Nissan Z - ZX 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Transmission

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
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  5. Remove the driveshaft.
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When the driveshaft is removed, plug the transmission opening to prevent oil from flowing from leaking.

  1. Disconnect the front exhaust tube, the selector range lever from the manual shaft and the inhibitor switch electrical connector.
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  3. Disconnect the vacuum tube from the vacuum diaphragm and the downshift solenoid electrical connector.
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  5. Disconnect the speedometer cable from the rear extension housing, the oil discharge pipe and the oil cooler tubes from the transmission.
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When disconnecting the oil cooler lines from the transmission, be sure to plug the lines to prevent oil leakage.

  1. Disconnect the governor tube from the convertor housing and the transmission case.
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  3. Place a wooden block against the engine's oil pan and support with a jack, then support the engine.
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WARNING
When placing the wooden block under the engine, DO NOT place it under the oil pan drain plug.

  1. Using a transmission jack, support the transmission.
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  3. Remove the engine-to-convertor housing gussets.
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  5. Remove the convertor housing dust cover.
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  7. Using a piece of chalk, mark the location of the torque convertor to the drive plate.
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  9. Remove the torque convertor-to-drive plate bolts.
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  11. Remove the rear engine mount bolts and the crossmember mounting bolts.
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  13. Remove the starter from the engine.
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  15. Remove the transmission-to-engine bolts.
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  17. With the transmission secured to the jack, lower the transmission jack and remove the transmission from the vehicle.
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  19. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the convertor-to-engine bolts to 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm), the torque convertor-to-drive plate bolts to 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm). Refill the transmission and check the shifting.
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