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  1. 4 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

    Your auto trans ECU won't care that the slushbox is gone. You'll need longer bolts for the flywheel (the flexplate for the auto trans is much thinner, so the bolts are shorter). If you haven't yet, check out Harbinger's swap thread. The pictures are long dead, but the text should still give you an idea of what you're up against.

    For the wiring, I would start with the service manual (free download here), EL section. There's a "how to read wiring diagrams" section, but it's pretty straightforward, except that they abbreviate "blue" (for wire colors) as "L." The starter wiring shows separate diagrams for auto vs manual. Auto uses a park/neutral inhibitor (won't start in gear) and manual uses a clutch inhibitor (won't start if you're not pressing the clutch), plus a switch on the dash to bypass the inhibitor if needed. That's if you want it factory-correct, of course--if you just want it to start you can bypass the inhibitor relay (at the risk of starting it in gear and running into something). Nissan calls cruise control "Automatic Speed Control Device" just to be that way. It's in the EL section too. You'll also need to hook up your reverse lights. I'm not sure how much will plug and play as far as the harness goes, but even if you have to wire it from scratch, there shouldn't be that much that needs doing. Just keep it clean and write down what you did if you don't wire it like factory, so you're not scratching your head later trying to troubleshoot your own rat's nest.

    Yeah I saw Harbinger's post. Thanks anyway, for flexplate bolts where do I buy them? Dealer? Also for wiring should I do it myself with someone helping me? Or should I pay someone? Thank you!!!

  2. On 4/2/2021 at 5:34 PM, adamzan said:

    You'll need the master/slave cylinder, clutch hard/soft lines, and clutch/brake pedal assemblies from the donor.


    Actually, just buy a new master and slave.


    You will need to modify the wiring so it will start and if you want the cruise control to work. I believe someone posted on here before.


    Can you please send me threads/how-tos for this so I have a rough idea 

  3. Hello, I'm back again!

    I've decided that I'm 100% manual swapping it. I will put all my effort into this and there is no backing out now!

    I wanted to ask what tools I'll be needing for the swap. I made this list:

    *4(or 3)ton jack stands

    *a hydraulic jack

    *a medium power driver

    *an assortment of wrenches

    *an assortment or sockets 

    *a breaker bar


    I think that's it but I don't know, I might need more stuff. My main goal for now though is to remove the burnt auto.

    Please lemme know what's absolutely necessary and what's not, and of course if I should add anything to this list.

    Please link forums that might help.

    Thank you!


    EDIT: I totally forgot about the actual parts that would go on the Pathy. This is where I'm really lost. I figure to buy a donor car would be easier but here's my list:

    *Manual trans


    *Wiring harness?



    Please let me know what I missed!

  4. Hey guys, newbie here again.


    I kinda bought this car not knowing what I'm getting into. I did figure out a couple things though because of you guys. 


    1)most likely my auto tranny is burnt to a crisp

    2)fixing the dang thing ain't gonna be easy


    Now I got this car because I got jealous of others that had 4wheelers and side by sides and thought that this would be even cooler than their little toys with a little mods im also only 14 and im kind of stupid. I thought and still kind of think It would be fun to fix and drive with my dad. I have a permit by the way and can drive if my dads in the passengers seat.


    Heres the thing though, I want to keep this car throughout high school, I wanna grow up in this car. 


    To fix it I need to either swap a manual or automatic into it. I still haven't started (ill start in late spring/early summer if all goes as planned)


    It seams easier to get a manual and have it last longer than 3 autos (without a tranny cooler)

    And I personally think manuals are cool


    Do you guys honestly think it's worth pursuing my wild dreams and fixing the damn thing or do you guys think I should just save up for another pathy. My pathy is as rest free as it gets, and I haven't started it since late summer and without doing anything but hooking up a jump starter it started right up yesterday. It makes me happy hearing it run. 


    Should I sell this one, or get a new one?

    What would be easier, I bought this one for $200


    (please bear with me, sorry)

  5. On 9/17/2006 at 8:50 PM, Guest pyrophilus said:

    In the 96-99 R50's, the LSD was part of the Off-road package.


    My old 97 Se had the LSD, and to get it, I had to:


    get the off-road package which included all-black (no chrome) bumpers, and LSD.


    It was weird, because in those models, the base XE had all-black bumpers with NO LSD, whereas you knew you got the "upgraded" SE model if it had chrome bumper tops. But then if you upgraded the SE with the off-road package, it gave you BACK the black bumpers of base XE! go figure.


    I believe the XE's had NO LSD available, and if you got the "sports package" for the XE, it gave you the chrome bumpers of the base SE.


    go figure.


    Anyway, if you have a SE badging, chrome on bumper = NO LSD. all black bumpers = LSD.


    Of course, like I said, if you do not have any badging (SE or LE), it means you have an XE, which means there is NO LSD whatsoever...


    My 2001 SE has LSD, but I believe in 2002, they dropped the viscous LSD in favor of vehicle stability control system. Glad that I have an 01...

    wait that's weird I have a 94 XE and I have the orange LSD sticker on it?

  6. Ok so what are guys saying, im horribly inexperienced should I just stick to an auto, and should I just stick to a wd21/d21 tranny instead of the r50/xterra/frontier tranny I was talking abt


    if It's better to get a r50/xterra/frontier tranny and it's worth going through the pain of wiring I will do that but I want to know what you guys think...


    Thanks a lot for the feedback

    sorry if I sound stupid :(

  7. Hey guys Noobie here,

    This is gonna be the topic where I'm going to be asking more experienced Pathy owners what to do with my pathfinder...

    My pathfinder has a shot transmission that needs to be replaced


    I was thinking that while I'm at it to swap in a Ka24e into it, I don't know if this is a good idea but I like the ka24e engine.


    Will it bolt up to a r50/xterra/fronteir tranny


    Let me know if this is possible and if so let me know if this is a good idea...


    Thank you!

  8. Yeah I figured I had to replace it, but thanks for letting me know what fits :)


    Also am I the only one that thinks the vg30e intakes (the whole thing) look a little weird, is there a replacement that looks and preforms better??


    Also do you think a junkyard manual is a good option im broke and the only place I can look for parts is the junkyard?


  9. Hello NPORA,


    Newbie here and I just bought my first Pathy. I got my 1994 XE for 200$ but it has a shot tranny. I have a post about that including all the symptoms go check it out and reply to it if your experienced enough. I'm a young man trying to go wheeling, Help!

  10.  Yeah so I guess ill need a new tranny because when I pull out the dipstick a see LOTS of metallic flakes. Thank you so much I really appreciate the feedback, I'll maybe update this forum if I progress in the tranny swap. THANK YOUUUU!! :)

  11. How would I run through all the gears, and what if like the clutch is super worn? Wont that just waste a bunch a tranny juice. 

    Also do you think I could just get an Xterra tranny because I heard they are better


    Also im sorry im not the most experienced this is my first car and I want to go off-roading.

  12. Hey I recently bought a 94 pathy with a broken automatic transmission and I need help to figure out what to do with it...


    Here are it's symptoms:

    When I start it, put it in drive and press on the gas it doesn't go

    The fluid is darkish and has metallic flakes in it and smells burnt 

    sometimes I press on the gas it goes but this is very rare and even the it eventually comes to a stop and doesn't move

    I have realized that It usually gets stuck when the ground isn't level 

    Reverse is the same as drive doesn't always work 


    Please help, what should I do.


    Have a great day

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