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Hello,

I currently own my first MT car (my 08 xterra), and feel that the clutch is burning out.. if I could bounce some symptoms off you folks who know much more about vehicles than I, I would be eternally grateful!

1-Revs high w/o accompanied power/speed (I have to really mash the gas to get it to go..)
2-I did the stall test.. did not stall from 1st or 2nd while stopped..
3-Smells like clutch.

I would assume these point to me buying a new clutch? Just wanted to make absolutely sure before I spend about 2 grand on parts/labor at local Nissan dealership :/

Anything I should tell/ask the Nissan Service guys when I go in tomorrow?

Thanks for the help and if I overlooked a thread which already covered these symptoms I am deeply sorry.
 

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If the flywheel surface isn't totally burnt, cracked, or mangled, you don't need to buy a new one. I've done 3 clutches in my lifetime, and none of them needed any flywheel work.
 

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JWT is lightened though, isn't it? Definitely has it's pros and cons.

The wear plate on our dual-mass flywheels is steel and known for cracking, at least in the earlier years. A few people on the Frontier boards fought to get them replaced under warranty because they weren't installed correctly and warped.

If a clutch isn't abused, typically all they do is resurface the contact area.
 

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If you know how to drive get the jwt flywheel and metallic race clutch. I'm at 25k miles driving it hard daily no issues
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