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#2777 of 2816 Re: 2nd post about 06 Xterra Clutch issue..unreal!!!!!! [slaviolette]
Jun 15, 2008 (12:13 pm)
First off, I apologize for replying so late, however I had the exact same issue around the same time with my purchased brand new 2006 Off Road manual transmission. The only difference in my case, was I quit searching around the net because Nissan graciously decided to repair my clutch under warranty. I have a feeling it was because the service manager here in Fairbanks, AK really pushed for the warranty coverage. The flywheel, pressure plate, and clutch pad all had to be replaced at 21k miles. I noticed it failing well before I took it to the dealer, but I literally smoked the thing! They gave me the same spiel about how there are no recorded cases of 06 clutch failures and how it's probably because I'm hard on my vehicle. I did tow about 3500 lbs from Georgia to Alaska, but at no time did I ever "abuse" my clutch. I have been driving manual shift vehicles for 9 years now, 3 of them towing cars in a wrecker, so I know abuse to a clutch. I keep reading more and more of these posts on the net, which concerns me for the next 20k miles on this clutch. Whenever towing or in 4x4, I can smell the pad burning again, and despite taking it back to the dealer twice, they have yet to do anything about it. If it happens again I'm just going to replace it myself with an aftermarket clutch kit. Nissan is a bastard for not doing anything about this for others; last Nissan I buy.
#2778 of 2816 Re: 07 Frontier Clutch [mattyk19]
Aug 04, 2008 (7:43 am)
I was so welcome to see your clutch problem, and as many others stated, it can't be my driving habilts as you have driven mannual your whole life. Me too. I find my 2005 Frontier clutch is bad at 47,000 miles. The dealer says it is not covered unless they open it up (with my authorization for $400 if not covered) and it is a spring.For a truck that is supposed to be rated for a towing capacity of 5000 punds plus what a buch a nonesense. My dealer has reffered me to nissan. I was wondering how you made out with your situation.
Thank you, judy
#2779 of 2816 2003 Nissan Xterra XE - 2WD
Aug 07, 2008 (12:35 pm)
Considering buying this for my 16yr old...........w/94K miles on it for 5K. Not sure if I will as it does not have side air bags. I used to have a 98 Maxima that ran forever and was very reliable. Any thoughts on the reliability of this model, and specific issues/parts inherent to the 03 Xterra?
#2780 of 2816 Re: 07 Frontier Clutch [slaviolette]
Nov 13, 2008 (4:52 pm)
Just recently posted my issue under the Xterra clutch problem forum. I know yours occured a few months ago. Have you made any progress.
#2781 of 2816 Question About 2009 Model Parking Brake
Nov 15, 2008 (1:10 pm)
On the 2009 Xterra Manual Transmission 6-Speed is the parking brake a handbrake in the center console or is it somewhere else? Thanks.
#2782 of 2816 Re: Question About 2009 Model Parking Brake [asa]
Dec 01, 2008 (11:50 am)
It better be! I looked at the pics they listed on their website and it's either int he center console or under the left foot. If it's a foot brake it completely defeats the purpose of having the manual transmission.
#2783 of 2816 Re: Question About 2009 Model Parking Brake [asa]
Dec 13, 2008 (11:38 pm)
i have an 08 6 speed and I can verify that the parking brake is an old fashioned handle between the seats (thank god!).
#2784 of 2816 MPG SOLUTION
Dec 13, 2008 (11:58 pm)
i was getting 11 mpg......on my 2005 xterra. the problem was when i cleaned the battery posts, i did not realize that the ecu got re-set and when i started engine it was on its re-learning air/fuel mixture procedure...... you must keep rpm's from 1000 to 1500 and not go above that for the following: take truck to open highway with low rpm's and get up to 60 mph for 15 minutes. i drove with low rpm's for 2 days just to make sure. took a 265 road trip and was back to 20's mpg. so if you notice your mpg abnormal, this should be the reason. the mechanic showed me on his nissan computer that my engine was performing at 86% prior to re-setting ecu.
#2785 of 2816 Re: Question About 2009 Model Parking Brake [dat2]
Dec 19, 2008 (3:23 pm)
Thanks for your response on the 6-Speed Xterra parking brake handle location -- that is indeed good news. I agree with you --putting a foot pedal for such gets tiresome and it crowds the floorpan.
#2786 of 2816 Re: Rust??? [bogfugger]
Dec 29, 2008 (11:42 am)
I have a 2002 Xterra currently with P265/75R16 radial tires. I would like to put an All terrain or Mud terrain tires on it. Should I stay with a 265/75R16 tire or can I go with LT265/70R17E tires?