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The engine in your 2004 Nissan Maxima should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Maxima and how to check the transmission fluid level. If the transmission fluid level in your Maxima is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. When adding transmission fluid to your Maxima, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Maxima, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
Dirty cabin air filter cause undue wear on your car's heater and AC and can cause bad odors2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6