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Old 05-25-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hey guys, built trucks for years, but this is my 1st nissan. Recently bought it and its been a nightmare thus far. Truck is a solid ride, motor is strong, but the trans was smoked. I had to drive it back home 15 hours, so i bought a supposed good trans and swapped it. My truck is a 97 2.4 rwd manual. The trans cam out of a pre 95 (im assuming because i had to retrofit the crank sensor). The seller is a pretty knowledgable hardbody guy and said it was the same trans otherwise. The trans developed a noise 4-5 hours into the drive, my assumption was throwout because it was only during extended cutch engagement. Put it on the lift yesterday and discovered the driveshaft was too far into the trans and had heated the output housing enough for it to mushroom and begin to break off, even left a heat ring on the dust shield. I really dont want to scrap a healthy truck especially being rot free in the midwest but its of no worth to me non driving. My question is since this trans was obviously longer than mine, however i cant find anything saying obd2 trans are swappable or just 97 trans are my options. Also dont know the durability of them; if i could trust a junkyard trans. Any help, info, tips/secrets to testing them, etc is appreciated as this will be trans #3 of 17 hours of driving ownership of this truck

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Old 05-26-2018, 01:12 AM   #2
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Is the truck lowered?
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:17 AM   #3
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Bone stock, brand new carrier bearing when we put the trans in. Which was a pain in te ass to get bolted back. I guess shouldve been a sign, but the trans mated fully an mad no obvious signs that it wasnt fully seated.
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:14 PM   #4
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well if the trans is longer then its probably a 240 trans.. i personally have swapped trans year to year and there is no difference other then the crank sensor and speedo being mechanical vs electronic.. since yours is a 97 if you get anything from pre 96 youll need to swap the "bellhousing" or retro it like you have.. 96-00 will pop right in and bolt up.. all the sensors plug and play which is really nice

Ive put a 98 in a 95 and a 87 in a 96 .. its all the same crap lol
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:17 PM   #5
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maybe the driveshaft was swapped. pre 95 are an inch longer because no abs.
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