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Are there many 5 speed Altima 1st gen out there?

I went to the junkyard a few times, but never did see a 5 speed Altima.

I often fantasize driving a manual stick shift again.
I grew up driving nothin' but manual.
My Altima is my first automatic, and I think it's for grandma and grandpa.

And so few cars nowadays are manual. It's sad.

Will any 1993-2001 Altima tranny fit my 1995?

Is there any other tranny (Maxima's/Sentra's) we can shoe horn into the Altima?

Thanks for reading.
 

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There are 1st and 2nd gen 5 speeds out there. Not common, but they are out there.

Any 93-01 can be made to work. You are going to want the ECU from the swap car as well.

No other tranny will work. You are going to need the FWD KA for the swap.


Good luck. Definitely a hell of a job, but doable.


I would suggest doing a lot of studying:

http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/f-...-faqd-definitive-auto-manual-swap-thread.html
 

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Good luck. Definitely a hell of a job, but doable.
I did a manual conversion on an early 90s Corolla. And I thought it was pretty simple straight forward project.
Only hard part was adding a clutch pedal and master cylinder...required drilling the fire wall.
Everything else was just bolt-off-bolt-on.

But there was a lot of manual Corollas out there to pick from.
 

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Never done the conversion. Luck.

My '97 is a 5 spd and it went coast-to-coast in October in fine form. Liked the precision of the cruise control, hope you could transfer that function over to a 5 spd - if you drive distances.
 

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Manual trannys are generally indestructible if you take care of it.

I have heard of Honda manual tranny lasting 300,000 without needing any repair.
 
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