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05 Armada SE, 2700 miles on it. First trip to the mountains towing a 23' Outback...probably 5k loaded. Started to get a transmission smell on the way up and it was more noticable in the cab than outside. On the way home got it again. This morning the garage reeks of transmission fluid. No drips or visible signs around the motor. Didn't drive it hard and the temp gauges never moved from normal. Anyone experience this? Could this be a new motor blow-by and burn-off?
 

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There have been some problems with the hose clamps on the air cooler. There is a TSB out on the problem. You need to take your Armada to your dealer for the fix.
 

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Appreciate the help! Where can I find this TSB to educate myself before I go in?
 

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LaWnDaRt said:
05 Armada SE, 2700 miles on it. First trip to the mountains towing a 23' Outback...probably 5k loaded. Started to get a transmission smell on the way up and it was more noticable in the cab than outside. On the way home got it again. This morning the garage reeks of transmission fluid. No drips or visible signs around the motor. Didn't drive it hard and the temp gauges never moved from normal. Anyone experience this? Could this be a new motor blow-by and burn-off?
Could it have been your differential? BTW, according to the service manual, you should have the fluid changed if you tow within the first 3,000 miles.

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Tsb

Somebody posted a link to applicable nissan tsb's Do a search on this site and you should be able to come up with it
 

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Made my appointment. I guess I wasn't suppose to tow until 5k miles! My manual says 500. 04 rule changed for 05. Ug! Thanks for the help guys.
 

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I have 3000 of 4600 miles towing a 24' race car hauler. I changed the diff fluid Sat. It stinks!

That may be your smell...
 
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