How to Check Nissan Transmission Fluid

Hand Pouring Transmission Fluid

Not sure how to check the transmission fluid levels on your Nissan? It’s essential to check your Nissan’s transmission fluid on a routine basis to ensure that your car, truck, or SUV is running smoothly on Arlington and Memphis roads. Your transmission is what allows your vehicle to move forward. That’s why the service experts at Wolfchase Nissan have broken down how often you should check your transmission fluid, as well as how the process works, below!



How to Check Transmission Fluid Levels in Your Nissan

So, how often should you check your transmission fluid levels? You should check your transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and engine oil levels once per month. However, these inspections are worthless if you don’t know how to check your Nissan’s transmission fluid properly. Fortunately, we’ve outlined each step in the process for your convenience:

  1. Warm-Up the Engine: Turn the engine on for a few minutes before proceeding, since the engine should be warmed up to properly check the level. Make sure your car is in the park position before getting out and opening the hood.
  2. Locate the Dipstick: Find the transmission fluid dipstick. On front-wheel-drive cars, it’s usually located to the right of the oil dipstick. Check your owner’s manual if you’re having trouble finding it.
  3. Inspect the Dipstick: Remove the dipstick and touch the fluid, moving it around between your thumb and forefinger. The fluid should be nearly clear, with a pink hue. If it looks dirty or gives off a burnt smell, take it to a service center for replacement.
  4. Clean the Dipstick: Use a rag to wipe off the dipstick. Then insert it back into the vehicle. Pull it out again and check the level. If it’s under the “Full” marking, you’ll need to add more.
  5. If Necessary, Add Transmission Fluid: Use a funnel to bring the fluid level up to the right spot. Be sure not to overfill it.

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Knowing how to check transmission fluid in your Nissan is important, however, you should leave the major repairs and inspections to the experts. That’s why you’re always welcome to schedule a service appointment at Wolfchase Nissan if you’re in urgent need of maintenance. Our rotating service specials and certified technicians are guaranteed to have you back on Cordova roads without burning a hole through your wallet!

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