I'm changing the fluid in my 2010 Versa 1.8 S. It has an automatic (not a CVT).
The car has nearly 190,000 miles on it, so I decided the drop the pan and check the filter.
When removing the bolts around the filter, everything came out fine, except one bolt, that is only partially threaded at the top. All of the other bolts were various length, but fully threaded.
The partially threaded bolt came loose, but I had trouble getting it completely out. After finally getting it out, I cleaned the filter and reinstalled it. All of the bolts went in fine, except for the partially threaded bolt. It will not tighten. It seems like there are no threads. I'm assuming during assembly at the plant, it may have been overtightened and pulled the threads. I've never removed the filter from this car before, so it definitely wasn't from me.
So, my question is, can I leave this bolt out? Will it affect anything?
From what I can tell, it only helps hold the filter in place, and theres already several other bolts doing that, but I wanted to get feedback from someone that may have more experience on these transmissions.