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Old 04-30-2018, 08:27 PM   #1
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where do i check if my 93hardbody needs transmission fluid its a standard 5 speed?
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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at the drain plug. but theres a TSB somewhere that shows you are supposed to over fill by a quart or so to save 4th gear? i cant remember which gear. but it needs to be overfilled.
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Grab a factory service manual here - http://nicoclub.com/archives/nissan-...e-manuals.html

Looks like they don't have the 1993, but the 1994 should be the same.
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at the drain plug. but theres a TSB somewhere that shows you are supposed to over fill by a quart or so to save 4th gear? i cant remember which gear. but it needs to be overfilled.
Only for the 6 cyl trans
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4 cylinder trannies too. The input shaft bearing gets better lubrication that way. To put extra fluid in it you can either jack the back of the truck up or go through the cab and pour it in through the shifter hole. I put 2.5 quarts in, that's for a 2wd. I can't speak for the 4wd guys.

Oh, and only use a gl-4 oil. Anything specified for gl-5 will eat your synchronizers alive. Mt-90 works well in these.

To answer the original question there is a fill plug on the driver's side of the transmission. It takes a 17mm open end wrench. You should be able to stick your finger in there and feel the fluid.
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Only for the 6 cyl trans

nope.
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4 cylinder trannies too. The input shaft bearing gets better lubrication that way. To put extra fluid in it you can either jack the back of the truck up or go through the cab and pour it in through the shifter hole. I put 2.5 quarts in, that's for a 2wd. I can't speak for the 4wd guys.

Oh, and only use a gl-4 oil. Anything specified for gl-5 will eat your synchronizers alive. Mt-90 works well in these.

To answer the original question there is a fill plug on the driver's side of the transmission. It takes a 17mm open end wrench. You should be able to stick your finger in there and feel the fluid.
I think we went over this already. The tsb was only for the 6 cyl. I've talked to a million trans techs who have never heard about overfilling the 4 cyl! I would call the advice a bit naughty, as overfilling can also cause problems.
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From an earlier thread, author: Street ruler----the fs5w71 does not have the problem. you can tell the difference in transmissions (fs5w71c vs whatever else) by where the fill plug is on the case. On the trans with the problem, its on the RIGHT hand side, the AUD drivers, or the USDM passenger side. I personally didnt trust the tag on my door vs the actual transmission in the truck. it has some odd gear ratios and rpm issues, so im not convinced i have a stock driveline.

that said, when i did my trans oil change i was not able to get any of the plugs free and pulled the shifter to pump out the old and pour in new. when i got the the recommended stock volume of oil, all the bearings were clearly sitting in oil and none of the shafts looked as if theyd get oil strarved unless i was climbing extremely steep grades for a long time.

Also, because im an asshole, i think i know more than a drivetrain engineer and always overfill my transmissions within reason. half a quart extra wont hurt and thats what i always shoot for. park on a slope with the fill plug on the high side, or jack it up a wee, and go from there
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So in summary, u can overfill a little for the 4 cyl, but that is not based off any need.
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I always have without any adverse effects. It's not pressurized so half a quart extra shouldn't hurt it as long as the vent isn't clogged or anything. I wouldn't try that in an automatic though.
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