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Old 11-21-2013, 10:44 PM   #11
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I bought my kit from a local transmission shop for 185.

All ya need is a good bench with solid vise. Seperate the case halves and mount the mid plate with all the gears in the vise and lay everything out in order as you tear it down. Pay special attention to the small washers and spacers. I had some extra parts when I finished mine, but it shifts like a dream and has taken some serious thrashings over the last 6 months.

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Old 11-21-2013, 11:22 PM   #12
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Thanks you all for your advice. I'll take some pics for in case it will help someone.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:01 AM   #13
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Take plenty of pics during disassembly or a video. That would help you remember how everything goes back together.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:18 AM   #14
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you wont get much money for the trans metal, at work i used to take engines and trannies we pulled for scrap cash. i worked out what we got for a transmission and it was a couple bucks or something lol. last time i bought a rebuild kit for one of my Toyotas a couple years ago it was $200ish on Ebay
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:08 AM   #15
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I get about $100 for 1500lbs of cast & forged steel and iron up where I am.

I usually melt aluminum down for my students to use in their foundry projects.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:42 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by dvdswan View Post

pick your year out. if its earlier than the 1989 then use that one. 1990 covers to 93.
Do you know if there is another source for FSM? I don't think this website has them anymore due to some legal issues raised by Nissan. I have a 97 XE 4x4. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyG View Post
Factory Service Manual. Trust me, you will want this.

To do the Hardbody transmission, you will want a hydraulic press. There is also a special service tool to torque the nut at the end of one of the internal shafts. I made one, based off the measurements in the FSM on it, out of some 1/4" x 2" flat bar. I also made one out of a socket sliced in half and "lengthened" with a section of pipe. Same difference, but the FSM-style one was easier to use.

It's not ~hard~ work, but it is lengthy and involved.

I intended to do a write-up on my rebuild, but the FSM does such a good job, I had nothing to improve on - and stopping to take pictures of everything was slowing me down.

I picked up a rebuild kit through my local Transmission shop. http://www.drivetrain.com/ is another source - same kit. Reasonable quality. My kit was $260 Canadian or so. My transmission had a two-piece synchro ring, and no reverse synchro.

Tranny went in earlier this year, and I've been running it in Redline MTL. Or maybe MT90. I don't remember.
Have you ever ordered a new drive shaft from this place?
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