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Old 02-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hello all. Got a whine in 1-3,5. So I plan on getting it rebuilt soon.

I did some price checking and I'm getting $1k-2k to rebuild it.
I can get it done for that price soon but looking up the rebuild kits I can get a complete one for $150.

I've done extensive work on GM/Ford/Dodge V-8 (including rebuilds) but the only thing I've ever done on a transmission is replace a clutch or replace the unit entirely.

I got the service manual for my truck so I'm curious as to how complicated it is to do it. Can it be done in a weekend with someone who has ZERO experience with transmissions?

Or am I better off just letting someone else handle it? I do kinda need my truck back....
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:08 AM   #2
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I took my sweet-ass time doing mine so that I wouldn't make mistakes. It took quite a while. You might be able to do it in a weekend, maybe.

I had swapped in a transmission (which sucked), so at least I was still driveable.

You WILL need a hydraulic press, bearing splitters, pin punches, torque wrench that can torque in reverse, long pieces of pipe to help tap things into place, snap ring pliers, a crazy-deep large socket to do up a honking big nut (I made two, one just deep, and one as per the FSM). Probably something else I forgot.

It is not ~hard~ work, but it is a ~lot~ of work, and pretty tedious. I don't know what book time is to do a tranny, but I'd suspect 6 hours ish maybe?? I can look it up if you like.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:10 AM   #3
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Couple threads:

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ad.php?t=29057

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ad.php?t=25418

I had never done a transmission of this type before, so I guess I was kinda new at it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:17 AM   #4
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Thanks Skinny

I got most things but a Hydraulic Press . My neighbor has one at work but I'd have to check with him.

One of my former bosses called me to chit chat (havent talked in awhile but remain close friends). Anyways long story short, he used to own a transmission shop before he retired. He said if I decide to rebuild it, he'd come over and supervise lol whenever he got some time. Guess I cant get any better than that :P.

I still have a couple three weeks before I do something with mine. I've seen 1-2 4x4 Transmissions on craigslist that were in great shape for about $250. What I might do is if one pops up I'll snag it and replace mine then take my time learning with my old one.

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Old 02-16-2014, 02:01 AM   #5
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I rebuilt mine on a Saturday in the driveway almost a year ago now. My kit costed a little more than 150 though it came with metal parts. All ya really need is a good vise mounted to a solid bench with plenty of room to lay everything out in order. Sounds cliché, but I watched bits and pieces of a YouTube video a guy made of a newer transmission than my 93, but it's pretty much the same.
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I did mine with 0 experience. Took me forever to do it because one of the synchronizer hubs blew into pieces so it was a lot of finding broken parts and ordering them as I went. As others have said be sure to have a good workbench (I used a 8' table to lay everything out on). If you truly take your time and have a good manual to follow you should be fine.
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What manual did you use? I am planning to rebuild my 1997 5spd in the future.

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