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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:14 pm

I was driving home from the beach this past Saturday and I noticed my tachometer started going crazy. It was jumping from 2K to 4K for no reason when I was applying consistent pressure to the gas. And, the serious problem started.

I had a idea that this problem was something odd and possibly bad, so I was attempting to get home as soon as possible. Suddenly, I was barely able to get any traction or gear contact in 1st or 2nd. I was revving the engine up to 5 and 6K and receiving no response and no forward momentum. As I headed up a hill only 2 minutes from my house the clutch 100% gave up and I couldn't go any further. I was barely able to get in some random, old woman's driveway to call a tow truck to come take my X away. I did also, have to wait 2 hours for that tow truck.

Just to back my own butt up. I have been driving manual transmissions since I was 16. My X is my 4th manual car/truck and I know what a bad clutch is. To have a clutch go bad in 1 day is crazy and I can't wait to hear what the mechanics find.

It was sad to see my poor X up on the wrecker truck and towed out of my site. Parts have been ordered and I might get it back by Thursday...

Boo.


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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:24 pm

I already talked to my service tech and said everything will be covered under my warranty. I only have 38K on my truck. A clutch should not wear out that soon. Something else must be causing this problem.


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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:33 am

I did purchase the extended warranty that has more coverage than the factory warranty. So, perhaps the coverage on that plan is able to take care of a clutch or fly wheel?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:40 pm

Ok....

So, I got a call from the dealership today and I was hoping it was to tell me that my truck was done and I could pick it up.

It was not. He asked to come in and look at what had happened to my to the clutch and transmission. Well, a lot had happened when I went and looked. The service manager initially thought the pressure plate had broken which would cause the clutch to wear out ahead of schedule. It had not.

What actually happened was the clutch extremely overheated and fused to the fly wheel which caused it to vibrate loose and break the bolts inside and thus explode the material that holds the fly wheel to another piece at the front of the transmission. Excuse my explanation, because I don't know what everything is actually called.

Anywho, things were all ****** up! My truck is in pieces and my tranny is collecting dust on the service floor.

He also had fun pointing out where I had dented the crap out of my frame and subframe and the nice dent in my oil pan(which I am replacing too). They had to use a blow torch to get a piece of the subframe off!

So, my warranty will not cover everything due to the nature of the damage. He can't send in the damage under warranty to Nissan, because neither he nor I can prove I didn't cause it But, he is only going to charge me for parts and not labor, which should save me almost $2,000.

Long story short, apparently I am an idiot and now I am going to be out almost $800!

Boo.
 

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Wow dude... ouch!

Sounds like you may have possibly gotten a different answer from another dealership, regarding warranty coverage.
 

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From the description of the damage to your X, $ 800.00 is a BARGAIN price !
I'm not certain of the coverage for the clutch work versus the undercarriage repair. I'm guessing that the "stealership" is charging you for the undercarriage repair and the warranty is taking care of the clutch/flywheel damage ?

Truthfully, with the amount of off-road stuff we do,,,we should be pleased with Nissan's coverage, even if a little " iffy".

I'm glad you'll be up and runnin' soon !
 

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mcampana said:
Sounds to me like...........................YOU NEED TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON FUC*ING SKID PLATES! SCREW GETTING THE REAR BUMPER.


YOU NEED SKIDS AND SLIDERS.
X2 deffinatly bro.
 

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mcampana said:
Sounds to me like...........................YOU NEED TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON FUC*ING SKID PLATES! SCREW GETTING THE REAR BUMPER.


YOU NEED SKIDS AND SLIDERS.
Stephen Q. Breslin

'05 Super Black SE 4x4 6MT
BF Goodrich 285/75/16s
Shrockworks Sliders + Skids
Looks like he has them!


Rob
 

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To clear up the arguments. I did not have skids and sliders at ECXC and that where is I incured the damage. They were on order before the event.

I do have them now.

I believe the phrase is, "too little too late."
 

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Well, after 9 days, 1 rental car and 2 borrowed cars to get to work I have my Xterra back. It feels good to have it back and I can't believe how much I missed it.

I will continue to modify and wheel! I guess I just have to be extra careful with this shiny new clutch, pressure plate, fly wheel and other various parts (cover, gasket, bearing, bushing, flange and so on).

I do enjoy this stiffer new clutch now and hopefully I see you guys on the trails soon! Anything planned for the fall on the east coast?
 
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