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#1 Old 07-16-2008, 12:20 AM
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when i need to check my transmission fluid

as i mention on the topic , how long will i need to check my fluid for my transmission , is it has to be done @ the dealer, since it's CVT
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You can check the CVT fluid level anytime you wish.

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thx for the reply, look like checking my engine oil, however , my question is how offen that should i check my cvt fuild
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You shouldn't have to check it too often unless you suspect a leak. If you do it every other engine oil change or so; you'll be fine.

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Perhaps bullbug88 is looking for how often he should have it checked to determine when it needs to be replaced?

I've heard that Nissan calls out between 30 and 100K miles.... your guess is a good as mine.

I plan on doing mine around 50K miles.

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Everytime I've checked the CVT fluid, I've managed to hamfist it and break the plastic tab that holds the stick down. Yes I know to push it with a screwdriver end. Nissan replaced the dipstick twice but then I gave up and now it in there without the tab. Still inserts and holds in just fine.

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thx for the reply, look like checking my engine oil, however , my question is how offen that should i check my cvt fuild
According to the Nissan Service Manual the CVT fluid is to be inspected every 12 months.

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The question is what does inspected mean... the level or have Nissan run a diag on it to get a "value".... I'm thinking the "value" but these dealers have so much wrong information I don't trust them.

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The question is what does inspected mean... the level or have Nissan run a diag on it to get a "value".... I'm thinking the "value" but these dealers have so much wrong information I don't trust them.
According to the Service Manual, "Inspect" means the use of the Consult-II tool to determine the "Fluid Deterioration Date". However, it makes sense that they would check the fluid level at the same time.

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Ok, I give up. Where exactly is the dipstick for the CVT located? I know Nissan does not want you to be checking these things, but for the life of me, I cannot find the dipstick for the CVT!
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Its located just inboard and of the battery and slightly towards the windshield (i.e. a diagonal line connecting the battery and passenger side mirror). You have to press a tab in with a screwdriver to pull the dipstick out.

As for whatever this "diagnostic value" the Consult II reads out, I admit I am not sure I trust it. When I changed my CVT fluid first at 30,000 miles, the fluid was brown color, sort of like the color of coffee as you pour it into a cup (not deep brown, but definitely not green either). If the fluid was brown at 30,000 miles, I cannot imagine it lasting 100,000 miles. What will it be then? Black? Yeah I know color has nothing to do with fluid life, but it turns a different color because it has oxidized, and I do not mind changing it more frequently since I do it myself.

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Thanks for the reply, but I'm still not seeing it. Do you have to remove all the air intake hoses, etc to get at it easier?
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I found it. I always thought that tube was something to do with the AC, duh.
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