Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Fix Transmission Fluid Leaks Nissan Maxima (2004-2008)

We are still working to obtain content for your car,
however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

The video above shows how to fix minor transmission fluid leaks in a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Your Maxima should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the fluid level on the dipstick will not be accurate. If your Maxima hesitates when shifting gears or seems sluggish shifting from one gear to the next (1st to 2nd gear, 2nd to 3rd gear, 3rd to 4th gear, etc.) check your transmission fluid level first. Unscrupulous mechanics will often suggest a more expensive repair, such as a rebuild, when adding some transmission fluid will fix your Maxima. If, after adding transmission fluid, you notice that your fluid level is low again, follow the steps highlighted in the video above to fix the transmission fluid leaks in your Maxima.

In Nissan's quest for more performance and better fuel economy, Nissan has been coming out with innovative transmissions on a regular basis. Therefore it is important to use the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your Maxima's owner's manual. Many vehicles with manual transmissions do not have a dipstick and their fluid level should be checked by an automotive technician as the car will likely need to be hoisted on a lift.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Fix Hose Leaks 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima
    Fix leaky hoses

    The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you

    2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
  • Check Windshield Washer Fluid Nissan Maxima (2004-2008)
    Checking the windshield washer fluid

    There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!

    2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
  • Replace a Fuse: 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima
    Change an engine fuse

    If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first

    2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
  • Rotate Tires 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima
    Rotate your tires

    Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year

    2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
  • 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima Brake Fluid Level Check
    Check your brake fluid

    Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping

    2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
  • Parking Light Change 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima
    Change the parking light

    Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?

    2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L V6
  • See all videos for the 2004 Nissan Maxima
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools