Recent Topics
VW 508 Spec-0w20
by BTLew81
10 minutes 29 seconds ago
Buying parts for your old car from the dealer
by mclasser
13 minutes 1 second ago
Kubota announces 1000 hour oil change
by salesrep
42 minutes 55 seconds ago
100K Durability Test - 1964 Comet
by ZeeOSix
Today at 02:33 PM
Have a look see ~ at this ```
by valley_ranch
Today at 01:14 PM
Edge 0w20 19 on amazon
by SuzukiGoat
Today at 12:27 PM
Why I hate having my car serviced by others
by zvm77us
Today at 12:01 PM
Happy National Pet Day
by salesrep
Today at 11:52 AM
Looking to buy a new car
by JeepWJ19
Today at 11:34 AM
Favorite Small Block of all time??
by BAJA_05
Today at 11:20 AM
2016 Nissan Quest rust on rear hatch
by JTK
Today at 11:15 AM
AR-15 vs. M-16 Bolt Carrier Group ??
by billt460
Today at 11:07 AM
Undercoating Gun
by George7941
Today at 09:24 AM
07 K24 - valve adjustment interval
by mjk
Today at 08:46 AM
Awkward family reunions ?
by dnewton3
Today at 08:45 AM
New Miata
by john_pifer
Today at 08:15 AM
Trying out the free Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30
by ZZman
Today at 07:51 AM
Used oil analisys on Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 170 HP
by JorgeMartins
Today at 06:25 AM
0.05 BAC
by bbhero
Today at 03:45 AM
Purpose of that metal screen behind brake discs ?
by Superflan
Today at 02:41 AM
Newest Members
Thunderbolt, ttang11, 2017Hatchback, dgoodhue, Canuckles
64237 Registered Users
Who's Online
94 registered (2015_PSD, 14Accent, Alfred_B, Al79, 69GTX, 14 invisible), 1850 Guests and 97 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
64237 Members
65 Forums
278431 Topics
4647045 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4665539 - 02/14/18 08:22 AM Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A
DriveHard Offline


Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 1003
Loc: Middle of Iowa
Ok, so the new to me 2007 Xterra (~156,000 miles) I just purchased doesn't seem to have reverse shortly after it is warmed up. From the research I have done it seems to be a semi-common occurrence that stems from a snap ring deep inside the transmission that is too small, and forced out of its position. A rebuilt trans runs about $2500, and even a junk yard trans is looking to be nearly $2k. A rebuild kit is about $400, and an "improved" snap ring is $12. I have not rebuilt a trans in about 15 years...and it was just an old GM 3-speed. I have two different service manuals for rebuilding this particular unit. Any advice before I dive in???


Edited by DriveHard (02/14/18 08:22 AM)
_________________________
Smile, it increases your face value
2011 Silverado Crew Cab LT 6.2L/6spd
2013 Mercedes Benz ML350
2004 Yamaha FZ1
Elio...?

Top
#4665548 - 02/14/18 08:29 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1042
Loc: Texas
Best of luck to you . I would not try it , but I have never rebuilt a transmission .

Look for online videos ( YouTube ) .

What is the vehicle worth if the transmission was OK ?
_________________________
Wyr
God bless

Top
#4665559 - 02/14/18 08:38 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
Dave Sherman Offline


Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 1006
Loc: Ohio
Can't speak for a Nissan trans, but I know someone who tore into an MG Midget transmission. Pay close attention to how things come apart, he managed to get a gear in backward because it appeared to be identical on both sides, but it was slightly offset. It went together OK, but it wouldn't engage. I know there are parts that have tiny detent balls with springs behind them that will fly out when parts are separated. Hopefully you have a diagram of where those are, if you have them.
_________________________
2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS AWD Valvoline Synpower 5W-30 Bosch filter
1977 MG Midget Valvoline VR-1 20W-50 Bosch Filter

Top
#4665560 - 02/14/18 08:39 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
rshaw125 Offline


Registered: 08/18/04
Posts: 3188
Loc: Raleigh ,NC CSA
I would have a full rebuild done. As opposed to just having the worn parts replaced. Also updates and upgrades. In my area I found the go to guy for Ford Explorers. The trans was better than new when I got it back. $2700.
_________________________
2012 Porsche Carrera S
2016 Ford Edge 2.0
2002 Taurus Vulcan SOLD
2006 Explorer SOLD

Top
#4665561 - 02/14/18 08:39 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 9293
Loc: OH
Send a PM to "clinebarger" in TX. He builds transmissions for a living and knows his stuff.
_________________________
2012 Toyota Camry 71k-PUP 5w20,OEM filter, RT43s.
2005 Toyota Matrix 135k miles - VWB 5w30 conv, Valvoline oil filter. Nokian eNTYRES.

Top
#4665589 - 02/14/18 09:22 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
zzyzzx Offline


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4194
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
How hard would it be to just replace the improved snap ring?

Top
#4665614 - 02/14/18 09:52 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
DriveHard Offline


Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 1003
Loc: Middle of Iowa
Its an Off Road edition with locking rear diff, skid plates, and other off road goodies. Clean NADA value is $8,300 and I only paid $3k. The rest of the vehicle is in good shape, and only needs a few other easy maintenance items (O2 sensor, front right wheel bearing).

Like I said, I do have two different manuals that detail step by step how to do the rebuild. One is the factory manual, and one is third party. Both appear to be very good. The snap ring is in the middle of the transmission...there is no was I am going to pull the tranny, tear it half apart, and just replace the snap ring. If I have put in that much time, I am going to do it right and replace the serviceable items while I am in there.
_________________________
Smile, it increases your face value
2011 Silverado Crew Cab LT 6.2L/6spd
2013 Mercedes Benz ML350
2004 Yamaha FZ1
Elio...?

Top
#4665698 - 02/14/18 11:11 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
zzyzzx Offline


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4194
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Actually twice I did just replace the bad part, and I have over 245K miles on that transmission as of today.

Top
#4665726 - 02/14/18 11:36 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 283
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
make sure you change your radiator, i think those are from the era of coolant mixing with atf and ruining trannies and cooling systems.
_________________________
2010 Ford Escape 2.5L ~64K, 97 Chevy Suburban 5.7L ~213K.
I like American cars and trucks, Synthetic Oil, and Wix Filters.

Top
#4665750 - 02/14/18 11:57 AM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: dogememe]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3381
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: dogememe
make sure you change your radiator, i think those are from the era of coolant mixing with atf and ruining trannies and cooling systems.

That era of Nissan Frontier/Xterra were known to have bad ATF coolers in the early run of the 2005-2015 series.

A lot of shops will opt to install a used transmission. If you're very mechanically inclined and have access to the special tools needed to pull the oil pump, planetary supports and bushings/bearings as well as a clean space free of dust with plenty of room to work you can DIY a tranny rebuild. But a lot of the DIY documentation is on older usually domestic(Turbo 350/400/700R4/4L60, C6, 727). Finding the parts - mainly the rebuild kit isn't too difficult.

Top
#4665846 - 02/14/18 01:31 PM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
DriveHard Offline


Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 1003
Loc: Middle of Iowa
Yup, going to add an additional transmission cooler, and just bypass the radiator cooler...this is indeed in the range where it is known to be trouble.

I have scanned the manuals, and the only special tools I could find that I don't have are a slide hammer and snap ring pliers. This sounds like a good excuse to expand my tool collection, as I have needed both for a long time now.
_________________________
Smile, it increases your face value
2011 Silverado Crew Cab LT 6.2L/6spd
2013 Mercedes Benz ML350
2004 Yamaha FZ1
Elio...?

Top
#4665976 - 02/14/18 03:42 PM Re: Transmission Rebuild - Nissan RE5RO5A [Re: DriveHard]
JC1 Online   content


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 2639
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: DriveHard
Yup, going to add an additional transmission cooler, and just bypass the radiator cooler...this is indeed in the range where it is known to be trouble.

I have scanned the manuals, and the only special tools I could find that I don't have are a slide hammer and snap ring pliers. This sounds like a good excuse to expand my tool collection, as I have needed both for a long time now.


Buy a set of Channel Lock snap ring pliers. They work great. Needed them to change a wheel bearing in a 98 Sienna. Made easy work of the large snap ring on the front knuckle.

Before taking stuff apart maybe mark the direction with some sort of paint pen or scribe to make sure stuff goes back on in the same direction.

Take lots of pics too for reassembly.

Good luck!
_________________________
2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Wix Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Mahle Filter

Top