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2000 - 2004 nissan xterra 3.3l 4x4

1/2", 3/8", and 1/4" Ratchet and socket set
Wrench set
Pliers
screwdrivers
Floor Jack
Jack Stands
Transmission Jack
Pilot Bushing Removal Tool
Blocks of wood
Shop Press

1. remove battery cable 10mm



2. remove radiator shield 10mm



3. jack and remove front tires 21mm





4. remove starter and bracket 14mm



5. remove 4x4 half shaft 14mm



6. remove drive shaft 17mm



7. remove the torsion bars 17mm 14mm



8. remove cv axles and front differential 12mm, 17mm (use help)



9. remove the slave cylinder 12mm



10. remove center console



11. remove the shift boot



12. remove the transmission shift 12mm



13. remove the 4x4 shift 12mm



14. use a transmission jack



15. remove the cross brace bolt 17mm


16. remove the bolt of trans bushing 17mm



17. remove the left side bracket 14mm



18. lower starter / trans cover



19. remove the crankshaft sensor 10mm



20. remove the engine bolts 14mm

 

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21. use floor jack and wood



22. remove trans connector aside



23. wiggle the trans backward (use help)



24. remove the clutch plate 12mm





25. remove the flywheel 14mm



26. remove the trans cover plate



27. remove pilot bearing



28. install new pilot bearing 12mm



29. install new throw out bearing (use shop press)



30. put new crankshaft sensor aside
 

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31. hold crankshaft 27mm



32. install trans cover plate



33. install the new flywheel 14mm





34. install new clutch plate (use alignment tool) 14mm



35. wiggle the trans forward (use help)



36. install the lower starter / trans cover plate 14mm



37. install the trans bolts 14mm



38. install starter bracket 14mm



39. install starter and connection 14mm



40. install left side bracket 14mm



41. install crankshaft sensor 10mm



42. connect the trans connector



43. install 4x4 shift 12mm





44. install the trans shift 12mm



45. install center console



46. install shift boot / cover



47. install the front diff (use a floor jack and help)



48. install front diff brackets 17mm



49. install cv axle 12mm



50. install drive shaft 17mm



51. install the 4x4 half shaft 14mm



52. install torsion bars 18mm, 14mm



53. install the torsion bolts 17mm



54. install and bleed new slave cylinder 14mm



55. install tires and remove jacks 21mm



56. install radiator shield 10mm



57. connect battery 10mm

 

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Nice write up!
 

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I'm sure it will be for some folks. A lot of work there. I had mine rebuilt a few years back and had the clutch and everything done at the same time. Is it common for the pilot bearing to be that trashed? They said mine was and it had around 120k on it.
 

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I'm sure it will be for some folks. A lot of work there. I had mine rebuilt a few years back and had the clutch and everything done at the same time. Is it common for the pilot bearing to be that trashed? They said mine was and it had around 120k on it.
It was some hard work, but I'm glad it done! Yeah my pilot bearing was not good at all, it need to be replaced.
 
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