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I used to take my vehicles to lube shop, but now I'd rather do it myself as I am not sure of what they put in my transmission and if their flush machine is properly cleaned after each job. The dollar saving is not the issue. It costs $60 to do myself versus $100 at the shop.
My next door neighbor has a Nissan Murano like mine. He took it to a lube shop and these people put regular ATF into it. His transmission failed less than 40 miles later. The Murano has a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and it uses a special oil, not regular ATF or Mercon V. It costs him 6.5K to replace it. Nissan states clearly that if transmission fails due to using wrong trannie oil, that voids warranty. He is still in legal dispute against the shop.
No, the procedure is to leave engine running at idle to pump fluid out of trannie.
Last edited by mas360; 12-30-2009 at 09:08 AM.