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Went to change oil removed the wrong drain plug drained cvt

Customer Question

went to change oil removed the wrong drain plug drained cvt fluid not a whole lot but I am afraid to move the vehicle
JA: When was your last oil change?
Customer: this is the first oil change
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2015 rouge
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: was just going to change oil removed wrong drain plug
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

HI,

Don't worry, you're not the first to do that. My mechanics do it all of the time.

How much fluid would you say you lost?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
less than a quart
Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

That's probably not enough to affect the transmission if you only lost a quart, but your best bet is to add a little bit of fluid. You will need some genuine Nissan CVT fluid.

Here is how you can add it:

Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

If you add a half pint or so through this cap you should be good to go. It can't be checked from here, but you can safely add a little.

Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

If you want to check the fluid level you will need some special tools that are only available at the Nissan dealer.

Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

Keep in mind, the only fluid you can use in this transmission is Genuine NISSAN NS-3 CVT Fluid. Anything else will void your warranty and damage the transmission.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
how do you remove the cap I have tried and cant get it to release
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
after I add some fluid should I take it in and have it checked
Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

You need a small flat head screwdriver- the pencil thin pocket type works best. Put it in the slot I am pointing to with the red arrow and you will release a lock tab.

Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

Probably a good idea to have the dealer check it after you add a pint (half quart) or so to it.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok thanks didn't want to force the cap and break anything thanks for your help
Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

Let me know if you need more info.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
will do thank you
Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

Thank you.

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

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