Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Transmission

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Disconnect the torque converter bolts through the access hole



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Fig. Fig. 2 Loosen the bolts indicated (arrows), then remove the transmission gussets



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Fig. Fig. 3 Remove the bolts securing the torque converter to the driveplate



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Fig. Fig. 4 Check the driveplate (flywheel) run-out with a dial gauge



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Fig. Fig. 5 Refill the torque converter with the correct type and quantity of fluid before installation



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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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Take care not to damage any adjacent parts when dismounting transmission.

  1. Remove the accelerator linkage.
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  3. Detach the shift linkage.
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  5. Disconnect the neutral safety switch/inhibitor and downshift solenoid wiring.
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  7. Drain the transmission.
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  9. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
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  11. Remove the vacuum tube and speedometer cable.
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  13. Disconnect the fluid cooler tubes.
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  15. Remove the driveshaft and starter.
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  17. Support the transmission with a jack under the oil pan. Support the engine also.
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  19. Remove the rear crossmember.
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  21. Mark the relationship between the torque converter and the drive plate (flywheel). Remove the four bolts holding the converter to the drive plate through the hole at the front, under the engine. Unbolt the transmission from the engine.
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To install:

  1. Install the transmission to the engine and the crossmember in the correct position. Tighten the drive plate to crankshaft bolts 101-116 ft lbs. Tighten the drive plate to torque converter and converter housing to engine bolts 29-36 ft. lbs. Tighten the transmission to crossmember bolts to 23-31 ft. lbs. and the crossmember to body frame mounting bolts to 43-58 ft. lbs.
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  3. Connect the driveshaft and install the starter with the electrical connections.
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  5. Connect the fluid cooler tubes and the speedometer cable.
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  7. Install the exhaust system and reconnect all the linkage, electrical connections and hoses if they were removed.
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  9. Reconnect the battery cable. Refill the transmission and check the fluid level.
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  11. After the fluid level is correct and no leaks are present, road test the vehicle for proper operation.
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