Leaking transmission fluid is one of the easiest signs to tell whether or not you need an Xterra automatic transmission repair. I was also not able to easily remove the car from gear and it stopped right there. Another symptom is that a broken automatic transmission slips in and out of the gears while you're driving. It works in a similar manner as your brakes. I would have thought they were joking had it not been for my immediate car trouble with the clutch. All other trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
I could try to just jam it, but I really don't want to force it. No grinding or anything, just hard shifting. However, in the summer months, I find I do have to shift a little slower than I would in the winter, especially from first into second. I've had no cold shift problems at all. The design of it is such that if the clutch starts leaking you will not drain the brake system.
The viscosity numbers are lower, but according to Redline it has similar performance to a 70W-85 lubricant. As has been discussed previously in this forum, there is some question as to what is an acceptable transmission oil to use in Xterra manual transmissions. Mines behaves like that too. If you are having trouble shifting when it's cold, be sure to check your clutch fluid. Seems to work pretty well. I may well try Redline next time. It's just brake fluid, and that's hygroscopic.
The brake fluid coming out of the vinyl tube attached air bleeder, use a screwdriver to remove stopper ring while pushing push rod into cylinder, when installing stopper ring, tap in lightly while pushing push rod into cylinder, check the following items, replace necessary. More than that I do not know. My shifting experience has been the opposite. This is an early sign that your transmission is about to fail completely. Where exactly is the clutch fluid reservoir? I opened the hood,and looked for what could be the place to put clutch fluid, and it was empty.
Install transmission and new fluid. Plenty of Nissan people use it without problems. Any ways, what kind of fluid do i have to use for the clutch? They called later to tell me that I didn't need it anyhow because the clutch plate had plenty of life on it, but this answer was spot on. . Apparently the brakes and clutch share the same reservoir, as I can't for the life of me find another one anywhere.
At a stoplight close to home, I had to push the clutch, and it hit the floor and didn't pop back up. Do not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage, on painted areas, wash it away with water immediately, connect a transparent vinyl tube to the air bleeder shown, slowly depress the clutch pedal to its full stroke release it. I put Royal Purple in last winter, also a full synth. Replacement of the slave cylinder can be relatively simple if it is outside the bell housing. As long as the reservoir has enough fluid that it doesn't draw in air you can drive it like this for quite a while.
I have never heard of clutch fluid before, so that sounded odd and I don't see much online about it either. Anyway, after switching to 75W-85 I can see why Nissan changed the oil spec. If any sticking or binding is noted, repair replace related, if the hydraulic system was necessary, bleed the clutch hydraulic system, carefully monitor the fluid level at the clutch master cylinder during bleeding operation, power bleeder will not purge all of the air system. Im having a problem with my Clutch, every time i press the pedal and try to shift into gear, i can't get it in gear. As I suspected, in finishing the other thread it looks like Redline is out as it was on my 240sx. You must have simple understand of your Xterra Clutch Slave Cylinder that you can find some problem correct in time. Originally posted by silverxglider: Interesting.
I became concerned because I have been using Valvoline SynPower full synthetic gear oil in my transsmission. Just thought I'd share this info with you guys. When we flushed it out and put in Dot3 brake fluid, the clutch pedal then feels like normal. Like a human body, the absence of one part or system can render your vehicle futile. When it's warm out or when the tranny is fully warmed up , I can shift as fast as I like but in the cold, I have to pay attention and use some effort when going from 1st to 2nd. I live in Gunnison, Colorado, where it's quite cold for much of the year.