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mkgearhead Nov 27, 2016

  1. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Test Drive

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    I lost reverse out of nowhere in August. I pulled the pan and the fluid was clean and there was nothing unusual in the pan. Solenoids all checked good. I bought a used trans on eBay with 16k miles. It didn't fit. The supercharged X's have an extra turbine sensor on the front of the transmission that the non-supercharged ones don't. Sent that one back and decided to rebuild it myself. I ordered the kit with all new clutches and steels and a new band. I got it torn apart and all the clutches were still good. Also the band they sent was too narrow. Apparently the supercharged ones use a wider band. They sent me the right band within a few days. After several emails back and forth with the company I got the kit from (Winner's Choice Transmission Parts), we figured out the problem. The bushing on the reverse drum where it rides on the pump was worn and it wore a groove on the pump. I ordered a rebuilt pump and bushing and started assembling. The kit I got was short 1 steel and 1 clutch for 2 of the drums ( I don't remember which drums). I just reused 2 of my old ones as they were still good. I also had to replace the front turbine sensor because I damaged it disassembling the transmission ($165 lesson learned). While I had it apart I unplugged the knock sensor connector so I can relocate it later ( I bypassed it about a year ago) and replaced the cracked passenger side exhaust manifold. So $700 and 3 payments later she's back on the road. [​IMG] I can't say enough about Rich at Winner's Choice. He helped me find the problem and get me all the parts I needed.
     
  2. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Congrats! Have you ever torn into a slush box before?
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  3. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Test Drive

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    It's the first Nissan I've torn into. I've done a few TH350's and one in a 1984 Cherokee.
     
  4. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Test Drive

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    Well, that didn't last long

    It drove great for about 60 miles. On my way to work this morning it downshifted into 3rd gear out of nowhere. I pulled over to see what was going on and I had no reverse again and only had 1st and 3rd gear when I drove it back home to get my truck. It also sounded like it was full of rocks. I have no idea what I screwed up but it was apparently big. If anyone knows where I can get a rebuilt trans, let me know.
     
  5. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many)

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    O man that is bad...bad...bad. I've never opened up a AT before. Now the STD I have. I just never had the confident's that it would work after I was done. Good on you for trying. Do you guy's have a Pick-A-Part?
     
  6. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Test Drive

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    There are tons of wrecking yards around here but no one has a trans for a Supercharged X and unfortunately, they are different.
     
  7. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    Just FYI on courtesyparts the trans for the VG33e and VG33er have the same part numbers. I do believe they are actually the same. The key thing is to get a tranny from the same year X as there are slight differences in each year. When I replaced my 2wd tranny for 4wd tranny I got one from a 2003 and mine is a 2004 and the shifter cable bolted up slightly different. I was able to get it to work with some fiddling but case and point.
     
  8. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Test Drive

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    The supercharged ones have a turbine sensor on the front of the trans that the non S/C ones don't have a provision for. They also have a wider band inside and 1 more clutch in 2 of the drums. You can put a S/C trans in a non-S/C ,you just don't plug in that sensor. If you don't have that sensor plugged in on a S/C X, it won't shift properly and O/D light will flash.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
  9. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Test Drive

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    Well, I found a used one and it should be here next week. I guess it's time to tear it apart.......again. It should go a little quicker this time since I don't have to replace the passenger side exhaust manifold this time. :smile:
     
  10. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Test Drive

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    I finished it up on Sunday and it's gone about 180 miles so far and it's working great. It's kind of odd driving something that short after driving my long bed crewcab GMC for the last 4 months. It's definitely alot easier to park than the Duramax. :sure:
     

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