What is the 2005 Nissan Altima Transmission Fluid Type and Capacity?

Published on February 11th, 2023 by Searchforparts.com

The Altima was made with two different engine sizes in 2005 and the transmission fluid type needed is the same but the capacity is different.

What kind of automatic transmission fluid does my Altima need?


The Nissan owner’s manual mentions fluids that meet the following requirements such as Nissan Matic, DexronTM III/MerconTM, or similar. In this article, we can suggest two fluids that meet or exceed the criteria stated by Nissan.

What is the capacity/how much transmission fluid do I need?

The 2.5L or 4-cylinder 4-speed transmission holds a total of 9.7 quarts of fluid and the 3.5L or 6-cylinder 5-speed transmission holds a total of 7.7 quarts.

Where can I see the owner’s manual?


Here is a link to a .pdf file that will display your manual

2005 Altima Owner’s Manual

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ATF Fluid for the 2005 Altima

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ATF Signature Series

This is our high-end top automatic transmission fluid that has been tested under harsh conditions! Meets requirements in owner's manual!

What else can I do to extend the life of my engine?


It is a good idea to keep an eye on the engine oil level so that you can top it off. Replace the engine oil with a good synthetic and follow maintenance as mentioned in the manual. Also, there are great tutorials on YouTube showing how to change the fluids or oil so that you can save money. Replacing spark plugs when necessary is a good idea also. Click below for more products to protect your vehicle or another!

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