2007 Nissan Xterra 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 46000 miles
I convinced myself that I could change the ATF and filter in my 2007 Nissan Xterra. However, I was informed by the Nissan service department that they have a machine that flushes (and back flushes to clean the strainer) the ATF through the radiator cooling lines and bypasses draining the pan and replacing the filter. I understand that this method removes all fluid (about 11qts) and replaces the old fluid with fresh fluid. Just draining the pan and replacing filter removes approximately 4 to 5 qts. The cost of flushing ranges from $200 to $250 at dealers in my area. The fluid runs about $10/qt from Nissan parts dept. Is there a manual procedure that I can follow for flushing that accomplishes the same result as the service departments machine? Also would it be worth it for me to do it myself considering additional fluid will be necessary to aid in removing fluid from the torque converter?
Sunday, December 21st, 2008 AT 1:44 AM