What is the Capacity and Transmission Fluid Type for a 2002 Altima?

Published on February 6th, 2023 by Searchforparts.com

The 2002 Nissan Altima comes in two different engine sizes, the 2.5/4-cylinder and the 3.5/6-cylinder. If you have a 4-speed automatic transmission then both of these engines have the same requirements when it comes to transmission fluid. 

What type of transmission fluid does it need?


This vehicle takes automatic transmission fluids such as Nissan Matic, DexronTM III/MerconTM, or equivalent. We offer a synthetic equivalent that exceeds all other oils if you want a top-quality product. More on this later below.

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


If you have a 4-speed automatic then you will need 9.7 quarts of fluid.

Where can I get more information on my 2002 Altima?


The best source of information is the owner’s manual. If you lost it or cannot locate it in your vehicle then here is a link for your convenience.

2002 Altima Owner’s Manual

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

Check the oil level periodically in case a leak is present in the engine. Keep an extra quart of engine oil to top off if the dipstick shows the oil level is low. Flush out the coolant. Make sure to get a good filter to keep the engine clean. Also, get the best synthetic oil for the engine and avoid regular oils or generic brands! We have the recommended oil that can last 15,000 miles or 1 year! Get more information on our Signature Series oil to prevent engine wear and tear! Click below for more and thank you for visiting our site!

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