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can I replace 4x4 transmission of a Nissan pathfinder by a

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can I replace 4x4 transmission of a Nissan pathfinder by a 4x2 transmission
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  indy-tech replied 3 years ago.
Hi ..

Why, do you what to change the vehicle to a 2wd system .
Having a problem finding a 4wd transmission .

Rgds Greg
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


yes, the available transmission is 2 wd,



Expert:  indy-tech replied 3 years ago.
Hi Dayo
Both transmission are basically the same the front half .

You will have to remove the transfer case on your transmission and the rear drive from the 2wd transmission and compair the two , normally they should interchange .

See if you can remove both transmission ends to compair .

100% not sure as this is from my shops transmission guy .

If not the same you can fit it but will need the drive shaft part # 37000EA510.

Transmission crossmemeber .from the vehicle where the transmission came out of .

Need further assistance then please get back to me.

If you are not happy with this answer and still need further assistance then please don't rate just get back to me with the reply button .and I will help you or suggest another expert .
Kindest regards Greg
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

one more thing what is the part number for the transmission for Nissan pathfinder 2005 4.0 2wd transmission , I don't want to buy a 3.5 2wd transmission by error.,

After all will the auxiliary function still work and is there any programming of the ECU to be done.

Expert:  indy-tech replied 3 years ago.
Hi Dayo .

5 Speed trans 2wd part number 31020EA503

5 Speed trans 4wd part number. 31020EA30A

Just rechecked and was told will not fit has a different output shaft
to the transfer case.

If you go for the 2wd transmission then you will have to modify the complete system .

ECM does not need programming will work ,but you will have 4wd warning
codes come up check engine light will be on etc.

Expert:  indy-tech replied 3 years ago.
Hi Dayo .

You going to go ahead and do this or try and get another 4wd transmission .