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1987 Nissan Pulsar NX:
Manual Transmission Pops Out 5th Gear

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My brother owns an '87 Nissan Pulsar NX and when he is driving the manual transmission pops itself out of 5th gear. I've heard of this happening to other people, but I don't know what it means or what needs to be done to correct it?




This was a common problem with some 1987 and 1988 Nissan Sentra and Pulsar NX vehicles with manual transaxles. The condition was due to premature wear of the 5th gear shift fork which causes insufficient gear engagement.


This will require disassembly of the transaxle and replacement of a group of internal parts including the shift fork, the 5th input gear, and several other items in order to do the job correctly.


Take your car to a Nissan dealership or a qualified transmission shop. They probably know all about the repair, but show them this Nissan Technical Service bulletin number (TS89-064A) just to be on the safe side. It's a significant job and will cost a few dollars. They may suggest a swap with a rebuilt unit.

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17 Mar 2013, 20:24
Hi Terry,

You're gonna have to call Nissan Parts to get the part numbers and prices. They should also be able to tell you exactly what parts will be needed for the job.

Just keep in mind that in may not be a good idea to open up a manual transmission with limited experience.
Terry Murray
09 Mar 2013, 07:38
I have a 1987 Nissan Pulsar NX that I'm restoring and I'm having the same problem with it poping out of 5th gear. Can you tell what parts I will need to buy with part numbers to help me out?

Thank You
Terry Murray
18 Jul 2010, 12:25
As long as it's related to the subject -- feel free.
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