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Old 05-01-2003, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok ok another n00b stick driver question..

first off I have 97 3000GT 5-spd base.

when I had an automatic trans sentra it had ATX trans fluid dipstick at the engine bay, so I could just check the level as I was checking engine oil. But I couldn't find one in my 3000gt. It's my first manual transmission vehicle, so I don't know if there is supposed to be one at all.

my mechanic checked it while doing 60k service and said it was ok, but my shifter is being notchy these days and I thought I would need to check it.


so...how do I check mtx transmission oil level? and is changing transmission oil easy to do myself?


I'm not the most mechanically inclined person.. I installed supermac cold air box and filter myself, thats about it
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Take the 17mm fill plug loose. It's on the front of the tranny facing the bumper. If fluid pours out or if you can feel fluid when you stick your finger in the hole(that sounds nasty), your level is fine.
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Take the 17mm fill plug loose. It's on the front of the tranny facing the bumper. If fluid pours out or if you can feel fluid when you stick your finger in the hole(that sounds nasty), your level is fine.
thanks! if the level is fine, can I just assume my tranny oil is ok? do I need to check anything else?
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It nevers hurts to replace it. You'll need a 22 or 24mm socket (can't remember, but you should be able to find it on 3si), a 1/2" drive ratchet to get some good leverage on the drain plug, a drain pan, 3 quarts (1 and just shy of a half) of gear oil, and a funnel with a long flexible attachment... NAPA sells a cool plastic one that works great.

I use Royal Purple, but any brand should do as long as it's 75w-90.
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Take the 17mm fill plug loose. It's on the front of the tranny facing the bumper. If fluid pours out or if you can feel fluid when you stick your finger in the hole(that sounds nasty), your level is fine.
Can someone post up a picture or a small diagram of where the plug is on the 6spd.? I am not sure where to add the fluid and check the levels.

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any brand should do as long as it's 75w-90.
But NOT any brand that says GL5.

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