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Posted: Sep 04 2013 at 10:42pm | IP Logged Quote Steelydanfan

Hi, I am the original owner of a 2011 Nissan Frontier
Crew Cab 2WD, 4L V6, I mostly drive as a commuter, but I
have towed 2 different trailers , most notably a dual
axle flatbed trailer with an antique 1914 Model T Ford
onboard 3,000 miles .

I have 36,000 miles , no problems at all, but the owner's
manual is a little vague on the auto transmission fluid
interval.............inspection ?....I want to change the
fluid, but not go through a drop the pan, replace
everything change....

I would categorize myself as a part time trailer
hauler.....any expert advice as to transmission fluid
maintenance going forward from 36,000 miles ?

Thanks !

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Posted: Sep 05 2013 at 9:42am | IP Logged Quote lakota


I'm an Aggie fan... as long as their not playing TCU!

First a transmission cooler with or without a fan and
mounted under the bed away from the exhaust then routed
to the radiator cooler. Mounting the cooler in front of
the radiator adds heat to the cooling system and AC.
Buy a pan drain plug kit and install it during your first
Loosen and take out the pan bolts in such a way that the
pan will drain from the lowest corner
Measure all the drained fluid and you’ll know how much to
put in before cranking it up to check.
Make sure the bolt holes in the pan are not dimpled.
Lightly hammering them flat might prevent a leak later.

You might want to change the rear differential, it will
get a little extra wear & heat. Also and get a new
differential cover with cooling fins.

Good Luck.. Don S..

PLEASE >>> A SIG similar to mine can be VERY HELPFUL to all the members!
'99 4x4 3.3 Frontier Se KC Auto, 48,000 miles
'76 4x4 401 Wagoneer QT
'04 FWD 1.8 Sentra '08 FWD 2.4 Camry LE
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Posted: Sep 06 2013 at 3:52pm | IP Logged Quote frontierguy

I am a big supporter of trans flushes every 30K.

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