2018 Nissan Rogue CVT Fluid Replacement Procedure

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D1dad
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Re: 2018 Nissan Rogue CVT Fluid Replacement Procedure

Postby D1dad » Fri May 07, 2021 12:34 pm

Typing my reply earlier made me go out and put my 09 on the ramps and drain it. I only run it long enough to drive it on as to not have to mess with fluid that may have expanded. Like clock work, exactly 4 qts comes out and 4 qts of valvoline went in. If I drain the fluid on flat ground I get another 1/2 qt out but being that I have a few cases of fluid I do it every 10k. What came out today almost looked new and seemed like a waste of good fluid. Piece of mind. A nice 10 mile highway drive showed a dipstick 3/4 up the hash which is perfect.


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Re: 2018 Nissan Rogue CVT Fluid Replacement Procedure

Postby D1dad » Thu May 13, 2021 5:11 am

Vstar, I assume you work at a dealership? Can you verify the service procedure on my 21 Altima? I assume it’s like my 18 rogue, remove the leveling plug around 112 degrees but wanna make sure. I’ll be dumping the factory fill around 10k to remove any wear metals.

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Re: 2018 Nissan Rogue CVT Fluid Replacement Procedure

Postby VStar650CL » Thu May 13, 2021 5:35 am

Yep, the new ones have a high plug just like your '18. They didn't change much about the tranny, just the engine.

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Re: 2018 Nissan Rogue CVT Fluid Replacement Procedure

Postby VStar650CL » Thu May 13, 2021 5:48 am

Shoot, I'm getting my threads mixed-up. The new Alties definitely have a high plug, I dunno about the new Rogues. I don't think we've done a D&F on one yet, but I'll take a look at one later today. The high plug was never the "official right way" to D&F on any of the CVT's, so it won't be in the ESM. The ESM will say to use a bottom-up pump.

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Re: 2018 Nissan Rogue CVT Fluid Replacement Procedure

Postby DragonSlayr » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:35 pm

To be clear, you remove the plug to the overflow while the car is running?

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Re: 2018 Nissan Rogue CVT Fluid Replacement Procedure

Postby VStar650CL » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:01 pm

DragonSlayr wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:35 pm
To be clear, you remove the plug to the overflow while the car is running?
Yes, fully warmed, car level, trans in P or N. When the stream "hiccups" it's at the right level, replace the plug.

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Re: 2018 Nissan Rogue CVT Fluid Replacement Procedure

Postby DragonSlayr » Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:06 am

Thank You.

Some feedback, It seemed to take about 4 1/2 qts


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