This is gonna drive me nuts! 5 speed convo issues

General information about the first-generation Nissan Maxima in the US. What was the Datsun 810 became the luxury leader Maxima in the US in 1981.

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jp litch
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This is gonna drive me nuts! 5 speed convo issues

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ok so the 5 speed convo is almost done. I just need to know whats with the starter. 82 max. Factory LD28, trans from a 77 280. Neither starter engages the flywheel. Please throw me a bone! I cant figure this out.
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Gasser flywheel or diesel?
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83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

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diesel. I bought dieseldorf's
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If the original engine had an auto tranny, then the spacer that fits between the flex plate and the crank is most likely still on the end of the crank.

crank---spacer---flexplate---reinforcement

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Pretty sure you have to use a diesel starter.

Some related threads:
Hitachi starters
starter drive info
Hitachi starter differences.

Seems like there was another good starter drive thread somewhere.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
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