2009 Cube 6 speed manual swap?

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2009 Cube 6 speed manual swap?

Postby ednevell » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:21 pm

Anybody have any info on the 4 speed auto or 6 speed manual? Either out of the cube or the versa or sentra? I have a 2009 cube with a surging overdrive. Wanna look into a manual or the 4 speed auto swap. Only paid 200 for this cube and its spotless other than the surging.

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Re: 2009 Cube 6 speed manual swap?

Postby AZhitman » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:20 pm

Long story, but not happening.

I went through this EXACT misery in 2009 (I bought the very first Nissan Cube delivered in AZ) and wasted 3 years trying to convert to a manual (should have bought the 6mt in the first place).

The wiring alone is a nightmare. You'll need an entire harness and ECU from the donor vehicle (it's a CAN-BUS system, so unless you're well-versed in those, skip it). It ties into the HVAC, gauges and audio, as well as the airbag computer, so you'll also need all those bits.

After ALL that, and finally getting the trans to play nice with the ECU, the axles for the manual are different than the CVT model - AND the uprights (front suspension) are unique to manual or automatic. So, you'll need the front suspension. See where this is headed?

BTW, I'm no amateur, but lest anyone think this was a lack-of-skill issue, the GTR-cert tech from our local dealership was working on it with me.

Sell it and buy the one you want. If it's that clean, you'll have no problem flipping it.

BTW, welcome aboard! :)

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Re: 2009 Cube 6 speed manual swap?

Postby ednevell » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:35 pm

What causes the constant surge while cruzing? Maybe I'll rebuild the cvt with the kits that aravailable. As long as it's not destroyed inside.

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Re: 2009 Cube 6 speed manual swap?

Postby AZhitman » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:39 pm

That's a good question - I'm not well-versed in the CVT issues, but I know a lot of our regular readers are.

Hold tight, someone should chime in soon.

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Re: 2009 Cube 6 speed manual swap?

Postby ednevell » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:22 pm

Might just kswap it. LMFAO 😂

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Re: 2009 Cube 6 speed manual swap?

Postby Rogue One » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:20 am

“Surging” is often a sign of contaminated transmission fluid. When your transmission becomes too polluted, your vehicle may begin to jump forward or fall back for no apparent reason. Again, a transmission fluid flush could be all you need to solve this problem.
The CVT Nissan used in 2009 (and earlier) were prone to problems. Nissan extended the warranty on them (and replace a lot), but I'm fairly certain that offer has expired. They require servicing every 30k miles, but even then their reliability was spotty at best. IF you're familiar with CVT's you could try rebuilding it, but as AZhitman suggested, I'd still get rid of it in favor of what you really want.

Jatco got some of the kinks worked out of their CVT's around the 2011 version, if you decide to replace rather than rebuild.
The most expensive repair of CVT happens when the pressure in the system drops. The reason for this is the chips and coating of the pressure relief valve in the CVT pump.The oil pump RE0F10A / JF011E is the most vulnerable part of the CVT. The cover of the pressure relief valve is torn off, the valve is jammed is in a hot state. Further, because of low pressure, the belt RE0F10A / JF011E is erased. The shavings from the belt and the pulleys get into the valve body, and the car with the buzzing sound stops with the pressure errors in the pulleys. In this case, the oil pump, CVT belt and valve body are replaced. If the pulleys are erased, the set of pulleys is also replaced.
Jatco JF009E (Nissan RE0F08A) Fitted to Nissan Cube 02-Up


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