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now all she does is about 93mph at 7k!!!any suggestions as to what went bad? feels like a busted syncro or blocking ring...i am kinda hesitant on taking the pig apart...has anyone out there torn their unit down SUCESSFULLY?
 

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is yours a sentra or a 200? I know from the years 91-93 they suffer from a problem called fifth gear popout, but it does not sound like that, it also sounds to me like a busted syncro, maybe stripped, and at higher rpms just not catching like they should. if it is an older model, I would seriously consider buying a transmission from someone or somewhere, I have seen them go as low as 300-500 bux, almost double the price as doing it yourself, but you will not have to mess with it at all, and not have to pay someone some major bux to fix it either. sort of 'plug and play' instead of "crap, where did I put that retainer" or "well, I have six bolts and a few clips left over?"
 

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oh, and I assume that your charger is a 440? is it the six pack or just the single carb? and a xr? man, you rarely see those things, that kicks butt :)
 
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My SE-R is a '94, but the trans(3rd one!!!)is out of a 93.It will go into fifth easily and smoothly, but as soon as I give it throttle it pops out....but it will stay in gear for de-acceleration. any ideas of where to get a used box would be appreciated.
....and the xr is an awsome car. the shop i work at specializes in them(www.modernperformanceinc.com) and the Charger is a 440 -4.originally a 361 boat anchor
 

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Sounds like the dreaded 5th gear pop-out. Check se-r.net for the details of it. But pretty much what you do is replace anything touching 5th gear. The syncros mainly. Its a common problem.
 

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ya, REAL common, almost common like the t5 trans on a Mustang. ours is a little easier to break though :)
 

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Replace it with a 95+tranny I have herd that sometimes when they get rebuilt the problem resurfaces.
http://home.att.net/~johnheer
Check out this site it has some good pics of the diffrences in the 94 to 95 trannys.

Mike G
98 SE... 96 trans W/VLSD going in monday the 20th
 

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When I said (they) I ment the 91-94 trannys. You all probably got that but hey.... Im creating more posts 8)
 
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ya'know, come to think of it, i think I do rest on the shifter handle while crusing.mabye it was pushing on the syncro just enough to keep it slightly engaged.Anyone ever bend shift rods? mabye an aftermarket short shift would help next go-round?
 

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well, theoretically I think a short shifter would help, but I think you should get one anyways :)
 
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I am glad on my 91 SE-R with 146k on it, no problems with 5th gear pop out! :)
 

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ya, I have heard that the fifth gear popout stems from people just resting their hand on the shifter while cruising down the hwy. if this is true, I don't know, sound logical, yes :)
 
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Ok.Once I find a tranny, mabye I will. So what kind should I get?Who makes the best ones at what costs?I would prefer to get a complete assembly.
 

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I would get a 94-up trans, b/c they are not prone to fifth gear pop out, most you will find have about 50k on them (average, some more, some less)
 

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To answer your Q Jamie the only people who make trannys for our car is Nissan. You need to find one at a junk yard. It took me about a month to find one with the milage and price I wanted(28k/$500 out of a 96). If you got the $$$$.$$ try Quaff(sp?) I herd they will cu$tom make gears and lsd to fit in our tranny cases.
 

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Another cause of 5th gear pop-out are worn motor mounts. I have trans problems but not 5th gear pop-out, my 3rd gear is stripping. Oh well, i'll have it rebuilt monday.
 

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Mike G,

Interested in your opinion about the differences b/n our standard 98' tranny and your "new" 96' w/ LSD. Was the install strictly plug-n-play? Any difference in feel? Etc, etc....

Thanks,
CB
 
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