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I plan to replace my driver side axle this weekend and then work on the driver side in about two weeks. Do I need to drain the transmission fluid with each CV joint replacement or can I get away with just adding what drains out each time? I don't know how much will drain out of the tranny when I pull out the joint. I have also replaced my transmission fluid just few months ago so I don't want to be wasteful. Thanks in advance.
 

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its gonna leak when you take the axel out & make a mess

best bet is to drain as much as you can then do your change.

then replace the fluid ...should be new, but if your cheap & it doesnt look bad you could put that in there...but,,
 

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it won't leak that much...maybe like a cereal bowl of fluid. Drivers side you have to yank on to get the crush ring out. Passenger side slides right out when you remove the carrier. Good luck! You can do itt....
 

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Dont drain the fluid, it would be a waste especially after you recently changed it. There wont be that much leakage if any, jack the side you are working on up as far as you can to tilt the car at an angle, place your jackstand(s) and go to work. I highly advise you buy new nissan axle seals. Order them from Travis-infinitesc on the forums, or oder them from gspec.com. I believe the 2 seals are $21 total.
 

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Dont drain the fluid, it would be a waste especially after you recently changed it. There wont be that much leakage if any, jack the side you are working on up as far as you can to tilt the car at an angle, place your jackstand(s) and go to work. I highly advise you buy new nissan axle seals. Order them from Travis-infinitesc on the forums, or oder them from gspec.com. I believe the 2 seals are $21 total.
Thanks SarCaZm, I went to gspec and I can't figure out which seals to get, they're listed under SR20's and they have some with LSD and w/o LSD. I have a Nissan dealer down the block, are they the same as the Sentras? I have a 1999 P11 A/T.
 

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look at where the axle joins the transmisson. If you have a seal coke can size you have lsd. If both are the same about silver dollar size you don't have lsd.
 

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Don't know if this is too late, but a better way to verify LSD or non-LSD is to simply raise the front end and spin one of the tires. If both turn the same direction then you have the LSD. If only the wheel you are turning spins or the other side spins the opposite direction then yours is non-LSD. Hope this helps but possibly too late.
 
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