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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#84 of 549 Clutch Noise at the end of breaking
Mar 25, 2004 (4:30 am)
What a nice day today was, listening to music on my factory 350Z Nissan stereo. ; ) LOL
I was driving along and when at the end of a stop and I hear this horrible noise, scared me BAD!! GEEZZEE WT?.
I'm at about 7,000 miles on my Z and have a manual 6sp 2004 coup. When I'm at the end of my break there is this very scary clutch/strut/break KNOCKING grinding noise. It sounds like something is broken or something fell off or, well it's just not good, something happened and it just happened, no warning, nothing.
If anyone has had this similar problem or this noise at the end of a break, could you clue me in on the situation. I just don't want to be driving down the road and have parts falling off of my car, or worse, This is not good, at all.
I have to bring my Z in because of vertical scratches under the clear coat of the paint on the front and rear bumpers (I guess this is called tattooing) and they also scratched the heck out of my car when they changed the oil, so i'll just add a couple more issues for them to fix.
I wonder if they'll give me a loaner? Or just have me sit in the waiting room all day again.
Brandy LV, NV
Mar 26, 2004 (6:38 am)
With the run of luck you have been experiencing, stay away from the casinos.
I live in SF and have not had a problem at all with my Jet Black Z, yes the paint is prone to chipping but that's it. Sounds like your dealer who is doing all the fixes is also causing you some of your problems with careless treatment of the car. Oh, yeah, it's "Braking" not "breaking", then again in your case maybe "breaking" is a more appropriate discription.
#86 of 549 The best thing about this board...
Apr 01, 2004 (8:35 am)
is you can forget to check it for a month or two, yet you can get caught up on all the posts (1) in 10 seconds.
Come on folks, there must be more news and info to report than we have been showing in here. Let's pick it up a little, okay alot.
#87 of 549 Tire Wear problems
Apr 02, 2004 (3:18 pm)
I have an '03 performance model (manual w/ 18's). I too have already been into the dealer to replace the tires (at less than 11kmi). They claim it's an allignment problem and supposedly fixed that. So far, the new tires are ok, but it's only been about 1.5kmi. I have heard many people say the tire wear issue is due to the shock/strut combo not being right for the car. Basically not correctable by re-allignment. I'm hoping this problem does not reappear but if it does, I think the only way to fix it would be by putting in an aftermarket suspension better suited for the car. Has anyone put 5 or 10 kmi on their 350 since getting the tire problem fixed? Does it come back?
So far I have also had a couple mystery rattles and squeeks on the interior. Definitely annoying, but I chalk it up to this being the first year out w/ a new car design. Usually it takes them a while to work out the bugs. It's just disappointing to hear so many people complain about the dealers not wanting to fix things.
#88 of 549 Official TSB from Nissan on Tire Issue
Apr 14, 2004 (5:34 pm)
Straight from the editors - Nissan published a TSB on April 12, 2004 Reference NTB04-043 "2003 350Z Front Wheel Alignment Warranty Extension" and it has been sent to the dealers.
If you confirm:
An applied vehicle has excessive front tire "roar" or "growl" noise under the following conditions:
-When braking moderately
-At speeds below 30 mph
-On smooth road surfaces
....the TSB is quite long. We will be posting a summary version or notice of it in the Ownership section of the site. If you would like the entire TSB (21 pages) please contact your dealer.
Apr 16, 2004 (2:31 pm)
Since the 350Z has different size tires on the front and back how does the dealer rotate them if they do?
Apr 16, 2004 (3:12 pm)
side to side; remount tires, of course. JW
May 14, 2004 (9:23 am)
Anyone read the long term test in Autoweek? The 350Z did not do too well as far as quality problems go.
#92 of 549 in the snow
May 19, 2004 (4:24 pm)
I live in Chicago and am looking into buying a Z. Does the upgrade of traction control in the Enthusiast from the base model make a huge difference for driving in the snow?...or do both models handle the same?
#93 of 549 Re: vonsudderth [eblum #29]
Jun 07, 2004 (7:02 pm)
I just had the 3M clear bra applied on my car: lifetime warranty on it: barely noticeable, and I hope it will help with the chipping problem. Covers the entire nose to the top of the headlights, the door edges, and side mirrors: $400.. Worth it, if it works!