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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#530 of 549 Clicking! Water! Clicking!
Jul 29, 2006 (8:50 am)
For some reason every time I put my 350z in reverse I get a clicking noise. I hear the same clicking noise when I put it drive and step on the gas. I only hear this when i first turn on the car and move it. So i end up hearing it every morning before i go to work and when i go home from work. I also hear a clicking noise when the car is in park and I step on the break. I hear this clicking noise comming from the gear shaft on the center consol. You can actually feel the clicking on the gear handle when you press on the break when your in Park (P) position. It sounds like when you tap glass bottles together or someting to that effect. Another thing i have going on with my 350z is that when it rains or i wash the car, water comes in through the driver side window and gets into the speaker thats near the mirror. Some water also gets into the door handle.
I fixed my brake dust problem by changing brakes. Don't buy the OEM Brakes.
Don't under estimate the TCS because even when it's on, you can still slip. The other day I stepped on it on a green light and my car slipped onto the other lane. The SPLIP signal never Blinked.
To fix the limited rear mirror visability I bought those Round, blind spot, mini mirros that are about a 1 1/2 inch in diamiter. They have a stickiy thing on the back so there easy to apply to the original mirror. Sitting up straight also helps. Too some it may feel a little unconfortable but it helps. By doing this you can see farther back.
Im not about to give up on my 350z so please if anybody knows anything on how to fix these problems let me know.
#531 of 549 Re: My opinion of MY 350Z 2003 [nolaman]
Aug 15, 2006 (1:52 pm)
Boy, am I glad I am not the only one with problems with the windows....but sorry that others are or have experienced the same. I just called the dealer to take it in tomorrow, was told it could be 1 of 3 things...the motor, the switch or the program. It's my drivers side window, would not open a/t's and then today it opened and on its own ! Now it wont go up ! Whew..what a mess...cant go out now because I cant close the window !
#532 of 549 clutch chatter and tire wear - normal?
Aug 15, 2006 (7:27 pm)
Hi Z folks:
I have had my 05 touring since last fall, and now have 18,000 miles on it. Since it was new I have had a moderate clutch chatter on take off, which the dealer states is either not noted or normal operation (2 different visits). I am concerned about premature clutch wear. I have had many nissans in the past, including my second car, a 96 240sx with 175,000 miles currently on the original clutch (and most everything else). I would like to think it is normal but from my experience that is usually a sign of oil on the disk.
I developed a tolerable tire roar at about 12,000 miles and continues at 18,000, it hasn't gotten untolerable yet. I understand there is no tire warranty on the 05, and this seems within normal wear for summer tires that can't be rotated. But I wanted to get other people's opinions on the tire wear.
One other note is I seem to get a little sick from the A/C system, usually when I roll the windows down I feel better. Not sure if this could be mold or what. Has anyone else noticed anything similar?
No other problems to report, beyond the normal complaints of chipped paint and lots of brake dust. I normally get 27-28 mpg on the hiway, and am overall very happy with this car! I don't have any complaints about the ride quality either.
#533 of 549 Re: clutch chatter and tire wear - normal? [dat2]
Aug 15, 2006 (7:37 pm)
Sounds like you have the coupe?
Look at your tires' wear patterns. Tire feathering and alignment problems were common on the '03's, not so much on later years but not unknown, either. That is covered by a Technical Service Bulletin. Take it to your dealer and have them fix it.
The A/C sounds like mold. Does it smell funny? I've never had that kind of a problem, but there are cleaning products that you can use. Do a search on-line. Also you might want to look at the my350z site for info.
#534 of 549 Re: 350Z WINDOW WON'T STAY UP [whatthe2]
Aug 16, 2006 (1:54 pm)
Just an fyi, I took my 2003Z to the dealer today, my driverside window was acting up too, would not go down..and then 2 weeks later went down on its own ! They replaced the motor, but since I have 40,000 miles it is not included in the warranty ! Costing me $370-$395 ! Geesh Louise ! First he quoted me the higher amount, then he corrected it to $370. I will see what really happens when I go to pick it up! I did have the fuel line replaced under the recall too... now I am going to email Nissan....because I am so disappointed ! I mean really, the car is only 3 yrs old...and I baby it ! No reason for this motor to go out !
#535 of 549 Re: clutch chatter and tire wear - normal? [biancar]
Aug 16, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Yes, it is the coupe. The stability is still very good on the hiway and the wheel remains straight ahead, no wheel shimmy either, so not sure it isn't just normal wear. But I will try once again to get them to get me some new tires. They already refused to since it is not covered since it is an 05. Thanks for the tips!
#536 of 549 Re: clutch chatter and tire wear - normal? [dat2]
Aug 17, 2006 (5:29 am)
hmmm... wish i still had a link to that TSB. I'm pretty sure the '05 was also covered ... but I think it the length of coverage was a bit different than the '03/'04.
#537 of 549 Re: My opinion of MY 350Z 2003 [justlookn]
Aug 23, 2006 (9:12 am)
Hi. I'm having same problem with my driver window. Which of the 3 was it? Was it fixed free? Thanks.
#538 of 549 Re: Clicking! Water! Clicking! [maximus_348]
Aug 26, 2006 (7:07 am)
My 6 speed manual Z had a clicking/ringing noise on both axles too. At 14,800 miles, I asked the dealer to check it. They found a warranty issue and recommended fix on this problem. They removed the rear axles, marked it's position, greased the spline, reversed the axel position 180 degrees, reassembled and the noise was gone. Take it back to the dealer for this service.
#539 of 549 Shifting
Sep 02, 2006 (2:43 am)
I have a 2006Z with 1,000 miles. My shift from first to second is not as smooth as my shifts from second to third, third to fourth, etc. I'm not sure if this is the right description, but it also has a slight chatter as I'm releasing the clutch. This only occurs when shifting from first to second. My shift is around 2,000 - 2,500 RPM. Its not as noticeable at higher RPMs. Before I take it in to the dealer, can anyone tell me if this is normal or is something possibly wrong?