NISSAN Pathfinder Manual Transmission Rebuild Part 8
Reassebling the Manual Transmission in my 1994 Nissan Pathfinder 2.

If you are following along, this is page MT-50, Manual Transmission section of the Nissan Pathfinder Factory Service Manual.
But first, lets pay some bills:

  1. Installed adaptor plate with drive shafts and gears into bell housing. Installed OD gear needle bearing, counter gear, and reverse idler shaft. Easy peasy.
    MT-51 8c-d
    adaptor plate

  2. Pressed on reverse gear bushing and speedometer drive gear. I think the 4wd transmission is different here. Then also pressed on reverse cone.
    MT-51 8e-f
    press    reverse cone

  3. Measured it and pressed it again.
    press again

  4. Installed OD coupling sleeve and baulk ring and springs that I assembled on page 7.
    MT-51 8g
    steel ball

  5. Pressed on reverse counter gear.
    MT-51 8h
    reverse counter gear

  6. Installed reverse gear needle bearing and reverse main gear, idler gear, and idler thrust washers. This is the reverse gear with the re-ground dog teeth, from page 6.
    MT-51 8i
    reverse gear

  7. Pressed on reverse hub - in proper direction.
    MT-52 8j
    reverse hub

  8. Installed mainshaft spacer and new rear bearing. I think this is 2wd specific. And the new counter gear rear bearing.
    MT-52 8k-l
    rear bearings

  9. Put the adaptor plate back on the bench and tried to put in the old C rings. I did not put something together tightly enough, and had 1mm too little space for the C ring. I thought this was too much, so I took all the back end gears off and started over. I got it to within 0.2mm if I remember correctly. I ordered 2 new C rings 0.2mm thinner from the dealer. Then I was able to install the new C rings, C ring holder, and snapring.
    MT-52 8m-abcdefghijklmn-o

  10. Counter gear rear spacer and snapring, reverse coupling sleeve . No pics, but easy.
    MT-53 8pqr

Begin Shift Control Components.
  1. OD fork rod, shift fork, retaining pins. Big pin, then little pin inside big pin.
    MT-53 1
    shift fork    fork pins

  2. Installed 1-2, 3-4, and reverse shift forks.
    MT-53 2-3
    forks    forks installed

  3. Installed "striking" rod and striking lever into shift forks. Installed pins into lever, same as on OD fork. A little clean oil made it easy.
    MT-53 3
    striking rod and lever    striking rod and lever installed

  4. Insert tab A into slot B. There's the back half done.
    MT-54 4-5
    tab    slot    transmission

  5. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.

    But no minivans!

  6. Then I finished my beer.

Video of Shifting Transmission Gears in my 1994 Nissan Pathfinder.

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