First and foremost, thanks to everyone who takes time to share your knowledge and lend a helping hand. It is truly appreciated.
Quick update for those who helped out previously on my 96 Maxima: Decided on 3 drain and fills of tranny fluid, replacing the pan gasket and filter and cleaning the screen and magnets on the last one. I’ve read here that you get a little less than half the fluid out with a simple drain, so 3 should do it. Super simple to access the drain plug so doing that myself. Had power steering pump and both hoses replaced. No drips or seeps any more! (of course) The shop I went to warrants their work and parts for 15 mo/15k miles, so maybe I found a good mechanic in the process. Thanks again for all your input.
This week’s project: The Maxima has cornering lamps which illuminate when you turn on the directional. The driver’s side stays lit whenever the parking lights or headlights are on. Passenger side works properly as do all 4 blinkers and emergency flasher. Obviously something is “making” the circuit. Saw nothing about this in the Haynes. Where should I start looking? Bare wire contacting metal somewhere?
Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to update since you guys have been so gracious with your time in helping out. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day by celebrating heartily and not driving! Make mine a Guinness.