Sentra 1998

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Drain the fluid from the transaxle.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Both battery cables
     
    Battery and bracket from the vehicle
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor from the transaxle
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Torque converter clutch solenoid valve electrical connector
     
    Inhibitor switch and Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) electrical connectors
     
    Throttle wire from the engine side
     
    Control cable
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Intake manifold support bracket
     
    Starter
     
    Upper engine to transmission bolts and properly support the transmission
     
    Center member
     
    Front and rear gussets and engine rear plate
     
    Rear transaxle to engine bracket
     
    Rear transaxle mount
     
    Transaxle assembly

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    Fig. Bolt locations and torque specifications-1.6L and 1.8L engine with automatic transaxle



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    Fig. Bolt locations and torque specifications-2.0L engine with automatic transaxle

     

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To install:

When connecting the torque converter to the transaxle, be sure to measure the distance between the mounting lug of the converter and the front edge of the transaxle.

  1. The measured distance between the converter and the front of the transaxle should be:
    1. 1.6L and 1.8L engines: 0.831 in. (21.1mm) or more.
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    3. 2.0L engines: 0.626 in. (15.9mm) or more.


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  3. Raise the transaxle and install to engine drive plate.
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  5. Install the transaxle mounting bolts in the proper location as noted during removal.
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  7. On 1.6L and 1.8L engines torque the 2 bottom bolts to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-21 Nm) and all other bolts to 22-30 ft. lbs. (30-40 Nm).
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  9. On 2.0L engines torque the 2 bottom bolts to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-21 Nm) and all other bolts to 51-59 ft. lbs. (70-79 Nm).
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  11. Install or connect the following:

    Torque converter to the drive plate and torque the bolts to 33-43 ft. lbs. (44-59 Nm)
     
    Rear transmission mount
     
    Rear transmission bracket
     
    Front and rear gussets and the rear engine plate
     
    Center member
     
    Starter and torque the bolts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm)
     
    Intake manifold support bracket
     
    Both half shafts
     
    Control cable
     
    Throttle wire
     
    CKP sensor
     
    Torque converter clutch solenoid valve, VSS and inhibitor switch electrical connectors
     
    Air duct
     
    Battery and both cables
     

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  13. Fill the transmission to the proper level.
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  15. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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