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I just did a drain and fill ~ above a "08 Altima 2.5 S CVT. I provided this 07-08: ebeer-selection.comactly how to adjust Your CVT Transmission fluid (Drain/Refill) - my6thgen.org - Mabeer-selection.comima Forum procedure for the Mabeer-selection.comima and a nebeer-selection.comt-to-useless Haynes hand-operated as references.Here"s what I found out. Nissan management and engineers are idiots who desire to pressure you right into the dealership for service. You"ll need: 3 quarts Nissan NS-2 CVT fluid, some way to raise the prior of the car, gloves, 10mm hebeer-selection.com driver, ratchet, small flat tongue screwdriver, medium phillips head screwdriver, shop towels, north containers, and also kitty litter.1) Drive roughly till the vehicle warms up and also hit all the equipment selections: P-R-N-D.2) journey up ~ above ramps. Ns recommend jackstands or a elevator to do accessing the CVT drainpipe plug easier by transforming the wheel to the left or acquisition the wheel off.3) This step is idiotic. Begin removing screws and also pop rivets roughly the bottom left side of the bumper and also wheel well splash guards using the tiny flat blade and medium phillips screwdriver. Remove enough to gain your hand and also a ratchet through.4) previous the lower structure you"ll see the CVT drainpipe plug on the driver side of the transmission situation towards the front. You would certainly think it would certainly be located in the earlier and bottom, however noooo ...5) Slip your ratchet with 10mm hebeer-selection.com driver v the obstructions and also onto the CVT drainpipe plug. The doesn"t take much force to break loose. Yes, you will be reaching and also contorting.6 ) position a large drain pan underneath and also you can loosen the CVT drain plug off with your fingers. The CVT liquid will gush the end all over.7) Clean turn off the CVT drain plug and check that the rubber o-ring is still good.8) take it the CVT dipstick out making use of the small screwdriver come push against the plastic locking tab, this to be a surprising pain in the butt the an initial time (stupid Nissan design), and clean it off. Much more CVT fluid will drip out. Pour the used CVT fluid into containers to gain a ballpark estimate for the re-fill.9) Re-install CVT drainpipe plug with rubber o-ring and tighten to 25 ft lbs, but you won"t be able to fit many torque wrenches due to obstructions so "tight enough" will certainly do.10) Re-fill slowly with new Nissan NS-2 CVT fluid using a long tiny funnel, 2 quarts is a good start.11) Measure liquid level by the inserting the CVT dipstick v the locking tab on opposing side off the to fill tube so you can pull that right ago out. Gradually re-fill 1/3 quart in ~ a time till it access time the Cold mark.12) Clean everything up through shop towels, inspect for leaks, and re-install splash guards.13) drive off ramps and drive roughly a bit and making sure you hit all equipment selections.14) Park top top level ground, rotate off the car, and immediately ebeer-selection.comamine the CVT fluid level. It have to be up at the warm mark. Re-install the CVT dipstick with the locking tab positioned normally. I re-filled just shy the 3 quarts total.15) Dump sufficient kitty litter on floor to soak up flood CVT fluid.16) after ~ 4 years and also 52k mile the factory CVT liquid was DARK! The new fluid to be a light environment-friendly (not bright green like coolant).17) ebeer-selection.comamine CVT fluid level and for leaks the nebeer-selection.comt day after ~ driving.Was it precious it? Yes, that was! You have the right to mail order Nissan NS-2 liquid for cheap. The dealerships and auto shops fee too lot for labor and you recognize that friend put new fluid in. The CVT no longer has hesitation at low rpm"s and also throttle an answer is effortless. It is smoother now contrasted to once we purchase the vehicle used. A full CVT fluid readjust is claimed to be done every 60k mile or 4 year according come Haynes, so I number a drain and fill every 30k or 2 year miles have to be plenty. NS-2 liquid is offered in 6 quart bobeer-selection.comes so i have sufficient left over. I"m ebeer-selection.compecting mileage will climb quickly because of commuting.