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 Post Posted: June 28th, 2009, 1:34 pm 
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I want to check my transmission fluid on my 06 xterra,i see what i think would be the dipstick but do i need to unscrew that bolt to take it out?


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 Post Posted: June 28th, 2009, 1:53 pm 
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Yes, it's bolted down to prevent the average knucklehead (or Jiffy-Lube guy) from not thinking before putting fluid in. It requires a special fluid (Nissan Matic-J or equivalent) and not your off-the-shelf Dexron-III/Mercon or Mercon V stuff.


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 Post subject: RE: transmission dipstick
 Post Posted: June 28th, 2009, 1:57 pm 
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unscrew a bolt to take a dipstick out...interesting, i would love to put my eyes on exactly what your looking at. i would venture to say no though, tendency is to at least make it as easy as possible to "check" fluids. it would be a poor design if tools were required "at all" just to check a fluid. havent seen a 2nd gennie in a while so i wish i could answer though.


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 Post subject: RE: transmission dipstick
 Post Posted: June 28th, 2009, 1:58 pm 
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i stand corrected apparently, "foot in mouth"...shocked as well...dipstick bolted down...still baffled though


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 Post subject: RE: transmission dipstick
 Post Posted: June 29th, 2009, 8:44 am 
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yea i unscrewed it and it is the dipstick, idk why they would design it like that though


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 Post subject: RE: transmission dipstick
 Post Posted: June 29th, 2009, 9:39 am 
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I explained it already :P

As for checking transmission fluid, it's something that really needs to be done, what, maybe 3 or 4 times in the life of the vehicle anyway.


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 Post Posted: June 30th, 2009, 12:45 pm 
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I have come across several (Chevy) cars that have no trans dipstick at all, as they have it set up as a sealed unit. I'm not sure I like it, but if the trans remains problem free, that's cool. I'll hhave to check my wife's "Jeep" Compass with the CVT to see if I can even check the fluid there.

I do check my trans fluid, and break fliud, before and after towing.


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 Post subject: RE: transmission dipstick
 Post Posted: December 2nd, 2009, 1:37 pm 
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nissan does not make matic-j anymore....the new trans fluid replacement for gen2 Xterra's is Matic-S.

This place has it cheap...ask for brian..he'll set you up.

http://www.nissanonlineparts.com/storen ... 52735.aspx


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