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Type of Transmission Fluid

I have a 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE V6. Where can I find out or how can i determine what type of transmission fluid is in my car?
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I have a 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE V6. Where can I find out or how can i determine what type of transmission fluid is in my car?
In the owners manual it should tell you the recommended fluid. I think it's like Nissan kmatic automatic transmission fluid or something like that I can't rememeber
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Yes you need Nissan matic-K ATF

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Yea that's the one lol
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That's some expensive shizzle. Nissan sells it for $10 or so a quart. Are you going to do a fluid swap yourself?



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well... i was, but i found a good deal at coleman-taylor transmission. I think I'm going to let them do it.
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Make sure they only use Nissan Matic-k because their good deal might mean shit fluid that isn't compatible with our transmissions. Our car isn't like a ford or chevy which usually take off the shelf ATF fluid.

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amsoil atf is another option..


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^^^ But it is expensive as well and I would be weary about mixing amsoil ATF with the Matic-K.

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Word. I wouldn't mix the 2.

Booker, check this link:

http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/200...in-refill.html
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well... at coleman-taylor they have a coupon on their website for $20 off... I'll call them, because that looks easy to do, but to drain and fill 2-3 times can be just as expensive as taking it somewhere where they can reverse flow and even change your filter. I'll keep that link in my repertoire though.
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No filter to change on our transmission IIRC and I would do a drain and fill now and then drive around for a few hundred miles and then do another and you should be good to go.

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simply draining and filling is simple enough... is it sufficient enough, however, to clean out the transmission by only draining and refilling?
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Yes it is sufficient enough. Just like draining the used oil from your motor and refilling it with new oil, no need for expensive "flushes". The oil drain plug is magnetized and attracts any metal shavings so no worries about anything besides oil being left behind when you drain it.

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