I have a 2004 titan and broke 3 teeth off the spider gears. Everybody i have talked to said i have to buy the whole rear end 1600. All i need are the spider gears. All help is appreceated.
My understanding is that because of the nature of these rearends, and the fact that the dealerships are simply replacing the entire unit 'wholesale' when a failure occurs, that Nissan doesn't sell just piece parts for the rear ends. They carry axle seals and bearings, but not any of the other parts, like the spider gears, ring gear, etc.sounds like some one is trying to sell you something you don't need.
Yes just the spidergears, I shered off 3 teeth. ring and pinion is fine.sounds like some one is trying to sell you something you don't need. a qualified shop can determine if the ring and pinion is shot or not, it's most likely fine.
what broke the spider gear?
oh, i meant what caused the spider gear to break?Yes just the spidergears, I shered off 3 teeth. ring and pinion is fine.
Perhaps something wrong somewhere in the powder metal mfg. processoh, i meant what caused the spider gear to break?
Those gears are :crying:Perhaps something wrong somewhere in the powder metal mfg. process
looks like the metal on the hot rod cars I played with as a kidPerhaps something wrong somewhere in the powder metal mfg. process
Fact of the matter is not selling something you don't need, but rather the supply of only piece parts to a Titan rear end is NON-Existant. IF you got three teeth of spiders broke, there is a high likely hood of ring or pinion damage. Not sure if you have ever seen that kind of damage before but telling him he is being told to buy stuff he doesn't need is not the answer. It is a simple fact, you cannot buy the carrier, nor spider gears, nor ring and pinions from Nissan, that is a plain and simple fact. So you have a few options, pieces from junkyards, not easy either, not many parts there yet, truck is still only approx 5 years old in production. Scenario two is find someone that has replace theirs and knows it is good carrier wise if ring and pinion is good. If ring and pinion are not good, hope you can find a complete rear either junk yard or third party individual that has one, of course only 06 and later till 08 cuz that won't fit due to different axle diameters I believe. And again piece parts for this do not exist. So really, I don't think anybody is trying to sell him something he doesn't need, he is merely stating less the aftermarket, in which there is still only on option, the only way is junkyard or new from factory. That's the deal PERIOD. I'd really like to see him find just three spiders, it's a very unlikely scenario. Since you don't know why the spider broke, it appears you are not very well versed in a Nissan Dana Rear end, or you don't read much here. It is substandard metal used in early rears that is causing issues, most rears if they had a ring and pinion problem it was due to after effect from the spiders. I don't know of any ring and pinion failures, but I have seen first hand from my bro-in-laws 04 his failure of his spiders.sounds like some one is trying to sell you something you don't need. a qualified shop can determine if the ring and pinion is shot or not, it's most likely fine.
what broke the spider gear?
Typically speaking you did not refer to a specific rear end in which the thrust washers were breaking down, and was that a Nissan Titan Dana rear end or just rear ends in general, and dumping a clutch in a Titan would be an impossible feat to start with. There are no production Titans with a standard transmission ever made. So to compare another rear end to the Titan Dana is not correct unless you have inspected one. Nissan does not sell parts for one so I fail to see how you could have gotten parts, Dana will not sell them since it is a Nissan spec'd rear and is proprietary. Therefore I can only conclude with no third party support or manufacturers support other than complete rear ends that your comment of replacements earlier was not on a Nissan Titan rear end. So then that possible explanation is not on this rear end and is pure speculation without using a Dana from a Titan for analysis.oh, i meant what caused the spider gear to break?
typically on the rears i've serviced :rofl: it was the thrust washers breaking down allowing the spider gear to slip out of place.
then a driver must have dumped his clutch once and broke where the pinion bearing mounted to the housing... that ended up breaking the ring and pinion.
I just destroyed the spider gears in my 05 Nissan titan and tore it all down and now I can't seem to find parts anywhere. I have narrowed it down and am almost positive it has the 3.357 gears but can't seem to find the spider gears and two bearings for the differential!!! Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciatedIf the ring & pinion are ok you could have a TruTrac installed and it would be much stronger than the stock rear end and half the price.