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Old 05-23-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Towing A 2008 Nissan Frontier with automatic transmission

I solved the problem of towing my 2008 Nissan truck with automatic transmission with the 6 bolt flange on the drive shaft.
There is NO disconnect assembly available for this model truck. Here is what I did and it works perfect. I have pulled my truck from coast to coast the past year and have had no problems.
I crawl under the truck and remove the 6 stainless steel bolts/nuts from the drive shaft flange where it connects with the differential. Then I take a couple of bungee cords and wrap them around the drive shaft and hook them to different connection points on the chassis underside to keep the drive shaft from falling down or rattling.. It is easy to disconnect and easy to reconnect when I want to drive away. Total time to remove the six 9/16 inch bolts/nuts is less than 5 minutes. About the same amount of time to reconnect.

I keep a few extra stainless steel bolts/nuts in case I drop any, or the get misplaced. I also carry an old rug in my truck to roll under the truck to prevent from getting dirty or wet in case the ground is wet. I am an over weight person, but can easily slide under the truck just in front of the rear tires, on earthier side of the truck to easily reach the flange to remove/replace the bolts/nuts.

After the shaft is disconnected, I put the automatic transmission in neutral and key switch in AUX to allow the steering wheel to turn.

Hope this helps.
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