Nissan Quest 2001-02 and 2004-06

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Battery and tray
     
    Resonator
     
    Terminal cord assembly harness connector
     
    Vacuum lines
     
    Starter motor
     
    Transaxle fluid from the unit
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Transaxle cooler hose and control cable
     
    Front exhaust manifold
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Engine gusset and torque converter undercover
     
    Bolts from the drive plate from the torque converter. Rotate the crankshaft to access all the bolts.
     

  4.  
  5. Support the transaxle with a suitable jack.

    Front mount
     
    Rear mount
     
    Bolts attaching the transaxle to the engine
     

  6.  
  7. Carefully separate the transaxle assembly from the engine assembly. Lower the assembly from the vehicle.
  8.  

To install:



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Fig. Transaxle torque specification and locations-3.3L engine

  1. Be sure that the transaxle is secured firmly to the transaxle jack.
  2.  
  3. Carefully raise the transaxle into the vehicle and align the transaxle to the engine assembly, making sure that the alignment dowels are positioned properly.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the remaining components in the reverse order of removal. Refer to the accompanying transaxle torque specification illustration for bolt locations and their specifications.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Fill the transaxle with the correct amount and type of fluid.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine.
  12.  
  13. Check for leaks and proper operation.
  14.  

The transmission is removed along with the engine as an assembly from the vehicle. Please refer to the engine removal and installation procedure in this section for transmission removal and installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Battery and tray
     
    Resonator
     
    Terminal cord assembly harness connector
     
    Vacuum lines
     
    Starter motor
     
    Transaxle fluid from the unit
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Transaxle cooler hose and control cable
     
    Front exhaust manifold
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Engine gusset and torque converter undercover
     
    Bolts from the drive plate from the torque converter. Rotate the crankshaft to access all the bolts.
     

  4.  
  5. Support the transaxle with a suitable jack.

    Front mount
     
    Rear mount
     
    Bolts attaching the transaxle to the engine
     

  6.  
  7. Carefully separate the transaxle assembly from the engine assembly. Lower the assembly from the vehicle.
  8.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Transaxle torque specification and locations-3.3L engine

  1. Be sure that the transaxle is secured firmly to the transaxle jack.
  2.  
  3. Carefully raise the transaxle into the vehicle and align the transaxle to the engine assembly, making sure that the alignment dowels are positioned properly.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the remaining components in the reverse order of removal. Refer to the accompanying transaxle torque specification illustration for bolt locations and their specifications.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Fill the transaxle with the correct amount and type of fluid.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine.
  12.  
  13. Check for leaks and proper operation.
  14.  

The transmission is removed along with the engine as an assembly from the vehicle. Please refer to the engine removal and installation procedure for transmission removal and installation

 
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