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    Rocking some All Terrains
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    Midlothian, VA
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    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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  1. The temp range for a cold check is 86 - 122 dF while hot is 122 - 176 df for reference. I guess is it better to check on the upper end of this range versus the lower end or dead center would be best?
  2. After much fiddling I have still been unable to find consistent results. As it sits, the only constant thing is that I am getting conflicting results between the cold and hot readings. The issue is on just about every occasion it shows no fluid on the dipstick when cold and too much when hot. I follow the manual to a T. It states that for a cold check you must run the car at idle until its warmed up and then check before driving. For a hot check just must warm the engine up then drive 5 minutes in an urban environment. It also gives temp ranges for cold and hot which influenced me to buy an IR temp scanner. I use it at the trans pan with what seems relatively good readings. Something positive is I no longer have bubbles like I used to but that I think was because it was simply very overfilled before. If anyone has an experience with this please chime in, I am at my whits end with this. I called my local nissan dealership and there is no way I'm paying $130 for them to check my transmission level.
  3. Can someone confirm the trans dipstick is the same with the image above for their 2002 pathfinder? I guess any facelift R50 would be the same probably. I want to double check this isn’t aftermarket from the previous owner for whatever reason and in actuality I’m getting a false reading. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Would anyone happen to know if a transmission temp sensor exists in the transmission. I’d love to be able to get a Bluetooth obd2 scanner and the torque app and monitor it but it’d be a waste if it’s not even there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. What is it you are referring to that helped your pathy? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. For reference these are the markings with the notches being the cold range and the hash markings being the hot range. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. This was after 20 minutes of driving from pretty much a cold engine, no highway. I let it sit about 2 minutes and then shifted through every gear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Anyone know what range of torque the spec is for those 2 bolts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Ever since I got this truck its had at least some sort of noticeable shifting sluggishness, mainly from 1-2 at slow speeds. Also a noticeable lag between gears when accelerating fairly quickly. I had a shop just change the fluid (not a flush but I think something more than just a pan drop cant quite remember) but they must have overfilled it quite a bit. What do you mean by 1/2 an inch up the cable, I know my dipstick is a flat piece of metal all the way down I believe ours are different. Are you sure that much is okay?
  10. I cannot for the life of me get a consistent reading on the trans dipstick when at "operating temperature" because its such an ambiguous term. Not only that, I get various results depending if I drove around a block to get it up to operating temp versus letting it sit at idle from cold up to its "operating temp" which is me just waiting until the engine temperature needle settles. One thing I always perform is shifting through all of the gears before checking. I read on a forum a cross check is the best method meaning checking both when cold and hot. From what I've gathered online, a cold check is when the trans is between 86 df and 122 df while a hot check is when its between 122 df and 176 df. Now I don't have a dedicated transmission temp gauge so there is no way of truly knowing but does anyone have experience with which methods work best to get you in these realms of temperature with the most accuracy. I've just realized that the shop that touched my transmission last overfilled the trans to the point where regardless of what I did it was well above the hot max with noticeable bubbles. I took about a 1/2 - 3/4 of a quart out using the drain plug and I just did a cold check this morning with good results but I am not sure if my methodology is right. It's currently around 65 df where I live. I started it up from dead cold, it had been sitting all night; after waiting maybe a couple of minutes, I shifted through all of the gears then put it in park and checked the dipstick. This seemed accurate and I have yet to check hot as I'm not sure what the best way to get it up to "operating temperature" is. If anyone has any experience with this, any info would be much appreciated. I really hope I have not been driving around for over a year with that much extra fluid in the transmission. Also what would be the best fluid I can get for a 2002 pathfinder LE auto transmission with the Auto 4WD transfer case, not sure if that makes a difference, thanks.
  11. The dimension between holes im sure varies slightly from vehicle to vehicle but mine was 22 1/8 in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thats something I definitely need to get on board with thanks for the advice. Ill be scouring amazon for the best bang for buck bluetooth obd2 scanner Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I just replaced my fan clutch so I am too interested in the validity of this statement Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. That sounds like a good idea, how am I to know whether my exhaust has 4 cats or 2 pre-cats and 2 resonators? Correct me if I'm wrong but they look very similar. Also if there are broken bits of ceramic floating around in there does this generally mean I'll need to replace the whole system or at least try to clean out the internals of the rest of the exhaust?
  15. I have an 2002 LE. It shouldn’t be a cali spec vehicle as the PO was from the north east, only one owner previously. Is there potential for some pretty nasty damage to the engine if I let this go on? I’ve heard of the timing of the valves allowing a split second of opening for broken bits to be sucked back into the engine from back pressure destroying the cylinder walls. Also if I had clogged cats wouldn’t I be getting a noticeable amount of increase in the temp gauge when climbing up a hill or putting some sort of strain on the vehicle because all of the exhaust gets backed up? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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