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Old 07-02-2004, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question AT to MT swap in 89 Pathfinder?

Here is a newB question.
I am looking at a 1989 Pathfinder SE-V6 AT that needs tranny work:
http://www.ozarkautos.com/89%20Pathf...pathfinder.htm
Is it possible to swap in Nissan's MT as a replacement? Or is it more of a PITA than it is worth?

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BTW- I did search through hundreds of posts on a couple of message boards before I asked....

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Old 07-05-2004, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I saw that one on Autotrader over a year ago...

You will need the transmission, engine computer, and a new harness (since the transmission is no longer going to be connected). Driveline lengths are different as well. Find a cheap donor truck.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Driveline lengths are NOT different, I swapped in a rear driveshaft from an auto to my manual tranny Pathy...
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Old 07-15-2004, 01:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I saw that one on Autotrader over a year ago...

You will need the transmission, engine computer, and a new harness (since the transmission is no longer going to be connected). Driveline lengths are different as well. Find a cheap donor truck.

I could be wrong, but I didn't think an ECU change would be needed. IIRC, an auto tranny ECU can be used for a manual, but not a manual ECU in an auto.
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Old 07-21-2004, 10:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have NOT done this type of swap to Pathy, but I've worked on my share of Nissan's in general - One particular job was to swap a manual tranny into a Stanza that used to be an auto. You'll try anything when you're broke and really need wheels to get to work! Luckilly, I ain't so broke any more, but 4 or 5 years later, that Stanza is still my work beater and I never had any computer / engine control issues. (The car costs almost nothing in maintenance and get 32 MPG, so I'll drive it till it blows!) The only thing that I never got right was putting in the neutral safety switch.
Everything went together easily, just tranfered right out of the other car - Nissan does things right - good designs, easy to work on, so I would not think twice about it, just swap it.
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