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Nissan 350Z, Transmission, Coupe, Convertible
#17 of 40 Rumbling noise in the rear when pulling into driveway
Jul 22, 2007 (1:43 pm)
I bought my 2006 350Z touring roadster in Nov 2005.
I have been very happy with this car up until now.
For the past two months, everytime I pull into my driveway,
I can hear a rumbling noise in the back of the car for
a few seconds. The way I pull into my driveway is like this.
As the car approaches the driveway, I slow down enough to
almost a complete stop, and put it back in first gear as I turn into the driveway.
My driveway is on bit of a downward incline.
As soon as the front of the car makes it past the sidewalk,
I can hear the low rumbling noise in the back.
At this point the car is rolling on a downward incline.
Took it to Nissan dealer but they could not replicate the
noise. The mechanic found the tire changing kit not strapped
down and blame it for the noise problem.
But I can produce the noise consistently at home, even with the
tire changing kit strapped down. The spare tire is also
tightly strapped down.
If anyone knows what is causing the rumbling noise please
let me know. You can send me an email at simonlnguyenyahoo.com. Many thanks in advance.
#18 of 40 Re: Rumbling noise in the rear when pulling into driveway [cantgo55]
Aug 11, 2007 (12:48 am)
Check to see that you don't have anything loose in the storage compartments behind your seats. On some downward inclines and turns I was also hearing a rumbling noise coming from the back. Turned out to be my compact umbrella rolling and sliding around. Stopped the sound by wrapping a small towel around the umbrella.
#19 of 40 Multiple issues with my 03
Sep 02, 2007 (8:35 am)
I purchased my 03 as a 2nd owner. The car had 19k on it when I purchased and ran great. I started having trouble around 38k. In a nut shell, here are the issues...
1...Check engine light came on, found out a coil pack was blown.
2...Driver side window motor stopped working.
3...Recall on the gas filler tube. Supposedly they are cracking and causing fires.
4...Occasionally, the car will not start. I put the key in, turn it and nothing. Eventually it will start after I try it 10 or more times in a row. To this day Nissan has yet to diagnose the issue.
5...3rd gear was making a grinding noise. I took this back to Nissan 3 times, finally they replaced the transmission at 50k. During this, one of there idiot mechanics did not place the lift right under the car and cracked the passenger ground effect. They denied this was their doing.
I have attempted to contact Nissan customer service numerous times with no luck. They do not call you back and it is impossible to talk with a supervisor. All the above problems were fixed, minus the no start issue, under warranty.
The rear suspension is really bad in the 03's and causes excessive tire wear. I purchased new rear tires in Nov of 06, when I went for inspection in March of 07, they told me I needed new rear tires. Now mind you I drive all highway and do not race this car. The tire company refused to take responsibility for this issue.
Nissan is a headache to deal with and they DO NOT stand behind their cars. DO NOT buy a Nissan, you will deeply regret it!!
#20 of 40 Manual transmission fluid question.
Oct 17, 2007 (5:54 pm)
What`s the best possible manual tranny fluid for Z`s? Would a fluid like Royal Purple Synchromax or GM Synchromesh be a better choice over a 75W90 GL4 gear oil? It seems most manual trannies (like the Tremec in Mustangs,Vettes,and T/As) use ATF.
I would think think heavy gear oils would be too thick for good synchro engagement/lubrication.
Also,does anyone know who makes Nissan`s manual trannies? I know Borg Warner made them in the 80s era Z31,but they don`t make transmissions anymore.
#21 of 40 Re: Another clutch problem... [shadowland1]
Feb 13, 2009 (10:51 pm)
I own an 06 enthusiast.
Took it in two weeks ago with grinding/sticking going into 5th. Went for a ride with the service manager. It did a nice heavy clunk going into 5th. He went back to neutral and back into 5th, clunk again. He said "Well looks like you got a synchro going that will be a new transmission."
Took 6 days for them to get the part. the 7th day I dropped her off at 8am, had the car back by noon with a new transmission. Other than that only issues I have had are a weatherstrip coming loose and had to have the door on the little storage area in the middle replaced due to the coating coming off.
If you are having problems. Try another dealer if there is another in your area.
Overall I have been very happy with the car and the service. Only got 11k on her so far though. Some of the issues I read here on 03's are known issues. Personally I would never buy a car the first year of its run. to many problems get found.
#22 of 40 Nissan 350Z Clutch Issues
Apr 03, 2009 (8:06 am)
I have a 2004 Nissan 350Z that I have babied. It has 33K and my clutch and key plate have broken. The dealership told me this is normal and that usually they are only good for 30K. This is ridiculous clutches should last into 70K. When I told the dealer that this was ridiculous he became obnoxious. The cost of my repair is 1600 for the clutch and 1100 for the key plate. Again my car has 33K. I have called Nissan Corp and requested assistance with this repair stating that it must be defective. The dealership (Premium Nissan of New Rochelle) told me that Nissan Corp was useless. This is my 4th Nissan. If nothing is done to help me then it will certainly be my last and I will be telling everyone I know. These are tough times for car dealerships they should be doing everything in their power to keep their loyal customers.
#23 of 40 Re: Rumbling noise in the rear when pulling into driveway [cantgo55]
Apr 07, 2009 (10:33 am)
Hi. I have an 2004 convert and had the same sound pulling into my driveway or at slow speeds turning. My brother told me to have the nissan dealer check the axle nut. They did and the axle nut was loose and thats what made the noise. Hope this helps, I love my Z too but it was driving me nuts. Now my 5th gear grinds, I drive it real easy too. It only has 26K on it but O well I not getting rid of it either.
#24 of 40 Clutch/transmission problems 2008 250z
Jul 07, 2009 (7:01 am)
My wife's 2008, 350z manual transmission has only 7,000 miles on it. First problem, driving across the George Washington bridge, NY the clutch just went to the floor and would not allow the car to go into gear. Towed to dealer who adjusted the linkage. Now two weeks later, the clutch works but the car will not move when put into gear. It is presently at a dealer to look into problem. Was there a recall on the cluch/transmission? Anyone have an solution?
#25 of 40 please help me-clutch gone s/p 2000m
Jul 19, 2009 (3:46 am)
I am a 44 yr old nurse. As a female I feel the dealer is trying to get one over on me.
I bought a 2005 Nissan 350z on 6/9/2009. On 7/10/2009 the clutch went. I have driven a stick since I was 16. The dealer is saying the car was driven "hard", "excesive tire wear" . This is is BS, I don't even know how to do a "burn out". Dealer states ,not under warrenty and wants 1450 to repair, clutch,bearing,fly wheel. People have told me a "blown" clutch has different signs vs. a worn out clutch. I need to fight these guys. I hadn't even made my first payment on the car and had to have it towed to dealer.
#26 of 40 Re: please help me-clutch gone s/p 2000m [tonie2005_350z]
Jul 21, 2009 (9:49 am)
I'm so glad to find out that I'm not the only one with clutch issues! Although its not going to cover all the money I've wasted....I have an 04 350z Roadster. Bought 2 years ago. 2 weeks after I purchases used with 35K, the clutch went! The dealer refused to pay and I filed suit but it didn't go through b/c it wasn't worth it based on New York laws ( I live in CT). I don't even drive the car year round since I live in CT and just today was told that my clutch is going AGAIN! WTF. I know how to drive standard and do not downshift. I don't know what to do. The warrantee on the first clutch I replaced has expired. I need to make a decision of whether to shell out another $3k or get rid of the car. I'm sooo upset- I LOVE the car but I can't keep affording new clutches every 30K.....Does anyone have any advise?!