Checking Autobox fluid levels

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StewartS
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Checking Autobox fluid levels

Post by StewartS » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:29 pm

The continuing oddities of NISSAN, have a 2015 1.6 petrol 4wd auto, at the weekend while on a family trip the engine warning light came on - I have had it read and it suggested TCM Fluid pressure SEN/SW B - which we have interpreted as low auto fluid level.
So we went to check the level via the , 'usual dipstick', only to find there is a dipstick tube {filling tube} but no actual dipstick just a cap {top}.

Research has lead me to discover that NISSAN have a 'special tool' - but want to do full diagnostic {£120} plus then what ever they find !!

My question is - is there another way of knowing / finding how much fluid needs to be added or do you have to go to NISSAN or a NISSAN/ gearbox specialist ??

Or is a gearbox fluid change another option

Any help / advise welcomed

StewartS
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Re: Checking Autobox fluid levels

Post by StewartS » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:27 am

Or how much fluid is still in when low pressure warning activates ??

vexorg
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Re: Checking Autobox fluid levels

Post by vexorg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:35 am

BIt strange that there's no dipstick. Probably just a way to force you to the dealer.

marrygold
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Re: Checking Autobox fluid levels

Post by marrygold » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:28 am

Theres a few new cars with the dip stick sealed off,like the a class merc with the 1.5 diesel engine. which is the same as jukes.

vexorg
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Re: Checking Autobox fluid levels

Post by vexorg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:14 pm

Wont be long before you have a dealer only key on the front of the bonnet.

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