Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Change check transmission fluid

asked by on

I was going to check my transmission fluid in my car, and I couldn't find the dipstick to check it with. So when the miles get up to 30,000 how do I change the CVT fluid? I want to do it myself. Is there a plug on the rear differential axles like there are on Hondas? Do you know where I can buy a service manual for my car? I haven't been able to find one so far. Thanks.

A: Hello there. The Nissan Versa and many newe...

Hello there. The Nissan Versa and many newer vehicles do not come equipped with transmission dipsticks. The owner’s manual (which comes with the car) should have details for how the CVT transmission fluid is checked, as this is a service procedure. The Versa does not have a differential in the common sense since it is a front wheel drive vehicle. Front wheel drive vehicles use what is called transaxles, which is the transmission and front differential in one, but they are commonly just referred to as the transmission assembly. If you need help servicing your transmission fluid, a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can perform this task for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Power loss, won't go up hill.

If your engine is revving but the vehicle is not maintaining speed on hills, then the transmission may be slipping due to internal clutches. Have the fluid checked by an expert to see if it is burned or has metal...

Q: The vehicle is jerking and not firing and the plug number 4 is soaked with oil.

Hi there. When a spark plug has excessive oil on the plug, then there is excessive oil getting into the cylinder. This will foul out the spark plug and cause a misfire. The misfire is causing the engine to be...

Q: Car is stalling when giving too much gas. Won't start.

This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...