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Old 11-12-2016, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default Five speed issues?

So I when driving on the highway and shifted into fifth gear then let off the gas and it popped into neutral this has been occurring for afew weeks. Any suggestions where to start or what to do? If a rebiuld is nessasary is it hard to do yourself? Any rebiuld kits recommended? I just did my clutch last year. Got a 96 hardbody. Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2016, 04:02 AM   #2
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Fifth gear pop out , see this:

https://youtu.be/AO62TUbZZIE
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Fifth gear pop out , see this:

I embedded your link.

Back to the OP: The video points out the synchronizer for 5th gear. I had my synchronizers replaced about 3 or 4 years ago at an AAMCO Transmission shop. $1600. I bought the brass synchronizers through Nissan, so that was $400 of the job, but the rest was labor.

Because of the brass parts, make sure you refill with GL4. Other tranny fluids may exceed GL4 specs, but they will contain also have a higher Sulfur content.

Sulfur corrodes brass synchronizers. GL4 does not use much sulfur.
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Old 11-19-2016, 02:56 AM   #4
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Yikes $1600 bucks
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you could forgo the rebuild, and just go to a yard and get another tranny. They are quite common and can pick them up for a few hundred.
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Mine did the same thing around 90k. I spent the same 1600 ish and used a real oem Nissan kit. Now at 290k it still works great.
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Yikes $1600 bucks
Oh! I had the Clutch replaced, too. I told him to get the parts from Nissan, so the clutch is probably a little more than you'd see one for at Napa.

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Old 11-19-2016, 01:16 PM   #8
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Jp, not sure if you are worried about having your address and cell number open to the public or not but they are there.
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Could have saved a ton with an Exidy clutch kit from a parts store, or their supplier. That's who made the Nissan OEM clutches. Aside from that, the bill looks reasonable.
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You can save money by pulling the transmission yourself and taking it to the shop for a "bench" job and then reinstalling it yourself. Talk with the shop you want to use before you start to remove your tranny. Make sure you understand the warranty before you go this route.

MANY people have had success buying a used transmission from an auto recycler, I didn't. I installed two used transmissions from a reputable yard and both had bad synchros and the gears would grind.

I got frustrated so I decided to rebuild the transmission myself rather than take it back for another warranty exchange. Yes I ate the cost of the used transmission, $350. I got my rebuild kit from TransPart Warehouse out of Redding CA. It took me a couple of months to rebuild it, I have several vehicles so getting my truck back on the road wasn't a priority.

This was the first and LAST time I'll rebuild a transmission. Not because I thought it was hard, I actually thought it was pretty straight forward. It took way too much of my time to research how to do it and then pulling it off. I'm also not interested in removing/installing a transmission ever again, next time I'll just drop it off and have someone else do the work. AKA, I'm getting too old for this shit!

Short on cash? Find a shop that will finance it for you. Work some overtime, find a temporary part-time job, etc.

FYI, I have the FS5R30A transmission that's for the V6 4x4.

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