was in traffic or had to make an a brunt stop, braking without the clutch would have been disastrous.
This morning, when I was leaving for work, it stayed down and would not come up. It almost is impossible to shift. My check engine light comes on and on some occasions it is hard to start. If the transmission fluid level in your Altima is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Of course every time you start the engine it would partially remix it, but could this cause problems down the road if the car is ever sitting for long periods i. When I stopped to enter into traffic and proceeded, the stick popped out of gear and I couldn't get the car into gear and an oncoming car almost hit me. Now losen the valve cover bolts don't worry the gasket reseals upon reassembly now remove the two bolts that hold the distributor against the head, now gently slide the distributor out , do not under any circums … tances pry on the distributor where it bolts to the motor, the distributor casing could break speaking from experience to reassemble follow steps in reverse order make sure you do not turn the motor over with the distributor out because you could screw up the timing Answer.
Repeat until all 4 quarts are used Once you have finished there may be some overflow dripping out of the fill hole. If your automatic fluid level is to low it will not engage and build up enough pressure at all, resulting in no movement. Check also our 1998 Nissan Altima manual transmission catalog. As is always the case, a large quantity remains in the torque converter. At the end of the conversation they refused to do anything about this because it was an old car that had no warranty attached to it.
I purchase mine here: Jack up car and place on jackstands make it level and ensure it is stable Crawl under the car and verify everything looks ok. First start by removing the elecrtical plug, then remove the coil and spark plug wires. Always check the fluid level … with the engine running, the transmission in either 'park' or 'neutral', and the vehicle on level ground. I can't count how many times I've order parts for my customers go to the store to pick them up and they say they can't find them and pretty much tell me they can't help me that I should go check another store as if fuel, time, and running a business is free! For adding fluid, it is best to purchase a long-neck funnel, which is made just for this purpose. You need to remove the one around the shifter to get to them. Screw back the filler plug and voila! Driving along highway and unable to get the car in gear during a downshift.
Wear protective clothing and gloves, as this stuff pours out very fast. Move the oil drain container out of the way. Check both via the dipsticks if you can't visually identify the fluid. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 1998 Nissan Altima. Take your ratchet with the 10mm socket, and then put your hand down there to unsrew the bolt. Check that the fluid is fully drained. When it comes to your Nissan Altima, you want parts and products from only trusted brands.
Replace the drain plug with a new crush washer and torque it to 23 - 28 ft-lbs. When is the code detected? I had the same problem in my 1992 Nissan 240sx. This part is trickier, you might need a friend. When I finally yanked it out of gear, I couldn't put it back into gear because the clutch was stuck to the floor. Warranty comes later and after. Jest did it yesterday, so not a lot of miles on it yet.
She had to manually work the clutch back to its normal position. Depending on how long it's been leaking, it should be evidenced by a low level of one or the other. If it's anything from honey-colored to black, it's engine oil. I have brought the car to the dealership several times and they say they have replaced the cylinder, but the problem persists. Last time, it took over 5 hours for the clutch to start working again. But to make things faster.
I finally got it to go into reverse and luckily no one was behind me. After reading all of the complaints, I feel that they are dead on track with this being a safety issue. Nissan has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. I am lucky not to have had a crash. Then when I was driving yesterday, it just stayed down, I was fighting with it so that I could change gears.