97 Nissan Sentra auto trans capacity and refilll

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My brother bought a low mile 97 Nissan Sentra recently (60, 000 miles) and I volunteered to change the automatic trans fluid and filter for him.

I would appreciate the refill capacity (after pan drop) and also the type of tranny fluid to use. I have 4 new quarts of Nissan-matic D fluid from a vehicle I owned several years ago.

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Hey Jay...this is what Alldata shows.....Transman will know if it is different when he gets on here..it is probably only 4 or 5 quarts just dropping the pan.....Jim......

Capacity Specifications
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Automatic Transmission Fluid 7.0L (7.4 Qt US)

Approximate fill, make final check with dipstick.Fluid Type Specifications
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Recommended Fluid Nissan ATF or DEXRON IIE or DEXRON III ATF
 

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Nissamatic "D" is just another name for DEX III which is no longer available as a named fluid. You can safely use a name brand that meets ONLY Dex III/ mercon specs. This one may take 4 quarts to fill on a pan drop. Transman
 

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Transman said:
Nissamatic "D" is just another name for DEX III which is no longer available as a named fluid. You can safely use a name brand that meets ONLY Dex III/ mercon specs. This one may take 4 quarts to fill on a pan drop. Transman
Thanks for the info. I was thinking the Nissian's "D" tranny fluid was a special blend; unique to their trans and required to be used for proper operation. I did not know it was just Dex3 in a Nissan bottle.... :ROFL