2005 Nissan altima 5AT Temp.

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What is the normal temp for the Aisin 5AT? My scan gauge shows 199 degrees at idle after highway use. is this normal?
 
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I dont know what the normal temp is for that trans but i do know 200 degrees is ok for transmission fluid. What are the temps after stop and go traffic? My lexus es300 gets to 180-190. I forget what trans is in that.
 

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I have an earlier Nissan 3.5 in an '03 PathFinder and the scanguage will read ATF temps from 175 to 198F, depending on weather and driving conditions.
 
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Yea its an Aisin. Its always shifted firm and i never can get used to it. It basically slams into 3rd. I just wanted to know it wasnt overheating. I have heard of many failing at low mileage and mine currently has 189,000 and it still works like it did when i bought it.
 
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Originally Posted By: Volv04Life
Yea its an Aisin. Its always shifted firm and i never can get used to it. It basically slams into 3rd. I just wanted to know it wasnt overheating. I have heard of many failing at low mileage and mine currently has 189,000 and it still works like it did when i bought it.
Have you changed the ATF often over the years? Whether it's been just drain & refills(like I do) or pan drops with filter/screen & pan gasket, has this been done during the life of your tranny? Also, if so, what ATF have you been using? There is an ATF that I have prefered over the years in my '04 Altima's 4 spd for it's consistency of shift quality in all conditions. Just asking! smile CB
 
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Originally Posted By: Volv04Life
Yea its an Aisin. Its always shifted firm and i never can get used to it. It basically slams into 3rd. I just wanted to know it wasnt overheating. I have heard of many failing at low mileage and mine currently has 189,000 and it still works like it did when i bought it.
Have you changed the ATF often over the years? Whether it's been just drain & refills(like I do) or pan drops with filter/screen & pan gasket, has this been done during the life of your tranny? Also, if so, what ATF have you been using? There is an ATF that I have prefered over the years in my '04 Altima's 4 spd for it's consistency of shift quality in all conditions. Just asking! smile CB
Im using nissan K matic fluid like it states in the manual. It is very specific about that. Ive only done drain and fills because the 5AT does not have a serviceable filter.
 
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Thanks for the reply! Are you considering any of the aftermarket ATF's that can be used in place of Matic-K? I believe MaxLife ATF qualifies as does Castrol TransMAX IMV ATF. I like the ML as I have used both.
 
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