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Where is drain plug for ATF?

So I found the drain and fill spots for oil, front & rear diffs, t-case, and coolant ...

I also found the fill for ATF, but where is the drain plug?

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i thought our transmission fill/dipstick was sealed, i mean accesable but has a tamaper seal and if you broke the seal you voided the warrenty, i'll have to go back and look but i don't think your going to want to open that if that is the case. imo

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I think you usually need to remove the pan to drain an auto tranny. I dunno though, i've never owned one.
But check in to what spyklee said...cause that wouldn't be good.

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On my 06 it appears to be on the right rear of the drain pan. It sits higher than the lowest point of the pan though. I plan on having mine flushed at the dealer when the time comes.



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Good call on the warranty. I'll be interested to know if this is true.

I won't be messing with the ATF until 60K, so the warranty issue won't apply at that point.

... still, I'm curious to know what I'm looking for.

[The fill w/ dipstick is on the passenger side near the windshield side of of the engine. It's just kind of hanging out there on its own with a label on the side that reads "J" -- I think to indicate Matic J fluid ...]

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Good call on the warranty. I'll be interested to know if this is true.

I won't be messing with the ATF until 60K, so the warranty issue won't apply at that point.

... still, I'm curious to know what I'm looking for.

[The fill w/ dipstick is on the passenger side near the windshield side of of the engine. It's just kind of hanging out there on its own with a label on the side that reads "J" -- I think to indicate Matic J fluid ...]

It will not void your warranty just by checking or changing your ATF. If you put in the wrong fluid and ruin your transmission it will void the warranty.



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The drain plug is right on the Tranny pan. Can't miss it. I can't remember what size socket it is right off. Possibly a 17mm or 19mm but im not sure. The dipstick can be taken out, no problem. Its just bolted in w/ a 10mm bolt so that you will pay attention when you take it out, and not put regular tranny fluid in it.

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Ahhh ... I just went to look.

so is the tranny pan black with about 40 bolts holding it on? Looks to be under the front seat area? Drain plug is on the back corner of the pan at the passenger side?

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The tranny pan is right under the transmission lol... Its in the middle of the truck behind the oil pan. Flat, and has a bunch of bolts in it around the outside.

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The tranny pan is right under the transmission lol... Its in the middle of the truck behind the oil pan. Flat, and has a bunch of bolts in it around the outside.
There's always one in the crowd, well 2 if you count me. no won't void warranty I didn't change filter or drop pan onlt 25k just dropped out plug, and refilled to proper level. But I have posed this question b4 the factory service manual states use Nissan Jmatic fluid or in Canada uses acceptable dextron atf fluid. So my question is this if its ok in Canada, why not in USA, and if I drink Benzene but don't live in California where its a know carcinogen Iam ok right. I mean it only causes cancer if your in Cali..................

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