It is locked into place with a plastic tab. I just traded the car in for a brand new Forte Koup 2010 with an easy 6 speed trans. The engine in your 2004 Nissan Murano should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. Even under severe service, Nissan recommends fairly long 60,000mi 100,000km change intervals. Stupid things like this make me happy that I drive a cavalier.
I think the computer telling you the fluid life is a joke. I believe they have it under computer diognostic testing. If anyone has some lying around, I'd certainly buy it off you, even if you don't have 11 quarts of it. I will get that thing open eventually! I didn't see any leaks, so I don't understand how could it be low. I will never buy another one. When I called the service manager when my fuel pump and pressure regulator! I spoke to a former Nissan dealership member who also had the same problem and Nissan gave him no recourse on the extended warranty even though they knew of the design defect. Car only had 65K, in like new shape.
Thank you in advance kind regards mike i drain and fill my murano's cvt oil each 15000 miles because when i unscrew the cvt bolt only 5 L go down, i know the cvt has about 8L inside but i can't take them out since i do it on my own with the car turned off. Mine is a 2006 and it has 48,000 miles on it and the fluid was looking used. I hope one day there will be dealerships that operate on customer satisfaction and return business more than commission and sell sell sell. Lately, it's shown it's age. However, they still cannot figure out why it leaks slightly.
This is the only post I found regarding it. Usually this happens when adding fluid. My Honda holds 8-9 quarts too. I should be interested to hear comments on this. Theres more, but you get the idea that im pissed as hell how many lies they filled her up with. I understand they need to make money, and they arent making money on warranty-related catalytic converters, but these guys were flat out lying when they told her what needed to be fixed.
Thanks Darryle Just finished this service today - drained a total of 4. I will definitely do this every 40,000 to 50,000 miles just to keep it fresh. The dealer replaced the dipstick for me for free though. I bought 8 because of this post. I am puzzled, because I looked under the car and there is no sign of leakage, so I don't understand why the fluid is low.
I figure it can't hurt to do it at 60,000. It's has some very special properties. It really is rather ingenious. Same thing with the axle. I refilled it through the dipstick tube through a small funnel and double checked the level to be sure it was right after driving it around for a while. I need about 11 qrts. Great info on this thread and forum- very helpful! I personally change my cvt fluid at 30,000 mile intervals.
Good plan, The results of the fluid test should be clearly indicated on your service record, don't take a verbal report without the paper work to back it up, especially if they are trying to get you to change the fluid. I seriously think the dealership started sabotaging my vehicle at one point and had to stop bringing it there because every time I went in something else went wrong. . Bought this car from a dealership, one owner with great records. When I drained it, it was an amber color, slightly darker than new motor oil. It should be inspected at regular intervals which my dealer does and I assume that if it tests unsatisfactorily they will recommend that I have it changed.
Read more here: Personally, I wouldn't bother with anything else. This test was done in a half an hour and showed that my transmission fluid had about 10,000 units of wear showing and that the allowable amount was something over 200,000 units. The shop I took it to I trust the guys with my cav when I get a little over my head said that they could do it, but they would need to order the fluid from Nissan. If my assumptions are wrong, I would appreciate the input. Very disappointing because until this, I found this to be one of the best cars ever. It's a problem that can't be fixed because the replacement transmission will do the same thing eventually. I think it is to the right of the engine car isn't here to confirm.
Getting a good reading from the stick is tricky because the stick always comes out with a lot of fluid all along the stick, so I have to wipe it several times before I can get a good reading. Just my opinion, so take it for what it's worth. I had called a local stealership a while ago, and they told me the fluid could easily last over 150k miles, but should be changed no matter what at 180k miles. A message came back telling me that I did not have enough columns or something. But this shows me it's not the same Nissan company it once was. Dealerships are the worst, they could care less about the customer. Can someone please tell me were this is? After reading all this drama here is my take.