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I just did a drain and also fill on a "08 Altima 2.5 S CVT. I provided this 07-08: just how to change Your CVT Transmission fluid (Drain/Refill) - my6thgen.org - Mastclairdrake.netima Forum procedure for the Mastclairdrake.netima and also a nestclairdrake.nett-to-useless Haynes hands-on as references.Here"s what I discovered out. Nissan management and also engineers space idiots who desire to pressure you into the dealership because that service. You"ll need: 3 quarts Nissan NS-2 CVT fluid, some way to advanced the front of the car, gloves, 10mm hestclairdrake.net driver, ratchet, tiny flat blade screwdriver, medium phillips head screwdriver, shop towels, north containers, and kitty litter.1) Drive around till the car warms up and hit every the gear selections: P-R-N-D.2) drive up top top ramps. Ns recommend jackstands or a elevator to do accessing the CVT drainpipe plug much easier by turning the wheel to the left or acquisition the wheel off.3) This action is idiotic. Begin removing screws and pop rivets roughly the bottom left nestclairdrake.nett of the bumper and wheel fine splash guards utilizing the little flat blade and medium phillips screwdriver. Remove sufficient to gain your hand and also a ratchet through.4) past the lower frame you"ll watch the CVT drainpipe plug on the driver nestclairdrake.nett of the transmission situation towards the front. You would think it would be situated in the back and bottom, but noooo ...5) Slip your ratchet v 10mm hestclairdrake.net driver with the obstructions and also onto the CVT drain plug. The doesn"t take it much pressure to rest loose. Yes, you will be reaching and contorting.6 ) place a huge drain pan underneath and you can loosen the CVT drain plug off through your fingers. The CVT fluid will gush out all over.7) Clean turn off the CVT drainpipe plug and check that the rubber o-ring is tho good.8) take the CVT dipstick out making use of the small screwdriver to push versus the plastic locking tab, this to be a surprising pain in the target the first time (stupid Nissan design), and also clean it off. More CVT liquid will drip out. Pour the offered CVT liquid into containers to obtain a ballpark estimate for the re-fill.9) Re-install CVT drain plug through rubber o-ring and also tighten come 25 ft lbs, however you won"t have the ability to fit most torque wrenches due to obstructions so "tight enough" will certainly do.10) Re-fill progressively with new Nissan NS-2 CVT fluid using a long tiny funnel, 2 quarts is a great start.11) Measure fluid level through the inserting the CVT dipstick through the locking tab on opposing side off the to fill tube therefore you deserve to pull it right earlier out. Gradually re-fill 1/3 quart at a time till it access time the Cold mark.12) Clean whatever up with shop towels, estclairdrake.netamine for leaks, and re-install splash guards.13) drive off ramps and drive about a bit and making certain you fight all gear selections.14) Park on level ground, turn off the car, and immediately check the CVT liquid level. It should be up at the hot mark. Re-install the CVT dipstick v the locking tab positioned normally. I re-filled simply shy of 3 quarts total.15) Dump enough kitty litter top top floor come soak up spilled CVT fluid.16) after ~ 4 years and 52k miles the factory CVT fluid was DARK! The brand-new fluid was a light green (not bright environment-friendly like coolant).17) inspect CVT fluid level and for leaks the nestclairdrake.nett day after driving.Was it worth it? Yes, it was! You can mail stimulate Nissan NS-2 liquid for cheap. The dealerships and also auto shops fee too lot for labor and also you know that girlfriend put new fluid in. The CVT no longer has hesitation at short rpm"s and also throttle solution is effortless. That is smoother now compared to when we to buy the vehicle used. A complete CVT fluid readjust is claimed to be estclairdrake.netcellent every 60k mile or 4 years according to Haynes, for this reason I number a drain and also fill every 30k or 2 year miles should be plenty. NS-2 fluid is offered in 6 quart crate so ns have sufficient left over. I"m estclairdrake.netpecting mileage will climb quickly as result of commuting.