All Motor All Motor Advanced Performance. Talk about Engine Swaps, Internal Engine work. Not your basic Y pipe and Intake Information.

5mt transmission swap for Teana

Old 07-31-2017, 06:39 AM
Newbie - Just Registered
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1
Question 5mt transmission swap for Teana

Hi all!

I have original Right-hand drive Nissan Teana, made in 2003 with VQ35DE and mCVT transmission

Yesterday transmission suddenly was broke and now I want to swap Teana from mCVT to Manual transmission. Perfect for me is 5spd transmission

All day I read forum, local bulletin board, and look for variants.

In BB I was found only 5spd non-lsd transimission from Nissan Maxima A32 with 3.0 VQ30DE

And this pic of my mCVT transmission

Looking by photo, it have the same mounting

I think, it's not problem to found clutch, pedal and other mechanical parts, but I don't know what ECU I need fo IT.

Will I buy ECU from the same car (Maxima A32, VQ30de, 5MT) and install it or I need to find something other?

Teana have Electronic throttle control

Last edited by mediaman; 07-31-2017 at 06:51 AM.
mediaman is offline  
Old 08-04-2017, 05:58 AM
Senior Member
iTrader: (16)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NorthernNJ
Posts: 3,054
You should use a 6 speed manual. The gearing in the 5 speed is not so good. You can pretty much drive the 5speed in 5th all day. Only sucks on the highway, you''ll be looking to shift up all day when cruising and you cant.
Quickywd01 is offline  
Old 08-04-2017, 04:36 PM
Senior Member
iTrader: (46)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 3,525
If you have a VQ35 to start with - then use a 6 speed transmission.

Gearing aside, there are differences in the flywheel and flywheel signal plate between the 3.0/5mt and the 3.5/6mt setups among many other sensor and setup changes (like the e throttle you mentioned) so you can't just install a 3.0 ECU on a 3.5.

A 6 speed is going to be the way to go for you.
schmellyfart is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.