Last post on Sep 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM
You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
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Nissan 350Z, Transmission, Coupe, Convertible
#36 of 40 Re: 2005 350Z Noise on shifting [debbieray]
Apr 26, 2010 (1:59 pm)
Do you have issues with downshift or upshift or both with 2nd gear? If you have downshift / upshift issue with 2nd gear only, it might be related to synchro. You might want to get this sorted out before the 5 yr factory warranty expires!
#37 of 40 Re: Clutch funniness [car_love]
May 12, 2010 (1:15 pm)
So, after a month and a half of dealing and trying to trouble shoot this odd clutch issue, I took my 2005 350z Touring model into the dealership today after getting the clutch to stick halfway down. It's been like this for a month... after about 15-20 minutes of driving, the clutch engagement drops halfway to the floor, engagement point changes and the gears crunch as I shift up and down. The mechanic reproduced the issue and said it's probably the clutch master cylinder and that there is probably a leak someplace, hopefully repaired on Friday. Sadly, the clutch seems to burned a bit and wore down due to the weirdness in engagement.
Positive: I have the Security Plus extended warranty for 1 year (dang it's only 1 year).
Negative: the clutch burned a bit due to the odd clutch master cylinder issue... wonder if Nissan would cover a clutch replacement too? or pay partially for one? I may just ask.
#38 of 40 Re: 2005 350Z Noise on shifting [babloo80]
May 12, 2010 (1:18 pm)
I get a rattle when my clutch goes out of whack... sometimes this can be due to not pushing the clutch far enough to reach the engagement/disengagement point... you might try making sure you're getting the clutch down far enough during shifts 1st and 2nd are the most finicky...
If you hear crunches through out more gear and the making sure that you push the clutch down far enough during gear changes doesn't work, you may want it checked out.
#39 of 40 Re: How to check ATM fluid level in a 2006 350Z [briin79]
May 12, 2010 (1:58 pm)
Thanks, yeah I checked that it's above low and below high, the mechanic said it was low... OK...
I took it into the dealership today and was able to reproduce the problem... he thinks it's a faulty or leaking master cylinder. Will hopefully have the problem with the hydraulic pressure loss on Friday... unfortunately, it burned the clutch a bit while it was not fully pressurized and I've lost some clutch and trying to see if Nissan will help out on it. I asked for a quote from the dealer for a full clutch package replacement... they quoted around $800. Not sure I trust a non-Nissan mechanic with my clutch... I had an independent garage do my Acura GSR and they messed up the whole car by forgetting to connect the ground on the transmission housing back to the frame of the car... blew electrical stuff all over the place. I'll still look around for better pricing. Thanks for the tips.
#40 of 40 Re: Nissan 350Z Clutch Issues [dgard]
Sep 27, 2012 (4:29 pm)
Screw Nissan..Same thing is happening to me. I took mine in 3weeks after buying it brand new and they told me it was ok. The clutch was soft and smelt of burnt rubber. Is anyone suing?