Info help with ATF change

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I have a 2011 PRO 4X WITH 170,000 miles, no real issues with the transmission, I just noticed recently noticed (only happened 1 or 2 times), when I would drop it into Drive it would take a second or 2 to go into gear, I had a similar issue with a 2007 FJ Cruiser with the same basic miles & the trans fluid change fixed the problem. The Toyota dealer (because it was a dealer service only... Sealed system), wanted like $350 for the service. The guys on the FJ forum figured out a way to do it yourself for a fraction of the price. It took awhile but was worth it. My question is: is my 2011 Xterra transmission a "sealed" system that is dealer service only & is there a way to do it myself? I have not rolled under my Xterra & looked for a drain plug yet but I do know there is no dip stick. Any help would be appreciated, or at very least direct me to a thread on this forum that deals with this subject as my search did not come up with anything. Thank You for any help
 

maillet282

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It’s not a sealed system and you are definately able to service this yourself with basic mechanical knowledge. Look up the Poor man’s flush. That should help out in what the process is.
 

maillet282

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Here is a link to the how to

 
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