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2000-2004 will work. You can also use a Frontier transmission from the same years, which may aid your search.

2005 and later will not.
 

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I just did this repair myself, and I ended up putting a 2001 Frontier transmission into my '02 Xterra. On part interchange search from Nissan parts the 2000-2002 Xterra and 1999-2002 Frontier come up as matches. Many other vehicles use the same transmission (Jatco RE4R01A), but with different TCUs. Pathfinder transmissions are not the same Nissan part number, but someone with more experience than me could tell you if it will work or if you'll end up with a check engine light. If you go with a 2003 or 2004 Xterra transmission you'll need a matching TCU, since the TCU was updated in 2003. I have a spare if you need it.
 

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Yes it will. If it was from a supercharged you will need the flexplate (flywheel) as the torque converter bolt pattern is different.
I have done this in the past, but I put the smaller torque converter into the supercharged transmission. There are two basic variations I’ve seen of the 4 speed. The higher horsepower variation(3.5 pathfinder and S/C VG) have the larger torque converter as well as the turbine rev sensor. You can leave the sensor unplugged if not needed but can’t work the other way without a TCM. When locating a TCM you need to verify that the truck was equipped how you want it. VDC and non VDC computers communicate differently
 

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I just did this repair myself, and I ended up putting a 2001 Frontier transmission into my '02 Xterra. On part interchange search from Nissan parts the 2000-2002 Xterra and 1999-2002 Frontier come up as matches. Many other vehicles use the same transmission (Jatco RE4R01A), but with different TCUs. Pathfinder transmissions are not the same Nissan part number, but someone with more experience than me could tell you if it will work or if you'll end up with a check engine light. If you go with a 2003 or 2004 Xterra transmission you'll need a matching TCU, since the TCU was updated in 2003. I have a spare if you need it.
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So to clarify if I do put 04 in an 01 I need to change out TCU also
 

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Correct, you don't need to swap the TCU if you're putting a newer trans in an older truck, but you would if you put an older trans in a newer truck. I also swapped an 04 Xterra SC trans into my 1994 pathfinder. Used the larger converter and flexplate. The only difference there was the wiring harness that plugs into the trans sensors, and then to the truck, was not long enough for the pathfinder. Easy to just swap, it all plugs in. I'm not sure if the X/Frontier had any differences like that.
 

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I replaced my 2002 Xterra 4x4 with a 2001 Frontier 4x4 transmission. Nissan lists the 1999-2002 Frontier and 2000-2002 Xterra as the same trans part #. I'm not aware of any modifications to the transmission for the supercharged X. The transmission used is a Nissan/Jatco Re4R01A, which is also in some Pathfinders but I'm not sure if all the sensors and wiring are interchangeable.
 

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I just did this repair myself, and I ended up putting a 2001 Frontier transmission into my '02 Xterra. On part interchange search from Nissan parts the 2000-2002 Xterra and 1999-2002 Frontier come up as matches. Many other vehicles use the same transmission (Jatco RE4R01A), but with different TCUs. Pathfinder transmissions are not the same Nissan part number, but someone with more experience than me could tell you if it will work or if you'll end up with a check engine light. If you go with a 2003 or 2004 Xterra transmission you'll need a matching TCU, since the TCU was updated in 2003. I have a spare if you need it.
Do you have a 2003 xterra 5 speed transmission? I could use one.
 

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Need a 2004 Xterra or Frontier 5 speed manual Transmission from a 2.4L was told 3.3 v6 is interchangeable but bolt pattern is different Every pick n pull either has just v6 and automatic can’t find these anywhere
 

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Need a 2004 Xterra or Frontier 5 speed manual Transmission from a 2.4L was told 3.3 v6 is interchangeable but bolt pattern is different Every pick n pull either has just v6 and automatic can’t find these anywhere
Anything you find used for a 2004 probably needs to be rebuilt just like yours. The manual transmission might be a fun and not too difficult project to get into should you have the time. I highly doubt the V6 transmission is going to work. A different bolt pattern is a show stopper.
 
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