The five speed manual transmission has been subjected to refinements that have improved the noise levels and ease of gear changing. You might get lucky, especially if you have an FWD vehicle, and be able to swap starters from above the car. If not, the starter usually lives in a really remote location well underneath the car, somewhere near the side of the transmission. Paint and panel finish is very good, although some of the plastic trims, bumpers, etc. are inclined to be flimsy.
Most hydraulic clutch systems have their own dedicated master cylinder; however, some vehicles use one master cylinder for both the brake system and the clutch system. When the flow of brake fluid stops, close the bleeder and have your helper release the clutch pedal. Fear of the necessity of this should motivate you to fix a balky-but-still-barely-working starter before it damages the teeth. For the remainder of this article, we will assume that the hydraulic clutch system has its own dedicated master cylinder.
Warning: While bleeding the slave cylinder, never let the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder get too low or you will suck air into the hydraulic system and the process will have to be started over. Tip: You can use your line wrench and tap on the slave cylinder to move any more air pockets that may be trapped inside. The engine has been increased by 300 cc in capacity and incorporates Nissan’s improved fuel injection system.