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Removing the auto transmission on 1999 Nissan Pathfinder?

removing auto trasmission how do i get to the torque converter bolts

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Rikki Lerm, here is what the manual says, so try this:"

Removing the Automatic Transmission

Before starting this procedure drain the automatic transmission fluid and transfer case fluid (4wd models). It’s important to dispose of all fluids at an authorized recycling center.

1. Remove the negative battery cable.

2. Remove the crankshaft position sensor. It is located on the top driver’s side of the bell housing.

3. Remove exhaust tubes from the catalytic converters all the way back.

4. Unbolt and remove the fluid change pipe from the engine and transmission.

In order for the fluid change pipe to clear the engine completely remove the automatic

transmission.

5. Remove the oil cooler lines from the transmission and plug all open transmission holes.

6. Remove transfer control linkage on the driver side rear of the transmission. (4wd models only)

7. Remove front (4wd only ) and rear driveshaft.

8.Remove the transmission control cable.

9. Remove the passenger side exhaust heat shields.

10. Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the transmission located at the rear passenger side.

11. Remove the starter wires and then the starter.

12. Remove both engine gussets

13. Remove the lower splash shield.

14. Remove the bolts securing the torque converter to drive plate.

Access the torque converter bolts through the starter hole.

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15. Remove remaining bell housing bolts.

16. Check to make sure you have removed all wires and cables from the transmission.

17. Support the automatic transmission with the transmission jack

18. Remove the transmission cross member.

19. Lower the automatic transmission with transfer case (4wd models).

Hope this helps, good luck.

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