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08-31-02, 09:49 AM   #1  
gear box fluid

hello again
i have a 2001 nissan sentra. i know enough about cars from working on them in the old days to know to watch where you stick your fingers with the new ones. i just changed my oil and filter and soon will change my transmission fluid and gear fluid (which is often missed and ends up dry as a bone leading to you know what).
the transmission fluid is not a problem but i could use some help with the location and procedure for the gear fluid. also what type should it take? the owners manuel came up short with this 'type' of fluid.
i used to just take out the allen screw on the side of the box and shoot the fluid in till it oozed out. this was after draing the bottom nut if i was lucky enough to have one and not have to siphon.
well that's about it;do you think you could help? thanx for listening!
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08-31-02, 11:23 AM   #2  
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I can't help you with "how" to put the fluid in the rear axle. But not having any info from the car manual, you can use a 80W-90 EP gear oil without worry.

 
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08-31-02, 01:24 PM   #3  
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thanx for the numbers, dan. every little bit of info helps.
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08-31-02, 07:01 PM   #4  
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Do you have an automatic transmission or a manual transmission?

Manual trans calls for 3.0L of API GL-4 (typically 80W90) gear oil.

Auto trans calls for 7.0L of Nissan ATF.

The differential is integral to the transaxle & shares the transmission fluid in both instances.

 
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09-01-02, 08:05 AM   #5  
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hi knuckles
i have an automatic transmission-does your reply mean that there is no seperate gear box in which to change fluids and that when i change the transmission fluid that's all i have to do?
thanx for writing
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09-01-02, 04:45 PM   #6  
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Rereading what Knuckles stated, if you change the tranny fluid (and filter if so equipped), that takes care of the service requirements here.

The owner's manual will detail what fluid is needed and how much.

 
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09-03-02, 06:30 AM   #7  
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thanx joe for the info that makes my life a little esier.
i will call the dealer and ask parts how much for afilter to find out if there is one.
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