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Has anyone experienced a problem in NOT being able to get their transmission flushed?? I took my Armada to the dealer to have them do it only to find out that they don't have the proper equpipment to do the job. Something about the fact that the Armada and Titan use MATIC J fluid and it required a specific type of "flusher" (i know thats not the correct mechanical term but couldn't think of what the equipment is actually called") to do the job.
Not completely satisfied with that response I called another dealership and posed the question about getting a flush and they told me that I'm not supposed to get the transmission flushed. WTF?????? :eek: :rolleyes:
Totally didn't agree with that so I called another dealer and to my surprise they said they didn't have the equipment to do it either.
Sooo, what is the deal with transmission flushes and our vehicles. Has anyone experienced not being able to get this type of service done?
By the way, I have an 04 Armada with 41000 miles on it but figured I'd ask the question here since the Titan and Armada are basically the same. I purchased my Armada in Jan 04 with only 4 miles on it and I've been loving it every mile since
 

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Has anyone experienced a problem in NOT being able to get their transmission flushed?? I took my Armada to the dealer to have them do it only to find out that they don't have the proper equpipment to do the job. Something about the fact that the Armada and Titan use MATIC J fluid and it required a specific type of "flusher" (i know thats not the correct mechanical term but couldn't think of what the equipment is actually called") to do the job.
Not completely satisfied with that response I called another dealership and posed the question about getting a flush and they told me that I'm not supposed to get the transmission flushed. WTF?????? :eek: :rolleyes:
Totally didn't agree with that so I called another dealer and to my surprise they said they didn't have the equipment to do it either.
Sooo, what is the deal with transmission flushes and our vehicles. Has anyone experienced not being able to get this type of service done?
By the way, I have an 04 Armada with 41000 miles on it but figured I'd ask the question here since the Titan and Armada are basically the same. I purchased my Armada in Jan 04 with only 4 miles on it and I've been loving it every mile since
Most transmission flush systems will work. The dealers use mainly Wynn’s and all they have to do is add the proper amount of J-matic and hook up to the transmission cooler lines. The exchange is done and the tranny cooler lines are re-installed. Done! My service dept will do it but I have always done a drain and fill. Instead of waiting to 25-30k to change the fluid I do a 12k drain and fill. I was able to get out just about ½ of the fluid at 12k which looked and smelled brand new. If I waited until 25-30 K I would have had oxidized and dirty fluid which would have been running through the transmission. Also if the transmission had dirt or clutch/converter material that comes loose during the flush it can damage the valve bodies. Many transmission builders do not recommend flushes the recommend drain and fill. If you do opt for a flush it is wise to make sure it is done more frequently than 40K if this is your first change. At 12K I will basically be draining new fluid each change. It does not get dirty or oxidized which along with heat will kill a transmission fast. If you do a drain and fill make sure you measure what you get out and put back the same amount. Make sure the transmission is hot and wait for the fluid to cool before measuring. Hot fluid will measure different than cold fluid. Hot fluid expands. It is important the same amount is put back. Also jack up the driver side while draining (the tire 4-6 inches off the ground) and you will get a quart more than just draining flat.
 

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OK Check this out.... went to local dealer here in So Fla. yesterday for a defective rear pass. door lock,won't lock still FYI,
Nonetheless was BS'ing with service tech who told me the tranny fluid is syn. from the factory,hence the reason why nissan only recommneds their type J...and they don't have the power flush ability, they just drain the pan....but then he knoded & smirked and said He took his (Titan) to a Moble 1 fast change joint in a neighboring city and had the power flush done for $165 ...

dboogie said:
Has anyone experienced a problem in NOT being able to get their transmission flushed?? I took my Armada to the dealer to have them do it only to find out that they don't have the proper equpipment to do the job. Something about the fact that the Armada and Titan use MATIC J fluid and it required a specific type of "flusher" (i know thats not the correct mechanical term but couldn't think of what the equipment is actually called") to do the job.
Not completely satisfied with that response I called another dealership and posed the question about getting a flush and they told me that I'm not supposed to get the transmission flushed. WTF?????? :eek: :rolleyes:
Totally didn't agree with that so I called another dealer and to my surprise they said they didn't have the equipment to do it either.
Sooo, what is the deal with transmission flushes and our vehicles. Has anyone experienced not being able to get this type of service done?
By the way, I have an 04 Armada with 41000 miles on it but figured I'd ask the question here since the Titan and Armada are basically the same. I purchased my Armada in Jan 04 with only 4 miles on it and I've been loving it every mile since
 
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