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Old 02-18-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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2008 Nissan Frontier Drive Shaft Disconnect

I have a 2008 Nissan Frontier Automatic Transmission. The drive shaft has 6 bolts which attach to the differential. Therefore, a driveshaft disconnect system is not available from Remco.
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Has anyone just removed the 6 bolts which connect the drive shaft to the flange on the differential and supported/secured the drive shaft, then put the bolts back in after towing?
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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I have read on the forum that someone did that when you undo bolts it should slide out of trans I've Hurd bolts have like a lock tight on then so don't repeatedly remove or buy extra bolts.
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Thanks Rooster for your comments.
I plan on simply removing the 6 flange bolts at the rear of the drive shaft, where it connects to the flange on the differental, then secure the drive shaft from moving out of the transmission by mounting a simple U shaped bracket for it to rest on once it is disconnected. Then further securing it by some means such as bungie cords, wire, duct tape or bailing wire.....
Seriously, I would secure it so that it would not slip out of the transmission.
I have also heard that the bolts are very hard to initially break loose, so I plan on having something to help me break them loose, then keep ample spare nuts/bolts to put back in when I need to reconnect.

Any other ideas, suggestions or comments?
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a couple of comments:
1) create alignment marks on the driveshafts and mating diferential flanges. This is important for proper operating balance when reattached. Without being reinstalled at the same orientation the truck will shake at highway speeds and fixing it will be hard.
2) include split lockwashers on all bolts & keep spares.
3) throughly secure all drive shafts to be sure they don't move from road bumps & vibrations

Our 2008 Frontier has a manual transmission so we don't have to go thru these steps.
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Thanks Rooster for your comments.
I plan on simply removing the 6 flange bolts at the rear of the drive shaft, where it connects to the flange on the differental, then secure the drive shaft from moving out of the transmission by mounting a simple U shaped bracket for it to rest on once it is disconnected. Then further securing it by some means such as bungie cords, wire, duct tape or bailing wire.....
Seriously, I would secure it so that it would not slip out of the transmission.
I have also heard that the bolts are very hard to initially break loose, so I plan on having something to help me break them loose, then keep ample spare nuts/bolts to put back in when I need to reconnect.

Any other ideas, suggestions or comments?
I have the same truck and was wondering how this has turned out for you?
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