Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Fluid Pan and Filter

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the automatic transmission fluid pan and filter, first loosen the pan bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2 With all the bolts loosened, and most removed, drain the fluid pan from one end



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Fig. Fig. 3 Once the bulk of the fluid is drained, remove the pan and drain the rest



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Fig. Fig. 4 Remove the automatic transmission filter bolts (indicated), then the filter



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Fig. Fig. 5 Wipe off the excess fluid with a lint-free cloth before removing the filter from the transmission



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the attaching mounting bolts from the filter



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Fig. Fig. 7 More fluid may begin to come out (arrow) once you have begun to remove the filter bolts



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Fig. Fig. 8 Remove the filter from the bottom of the transmission

  1. Jack up the front of the car and support it safely on jackstands.
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  3. Slide a drain pan under the transmission. Loosen the rear oil pan bolts first, to allow most of the fluid to drain off without making a mess on your garage floor.
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  5. Remove the remaining bolts and drop the pan. Remove the 11 transmission filter retaining bolts and remove the filter from the transmission. Install a new filter in the correct position and tighten the transmission filter retaining bolts to 2-3 ft. lbs.
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To install:

  1. Discard the old gasket, clean the pan, and reinstall the pan with a new gasket.
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  3. Tighten the retaining bolts in a crisscross pattern starting at the center.
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The transmission case is aluminum, so don't exert too much force on the bolts. Tighten the bolts to 3.6-5.1 ft. lbs.

  1. Refill the transmission through the dipstick tube and check the fluid level.
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