The bolt you leave in should be one of bottom bolts that is easy to get too. This will give you access to the cooler pipe hooked to the transmission. If the jack is lowered completely, the engine will tilt severely on its mounts, possible weakening or breaking the mounts. For all you know I made this up. If anyone messes with a 4000 lb machine capable of 100 mph, these are real possibilities. Finally, check to make sure electrical wiring and cables are moved aside so as not to interfere with the transmission installation. Therefore, it is crucial that the transmission remain level or slightly titled down in the rear while being lowered to the floor.
Use a wire or strong bungee cord to hold the starter's weight - do not hang from the starter wiring. Repeat this until all the torque converter bolts are installed. Heat the nut, and let some penerating oil sink in there. This will help you reinstall the shaft in the same exact position to keep it in balance. Install the transmission oil filler dipstick tube. You can see the position of the screw holes. I will give it a go tommorrow evening and hopefully I can put this all behind me.
Jack up the vehicle and remove the jack stands. This piece was hooked to the exhaust pipe, and had to come off to make enough room to slide the support out once it was loose. Once all bolts have been started then tighten each bolt to the proper torque specification. I had to order a new one from the dealer. If I get in over my head, I call a professional mechanic.
It is the top passenger side bolt. Get both starter bolts started before fully tightening the bolts. To make this task easier, remove some or all of the spark plugs from the engine. Safety Tip: To eliminate any chance of battery arching, after removing the battery cable, wrap a rag around the cable end and place a wrap over the battery terminal. After blowing compressed air through the lines, use a transmission line flush product to complete the flush. Remove these two components, then unfasten the bolts securing the torque converter to the drive plate.
I'm going to replace the pilot bearing, slave and master cylinders and rear main seal. You may need to raise or lower the jack slightly or move it slightly to one side or the other to line up the dowels with the dowel holes. It was hard to reach and I couldn't get a socket or box end in there, had to use the open end. Then, using a small pry bar or screwdriver, pry the driveshaft forward to release it from the differential. This will allow the pan to drop down on one end so the fluid can drain into your catch pan. Thanks for the advice This is what I did, except it came out easily.
Note: When jacking up the vehicle, be sure to give yourself ample room to work underneath. It took me three hours to figure this out. Organize nuts and boltsFor organizing nuts and bolts, we recommend using labeled plastic containers or baggies, whichever you have available. In some instances, it is easier to connect the starter wire s before bolting the starter in place. It wasn't really stuck, it was just sort of levered or wedged in between the input shaft and the body of the car. I'ved tried my box wrench and no dice.
Carefully pull the transmission off the engine and, before you lower the assembly, install a holding strap to the transmission bell housing to keep the torque converter from falling off see Resource for more information. Having to remove parts of the exhaust after the transmission is separated from the engine is much more difficult. Either way, connect the starter wires at this time. I bent the sheet metal and cut my hands pretty good too. This makes it necessary to use a suitable transmission jack on this model. You can also see the stock Nissan bottle jack supporting the engine oil pan.
Warning: Do not attempt to draw or force the transmission into position by tightening the bell housing bolts as doing so can crack the bell housing. Plug in any top side electrical connectors and vacuum hoses. Euclid, I did the same thing and got mine to break loose. The dipstick tube also called transmission fill tube is normally secured to the transmission or engine with a single nut or bolt. Do the same with vacuum hoses and any other parts that might be confusing during installation. If necessary, label the wires for easy reassembly.