Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Transmission Removal & Installation

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2-Wheel Drive



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The transmission flange bolts vary in length. Note their positions for assembly.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Shift lever
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Clutch slave cylinder
     
    Vehicle Speed (VSS) sensor connector
     
    Back-up lamp switch connector
     
    Park/Neutral Position (PNP) switch connector
     
    Rear Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector
     
    Starter motor
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Support the transmission.
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply sealant to the transmission flange, engine block and engine rear plate as shown.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Apply sealant to the indicated areas between the engine block, transmission and engine rear plate-4WD shown

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the large bolts to 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm) and the small bolts to 12-16 ft. lbs. (16-22 Nm).
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Tighten the mount and crossmember fasteners to 30-38 ft. lbs. (41-52 Nm).
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Starter motor
     
    HO 2 S sensor connector
     
    PNP switch connector
     
    Back-up lamp switch connector
     
    VSS sensor connector
     
    Clutch slave cylinder
     
    CKP sensor
     
    Shift lever
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

4-Wheel Drive



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The transmission flange bolts vary in length. Note their positions for assembly.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Shift lever
     
    Transfer case select lever
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Clutch slave cylinder
     
    Vehicle Speed (VSS) sensor connector
     
    Back-up lamp switch connector
     
    Park/Neutral Position (PNP) switch connector
     
    Rear Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector
     
    Starter motor
     
    Front and rear driveshafts
     
    Exhaust front pipes
     
    Exhaust center pipe
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Support the transmission.
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply sealant to the transmission flange, engine block, and engine rear plate as shown.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the large bolts to 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm) and the small bolts to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm).
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Tighten the mount and crossmember fasteners to 30-38 ft. lbs. (41-52 Nm).
     
    Exhaust center pipe
     
    Exhaust front pipes
     
    Front and rear driveshafts
     
    Starter motor
     
    HO 2 S sensor connector
     
    PNP switch connector
     
    Back-up lamp switch connector
     
    VSS sensor connector
     
    Clutch slave cylinder
     
    CKP sensor
     
    Transfer case select lever
     
    Shift lever
     
    Negative battery cable

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the transfer case shifter lever and related components-Pathfinder 4WD

     

  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The transmission flange bolts vary in length. Note their positions for assembly.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Shift lever
     
    Transfer case select lever
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Clutch slave cylinder
     
    Vehicle Speed (VSS) sensor connector
     
    Back-up lamp switch connector
     
    Park/Neutral Position (PNP) switch connector
     
    Rear Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector
     
    Starter motor
     
    Front and rear driveshafts
     
    Exhaust front pipes
     
    Exhaust center pipe
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Support the transmission.
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply sealant to the transmission flange, engine block, and engine rear plate as shown.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the transfer case shifter lever and related components-4WD shown

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the large bolts to 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm) and the small bolts to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm).
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Tighten the mount and crossmember fasteners to 30-38 ft. lbs. (41-52 Nm).
     
    Exhaust center pipe
     
    Exhaust front pipes
     
    Front and rear driveshafts
     
    Starter motor
     
    HO 2 S sensor connector
     
    PNP switch connector
     
    Back-up lamp switch connector
     
    VSS sensor connector
     
    Clutch slave cylinder
     
    CKP sensor
     
    Transfer case select lever
     
    Shift lever
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

 
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